Top Ten Tuesday is a book blogging prompt hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. I don’t participate every week, but I join in when I find the prompt interesting. This week is all about 2015 debuts.
I love the thrill of reading a debut author. It’s exciting to read a new voice in fiction and discover new perspectives and ideas in their stories. These are the debut young adult novels I’m most looking forward to so far in 2015.
Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
This one sounds like your typical coming out novel, and it’s not like musical theater has never been the backdrop for a gay romance. Still, this one sounds cute and fun and a promising debut.
The Night We Said Yes by Lauren Gibaldi
A then-and-now young adult romance written by a teen librarian I’ve known online for a couple of years, this is one of my most anticipated debuts.
When Reason Breaks by Cindy L. Rodriguez
This young adult contemporary features diverse characters and is about unexpected friendship between two troubled girls. I’ve also known Cindy, a teacher, through her blog for a couple years and am excited for her debut.
Tiny Pretty Things by Sona Charaipotra and Dhonielle Clayton
I love ballet, and have yet to find a YA novel about it that I have really enjoyed. I’m hoping this thriller with diverse characters hits the spot.
The Witch Hunter by Virginia Boecker
I’m really skeptical of any YA fantasy that is compared to Graceling, but still, I can’t help but hope that it really will be that engrossing and captivating.
The Girl at Midnight by Melissa Grey
I’m hoping this fills the Daughter of Smoke and Bone-sized hole in my heart.
None of the Above by I. W. Gregorio
I’m glad to see LGBTQ YA fiction branching out from traditional gay and lesbian stories to explore other issues, such as intersex individuals (which is more common than one would think).
My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga
Suicide is a popular theme in YA fiction, but I’m hoping this one is a cut above the rest.
When My Heart Was Wicked by Tricia Stirling
I love a good story about magic and the choice between good and evil, plus this one has a fantastic title. Since it’s Scholastic, it probably isn’t that edgy, but I hope it’s fun.
More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera
The synopsis for this one is kinda confusing. But I’m all about love, loss, and questioning one’s sexuality, so I’m excited to give it a try.
What 2015 debuts are you most excited to read?