Top Ten Highly Anticipated 2015 YA Debuts

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

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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

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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

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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? 

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8 thoughts on “Top Ten Highly Anticipated 2015 YA Debuts

  1. BECAUSE YOU’LL NEVER MEET ME by Leah Thomas. Her voice is dark yet humorous. I have loved every short story she has written and cannot wait to read her first novel.

  2. FOREVER YES AT SIMON VS. THE HOMO SAPIENS AGENDA. It sounds so cute, and Becky Albertalli is the sweetest person on the entire worldddd

  3. Re: YA ballet novels – Have you read Audition by Stacia Ward Kehoe? It’s a verse novel, which I know isn’t everyone’s thing, but I think she does some interesting things with language in that book, particularly in the way the language reflects the rhythm of ballet. It’s not a perfect book, but it’s one that’s stuck with me, especially with regard to the dance elements.

  4. Wow, seems like you know a couple of the debut authors. How exciting! I am looking forward to be reading None of The Above as well. I never read a book that relates about intersex before so I am curious how it will turn out. I totally agree When My heart Was Wicked sounds so good doesn’t it? xD

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