This is my very first Top Ten Tuesday! WOO HOO! This week's topic asked us to feature the top ten 2016 debuts we're most looking forward to, and I figured this prompt was a great place to start with a meme that will hopefully become one I can participate in more often. A huge thanks to The Broke and the Bookish for hosting each week!
JENNY'S TOP TEN 2016 DEBUTS
(in no particular order)
This debut promises a marriage of Death and Destruction (both words capitalized!) as well as a focus on Indian mythology, and for those two reasons I'm completely sold.
This one obviously doesn't have a real cover yet, but it's YA fantasy (my very favorite genre) with a sorcerer heroine and a world full of monsters against whom she can demonstrate the extent of her badassery. Yes, please.
Normally I would stay far, far away from anything that could even remotely be labeled horror, but Burning sounds too good to pass up. Paranormal happenings at a juvenile correctional facility? Count me in. *stocks up on chocolate to stress-eat as I read*
That cover! I love all the keys and the poor woman chasing down the coach that's so rudely left her behind. Plus this features the pretend-relationship romantic trope, and I always love watching as things inevitably shift from farce to true feelings.
"In a perfect world, sixteen-year-old Phoebe Martins’ life would be a book. Preferably a YA novel with magic and a hot paranormal love interest."
YES PHOEBE! Phoebe and I are cut from the same cloth, so I couldn't be more excited for Bookishly Ever After! I'm slightly biased as well since I had the pleasure of working on this cover, but I would still be obsessed with it regardless:)
Fantasy, magic, Russia and an ancient duel of magical skill. I need to know nothing more about this one.
These Vicious Masks is being marketed as "Jane Austen meets X-Men", and while I typically don't put much stock in book comparisons, that combination sounds too good to pass up. Plus, I'm always fascinated by a Victorian London setting, so February can't come soon enough for me!
Apparently I have a thing for books that have the word "burning" in the title as this is the 3rd one on this list:) I featured this title a couple weeks ago, but I'm excited enough about it that it bears mentioning twice!
The great-great grandchildren of Holmes and Watson find themselves suspects in the murder of a fellow student and must conduct their own investigation to clear their names. No-brainer:)
Though I don't read much MG, I had to include this one because it not only sounds amazing, but it's also written by a friend. Jen Maschari was a client of mine years ago when I was a wedding stationer, and we've stayed in touch since I started the blog and we discovered a shared love of all things fiction. I couldn't be more excited for her Balzer + Bray debut to hit shelves in February!