This week’s theme from The Broke and the Bookish is “top ten debuts you’re looking forward to in 2015”. I didn’t actually know much about who had a debut coming out, so I ended up turning to Goodreads lists. These are mostly YA books, since I couldn’t find convenient lists of upcoming fantasy. Clearly I am not very plugged in to what’s coming out soon!
Since these are upcoming books, I’m gonna link the titles to the Goodreads page so other people can check them out in more detail.
- Red Queen, Victoria Aveyard. I’ve been looking at this one for a while, at least — I kept seeing it in other people’s StS posts and such. It sounds interesting, though I can’t say I really know much about it beyond the basic summary.
- The Girl at Midnight, Melissa Grey. I hadn’t heard of this one till I started making this list, actually; I’m intrigued by the idea, and I do always love the ‘there’s-a-city-below-the-city’ trope (Neverwhere, Un Lun Dun, King Rat, etc).
- Shutter, Courtney Almada. The cover looks really freaky, and it sounds fun. I’ve seen a couple of advance reviews already and my interest is definitely piqued.
- A Wicked Thing, Rhiannon Thomas. It’s a Sleeping Beauty rewrite, shut up and take my money.
- The Storyspinner, Becky Wallace. There’s a touch of the troubadour tradition about the idea of the Performers, so yeah, I’m in on this one.
- The Wrath and the Dawn, Renee Ahdieh. Definitely want this one — it’s a reworking of Scheherazade’s story, and it sounds like it has an interesting take on it.
- The Invisible Library, Genevieve Cogman. You had me at ‘library’. (Have bought it since I made the list!)
- An Ember in the Ashes, Sabaa Tahir. Set in a Rome-like world, you say? Rebel Scholars, you say? Gimme!
- The Witch Hunter, Virginia Boecker. Seems like my kind of book, especially with the comparison to Graceling.
- The Unhappening of Genesis Lee, Shallee McArthur. I read a review of this and it intrigues me, though I’m sort of side-eyeing that new title trend of ‘the [x]ing of [name]’ (e.g. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer).
I’m obviously in need of more titles, so I’m definitely going to be paying attention to TTTs this week…