Top Ten Tuesday #106 – Debuts of 2017

Posted January 3, 2017 by Lillian in Features / 6 Comments

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Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because they are particularly fond of lists at The Broke and the Bookish. They’d love to share their lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!

Happy 2017 everyone! I still can’t believe 2016 is over. So far the new year is treating me good and there are SO many books coming out this year that I’m excited for: King’s CageA Court of Wings and RuinEtched in Bone….I could really go on and on. Every year though I look forward to the new authors, the new stories and new characters. So this week’s topic is one of my favorites: “Top Ten 2017 Debuts I’m Excited For.” I hadn’t looked into this too much before I started writing today’s topic but let me tell you now there are a ton of great new books by brand new authors coming in 2017. Here are the ten I’m most excited for in order by release date. As always, covers link to Amazon (affiliate) or Goodreads.

Frostblood by Elly Blake (Releases Jan. 10): This one comes out next week and it is already being compared to one of my favorite series Red Queen. That is only one of the reasons I can’t wait to read it! The blurb hints at rebellion and paranormal powers too.

Caraval by Stephanie Garber (Releases Jan. 31): I’m so excited for this one! I have an ARC that I plan to read early next week but I had to include it. The premise, according to the blurb, is a girl out to save her sister when she is taken as a part of a magical game in a magical circus. If that’s not enough to intrigue you, I’m not sure what is! There’s a promise of romance and fantasy so I personally can’t wait 😀

Empress of a Thousand Skies by Rhoda Belleza (Releases Feb. 7):  The cover alone has me drooling! I’m such a sucker for sci-fi, especially those set on a different planet or as in this case in space. There’s a civil war mentioned in the blurb so there’s even a little action. I cannot wait!

Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones (Releases Feb. 7): I have been talking about this book for what feels like months now. I cannot wait to dive into it. It’s a loose (very loose) retelling of Labyrinth, one of my favorite movies, and even if it is just a loose retelling I’m still excited. I like the premise of the blurb and can’t wait to see the author’s take on the Troll King.

#famous by Jilly Gagnon (Release Feb. 14): I came across this book when researching for today’s post. It kind of reminds me of one of my other favorite books Cinder & Ella but with a different take. I’m not usually much of a contemporary fan, but I do like sweet romances and this one seems to be that. Girl has crush on boy, takes pic of boy, and boy accidentally becomes insta-famous. I’m intrigued at least 😉

Gilded Cage by Vic James (Release Feb. 17): From the blurb, I feel like this one may be a bit of an alternate historical fiction, but I could be wrong. In this book, there are commoners and aristocrats with magical powers. Commoners serve in the household for 10 years and revolution is on the horizon. If anything, this promises to be an exciting fantasy.

Blood Rose Rebellion by Rosalyn Eves (Releases March 28): Another book being compared to Red Queen. This makes me excited and nervous. I LOVE Red Queen so it has big shoes to fill when it is compared. The blurb sounds exciting though. A girl who is exiled because she has no magic and inadvertently becomes the head of a rebellion. Need to read this ASAP!

Toward a Secret Sky by Heather Maclean (Release April 4): A girl is orphaned only to find out that her family is a part of a secret, international society who is now trying to recruit her…..yes I need this book ASAP! There’s mention of an otherworldly mercenary too 😀 Ummm….do I need to keep listing the reasons why I’m excited?!

Cold Summer by Gwen Cole (Releases May 9): I’ll admit I saw the cover to this one and thought “I want.” BUT then I read the blurb and now I REALLY want! A boy who can’t control his time traveling gift lives his life one day in the present and one day as a soldier in WWII. Girlfriend finds his name on a list of casualties and now it becomes a race against time to stop the inevitable. I’m cannot wait to read this one!

Shimmer and Burn by Mary Taranta (Releases Aug. 8): This debut is the first book in a duology about a girl trying to save her sister. Just from the blurb it sounds exciting! There’s a princess, a magician, slavery, and treachery. My kind of fantasy 😉

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