It’s time for Top Ten Tuesday brought to us by The Broke and the Bookish ! This is one of my favorite tags (is this a tag??) because I love making lists! Today I’m sharing my top ten debut authors and their books that I’m excited for!
Click on the book cover to head over to Goodreads. You know you’ll wanna add them to your TBR shelf!
A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro
Imagine Dr. John Watson and Sherlock Holmes’ great-great grandchildren are rivals and find themselves both prime suspects in a grisly murder! While their ancestors may have gotten along, Charlotte Holmes and Jamie Watson certainly do not. However, as the investigation mounts, they realize that there are less and less people that they can trust and must work together to solve the case or risk the ruin of their lives.
What a great cover, too!
The Heir and the Spare by Emily Albright
Everyone knows that families can be complicated. For American Evie Gray, things are about to get a whole lot weirder. When she learns that her deceased mother had a secret identity, her attempt at discovering who she really was leads her to England. Evie soon realizes that her mom’s secret identity involved tiaras and that circumstances (and people) are never as they seem.
Anyone who knows me knows how I’m a sucker for anything British! I have this book sitting in my eReader from Edelweiss. I think it’s time I start reading it…
The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi
Maya is devastated after a horoscope reading turns horrific. The sixteen year old soon learns that she is soon to be confronted by Death and Destruction. As the daughter of the Raja, he soon marries her off to a prince in hopes of quelling political unrest and forming an alliance. Nothing goes according to plan, and when her wedding turns fatal, Maya finds herself in charge of a completely new destiny with a prince she hardly knows.
Indian mythology plays a big role in this debut, so I’m looking forward to diving into that culture!
Kill the Boy Band by Goldy Moldavsky
The Ruperts are the worlds hottest boy band. The four friends stalk their tumblrs, tweet about them all day, and take fandom to the extreme. So when they find themselves holed up in a hotel room with one of the members of the band, they realize that their obsession with the band has just crossed from unhealthy to deadly.
This dark comedy explores obsession and what happens when it’s taken to the extreme.
Into the Dim by Janet B. Taylor
Hope Walton looses her mom to an earthquake that has devastated everything. When she agrees to spend her summer in Scotland, she’s hoping to remove herself from the painful memories and grief. She soon discovers that her mom was more than just a brilliant academic, but also a member of a secret society of time-travelers.
When she realizes that her mom is trapped in 12th century in the age of Eleanor of Aquitaine, she must rescue her within 72 hours. Along the way, she meets a boy that could either save the day, or be the source of her undoing.
Save Me, Kurt Cobain by Jenny Manzer
What if you wake up to find out that Kurt Cobain is not only alive, but might also be your father? Nicola Cavan has always been an outsider. Her mom vanished when she was a child, and she grows up determined to find her music-obsessed father.
When Nico believes she glimpses “Cobain” on a ferry outside of Seattle, she follows him and discovers that her life will never been the same.
She was looking for a place to land. Anna is a fifteen-year-old girl slouching toward adulthood, and she’s had it with her life at home. So Anna “borrows” her stepmom’s credit card an runs away to Los Angeles, where her half-sister takes her in. But LA isn’t quite the glamorous escape Anna had imagined.
(Summary taken from Goodreads)
The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig
Sixteen year old Nix has sailing all across the world and through centuries of time aboard her father’s time-traveling ship. Her father is desperate to return to Honolulu in 1868, and wants this more than anything else. But when he gambles her life in exchange for his desires, it may all be about to end.
Shallow Graves by Kali Wallace
Breezy Lin wakes up in a shallow one year after her death, she has no memory of her murderer or why she was killed. Not only does she have consciousness, but she is able to sense who around her is hiding a dark past.
Breezy sets out to discover the secrets of her past, her death, and what her future holds.
The two-bit town of Rogue City is a lawless place, full of dark magic and saloon brawls, monsters and six-shooters. But it’s perfect for seventeen-year-old Westie, the notorious adopted daughter of local inventor Nigel Butler.
Westie was only a child when she lost her arm and her family to cannibals on the wagon trail. Nine years later, Westie may seem fearsome with her foul-mouthed tough exterior and the powerful mechanical arm built for her by Nigel, but the memory of her past still haunts her. She’s determined to make the killers pay for their crimes—and there’s nothing to stop her except her own reckless ways. (Taken from Goodreads)
These are my top ten debuts! What are you looking forward to this upcoming Spring 2016?