Welcome back to Top Ten Tuesday, a book blog tag hosted by The Broke and the Bookish! Today's topic is Top Ten 2016 Debuts I'm Looking Forward To. So it's another chance for me to get ahead on my "Waiting On" Wednesday list. I'll go in order with the 2016 debuts on my top TBR starting from last week's "Waiting On" Wednesday. Then for "Waiting On" Wednesdays after this, I'll be running in order with non-debuts and then back to both!
1) Beyond the Red by Ava Jae. I had the chance to meet Ava at Ch1Con this past year, and she's lovely. Her debut is a YA sci-fi about a failed human colony now controlled by an alien queen, brimming with political complication. It sounds super intense! Releases March 1st.
2) Burning Glass by Kathryn Purdie. I got to meet Kathryn at an English conference we had here at BYU-I in October, and she was great! Her life's been intense, man. Initial reviews for her debut, a YA fantasy about an empath who is used by her empire sort of like a food taster but with people's intentions, are looking good. And I've always been a fan of empath characters. Releases March 1st.
3) Seven Ways We Lie by Riley Redgate. This YA contemporary follows seven characters each struggling with/representing one of the seven deadly sins, which I'm totes on board with. Releases March 8th.
4) The First Time She Drowned by Kerry Kletter. This YA contemporary is about a girl put in a mental institution by her mother for something she didn't do, and the complexities of their unhealthy relationship, which sounds super deep and interesting. Releases March 15th.
5) The Way I Used To Be by Amber Smith. This YA contemporary is about a girl throughout all her high school career dealing with the trauma of a rape. A very important issue, of course. Releases March 22nd.
6) Burning by Danielle Rollins. This is a YA horror about a bunch of girls in juvie who have to deal with the mysterious dangers brought by a very young girl who did something terrible. Releases April 5th.
7) A Fierce and Subtle Poison by Samantha Mabry. This YA fantasy about a mythological girl with green skin and a poison touch is entrenched in Puerto Rican culture, and I think it sounds awesome! Releases April 12th.
8) American Girls by Alison Umminger. This YA thriller tells the story of a girl facing a sort of modern reincarnation of the Manson family. Which is, like, a really cool concept. Releases June 7th.
9) Into White by Randi Pink. This book was one of the first to hit my top 2016 TBR: it's a YA magical realism about a black girl who prays to be white and gets her wish. WHICH IS SUCH A COOL PREMISE OMGOODNESS I CAN'T WAIT. Releases September 13th.
10) Ever the Hunted by Erin Summerill. When Kathryn came to BYU-I, Erin came along, so I got to meet her too! Erin's wondrously friendly and enthusiastic. Her debut is a YA fantasy about a bounty hunter with a bow and arrow, releasing sometime in the fall (to be determined).
Looks awesome, right? Add them to your list! I'll see you tomorrow for the next non-debut on my top TBR!
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