Welcome to another Top Ten Tuesday post! Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by the group at The Broke and the Bookish. This week, I am featuring ten 2016 debut novels that I’m really looking forward to. I’ve tried to give you brief synopses for each novel but I have no idea what most of these are about… so I’ve linked their Goodreads pages. I’ve also included expected publication dates but these are subject to change. Also, these are the US release dates, and not Australian release dates.
1. The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig (February 16)
Time-travelling pirates. Need I say more? Aila @ One Way or an Author did a genius rap review on this book that made me want to run out and buy this book straight away… except it’s not out yet so I had to settle for pre-ordering.
2. The Love That Split the World by Emily Henry (January 26)
Reading the synopsis, I still have no idea what this is about. There’s romance and magical realism, I believe? There’s a lot of hype about this book at the moment, which makes me want to read it even more! I’ve already pre-ordered this one.
3. The Distance from A to Z by Natalie Blitt (January 12)
I saw this on the Epic Reads website a while ago and thought it sounded like a really fun, fluffy contemporary romance! It’s been compared to Stephanie Perkins’ books, which I adore so I’m really looking forward to this one. It’s about a girl who wants to become fluent in French and there’s a cute French partner involved.
4. The Year We Fell Apart by Emily Martin (January 26)
This is a coming of age story about first love and friendship. There are also some darker topics, such as cancer, explored in this book. The cover for this book is AMAZING and I’ve pre-ordered this one too.
5. A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro (March 1)
This is the first book in a new trilogy, and as you can probably tell from the name of this novel, it’s a Sherlock-inspired story. This book follows the great-great grandson of Watson and the great-great granddaughter of Sherlock, as they try to solve a murder that they’ve been suspected of committing. Sherlock is my favourite TV show and I love pretty much everything Sherlock Holmes-related so this is a must-read for me. I have an eARC of this and I can’t wait to get to it!
6. The Crown’s Game by Evelyn Skye (May 17)
This is a novel that I found out about at the HarperCollin’s BTCYA event that I went to 2 weeks ago. This novel involves a contest for magicians to become the Tsar’s Imperial Enchanter. It sounds like Throne of Glass meets Russia!
7. Symptoms of Being Human by Jeff Garvin (February 2)
This book is about Riley who is gender-fluid. Sometimes Riley identifies as male and sometimes as female. This is a coming out and self-identity story that sounds like it’s going to be funny, hectic and heartwarming. I also have an eARC of this one so stay tuned for a review that will appear on Happy Indulgence.
8. The Way I Used to Be by Amber Smith (March 22)
This debut novel is about Eden who is raped by her brother’s best friend at the beginning of high school. The book follows her throughout her 4 years at high school and explores the impact of such a traumatic event.
9. Dreamology by Lucy Keating (April 12)
Dreamology is about Alice who dreams about and falls in love with a boy named Max. One day, when she turns up to class, Max is sitting right there… I am soooo excited about this one! It sounds right up my alley. I have an eARC of this one and I cannot wait to read it!!!
10. The Smell of Other People’s Houses by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock (February 23)
This novel is set in Alaska in the 1970s and follows four different characters whose lives become entangled. I don’t really know much about it but it sounds like something I’d really enjoy.
Let me know your most anticipated 2016 debuts and I’ll make sure to check them out and pre-order them!!!