I love debut books! There’s something about reading an author’s first book, isn’t there? Figuring out if you like the author or not, if the author is on your auto-read list. Or maybe it’s a genre you don’t read all too often and a certain debut author helped you with that!
Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas – Why yes, I am talking about this book again and I will keep talking about it forever! It’s such a good book!
I have Lost in the Never Woods and just… need to start it. Cemetery Boys definitely cemented (😄 sorry, half-laugh here) Thomas as a favourite author and I can’t wait for more books!
It’s the characters, the way they interact with each other. The dialogue – I can’t wait to listen to the audiobook and hear Julian’s iconic lines.
If you haven’t read this book but are thinking of reading it – this is your sign! It’s definitely now one of my favourite books and I imagine One Last Stop will also be!
Running With Lions by Julian Winters – I haven’t spoken about this book in a while so I’m here to do it again!
Seriously, Julian is very, super much an auto-read author (I like to use that term instead of auto-buy because I don’t buy books all that often) and I get so happy to see when he has a new book out because I know it’ll be beyond fantastic.
The Foxhole Court by Nora Sakavic – Yes, I am very much trash for this series 😂 I have the trilogy and need to reread it. It’s just so good? In a very trashy way – which means I love it even more.
Like yes, basically all the foxes are bad people – except for Matt. I’m pretty sure he hasn’t done anything that bad? It’s been a bit since I read it 😄
The Wicker King by K. Ancrum – This is such a beautiful book and I am also in need of a reread 😂 I love books whose prose reads like a song and this is definitely one of them. Also the book has mixed media in it – which is one of my favourite things ever!
And here’s some 2021 debuts that I think/know I’ll love!
Counting Down with You by Tashie Bhuiyan – THEY START TO FAKE DATE AND THEN THEY FALL IN LOVE
Ace of Spades by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé – This just looks so good!
Witches Steeped in Gold by Ciannon Smart – This cover could punch me and I would thank it and also ask for it again.
Sweet & Bitter Magic by Adrienne Tooley – I’m so excited to read this (in the future, hopefully). It sounds so good!
Daughter of Sparta by Claire M. Andrews – The last modern Greek retelling book I read I dnfed, so I’m hoping I really like this – If I read it.
A Dark and Hollow Star by Ashley Shuttleworth – Fae? FAE!
May the Best Man Win by Z.R. Ellor – If that cover doesn’t immediately make you wanna add it to your tbr, then I don’t know what to tell you.
The Dead and the Dark by Courtney Gould – I’m glad this is only out in August so HOPEFULLY I can read it before then 😄
I mean, I could so easily list like 590 or something titles here 😂 What are some of your favourite debuts? Do you have any on your radar you know will be an instant favourite? Let’s chat about books down below!