Most anticipated debut novels


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme I take part in when I can. It’s a great meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish blog. Every week a new topic is presented. It’s not only fun to think about my list, but to read what other people come up with!

This week we talk about our most anticipated debut novels of the year. This was a difficult topic for me. I don’t always find out about debut authors right away. However, I finally managed to come up with ten books!



Owl and the Japanese Circus by Kristi Charish  (Fantasy)–A new series about Owl who has become an archaeology thief after she is kicked out of graduate school when she tangles with the supernatural world. Lots of action! (I acquired an e-arc of this book several months ago).


Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard (YA Fantasy)–a new series about the reds who live under the rule of the powerful silvers. The main character Mare Barrow, a red, finds she has mysterious powers.

A Murder of Magpies by Judith Flanders (Mystery)–A debut mystery about a London book editor who gets propelled into an investigation. Sounds like there are some fun characters in this book.

Monstrous by MarcyKate Connolly (Fantasy)–A city is cursed, girls sicken and disappear and the residents of the city stay indoors after dark….”Reminiscent of Frankenstein and the tales of the Brothers Grimm….”


Dead to Me by Mary McCoy (YA historical mystery)–The golden age of Hollywood, a glamorous missing sister who turns up four years later.

The Perfect Game by Leslie Dana Kirby (Mystery)–Lauren Rose moves to Arizona to begin an emergency medicine residency, but then her glamorous sister who’s married to a baseball star is murdered and Lauren becomes a suspect.

The Storyspinner by Becky Wallace (YA Fantasy)–Magic, a missing princess, murder, politics . . .


The Grace of Kings by Ken Liu (Fantasy)–An uprising against the emperor and two people who are polar opposites become good friends. But what happens after the emperor is overthrown?

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir (Fantasy)– A Rome-like world about an orphan and a soldier each fighting for freedom.


Lock & Mori by Heather Petty (YA Mystery)–Classmates Sherlock and Moriarty team-up to solve a mystery together. (no cover yet).

What debuts are you excited about in 2015?