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?


Author: Jan

I love to read--especially mysteries, science fiction and fantasy. I also love blogging, photography, gardening, playing Mah Jonng, reading with a cat on my lap, throwing a ball for a dog, creating cards to send to family and friends, reading book blogs, using my computer.

14 thoughts on “Most anticipated debut novels”

  1. Monstrous and An Ember In the Ashes is on my list as well, and I just have to read Dead To Me. Great list, and I hope you’re going to enjoy these books. 🙂


  2. I forgot all about A Murder of Magpies! It looks fantastic. Red Queen has been on my radar for awhile and it looks good. I hadn’t heard of The Perfect Game but that’s going on the TBR as well! Great list and I love that you organized it by month!


  3. Another list with Red Queen – it’s getting harder to ignore now! And I’m excited about Ken Liu’s book too, and pretty much interested in what the new Saga press will be putting out.


  4. I never do these lists because I’m probably not in the know far enough ahead to know what’s all coming, but it’s great fun to see other lists- I get lots of ideas. 🙂 Several of these look good, and a nice mix too.


    1. I love to make lists and I can spend a lot of time going down rabbit holes looking for new books! I hope you’ve found an idea or two for some new books, Greg.


  5. Monstrous looks really good…is it a middle grade novel? That cover artwork says MG more than YA to me, but sometimes it can be hard to tell. Either way I hope to read it!


    1. When I looked for more info about it, Danya, I found it’s even younger than MG (age 8-12; grades 3-7). I was thinking MG because of the description and cover. Oh, well!


  6. Oh, I’ll have to check out A Murder of Magpies, that sounds fun. Most of these I haven’t heard of so now I have more books to look out for.


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