Top 5 Wednesday: January 11, 2017

2017 Debuts You Are Excited For

There is already a ton of hype for well established authors, but here is an opportunity to discuss some debut (new) authors and showcase their books. There are plenty of debut author challenges and lists you can find if you are having trouble with this one πŸ™‚
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  1. McKelle George // Speak Easy, Speak LoveΒ (Release Date: September 19, 2017)This is a retelling of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing (which I love) set in Long Island, NY during the Prohibition Era. I am so incredibly excited about this book I can’t even articulately tell you!
  2. Stephanie Garber // CaravalΒ (Release Date: January 31, 2017)
    Two sisters leave home only to become embroiled in a dangerous game. Everyone on Goodreads is saying it’s a lot like Night Circus, but I haven’t read that so I can’t say.
  3. Angie Thomas // The Hate U GiveΒ (Release Date: February 28, 2017)
    A young black girl, Starr, witnesses the shooting of her unarmed friend by a police officer and must face the struggle of testifying against the officer.
    I have made a recommendation post for this book here.
  4. Karen M. McManus // One of Us Is LyingΒ (Release Date: May 30, 2017)
    Five students enter (detention), only four leave (alive). The author herself once described this as “The Breakfast Club with a criminal spin”.
  5. Kirk von der Heydt // Rabbit Slayer (Release Date: November 8, 2017)
    This is a re-imagining of the Alice in Wonderland universe (and the first of a series), in which an Alice protects our world from the White Rabbits.

I know all of these are YA, so they may not appeal to everyone, but that’s what I read the most of right now. I will hopefully get to read them close to their release dates (I have already put purchase suggestions in at my local library), and if possible I will review them.

What debut authors are you looking forward to this year?

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