As the weather cools down here in Australia, it’s summer overseas. This season I want to fill my bookshelf, both real and virtual, with debut novels that will keep the winter chills at bay and remind that somewhere the warm sun is shining.
I’ve kicked the season off with two amazing 2015 debuts:
TRACKED by Jenny Martin, described as “Star Wars meets Speed Racer, in which a daring, street-racing girl transforms from rebel to revolutionary”. Yep. And it was AWESOME!
IN A WORLD JUST RIGHT by Jen Brooks, which I’m halfway through and loving: A boy who creates alternative worlds gets his worlds mixed up and tries to kiss the real version of the girl he loves, after which his worlds begin to collide.
Currently on my MUST-READ list (not all debuts, but authors I’ve never read before):
LIFER by Beck Nicholas: The Bourne Identity meets Under the Never Sky? I want it. Now!
THE BODY INSTITUTE by Carol Riggs: not releasing until September, but I can’t wait: A girl “Reducer” takes over other girl’s bodies to get them into shape–until her own identity is threatened.
NOBODY’S GODDESS by Amy McNulty: A village of masked men, a magic that compels them to love only one woman, and one girl’s search for freedom and true happiness. Bring on the good chills!
DON’T FALL by Rachel Schieffelbein: A retelling of Rapunzel. Ah, happiness!
THESE BROKEN STARS by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner: A luxury spaceliner crashes from hyperspace, leaving only two survivors. My first space story in a long time and I’m hoping for a fabulous read.
CROWN OF ICE by Vicki L. Weavil: The young Snow Queen kidnaps a boy to help her reassemble the shattered enchanted mirror that is the difference between life or eternity as a wraith.
ZEROBOXER by Fonda Lee: Weightless combat sport, romance, action. This one had me at the title!