Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Top Ten Tuesday: Best Debut Books Of 2016
Happy Tuesday and welcome back to Top Ten Tuesday, a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish! This weeks topic is Best Books of 2016 - it gives us a bit of choice if we want to narrow it down any more, so I'm narrowing it down to Best Debut Books Of 2016. Each title is linked to my review, so here we go in order of release date:
The 13th Continuum by Jennifer Brody - Release date: January 1, 2016 - I really lucked out when I won this series opener during this fall's YASH! It's a great YA dystopian that's set in an underwater totalitarian community a thousand years after some kind of apocalyptic event occurred. Definitely for fans of Divergent and the tv series, The 100.
Revenge and the Wild by Michelle Modesto - Release date: February 2, 2016 - If you're looking for a fast-paced and action-packed YA steampunk with sci-fi, fantasy, and western elements, you can't get much better than this!
These Vicious Masks by Tarun Shanker and Kelly Zekas - February 9, 2016 - Jane Austen meets X-Men - what more can I say! I can't wait to read the sequel, These Ruthless Deeds.
Where Futures End by Parker Peevyhouse - Release date: February 9, 2016 - Five intricately written novellas that seem separate, but are surprisingly connected. It's Donnie Darko plus Cloud Atlas with a dash of The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell!
The Girl From Everywhere by Heidi Heilig - Release date: February 16, 2016 - As a blogger (and librarian), I've been shoving this book at everybody! It's amazing - I mean, time travelling pirate ship, magical maps, 1880s Hawaii! Exactly what everyone needs in their life!
Kill the Boy Band by Goldy Moldavsky - Release date: February 23, 2016 - If you read this, you have to listen to it on audiobook - the dark sense of humor comes across so well!
A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro - Release date: March 1, 2016 - If you know me, you know I can't resist a good Sherlock Holmes story, especially one like this that features the modern day descendants of Holmes and Watson!
Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton - Release date: March 8, 2016 - Middle Eastern inspired fantasy western. Need I say more?
Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel - Release date: April 26, 2016 - I was absolutely hooked on this first in a new series! If you like The Iron Giant, Fringe, Power Rangers, Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff, The Fold by Peter Clines, and Agent Smith from The Matrix, I bet you'd like this too. I can't wait until Waking the Gods comes out!
The Summer That Melted Everything by Tiffany McDaniel - Release date: July 26, 2016 - This is what literary fiction novel with a dash of magical realism is what Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird would be like if written by Neil Gaiman. Plus, the author is a fellow Ohioan and the story is set in a fictional Ohio town!
What do you think of my list this week? Have you read any of these 2016 debuts? If so, did you enjoy them? Do you have any recommendations for me? As always, thanks for visiting my blog, and perhaps even commenting!