TOP TEN TUESDAY – Debut Authors Whose Books We Can’t Wait To Read In 2017

TOP TEN TUESDAY - Debut Authors Whose Books We Can't Wait To Read In 2017

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish
This week is – Debut Authors Whose Books We Can’t Wait To Read In 2017!

(Chelsea’s Choice)
(Chelsea’s Choice – Review)

1. Under Rose-Tainted Skies by Louise Gornall (Releases 01/10):
Norah has agoraphobia and OCD. When groceries are left on the porch, she can’t step out to get them. Struggling to snag the bags with a stick, she meets Luke. He’s sweet and funny, and he just caught her fishing for groceries. Because of course he did.
Norah can’t leave the house, but can she let someone in? As their friendship grows deeper, Norah realizes Luke deserves a normal girl. One who can lie on the front lawn and look up at the stars. One who isn’t so screwed up.
Readers themselves will fall in love with Norah in this poignant, humorous, and deeply engaging portrait of a teen struggling to find the strength to face her demons.

2. Frostblood (Frostblood Saga #1) by Elly Blake (Releases 01/10):
Seventeen-year-old Ruby is a Fireblood who has concealed her powers of heat and flame from the cruel Frostblood ruling class her entire life. But when her mother is killed trying to protect her, and rebel Frostbloods demand her help to overthrow their bloodthirsty king, she agrees to come out of hiding, desperate to have her revenge.
Despite her unpredictable abilities, Ruby trains with the rebels and the infuriating–yet irresistible–Arcus, who seems to think of her as nothing more than a weapon. But before they can take action, Ruby is captured and forced to compete in the king’s tournaments that pit Fireblood prisoners against Frostblood champions. Now she has only one chance to destroy the maniacal ruler who has taken everything from her–and from the icy young man she has come to love.

(Chelsea’s Choice)
(Chelsea’s Choice)

3. Heartstone by Elle Katharine White (Releases 01/17):
They say a Rider in possession of a good blade must be in want of a monster to slay—and Merybourne Manor has plenty of monsters.
Passionate, headstrong Aliza Bentaine knows this all too well; she’s already lost one sister to the invading gryphons. So when Lord Merybourne hires a band of Riders to hunt down the horde, Aliza is relieved her home will soon be safe again.
Her relief is short-lived. With the arrival of the haughty and handsome dragonrider, Alastair Daired, Aliza expects a battle; what she doesn’t expect is a romantic clash of wills, pitting words and wit against the pride of an ancient house. Nor does she anticipate the mystery that follows them from Merybourne Manor, its roots running deep as the foundations of the kingdom itself, where something old and dreadful slumbers . . . something far more sinister than gryphons.
It’s a war Aliza is ill-prepared to wage, on a battlefield she’s never known before: one spanning kingdoms, class lines, and the curious nature of her own heart.

4. After the Fall by Kate Hart (Releases 01/24)
Seventeen-year-old Raychel is sleeping with two boys: her overachieving best friend Matt…and his slacker brother, Andrew. Raychel sneaks into Matt’s bed after nightmares, but nothing ever happens. He doesn’t even seem to realize she’s a girl, except when he decides she needs rescuing. But Raychel doesn’t want to be his girl anyway. She just needs his support as she deals with the classmate who assaulted her, the constant threat of her family’s eviction, and the dream of college slipping quickly out of reach. Matt tries to help, but he doesn’t really get it… and he’d never understand why she’s fallen into a secret relationship with his brother. The friendships are a precarious balance, and when tragedy strikes, everything falls apart. Raychel has to decide which pieces she can pick up – and which ones are worth putting back together.

(Chelsea’s Choice – Review)
(Chelsea’s Choice)

5. Caraval (Caraval #1) by Stephanie Garber (Releases 01/31):
Scarlett has never left the tiny island where she and her beloved sister, Tella, live with their powerful, and cruel, father. Now Scarlett’s father has arranged a marriage for her, and Scarlett thinks her dreams of seeing Caraval, the far-away, once-a-year performance where the audience participates in the show, are over.
But this year, Scarlett’s long-dreamt of invitation finally arrives. With the help of a mysterious sailor, Tella whisks Scarlett away to the show. Only, as soon as they arrive, Tella is kidnapped by Caraval’s mastermind organizer, Legend. It turns out that this season’s Caraval revolves around Tella, and whoever finds her first is the winner.
Scarlett has been told that everything that happens during Caraval is only an elaborate performance. But she nevertheless becomes enmeshed in a game of love, heartbreak, and magic with the other players in the game. And whether Caraval is real or not, she must find Tella before the five nights of the game are over, a dangerous domino effect of consequences is set off, and her sister disappears forever.

6. Empress of a Thousand Skies by Rhoda Belleza (Releases 02/07):
Rhee, also known as Crown Princess Rhiannon Ta’an, is the sole surviving heir to a powerful dynasty. She’ll stop at nothing to avenge her family and claim her throne.
Aly has risen above his war refugee origins to find fame as the dashing star of a DroneVision show. But when he’s falsely accused of killing Rhee, he’s forced to prove his innocence to save his reputation – and his life.
With planets on the brink of war, Rhee and Aly are thrown together to confront a ruthless evil that threatens the fate of the entire galaxy.
Rhoda Belleza crafts a powerful saga of vengeance, warfare, and the true meaning of legacy in this exhilarating debut, perfect for readers of Marissa Meyer’s Lunar Chronicles and Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman’s Illuminae Files.


(Jen’s Choice – Review)
(Jen’s Choice)

7. Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones (Releases 02/07)
The last night of the year. Now the days of winter begin and the Goblin King rides abroad, searching for his bride…
All her life, Liesl has heard tales of the beautiful, dangerous Goblin King. They’ve enraptured her mind, her spirit, and inspired her musical compositions. Now eighteen and helping to run her family’s inn, Liesl can’t help but feel that her musical dreams and childhood fantasies are slipping away.
But when her own sister is taken by the Goblin King, Liesl has no choice but to journey to the Underground to save her. Drawn to the strange, captivating world she finds―and the mysterious man who rules it―she soon faces an impossible decision. And with time and the old laws working against her, Liesl must discover who she truly is before her fate is sealed.

8. Royal Bastards by Andrew Shvarts (Releases 06/06)
Being a bastard blows. Tilla would know. Her father, Lord Kent of the Western Province, loved her as a child, but cast her aside as soon as he had trueborn children.
At sixteen, Tilla spends her days exploring long-forgotten tunnels beneath the castle with her stablehand half brother, Jax, and her nights drinking with the servants, passing out on Jax’s floor while her castle bedroom collects dust. Tilla secretly longs to sit by her father’s side, resplendent in a sparkling gown, enjoying feasts with the rest of the family. Instead, she sits with the other bastards, like Miles of House Hampstedt, an awkward scholar who’s been in love with Tilla since they were children.
Then, at a feast honoring the visiting princess Lyriana, the royal shocks everyone by choosing to sit at the Bastards’ Table. Before she knows it, Tilla is leading the sheltered princess on a late-night escapade. Along with Jax, Miles, and fellow bastard Zell, a Zitochi warrior from the north, they stumble upon a crime they were never meant to witness.
Rebellion is brewing in the west, and a brutal coup leaves Lyriana’s uncle, the Royal Archmagus, dead-with Lyriana next on the list. The group flees for their lives, relentlessly pursued by murderous mercenaries; their own parents have put a price on their heads to prevent the king and his powerful Royal Mages from discovering their treachery.
The bastards band together, realizing they alone have the power to prevent a civil war that will tear their kingdom apart-if they can warn the king in time. And if they can survive the journey . . .

(Jen’s Choice)
(Jen’s Choice)

9. Just Friends by Tiffany Pitcock (Releases 08/01)
Jenny met Chance for the very first time when she was assigned as his partner in their Junior Communications class. But one clever lie to rescue a doomed assignment later, and the whole school was suddenly convinced that Little-Miss-Really-Likes-Having-As and the most scandalous heartbreaker in school have been best friends forever. It’s amazing how quickly a lie can grow―especially when you really, really want it to be the truth. With Jenny, Chance can live the normal life he’s always kind of wanted. And with Chance, Jenny can have the exciting teen experiences that television has always promised her. And through it all, they hold on to the fact that they are “just friends.” But that might be the biggest lie of all.

10. The Wood by Chelsea Bobulski (Releases 08/01)
Winter didn’t ask to be the guardian of the wood, but when her dad inexplicably vanishes, she’s the one who must protect travelers who accidentally slip through the wood’s portals.
The wood is poisoned, changing into something more sinister. Once brightly colored leaves are now bubbling inky black. Vicious creatures that live in the shadows are becoming bolder, torturing lost travelers. Winter must now put her trust in Henry–a young man from eighteenth century England who knows more than he should about the wood–in order to find the truth and those they’ve lost.

So these are the Debut Authors Whose Books We Can’t Wait To Read In 2017!  Are you excited to read some of these books too?  Or which debut authors books can you not wait to pick up?






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  1. Barb (boxermommyreads)

    I saw The Wood for the first time today and immediately added it to the TBR. It sounds awesome but such a long wait. Wonderful list and thanks for sharing!

    • Jen

      I wish it was releasing sooner, but thankfully there’s lots of other books to distract us in meantime! I hope we both love The Wood!

  2. AngelErin

    Great picks!! I’m really looking forward to Under Rose Tainted Skies, Wintersong, Frostblood, Carval, and Empress of a Thousand Skies. I don’t think I’ve heard of The Wood before, but I love that cover!! It sounds good too. 😀
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    • Jen

      Here’s hoping we love all them all! I saw The Wood on an author’s website, they had a promo excerpt of a scene – or something that talked about the book. I’m not really sure what it was, and I’m usually good at remembering random stuff like that lol. But anywho, it made me really, really want to read that book. I can’t wait!

  3. Christy Luis

    I’ve been eyeing Heartstone, Wintersong and Empress of a Thousand Skies, but I hadn’t ever heard of The Wood! It sounds amazing!!! 😀

    • Jen

      2017 is going to be such a fabulous year for discovering debut authors! I hope we have lots of fun reading all of them! And YES, yay! 🙂

  4. Raven

    Great Picks! I’m looking forward to Frost Blood and Caraval! 😀

    • Jen

      Chelsea’s on vacation right now, but she finished reading Caraval and said it’s 5 Stars and amazing! I hope you find lots of enjoyment in the story too!

  5. Mariela

    I want Empress of a Thousand Skies .
    My TTT.

    • Jen

      I hope you love it!

  6. MIchelle@BookBriefs

    I just read Caraval and I LOVED it! You have a ton of great picks on here. Im interested in pretty much all of them 🙂

    Great picks!

    Michelle @ Book Briefs

    • Jen

      Chelsea just finished reading it (she’s on vacation right now) and loved it too! I need to add it to my list now!
      BTW I’m hoping to binge read The Collector’s Society next month. I hope I love it as much as you did!

      • MIchelle@BookBriefs

        YAY! You HAVE to let me know after you read each book. We can fangirl over Finn together. They are sooo good, you will love them!
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        • Jen

          I definitely will and I can’t wait to meet Finn!!

  7. Lauren @ Always Me

    I hadn’t heard of The Wood before, but it sounds great! 🙂

    Check out my TTT.

    • Jen

      It’s definitely intriguing, I hope we both love The Wood!

  8. Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

    I hadn’t heard of several of these, so I’m glad you put them on my radar! Just Lies looks really cute (but I had to keep re-reading “Little-Miss-Really-Likes-Having-As” because I couldn’t figure out what the heck it meant!).
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    • Jen

      Oh. My. Gosh. ME TOO LOL!! I kept thinking “having-as”….uhhhh having as what? What is she having? And then it finally clicked, ohhhhhhh it means A’s, as in a straight A student lol. I’m so happy that I’m not the only one who got thrown for a loop in regards to that wording. 😉

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