Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten 2016 Debuts

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Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. "This feature was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We'd love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!"

December 1
: Top Ten 2016 Debuts Novels We Are Looking Forward To
(in no particular order...)

I'm getting so excited for all these debuts. The YA scene is about to be shaken up by the wide variety of new and refreshing stories that are going to hit readers in the coming year. If you'd like, you can click each title to be taken to the book's GoodReads page and add it to your TBR shelf!

  • Blackhearts by Nicole Castroman – This book features the untold imagined backstory of the notorious pirate who went down in history as the worst of the worst, Edward Teach -- more commonly known as Blackbeard. Only the last four or so years of his life were recorded, and that is all we know about this man. But who was he before he began sailing the seas and wreaking havoc everywhere he went? Nicole Castroman lends her idea of who the man behind the pirate may have been.

  • The Love That Split the World by Emily Henry  Described as Friday Night Lights meets The Time-Traveler's Wife, Emily Henry shatters the 2016 debut scene with this book. I don't usually enjoy contemporary, but this feels like it's going to be so much more than the genre alludes.

  • The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig – This book has it all: time travel, historical fiction, romance, excitement, action, and everything in-between! I'm most excited to see Heidi's world-building and how she breathes life into so many different settings in the span of this book.

  • Ivory and Bone by Julie Eshbaugh – Talk about a new concept in YA; Julie is taking us back to prehistoric times to weave a tale of survival, endurance, passion, and fighting for what you believe in.

  • Dreamology by Lucy Keating – I'm always a sucker for dreams-come-true stories, but this one is definitely a tale that will make you wonder: if having your dreams turn to reality really all you think it could be? 

  • The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner – This book seems like a mixed-bag of a bunch of different, contrasting individual stories that all interweave within the novel to create an intricate tale of the bonds of friendship.

  • Into the Dim by Janet. B. Taylor – Time travel seems to be a big theme in the upcoming debut scene in 2016, and I love seeing all the different takes on the execution of the concept. Janet is no exception to this, as she takes her main character back to the time of Eleanor of Aquitaine in twelfth century Scotland in the aftermath of a tragic loss in her family.

  • Fear the Drowning Deep by Sarah Glenn Marsh – Historical fiction, witches, and mystery all rolled into one? Sign me up! What is it that the ocean has to hide when people from Bridey's little seaside town start slowly disappearing into the night, never to return?

  • Sword and Verse by Kathy MacMillan – My good friend Kit Cat gave me a copy of this book's ARC when we were at YALLFest, and I'll admit it's still on my shelf, staring at me, waiting for me to read it. The world building and characterization in this novel is said to be top-notch, with a unique setting that reminds me of one of my favorite video games, Skyrim (in the Dragonborn add-on, heh) and Tolkein-esque imagery.

  • These Vicious Masks by Kelly Zekas  Paranormal Victorian fiction with an X-Men twist, These Vicious Masks is sure to not disappoint. One of my favorite periods to read about in historical fiction is the Victorian era, and I'm especially excited to read this story for its drama, excitement, and the numerous accolades it has already received!

What about you? What 2016 debuts are you most looking forward to? Link me back to your TTTs and let's see what other debuts there are to look forward to!

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