‘Say hello to my new little friends..’


This week over at The Broke and Bookish the topic for discussion is:

‘Top Ten 2016 Debuts Novels We Are Looking Forward To’

I have a confession.  I’m useless when it comes to knowing if a book is a debut or not.  I enlisted some help from Goodreads and did a bit of looking around elsewhere – anyway, here are my 10, deepest apologies if these aren’t debuts – but they sound pretty good regardless:

  1. Blackhearts by Nicole Castroman (because – Blackbeard)
  2. The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig
  3. Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton
  4. These Vicious Masks by Tarun Shanker
  5. A Shadow Bright and Burning by Jessica Cluess
  6. After the Woods by Kim Savage
  7. Bite by K S Merbeth
  8. Shallow Graves by Kali Wallace
  9. Bound by Blood and Sand by Becky Allen
  10. This slot remains open to suggestion…

I thought we should have a few covers (because I am that fickle!)


26 Responses to “‘Say hello to my new little friends..’”

  1. fiddlerblue

    Great list! I’m also looking forward to most of the books you have enumerated. Rebel of the Sands, in particular, got a lot of positive reviews so that would be interesting to read.

    Joan @ Fiddler Blue
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  2. Tammy

    I really struggled to come up with adult debuts (I split my list between adult and YA) but OMG YA debuts are EVERYWHERE! I also have The Girl From Everywhere and Rebel of the Sands on my list.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Ohh, I can’t wait to see your list – I’m absolutely useless with this – I spent ages trawling the internet and looking on Goodreads and all I could come up with was YA! (Well, I think all mine are YA – tbh I’m not even strictly sure that they’re all debuts!)
      Lynn 😀

  3. samoak

    I really struggled with coming up with debut novels for the list as well and had to fall back on YA ones. I have several of these on my list as well! They looked great!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, I struggled with this one full stop. I’m useless about knowing whether or not if a book is a debut! I just hope all these are! I wish I’d found some good fantasy outside of YA as well though to mix it up.
      Lynn 😀

      • samoak

        Same here! I really would have liked to have some debut books outside of YA, but I couldn’t really find any. 😦

      • @lynnsbooks

        Tammmy (Books Bones and Buffy and Mogsy at Bibliosanctum) had a bit more luck with that.
        Lynn 😀

  4. _giovanna

    A lot of people have After The Woods on their Top Tens. It sounds like its going to be a good one! 😀
    Great Top Ten!
    My Top Ten Tuesday. 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      Thanks – yeah, I’m really looking forward to some of these. I wish I’d found a couple that weren’t YA to balance it out but I couldn’t!
      Lynn 😀

  5. Tori @ InToriLex

    I also just heard of Into The Woods and it Sounds Amazing! Nice snow! Here’s my Top Ten Tuesday

    • @lynnsbooks

      I must admit the cover really caught my eye – it sounds great though.
      Lynn 😀

  6. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    Rebel of the Sands seems to be getting a lot of attention today. I know I should be wary of hyped YA books, but I can’t help it! It does sound good 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      I confess that the covers really drew me in with most of these. I do love the sound of a book with Blackbeard though! TBH I’m useless at discovering debut novels – I never have a clue that’s what I’m reading it – until I’ve finished normally! It would be good to have found some debuts outside YA but I really struggled to find these and in fact didn’t make it to 10!
      Lynn 😀

  7. Absurd Book Nerd

    Yes! to Rebel Sands and Blackhearts!!! I considered a lot of the same books for my list (and picked some of the same ones as well). Plus, I see more books to add to my TBR list. Thanks!!! Here is my TTT list.

    • @lynnsbooks

      The thing with these events – they just make you want all the books!
      Lynn 😀

  8. TheLiteraryCounsellor

    All of these look amazing! Great list! My TTT

  9. Lisa (@TenaciousReader)

    I need to look some of these up as I don’t recognize them! Yay! More books to check out! 😀

  10. Sharry

    Ooh, I see a ship theme there 😛 Also, Rebel of sand has such a gorgeous cover. Great list!

    • @lynnsbooks

      They’re some lovely covers! I do love lovely covers!
      Lynn 😀

  11. iloveheartlandx

    Rebel of The Sands is one I’m excited for too!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2015/12/01/top-ten-tuesday-33/

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