Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Top Ten Debut Authors Who Have Me Looking Forward to Their Sophomore Novel

GIVE ME THA NEXT ONE PLS NAOW PLS. I chose only debut authors whose second books have not released yet and whose sophomore outings I'm looking forward to with bated breath. Someone give me a time machine, a DeLorean, ANYTHING.

1. Becky Wallace

Up next: The Skylighter

2. Renee Ahdieh

3. Emma Mills

Debut: First & Then

4. Stacey Lee

Up next: Outrun the Moon

5. Sarah McGuire

Debut: Valiant
Up next: ?

6. Maria Dahvana Headley

Debut: Magonia

7. Becky Albertalli

Up next: Untitled

8. I.W. Gregorio

Up next: ?

9. Kathryn Holmes

10. Natalie C. Parker

11. Victoria Aveyard

Debut: Red Queen
Up next: Glass Sword

12. Sharon Biggs Waller

Debut: A Mad, Wicked Folly
Up next: The Forbidden Orchid


  1. So many great books! Many firsts I want to read before I can think of the seconds. I'm really curious about Magonia and and Red Queen. Stacey Lee is new to me, but I love her covers. I want to check her books out further. Thanks for sharing!

  2. I'm so happy to see Becky Albertalli on so many lists! She is a wonderful writer!

  3. Ooh, I agree with so many of the authors you picked. Emma and Stacey made my list. :)

  4. I can't believe I still haven't picked up the Wrath and the Dawn. It has such a gorgeous cover too!

  5. I haven't read Valiant yet but it sounds awesome!

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  6. Great list. You have a few books on here that I have read and enjoyed myself. I think I am also going to have to add a few of these to my Christmas wishlist, it looks like I have missed out on some great debuts recently. I am especially excited to read Simon VS the Homo Sapiens Agenda, I have heard so many good things about that one. Here’s my TTT.

  7. Lovely list, Gilly B! I have to admit I am a little bit less than enthused with The Skylighters cover but I am more than ready to get back into that series. So much ships and so much pain. Bless.

    I am so curious to see the picture under the cover for TRaTD. All I know is Shazi is a boss and I would read her story through 10 books if I could.

    You were the one that convinced me to try Beware the Wild! I love loved that book. I am so curious to see what Natalie C Parker will do with this next one. But good Southern gothic novels are always welcome, in my book.

    GLASS SWOOOORD. Gah, what a title. The first book was so off the wall entertaining, HOW WILL SHE TOP IT?

    I knew SBW was releasing a new book but damn I missed the cover. HOW I DO NOT KNOW because that is beautimous.

    I don't know which gods Stacey Lee had to sacrifice to to get those covers but boy is my shelf glad that she did. I haven't read UaPS yet, but it's a priority for 2016!

  8. Not only good authors but also GORGEOUS covers. Yay!

  9. I am so excited for The Skylighter! I was thinking it was a trilogy but nope, very glad it's a duology!

    I still haven't read The Wrath and the Dawn. *hides* I know I need to, it's sitting on my shelf! The hype has gotten to me.

    I loved both Simon vs. and First & Then SO much, so definitely excited for those authors' next books. The Forbidden Orchard and How It Feels to Fly sound really good!

  10. "7. Becky Albertalli"

    Yes, please!


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