Top Ten Tuesday #14: Top Ten Most Anticipated Debut Novels For 2015


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Top Ten Most Anticipated
Debut Novels For 2015

This was a really hard post to do. There are so many here that aren’t listed, but I managed to narrow them down to these ten. These are in no particular order.


1. An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
I didn’t even glance at this synopsis to know that I wanted it. Even the title alone just grabbed me. Luckily, I received a chapter sampler with a package and now I need it even more!

2. Scarlett Undercover by Jennifer Latham
Muslim American teenager? This sounds so much like Veronica Mars, that I knew I had to add it to my debut list. Way to go for diverse books <3

3. Red Queen (Red Queen Trilogy #1) by Victoria Aveyard
Ever since I saw this at the HCC Frenzy Blogger event, I knew I had to get it. The e-ARC is screaming to be read right this instant. I just love stories like this and can’t get enough.



4. Magonia by Maria Dahvana Headley
This had Twitter quite a buzz and check out that cover! Also, the title screams to me, “READ ME!”

5. The Wrath and the Dawn (The Wrath and the Dawn #1) by Renee Ahdieh
A retelling of A Thousand and One Nights..Sadly I don’t even know what that story is about, but I’m hoping this will clear the air. It sounds incredible.

6. Tracked by Jenny Martin
That is an ugly cover..eeps..but it still makes me want to read it because it sounds action-packed.



7Zeroboxer by Fonda Lee
Science fiction is one of my favourite genres and this one already had high ratings on GoodReads, so I knew I had to add it here. I can’t wait to read the e-ARC before the publication date.

8. Hello, I Love You by Katie M. Stout
OMG a POC love interest?! YESSS. It sounds so cute! This is also a beautiful cover <3

9. We All Looked Up by Tommy Wallach
I love that this book has such a small title, it really stands out because it’s not trying to grab your attention. It’s a simple photo and it works really well with the title.

10. More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera
I loved Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, and this was being thrown around as the YA version so I know I have to read it!

 What books do you want to read from a debut author?


  1. Sam

    January 17, 2015 at 6:36 PM

    An Ember In The Ashes and Red Queen are both two on your list I’ve read, and loved them both! You def need to read them!

    • giselle

      January 18, 2015 at 10:21 PM

      Ah you’re so lucky to have read them both. Unfortunately I don’t have an ARC of AN EMBER IN THE ASHES, I wish!

  2. Kristi S.

    January 11, 2015 at 12:35 AM

    Nice list!
    I am most excited about “Boring Girls” by Sara Taylor

  3. charliegirlteachergirl

    January 6, 2015 at 11:23 PM

    We have a couple of books in common. Red Queen is taking the lead by far in what I’ve seen. I really like Magonia; I don’t think I’ve seen it anywhere yet. I’ll have to check it out!

    • giselle

      January 8, 2015 at 2:43 PM

      Yay! So glad youre interested in MAGONIA.. The cover is too pretty to ignore

  4. Kate

    January 6, 2015 at 5:41 PM

    I’m really excited to read Red Queen…it sounds like exactly the type of thing I would love! I hate waiting for releases. 🙁

    • giselle

      January 8, 2015 at 2:51 PM

      I know! I’m being patient even though I have the e-ARC. It’s just siting there on my iPad waiting to be read

  5. Tammy

    January 6, 2015 at 1:28 PM

    This is a great list! We have a couple of the same books: Tracked and We All Looked Up. Oh, I’m also really excited for Red Queen!

    • giselle

      January 6, 2015 at 4:19 PM

      Whoo hoo! I’m so eager to read from new authors

  6. Mallory @ The Leaning Tower of Tomes

    January 6, 2015 at 1:08 PM

    Red Queen and An Ember in the Ashes I want to read so badly! Thanks for making by TBR list squeak in fear of MORE books being added to it!

    • giselle

      January 6, 2015 at 4:19 PM

      Haha you are more than welcome Mallory!

  7. Juhina

    January 6, 2015 at 12:37 PM

    an ember in the ashes as well as the wrath and the dawn! oh my god those TWO! I NEED IN MY HANDS ASAP!

    Juhina @ Maji Bookshelf

    • giselle

      January 6, 2015 at 4:19 PM

      I know right?! I hear both are amazing reads!

  8. Eileen

    January 6, 2015 at 12:36 PM

    I’m super excited for The Wrath and The Dawn and Red Queen~ Hello, I Love You looks really cute 😀

    • giselle

      January 6, 2015 at 4:20 PM

      It does right? So cute

  9. christine danielle

    January 6, 2015 at 10:26 AM

    AWESOME LIST! I’ll be sure to check these books out. Although I wished I had debut books to put on my post too.

    • giselle

      January 6, 2015 at 4:20 PM

      Oh was it not debut authors this week? Did I read it incorrectly? Oops

  10. Cee

    January 6, 2015 at 6:39 AM

    I am jumping around in my seat because IN NEED OF THE WRATH AND THE DAWN + MORE HAPPY THAN NOT. Both books are right up my alley of things I love.

    • giselle

      January 6, 2015 at 4:21 PM

      Me too! I just want them like now. Lol

  11. The Cover Contessa

    January 6, 2015 at 5:40 AM

    #1 and #3 for me for sure! I can’t wait for those!

    • giselle

      January 6, 2015 at 4:21 PM

      They sound like books we would gobble up

  12. booklife4life

    January 6, 2015 at 3:19 AM

    Red Queen!
    I’ve now added the Ember one, everyone has it on their list!

    • giselle

      January 6, 2015 at 4:21 PM

      Haha I know! Probably because everyone’s been talking about how good it ia

  13. booksofamber

    January 6, 2015 at 2:13 AM

    I can’t wait to read An Ember in the Ashes! I freakin’ love Rome.

    • giselle

      January 6, 2015 at 4:22 PM

      Me too. Anything with Rome or Ancient Rome, I will want!

  14. encgolsen

    January 6, 2015 at 1:34 AM

    Thanks for sharing this list! I’m adding More Happy Than Not to my TBR list immediately.

    • giselle

      January 6, 2015 at 4:22 PM

      It sounds freaking amazing

  15. Camille

    January 6, 2015 at 1:30 AM

    Great books to look forward to! I’m also (im)patiently waiting to read An Ember in the Ashes. It sounds so good! 🙂

    • giselle

      January 6, 2015 at 4:22 PM

      Haha you and me both!

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