2020 Debuts I Read

 

I am surprised by how many debuts I read last year.  It’s a good surprise though.  I really enjoy finding and supporting new authors.  Since there are so many, I’m just going to post covers without descriptions.

 

I think all of these were debuts.  If I’m wrong on one, please let me know.  When I say debut, I mean books published and not self published books.

 

Continue reading “2020 Debuts I Read”

Check out these debuts released by Penguin! #daringdebuts

 

Penguin was nice enough to send me these debut books, so I wanted to tell you a bit more about each of them.

 

DSC_0007

Continue reading “Check out these debuts released by Penguin! #daringdebuts”

2019 Young Adult Debuts

 

There are so many books coming out in 2019 that sound amazing.  And quite a few of them are debuts.  I wanted to share 15 debuts that I’m really excited for.

 

These Witches Don’t Burn by Isabel Sterling

36484081

“Infused with page-turning suspense, bittersweet romance, shocking twists, and tragic turns, Sterling has written a standout debut.” –Dana Mele, author of People Like Us

Hannah’s a witch, but not the kind you’re thinking of. She’s the real deal, an Elemental with the power to control fire, earth, water, and air. But even though she lives in Salem, Massachusetts, her magic is a secret she has to keep to herself. If she’s ever caught using it in front of a Reg (read: non-witch), she could lose it. For good. So, Hannah spends most of her time avoiding her ex-girlfriend (and fellow Elemental Witch) Veronica, hanging out with her best friend, and working at the Fly by Night Cauldron selling candles and crystals to tourists, goths, and local Wiccans.

But dealing with her ex is the least of Hannah’s concerns when a terrifying blood ritual interrupts the end-of-school-year bonfire. Evidence of dark magic begins to appear all over Salem, and Hannah’s sure it’s the work of a deadly Blood Witch. The issue is, her coven is less than convinced, forcing Hannah to team up with the last person she wants to see: Veronica.

While the pair attempt to smoke out the Blood Witch at a house party, Hannah meets Morgan, a cute new ballerina in town. But trying to date amid a supernatural crisis is easier said than done, and Hannah will have to test the limits of her power if she’s going to save her coven and get the girl, especially when the attacks on Salem’s witches become deadlier by the day.

Isabel Sterling’s delightful, suspenseful debut is equal parts sweet romance and thrilling mystery. With everything she loves on the line, Hannah must confront this murderous villain before her coven–and any chance she has with the new girl–is destroyed.

Continue reading “2019 Young Adult Debuts”