The 2017 Debuts You Need to TBR
(To Be Read)

A previous post flailing about the 2017 books I am excited to read contains some debuts so I won’t be repeating these, but honourable mentions go to the following: (Covers link to Goodreads)

Definitions of Indefinable Things

Caraval

You Don't Know My Name

Wait For Me

Wintersong

When Dimple Met Rishi

One of Us Is Lying

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now for this week’s list of upcoming 2017 debut releases…

 

 What Alice Knew by TA Cotterell

What Alice KnewHow far would you go to keep a secret?

Alice has a perfect life – a great job, happy kids, a wonderful husband. Until he goes missing one night; she receives a suspicious phone call; things don’t quite add up.

Alice needs to know what’s going on. But when she uncovers the truth she faces a brutal choice. And how can she be sure it is the truth?

Sometimes it’s better not to know.  – Goodreads.com

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City of Saints & Thieves by Natalie C. Anderson

City of Saints & ThievesIn the shadows of Sangui City, there lives a girl who doesn’t exist.

After fleeing the Congo as refugees, Tina and her mother arrived in Kenya looking for the chance to build a new life and home. Her mother quickly found work as a maid for a prominent family, headed by Roland Greyhill, one of the city’s most respected business leaders. But Tina soon learns that the Greyhill fortune was made from a life of corruption and crime. So when her mother is found shot to death in Mr. Greyhill’s personal study, she knows exactly who’s behind it.

With revenge always on her mind, Tina spends the next four years surviving on the streets alone, working as a master thief for the Goondas, Sangui City’s local gang. It’s a job for the Goondas that finally brings Tina back to the Greyhill estate, giving her the chance for vengeance she’s been waiting for. But as soon as she steps inside the lavish home, she’s overtaken by the pain of old wounds and the pull of past friendships, setting into motion a dangerous cascade of events that could, at any moment, cost Tina her life. But finally uncovering the incredible truth about who killed her mother—and why—keeps her holding on in this fast-paced nail-biting thriller. – Goodreads.com

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Song of the Current by Sarah Tolcser

Song of the CurrentCaroline Oresteia has always been destined for the river. Her father is a wherryman, as was her grandmother. All Caro needs is for the river god to whisper her name, and her fate is sealed. But at seventeen, Caro may be too late.

So when pirates burn ships and her father is arrested, Caro volunteers to transport a dangerous cargo in exchange for his release. Secretly, Caro hopes that by piloting her own wherry, the river god will finally speak her name.

But when the cargo becomes more than Caro expected, she finds herself caught in a web of politics and lies. With much more than her father’s life at stake, Caro must choose between the future she knows, and the one she never could have imagined. – Goodreads.com

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Almost Missed You by Jessica Strawser

Almost Missed YouViolet and Finn were “meant to be,” said everyone, always. They ended up together by the hands of fate aligning things just so. Three years into their marriage, they have a wonderful little boy, and as the three of them embark on their first vacation as a family, Violet can’t help thinking that she can’t believe her luck. Life is good.

So no one is more surprised than she when Finn leaves her at the beach—just packs up the hotel room and disappears. And takes their son with him. Violet is suddenly in her own worst nightmare, and faced with the knowledge that the man she’s shared her life with, she never really knew at all.  – Goodreads.com

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 Flight Risk by Jennifer Fenn

 Flight RiskTeenage trailer trash. Airplane thief. Outlaw. Folk-hero. 18-year-old Robert Jackson Kelley is on the run after fleeing a juvenile home and stealing not one, but three airplanes. Inspired by a true story, FLIGHT RISK is a briskly paced, sophisticated YA novel reminiscent of the film “Catch Me If You Can.”

Robert’s exploits make him both a fugitive and a national celebrity. Son of a single mother and jailed father, Robert struggles with severe ADHD, but discovers he can focus in one place: the pilot’s seat. Soon simulated flights don’t offer enough of an escape from his small island community, and Robert finds himself piloting his first stolen aircraft. Told in a collage style using multiple points of view, the myth and the reality of Robert’s flight from the law unfold simultaneously. – Goodreads.com

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Wicked Like a Wildfire by Lana Popović

Wicked Like a WildfireAll the women in Iris and Malina’s family are born with a gleam—a unique way of manipulating beauty through magic. Seventeen-year-old Iris sees flowers as fractals and turns her kaleidoscope visions into glasswork, her twin sister Malina interprets moods as music, and their cold, distant mother Jasmina bakes scenery into decadent treats at her confectionery in Old Town Cattaro, Montenegro.

Jasmina forbids Iris and Malina to share their gleams with anyone, and above all, she forbids them to fall in love—being discovered could shatter the quiet lives they’ve built in their tucked-away, seaside town. But Iris and Malina are tired of abiding by their mother’s rules and rebel in secret whenever they can.

Yet when a mysterious, white-haired woman attacks their mother and leaves her hovering between life and death, the sisters unearth an ancient curse that haunts their line—a wicked bargain that masquerades as a blessing, and binds the twins’ fates—and hearts—to a force larger than life. To save each other, they must untangle a thousand years of lies and reveal their own hurtful secrets. But even the deepest sacrifice might not be enough.  – Goodreads.com

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What I Lost by Alexandra Ballard 

What I LostSixteen-year-old Elizabeth has honed a dangerous skill: starving herself.

Even when her parents send her to a treatment center, she can’t stop. Then she begins receiving packages from someone she doesn’t know. Is it a secret admirer, or someone playing a cruel trick?

In the end, Elizabeth determines the identity of the gift-giver—it’s someone totally unexpected, whose intentions are good. And, even more important, she finds a way to play an active role in her recovery. – Goodreads.com

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Sycamore by Bryn Chancellor

SycamoreWhile Bryn Chancellor has published Short Stories, this is her first novel.

Out for a hike one scorching afternoon in Sycamore, Arizona, a newcomer to town stumbles across what appear to be human remains embedded in the wall of a dry desert ravine.

As news of the discovery makes its way around town, Sycamore’s longtime residents fear the bones may belong to Jess Winters, the teenage girl who disappeared suddenly some eighteen years earlier, an unsolved mystery that has soaked into the porous rock of the town and haunted it ever since.

In the days it takes the authorities to make an identification, the residents rekindle stories, rumors, and recollections both painful and poignant as they revisit Jess’s troubled history. In resurrecting the past, the people of Sycamore will find clarity, unexpected possibility, and a way forward for their lives. – Goodreads.com

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 A Psalm for Lost Girls by Katie Bayerl

A Psalm for Lost GirlsTess da Costa is a saint — a hand-to-god, miracle-producing saint. At least that’s what the people in her hometown of New Avon, Massachusetts, seem to believe. And when Tess suddenly and tragically passes away, her small city begins feverishly petitioning the Pope to make Tess’s sainthood official. Tess’s mother is ecstatic over the fervor, while her sister Callie, the one who knew Tess best, is disgusted – overcome with the feeling that her sister is being stolen from her all over again.

The fervor for Tess’s sainthood only grows when Ana Langone, a local girl who’s been missing for six months, is found alive at the foot of one of Tess’s shrines. It’s the final straw for Callie.

With the help of Tess’s secret boyfriend Danny, Callie’s determined to prove that Tess was something far more important than a saint; she was her sister, her best friend and a girl in love with a boy. But Callie’s investigation uncovers much more than she bargained for: a hidden diary, old family secrets, and even the disturbing truth behind Ana’s kidnapping. – Goodreads.com

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 You’re Welcome, Universe by Whitney Gardner

 You're Welcome, Universe When Julia finds a slur about her best friend scrawled across the back of the Kingston School for the Deaf, she covers it up with a beautiful (albeit illegal) graffiti mural. 

Her supposed best friend snitches, the principal expels her, and her two mothers set Julia up with a one-way ticket to a “mainstream” school in the suburbs, where she’s treated like an outcast as the only deaf student. The last thing she has left is her art, and not even Banksy himself could convince her to give that up.

Out in the ’burbs, Julia paints anywhere she can, eager to claim some turf of her own. But Julia soon learns that she might not be the only vandal in town. Someone is adding to her tags, making them better, showing off—and showing Julia up in the process. She expected her art might get painted over by cops. But she never imagined getting dragged into a full-blown graffiti war. – Goodreads.com

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25 thoughts on “2017 Debuts You Need to TBR

  1. Ash says she’s definitely keen to get her hands on some of these. 😊😊 I showed her your blog post and she gave me a list 😂😂

  2. I really want to read Caroline’s “Wait for Me.” It looks and sounds so good, plus I don’t read much YA fiction, so I’m excited to discover more in the genre. 🙂

    Thanks so much for the recent Finding Wonderland visits, Sue.

  3. Karen Blue on 5th January 2017 at 2:36 pm said:

    Wow, wow, wow! So many great sounding books! I need What Alice Knew, Almost Missed You, and What I Lost. I mean, actually, all of those books sounds so good. Thanks for featuring them. I hope you enjoy them all!

  4. Zoe @ Stories on Stage on 5th January 2017 at 3:38 am said:

    Wait for Me and Wintersong are two of my most anticipated books as well, so I am so glad to see them on your list. Thanks for sharing and, as always, fabulous choices! <3

  5. Amanda on 4th January 2017 at 7:29 pm said:

    One of Us is Lying almost made my list. It looks like it might be hard to put down!

  6. Caraval and One Of Us Is Lying both look great- man Caraval is making the rounds!- and Song of the Current looks great with that cover. That’s a new one for me, just discovered it today thanks to the posts for TTT, but it has possibilities too! Nice list. Looks like 2017 will be a good year for books. 🙂

  7. Veronika Éles on 3rd January 2017 at 10:17 pm said:

    I’m so so SO excited for City of Saints and Thieves – it sounds incredibly unique & the perfect blend of genres. A Psalm for Lost Girls is another one that sounds terrific & totally different from everything I’ve ever read before.

    Wonderful list! Hope you’ll enjoy all these books! 🙂

    Veronika @ The Regal Critiques

  8. Grace @ Rebel Mommy Book Blog on 3rd January 2017 at 7:17 pm said:

    So many I want to read here!! Wait for Me, One of Us is Lying and When Dimple Met Rishi made my list too. Wicked Like a Wildfire is one I think I need to add now! Great list!

  9. I’m looking forward to so many of these! I really hope Wicked Like a Wildfire is as good as the gorgeous cover! I’m really interested in Song of the Current and You’re Welcome, Universe as well. Great list!

    My Top Ten

  10. Lindsey @ Lindsey Reads on 3rd January 2017 at 4:35 pm said:

    So many good sounding books coming out in 2017! I’m super excited for Caraval, Wintersong and When Dimple Met Rishi as well!

  11. Bill @ Billbrarian on 3rd January 2017 at 4:29 pm said:

    I really think Flight Risk sounds interesting. I’m adding that one to my TBR. Great list and Chrissi is definitely right — the TBR keeps getting bigger.

  12. Chrissi Reads on 3rd January 2017 at 8:04 am said:

    Ooh so many of these books have me intrigued. My TBR has expanded this week that’s for sure! I hope you enjoy these books when they release!

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