Since I fell off the blogging bandwagon a couple of years ago, I wasn’t able to keep up with one of my favourite features on my blog. I absolutely love discovering new authors, and I love supporting the YA newbies, so this feature is one of my favourites. I wanted to bring it back this year because I’ve already read some great 2018 debuts, and I hope to read many more! Without further ado, here are the debut authors whose books are out in January.
The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert / You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone by Rachel Lynn Solomon / Gunslinger Girl by Lyndsay Ely /Love, Hate, & Other Filters by Samira Ahmed / Beneath the Haunting Sea by Joanna Ruth Meyer / Everless by Sara Holland / The Dangerous Art of Blending In by Angelo Surmelis / Where I Live by Brenda Rufener / Keeper by Kim Chance / Zenith by Sasha Alsberg and Lindsay Cummings / Let’s Talk About Love by Claire Kann / Markswoman by Rati Mehrotra / Blood and Sand by C. V. Wyk / The Extinction Trials by S. M. Wilson
The Dangerous Art of Blending In is a story about a Greek-American teenager who lives in an abusive household. He’s also gay. It was a really tough read but I loved it, and would highly recommend it. You can check out my review here.
Love, Hate, & Other Filters is one that has been on everyone’s list. It’s about a Muslim-Indian-American girl and her experiences with Islamophobia. It is very short, but I loved it nonetheless. You can read my review here.
Everless was my least favourite of the three recommendations here, but that doesn’t mean it’s bad. I actually really loved the world building and I’m excited to read the sequel. Like I said in my review, Everless isn’t the most original fantasy in terms of plot or characters, but the world building and the “time is currency” stuff made up for that.
Most Anticipated for February
Which 2018 debuts have you read already? Do you have any that you’d recommend? Any that you’re dying to read? Also, look out for a giveaway on Twitter coming soon!