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Top Ten 2017 Debuts I’m Excited About

Top Ten Tuesday

(Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish)


Now if only I had made a debut GR shelf so I didn’t have to look through my whole 2017 releases list to find the ones that are actually debuts *sigh* Looking through all them releases got me really excited about 2017 again though and choosing just 10 became actually kinda hard, who would have thought.

JAN | Crossroads of Canopy by Thoraiya Dyer
I actually already started reading this and had a somewhat rough start with it but I think it’s picking up. I always love stories involving gods and Crossraods is set in a forest, as in the whole world we get to see is a forest basically.

APR | The Dragon’s Legacy by Deborah A. Wolf
Who can say No to books about dragons? NOT ME. What really made this a must-have for me though was this line: “A warrior would become Queen, a Queen would become a monster”.

MAY | The Guns Above by Robyn Bennis
This is a steampunk featuring the first female captain of an airship who has to prove she is up for the job. SHOW THEM GIRL!

JUN | The Prey of Gods by Nicky Draydon
If I had to order by priority, this would be my number two. This book does not only score high in terms of diversity (set in South Africa, queer black teen as MC) but the story sounds right up my alley too: an AI uprising AND a demigoddess preying on the blood of humans.

AUG | An Alchemy of Masques and Mirrors by Curtis Craddock
A mix of scifi and fantasy, this is about a princess who is despised because of her deformed hand and lack of magic, but doesn’t really care because she is more into math and science anyway.

SEP | Autonomous by Annalee Newitz
About a “female pharmaceutical pirate” of the Robin Hood type (as if PIRATE alone wasn’t enough to make me want to read this) and “a military agent and his partner, Paladin, a young military robot, who fall in love” WHAT!? NEED!

OCT | The Tiger’s Daughter by K. Arsenault Rivera
Hands down my most anticipated debut. DEMON SLAYING WARRIOR LESBIANS! (I’m not just exited but also 99.99% sure I’m gonna love it because it’s the work of my favorite editor AND highly recommended by Schwab)

NOV | Daevabad: The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty
I’m usually not big on djinn stories tbh, but it’s about a con artist in eighteenth century Cairo. I CAN’T SAY NO TO CON ARTISTS OKAY.

DEC | Barbary Station by R.E. Stearns

??? | Garden of Blood and Dust by K.K. Pérez
Inspired by the legend of the first female serial killer but then not just a mystery/thriller but a fantasy novel. GIMME NOW!