6 Jan 2015

2015 Debuts I Need In My Life, Stat!

Top Ten Tuesday is held by The Broke and the Bookish and involves lists and books, two of my favourites. Today's topic is one I'm super excited to talk about - 2015 debuts I'm anticipating!

I love debuts - reading, supporting and chatting about them. Hence my feature I created last year, Debut Delirium, which I hope to get up and running again very soon! For todays TTT, I’m here to chat about some of my most anticipated debs. There’s quite a few, so of course, this isn’t all of them. If I wrote that post, we'd be here all year. One thing I’m very pleased about, is that a good amount of these are diverse titles. Can’t wait!

*D = diverse title. 
First up, Aussie debuts: 

The Flywheel by Erin Gough (D)
Aussie YA and a non-issue LGBT? Sold x infinity.

Pieces of Sky by Trinity Doyle
Over the years, I’ve chatted with Trinity on Twitter and become Goodreads friends. I always love hearing about the books she’s reading or loved, so you bet I can’t wait that I finally get to read her book. Contemporary OzYA = my heart.

You’re the Kind of Girl I Write Songs About by Daniel Herborn
This sounds like a lovely contemporary. Plus, there’s a music aspect! Oh, and the cover is so dreamy. *eyes the pretty*

Risk by Fleur Ferris 
This has such a creepy, hooking, can’t-stop-reading vibe to it and it sounds amazing! This isn’t up on Goodreads yet, but I’ll be keeping my eye out for it. In the meantime, get excited and read all about it here. (If you’d like to add it when it goes up on GR, leave me your Twitter handle @ and I’ll try to let you guys know about it.)

(While you're here, go check out this fab list on 2015 OzYA releases. So many to anticipate!)

More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera (D)
I love the sound of this; such a unique, interesting premise.

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli (D)
Everyone needs more adorable, sweet love stories in their life, especially gay, Oreo ones.

Mosquitoland by David Arnold
I feel so in the dark about this one! I find the blurb to be a complete mystery, the reviews are glowing and I just need to know what happens ASAP, OK? OK.

I’ve yet to read a character who’s intersex and I’m so glad that changes this year. (Would you believe I went to type intersex and it underlined it red? You bet I made my computer learn the word.)

Written In the Stars by Aisha Saeed (D)
I’ve never read a book about an arranged marriage before, so I’m glad that’s going to change in 2015. I love reading about things not yet brushed upon in YA. More of this, please!

Under a Painted Sky by Stacey Lee (D)
I’m not the biggest historical fan. In fact, it kind of scares me. But I heard this is fast/well-paced, plus diversity! cowboys! swoon!

Denton Little’s Deathgate by Lance Rubin 
A humorous book on death? Sounds interesting. I always love it when books make me laugh out loud and I’m hoping this book does just that!

And one I've already read and have made it my mission of 2015 to get you all to read it:

The Last Leaves Falling by Sarah Benwell (D)
This book, you guys. I’ve had the pleasure and misfortune (the latter because it broke my heart. But in the words of JG, "It would be a privilege to have my heart broken by you.” Yes, indeed.) of reading this already and all I can say is: read it (and weep). It’s incredible, moving, heartbreaking and a must-read. RTC later this month.

The upcoming 2015 debuts look fabulous and I'm sad I couldn't mention them all! Hopefully I'll do another post and highlight more later on in the year, but if not, I'll be sure to Tweet about them! 


  1. Oh my gosh! How have I not heard of 'You're the Kind of Girl I Write Songs About'?! It sounds 100% up my alley. Thank you so much for sharing! And that cover!@#!*

    1. A comment! It wasn't eaten! YAY.

      I know, it sound awesome, right? See, this is why you have me. To point you in the direction of the books you may have missed ^__^ The cover is pure win.

  2. You're the Kind of Girl I Write Songs About is something I've never heard of before, but looks really amazing! Thanks for sharing :)
    Top Ten Tuesday

  3. None of the Above sounds freakin' awesome. I've never read anything about an intersex character before so I'm very intrigued.

    1. Right? I have two other intersex books on my TBR; this'll be the third. It's about time I read one!


    I AM IN NEEEED OF: More Than This, Mosquitoland, and Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda. Every time I'm on twitter, talking to one of these authors, I'm just like WHY ISN'T YOUR STUFF OUT YET? LET ME READ IT, OKAY?

    I really need to request The Last Leaves Falling. I'm sure it will destroyyyyy me. I should prepare myself.


      I am in complete agreeance with you. They really should not be around on Twitter, being so awesome, when their books aren't released yet. Mean authors... ;)

      YES. GO. REQUEST. DO. READ. And get tissues, too. It will destroy.

  5. CAN RISK GO UP ON GR ASAP. I NEED THAT ONE. AND LOOK AT YOU, putting me to shame with all this OzYA.


    And Written In the Stars. I need this. I need to see a realistic portrayal of the arranged marriage.

    1. I KNOW, RIGHT? I WANT TO ADD IT ASAP. I Tweeted the author so hopefully she gets back to me when it goes up and I'll get back to you. I LOVE YOUR EXCITEMENT. The same reaction I had when I discovered it!

      Again. And again and again. You're so only curious NOW? What about the other fifty thousand times I've mentioned it? :O

      Let's anticipate Written In the Stars together!!

  6. I'm really interested in Under a Painted Sky too! It keeps getting compared to Code Name Verity, which is one of my favorite books EVER, so I'm a little nervous it won't live up to the hype. But it sounds so good.

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

  8. I chose some of these books too! I also saw MANY MANY MANY of these books on most blogs as well! This list looks great. :) http://books4ev.blogspot.com
    by the way, LOVE your blog!

  9. Ohhh, I didn't know about ANY of those Aussies ones! I really want to read more Aussie books. I did quite well this year, but, heh, I read way more American books. (The Aussies need to write faster. ;-) Plus SO many beautiful covers. *clicks everything to-read on Goodreads*

  10. So many of these I haven't even heard of. *Runs over to Goodreads*
    But 'Simon' is one I keeping hearing amazing things about - I cannot wait to read it for myself! It sounds adorable.
    Thank you for sharing, lady!

    Danielle @ Love at First Page

  11. YAY FOR AUSSIE RELEASES. Actually you really seem to be on top of 2015 releases. Whenever I'm adding a book to my Goodreads shelf it's already on your TBR! The Flywheel looks absolutely amazing, doesn't it??

    1. Don't ya know? I'm Queen of the Books. Buhahaha!

  12. Oooh, thanks for the Aussie YA highlights, because I'd not heard of any of them. The Flywheel is for sure going on my To-read. Or, actually, just all of them. :-p

  13. Oh my gosh, I need 'You're the Kind of Girl I Write Songs About' right flippin' now!
    Great list :)

  14. I have heard of none of these books but I hope they live up to your expectations.

  15. More Happy Than Not is on my wish list, and I need a physical of copy of Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda in my life STAT.

    Also, it's totally new-to-me, but The Flywheel looks/sounds cute :)