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Top Ten 2016 Debuts Novels I’m Looking Forward To

I can’t even get over the fact that it’s December already! And here we are talking about the most anticipated books of next year. But pulling together this list I realised there is a lot to look forward to in 2016. So thanks, to The Broke and the Bookish, for this week’s topic from their weekly meme.

The Way I Used to Be

Starting straight in there with a hard-hitting story about a young woman struggling to find a way to survive in the aftermath of an assault. Maybe not the cheeriest of topics but I do like to get stuck in to a good read that deals with real issues.


The Mystery of Hollow Places

This sounds like a gripping thriller – about a girl who sets out to track down both her missing parents.


The Year We Fell Apart

Not too long to wait for this one as it’s out in January. Harper is trying to find a way to cope with her mum’s cancer – and also figuring out how to fix her own mistakes and learn from her past (oh yes, there’s a boy involved).


After the Woods

Two girls, Liv and Julia, get attacked in the woods. A year later another girl’s body turns up in the same woods, which triggers some of Julia’s memories about what happened, making her realise that the nightmare is far from over. This sounds very dark, and totally gripping!


The Star Touched Queen

 A ‘vividly imagined fantasy inspired by Indian mythology’? Sold!


The Love That Split the World

In the summer after school finishes, a girl’s world peels back to reveal another time and she meets a boy who needs to be saved. This sounds whimsical and like it could be quite lovely.


Revenge and the Wild

A western with dark magic thrown in? Hell, yes!


A Shadow Bright and Burning

Billed as the YA Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, this one is already getting a lot of hype.



About a couple who fall in love in their dreams… and then meet in real life. Will reality measure up? I can’t wait to find out.


And that’s it, I could only come up with nine this week! Can anyone recommend another to round it out to ten?

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  1. Oooooo Dreamology looks like it would be an interesting read!!!! Good list 😁

  2. I had not heard of Dreamology until right this moment – i am intrigued! My TTT

  3. Revenge and the wild sounds promising!

  4. Oh After The Woods sounds SO good! I’m gonna have to add that to my TBR!
    My Top Ten Tuesday. 🙂

  5. So many awesome looking titles! I’m really interested in reading Dreamology, The Way I Used to Be, and The Year We Fell Apart. Thanks for putting The Mystery of Hollow Places on my radar. Happy debut reading!

  6. Cait @ Paper Fury

     /  December 3, 2015

    Oooh I hadn’t heard of A Shadow Bright and Burning. DEFINITELY NEED. *dashes for goodreads*
    Thanks for stopping by @ Paper Fury!


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