Top Seven 2014 Debuts I’m Excited For

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So, I’m not really great at keeping track of what new releases are debuts.  I know I should try to be more supportive of new authors, but I just don’t keep track of it.  I totally failed last year at the Debut Author Challenge, and I didn’t even sign up this year.  So I had to go hunting for debuts.  Thank goodness for Goodreads, right?

In no particular order . . .

1.  Side Effects May Vary by Julie Murphy

2.  Open Road Summer by Emery Lord

3.  The Fire Wish by Amber Lough
So, I actually know Amber Lough.  And I cannot wait to read her debut.  Not pictured above as the cover has not been released.

4.  Captivate by Vanessa Garden
I love Harlequin Teen, and this one seems really interesting.

5.  Between by Megan Whitmer

6.  Glimpse by Kendra Leighton
A ghost story and a love story.  Yes please.

7.  The Lonesome Young by Lucy Connors
I actually have this through Edelweiss, and I’m excited to read it.  It looks quite dramatic.


I’m actually really excited to give all these books a shot.  I’m sure there will be some that I end up not liking, but there will also be some that I end up loving!

About Quinn

I'm a twenty-something children's librarian at a public library in Central New York. I've long left my teen years behind me, but I love to read YA and children's books. I have two adorable dogs. Ginger is a mix between a poodle and havanese, and Daphne is Bichon Frise. Other things I love: Favorite Movie: Singing in the Rain Favorite Book: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen Favorite TV Show: Monk
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27 Responses to Top Seven 2014 Debuts I’m Excited For

  1. We have overlap. I really really want Open Road Summer already and Side Effects May Very. At first I wanted SEMV because I love the simplicity of the cover and then I found out the premise and now I have a bad case of grabby hands.

    Aly @ My Heart Hearts BooksMy TTT

  2. ChrissiReads says:

    I want to read Side Effects May Vary. I think that’s going to be a popular one this week!

  3. I’ve never heard of The Lonesome Young, but I saw it on someone else’s list this week as well. I definitely have to look it up now! I think Open Road Summer is going to be really good too.

  4. Dahlia Adler says:

    I’ve read SIDE EFFECTS MAY VARY, OPEN ROAD SUMMER, and an early version of BETWEEN, and I’m pretty confident you’ll love all of them 😉 I’m so excited for THE FIRE WISH too!

  5. Oh good grief the cover for Captivate is beautiful! I want it just so I can see the pretty on my shelf all the time!

  6. Lucy says:

    I just started Side Effects and it’s pretty good! Hope you like it too. Open Road Summer has some good reviews already! Can’t wait to get my hands on that one.

  7. leydylaura says:

    We have some books in common 🙂
    Check our TTT of this week.

    Leydy @ OUaT & Redcarpetendings

  8. I really want to read Side Effects, it sounds like it could make you laugh and hurt all at the same time. 😛

  9. Christina says:

    Great list! Open Road Summer and Lonesome Young are on my list as well. Some of these are new to me (like Between and Glimpse), so I will have to check them out.

  10. We have a couple of overlapping books –Side Effects May Vary, Open Road Summer. I’ll have to check out the others on your list as well!

  11. Andrea says:

    That Captivate has a beautiful cover! I hadn’t even heard of 5 of your picks, so I’m heading to GR to add some to my tbr list.

  12. Liesel Hill says:

    I’ll have to check a couple of these out. Such beautiful covers! Thanks for sharing them! Happy Tuesday! 😀

    My TTT

  13. Candice says:

    Captivate’s cover looks so pretty! I’ve only heard of a few of your picks, but these all look super great!

  14. Angela says:

    Side Effects is destined for bestseller – dom if this week’s top ten is any indication.

  15. Great list! I’m quite excited for a few of these myself. Open Road Summer & Side Effects May Vary made my list too, I can’t wait for those two. There seems to be so many good books coming out in 2014, I’m not sure where I’ll find the time to read them all. I hope you get to all of your picks 🙂 My TTT.

  16. I’ve only heard of Side Effects May Vary (which I really want to try). Now I have a new list of ones to look at. Open Road Summer and Fire Wish are the most intriguing to me.

  17. Amber Lough says:

    Hi Quinn! I could maybe get you a copy of SEMV…. 🙂

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