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This week, there is one title on this list that I haven’t quite read yet, but I am so looking forward to, and, since its pride month, I really wanted to have it on my list for this week!
My top 5 debut novels
I Wish You All the Best – Mason Deaver
I just finished this book at the weekend, and OMG it is incredible! It’s a book about a nonbinary teen who comes out to their parents and is kicked out as a result. They go to live with their sister, and try to come to terms with their identity all whilst falling in love. It is beautifully written, so emotional and one of the best debuts I’ve read!
The Fever King – Victoria Lee
No one is surprised to see this here, yes it’s the fourth time I’ve mentioned this book on this blog since I started mid-May, but it’s an absolutely amazing debut from Victoria Lee! It tells the story of Noam, Dara and Ames, three teens who have survived a virus which gives them magic, in a dystopian USA. A lot of heavy issues are discussed, but it’s absolutely fantastic with an incredible romance and twists that break your heart.
Do you Dream of Terra-Two? – Temi Oh
I was never really a huge sci-fi reader until this year, but I’ve read so many great ones, of which Do You Dream of Terra-Two? is one! Temi Oh has written a very character-driven sci-fi examining what would happen if a group of teens were trained for a mission to journey to a newly discovered planet. This book focuses very much on characters, relationships and emotions, which I think is probably why I love it so much!
We Hunt the Flame – Hafsah Faizal
I just finished this book last week and it was a really strong fantasy debut from Hasfah Faizal, inspired by ancient Arabia. I haven’t written up a review for this one yet, but a sneak peak: the cast of characters are so well devleoped and distinct, the romance a fierce slow-burn and the setting absolutely magical.
The Wicker King – K. Ancrum
I haven’t read this book yet, but I am eagerly awaiting its arrival so I can read during pride. But this book excites me so much I needed to put it on this list! K.Ancrum’s debut deals with mental illness in a contemporary fantasy style way. I absolutely love fantasy books that deal with mental illness so very excited to read this debut!
That’s my list for this week – let me know if you’ve read any of these!
Rach + Draco