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Top Ten Tuesday | Dazzling Debuts of 2017 (Which Already Own Real Estate on My Bookshelf)

Ah, 2017. After preparation, lead up and much reveling (on everyone but a boring book nerd girl like me), the New Year is here with a bang. Today, it’s another Tuesday which can mean only one thing.

Broke and Bookish January 3 | Top Ten 2017 Debuts I'm Excited For – Broke and Bookish


Today some of the books I feature to comprise this list is breaking the rules. Technically, the first book on my list has been published as a “part one” novella, and therefore the author(s) aren’t debut novelists (not to mention one half of this writing team is already an author multiple times over). I’ve also listed another who is not a debut author, but since I’m too lazy to seek out the right authors, I’m going with it, and liking it.

Let’s toss some confetti, grab our favorite warm drink and spotlight the books of 2017 we cannot wait to adventure with.

1. Zenith by Sasha Alsberg and Lindsey Cummings | Co-written by popular Booktuber Sasha Alsberg and The Murder Complex author Lindsey Cummings, this shot to NYT Bestseller stardom when it released as a “part one” novella. Since it’s been picked up to publish as a full-length novel this summer. Amazon | Goodreads


2. Freedom’s Ring by Heidi Chiavaroli | I don’t know anything about this except that a.) it takes place in alternate time lines and b.) the cover I’m using has since been revamped. (I admit, I kinda like this one.) Amazon | Goodreads

3. Cold Summer by Gwen Cole | This one is a twisty, time travelling type story that sounds interesting. Amazon | Goodreads



4. The Continent by Kiera Drake | This one has been hyped in the YA world, so naturally, I’m curious. Amazon | Goodreads

5. Caraval by Stephanie Garber | Yes, this is another must-read that has appeared on all of the hyped lists of 2017. Its cover is stunning, and my impression of it involves it being dark, complex and decadent! (All in the best of ways.) Amazon | Goodreads

6. Gilded Cage by Vic James | This is a fantasy world that belongs to “equals.” Described as aristocrats with magical gifts, I suspect this will be an interesting world. Amazon | Goodreads

7. It Started with Goodbye by Christine June | This one sounds really sweet, and it compares itself to Cinderella, so clearly that’s catnip for this fangirl. I’m all in! Amazon | Goodreads


8. Wait for Me by Caroline Leech | Since I’m a big fan of WWII stories, reading this is a must! Plus, just look at the sweet cover… *swoon* Amazon | Goodreads

9. Toward a Secret Sky by Heather McLean | Heather has written novels prior to this, but this would be my first novel from her, so it kind of counts, right? Amazon | Goodreads

10. Freemason’s Daughter by Shelley Sackier | Historical YA fiction is a genre I rarely read, so I’d really like to discover more voices in this genre. This debut seems a good place to start – or what books would you recommend? Amazon | Goodreads

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That concludes yet another edition of Top Ten Tuesday on Finding Wonderland. 

What debut novelists have books arriving in 2017 are YOU most anticipating? I’d love to discover some new ones or chat with you about the books on your list. Comment down below with any and all bookish talk.

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44 comments

  1. Cold Summer looks like one I would enjoy! I will have to add it to my list.
    It started with Goodbye is one I have eyed as well, though I didn't know about it being like Cinderella. That makes me all the more excited!
    Happy 2017! It's amazing how quickly these years fly by. I hope this new year is an incredible one for you!

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    1. I'm all for anything remotely related to Cinderella, Amanda - even if modernized. :)

      Cold Summer looks and sounds really cool, so that's one I'm definitely hoping to enjoy.

      Same to you! I'm always amazed at the speed of these years going by. Where does time hide!? :) Thanks for visiting!

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  2. Caraval is excellent. I also have this debut on my list even though I had the opportunity to read it early. I cannot wait for the finished copy to be published!

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    1. Fabulous, Nicole! I'm so glad to know this. Caraval looks amazing on the outside, so I was excited to discover what was on the inside! :)

      Thanks, as always, for stopping by.

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  3. Caraval looks amazing. I have just preordered it. I am also looking forward to Gilded Cage. :-)

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    1. Me too, Chriss; I just preordered Caraval because that pretty cover has done its job. (It totally tempted me and pulled me in to learn more about its story.)

      Thanks, as always, for visiting. :)

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  4. Caraval seems to be everywhere!! It's amazing what a huge following a book can have even before it's release! Loads of books to look forward to in 2017! Happy reading!

    P.S. I love the title of the post! :P Thanks for stopping by at my post!

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    1. It does indeed, Uma! I agree. But then, with all this excitement, it has to be amazing, right!? :) I'm betting its as cool on the inside as out.

      Thanks so much, and thank you for visiting! Right back at you; happy 2017 reading. There's going to be some amazing ones! :)

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  5. Love the booktube. I couldn't think of a single debut I want to read so I made a list of books I want to read first. MY TTT

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    1. Nothing wrong with that, Anne. I often cannot think of the "proper" books to fit a Top Ten Tuesday subject. Thanks so much for the kind words, and for visiting. :)

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  6. I'm thinking Caraval might be a go. :)

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  7. I completely forgot about Zenith - it at least half counts as a Debut I am sure!
    Here's my TTT

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    1. I forgot about one or two as well, Clare. Ah, well. There's future Top Ten Tuesday posts, right!? :)

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  8. I'm so so excited about Caraval!! I can't wait to read it. Great list.

    My Top Ten

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    1. ME TOO, Lori! So hoping it's good. :) Thanks so much for the visit.

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    1. As do I! Here's hoping it's as good on the inside as it is pretty on the outside. :)

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    1. They are indeed, Deb! It has no choice but to be good, right!? :)

      Thanks so much for visiting.

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  11. Caraval was all those things, so I'm so thrilled to see it on everyone's list so I can talk about it at length. It Started With Goodbye is really the debut I'm most excited for, since I know Christina although I haven't read her book yet, I'd be excited for it even if I didn't know her.

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    1. YAY! I'm so glad you're excited about 'Goodbye.' It sounds lovely, Kate, and how neat that you know her. That always makes the excitement greater. Betting we'll both enjoy this one. :)

      Glad you liked Caraval! It sounds crazy good.

      Thanks, as always, for visiting.

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  12. I almost added The Freemason's Daughter on my top ten because I love historical fiction but in the end it only *just* didn't make it. We also have some other books in common on our lists. :)

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    1. YAY for books in common! I don't know a great deal about 'Daughter,' but I'd like to read more of YA historical. Hopefully it'll be a great read. :)

      Thanks so much for visiting, Stephanie.

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  13. Hi! I have a few of these on my list, too! Looking forward to Wait for Me. Looks like I also need to put Caraval on my TBR list :)
    My TTT
    Leslie

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    1. YAY! So many good ones coming this year, aren't there, Leslie!? Hope you enjoy them all - and Wait for Me is very high on my 2017 TBR. :)

      Happy 2017 reading - and thanks so much for visiting.

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  14. I feel like I've been waiting for Caraval forever! It's weird to think how excited I am about it when its a debut novel. I hope its not been over hyped! Gilded Cage also looks good.

    Hope you get to read some of these!
    Happy Reading
    Rachel @ Paein-and-Ms4Tune

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    1. It's been hyped for a long time, Rachel, and with good reason. It looks snazzy and sounds so interesting. :)

      Thanks so much - hope you do too. Or those that are on your 2017 TBR. Appreciate you visiting. :)

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  15. Oh, I forgot about Zenith, but I'm so looking forward to that one as well :) And of course also to Caraval and Gilded Cage! Great list!

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    1. Zenith sounds and looks so fun. Plus, just the fact that it's co-written by a booktuber leaves me curious. (And I've been wanting to read something by Lindsey for a while now.) Ditto. Caraval and Gilded Cage both sound and look amazing. :)

      Thanks for stopping by, Lindsey.

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  16. This is one of my favorite blogs to visit on the TTT!
    I love your list!
    My TTT.

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    1. Thanks, Mariela. Really enjoy visiting your blog every week too - love how you put your posts together. :)

      As always, I'm glad you made Finding Wonderland one of your stops. Thank you.

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  17. I'm looking forward to nearly all of these as well, particularly It Started With Goodbye because ... Cinderella. Enough said :) My TTT

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    1. YAY! Hope you enjoy those you're looking forward to, Carrie. And I 100% agree. Cinderella. Enough said. :)

      Glad you stopped by!

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  18. Awesome list! I'm really excited or Caraval also!

    Here’s my TTT!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

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    1. Hooray! Gotta' love all that bookish appreciation for Caraval this week. It's on nearly all of the lists I visited this week. Who can blame us, right!? :)

      Thanks so much for visiting, Ronyell.

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  19. Oh, I'm so excited for Cold Summer! It sounds wonderful <3 Gilded Cage sounds amazing as well! I loved Caraval, so I hope you enjoy it, too :)

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    1. It does indeed, Adalyn! I ran across it randomly, and am so glad to have done so. :)

      Thanks so much for visiting - and for sharing about Caraval. Super excited for this one. :)

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  20. Great choices! We've got a few of the same this week (great minds think alike!). I am especially excited for Cold Summer, it looks gooooood! I hadn't heard of It Starts with Goodbye until your list but it looks amazing! I love that it is a modern Cinderella retelling. Love that! Happy reading!

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    1. We bookworms have to stick together. :)

      Yay for the Cold Summer love. It does look good! I ran across it "by accident" when putting this together, but it sounds fabulous, so I'm pleased to have added it to my must list. 'Goodbye' is in my next-to-be-read pile, and I'm sure it'll be fabulous. :)

      Thanks for visiting, Hannah!

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  21. So many good books releasing in 2017. I am really looking forward to The Gilded Cage. Great list!

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    1. I agree, Sue; there are LOTS of great books coming in 2017! Thanks so much for visiting. :)

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  22. Great picks! I've got so many of these on my tbr! :)

    Check out my TTT.

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    1. YAY! Hope you enjoy those that are, Lauren. :)

      Thanks for making Finding Wonderland a Top Ten Tuesday stop. :)

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