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Top Ten Tuesday: 2016 debuts I'd sell my soul for


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c.j.'s selections
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one Truthwitch - Susan Dennard 

I've actually read it (I know, hate me), but I'm so very excited for the whole world to get to read it and love it and worship it as Sooz deserves.  
two The Girl From Everywhere - Heidi Heilig 

This has got to be one of the coolest concepts I've seen in a long time.  A ship...that can sail to anywhere...as long as the captain has a map.  A girl at risk of being unborn.  Yes, please!  Plus I've heard SO many good things from the blogosphere.  
three Burning Glass - Kathryn Purdie 

I can't get enough of fantasy, especially when it comes along with rich worldbuilding and neat new powers.  I can't wait to see what Purdie does with Auraseers and the vast, tangled empire.  

four Sword and Verse - Kathy MacMillan 

Did I mention that I love fantasy?  I'm dying to get my hands on this gorgeous adventure reminiscent of Court of Fives by Kate Elliott.  Plus, it's a book about the power of words--can you really go wrong?  
five Rebel of the Sands - Alwyn Hamilton 

I swear, these aren't all gonna be fantasy.  Probably.  But how can I resist a high fantasy adventure sprawled across a Middle East-inspired desert empire?  
sixThe Crown's Game - Evelyn Skye 

If you aren't familiar with my love of all things Russian, I refer you to this imaginary picture of me squeeze-hugging Grisha and Dostoyevsky.  Skye's story of magical intrigue in a pseudo-historical empire promises romance, battle, and intricate scheming.  

seven The Star-Touched Queen - Roshani Chokshi 

I can't, I just can't.  So much fantastic fantasy in 2016!  Queen brings us to another version of India where a girl with a dark fate must battle strange and powerful magics to preserve the balance between her world and the dangerous Otherworld.  

eight Please Don't Tell - Laura Tims 

I told you it wouldn't only be fantasy.  This one is a psychological thriller that toys with notions of good and evil in the story of two sisters, a murder, a vendetta, and a blackmailer who may know a truth that no one expected.  I do love my Gone Girl-esque suspense!  

nine The First Time She Drowned - Kerry Kletter 

Here's another dark beauty, the portrait of a violent affection and the twisted lives it's spawned.  In this drama, a girl newly freed from a mental institution faces the mother who put her there, and finds herself trapped again in a vortex that wants to drag her back down.  So much of the psychology and the broody drama!  
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After the Woods - Kim Savage 

Just because I can't get enough of the creepy, dark, and macabre, I'm itching to sink my claws into this eerie thriller about a girl who's beginning to remember her abduction--and that the two days she was gone were just the beginning.  Downward spirals, murders, and mind games, please!  













33 comments:

  1. Three cheers for "Truthwitch." That one has been hyped beyond belief but it sounds amazing! :)

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  2. I have just added Please Don't Tell to my TBR. It looks incredible.

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  3. I'm also looking forward to all these books, but I haven't heard of Please Don't Tell. Adding that to my TBR list now, I love Gone Girl-ish books too :)

    Joan @ Fiddler Blue
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    1. I know, maybe Gillian Flynn should write YA. :P

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  4. Yes, After the Woods sounds so great. Made it to my list too! Can't wait for it :)

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    1. I'm SO excited for that one. I love my twisted thrillers so much.

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  5. A lot of people want to read After The Woods. It sounds like its going to be good! :)
    Great Top Ten!
    My Top Ten Tuesday. :)

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  6. All of these sound SO good. I hadn't heard of THE FIRST TIME SHE DROWNED before, but know I HAVE to read it!

    Happy TTT!

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    1. I came across it a long time ago on Pubcrawl. I don't usually go in for heartwarming family stories but this one sounds less heartwarming and more dysfunctional.

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  7. The First Time She Drowned is a new one for my radar today. I love a dark read and this one sounds really different!

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    1. That's what I'm hoping! I haven't seen it a lot on other lists but I hope it gets more hype.

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  8. I considered a lot of the same books for my list (and picked some of the same ones as well). Plus, more books to add to my TBR list. Thanks!!! Here is my list.

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  9. I have Truthwitch on my wish list. I am really looking forward to that one. I am glad to hear you liked it so much. :-) Sword and Verse sounds like it will be very good and I am looking forward to giving The Girl From Everywhere a Try.

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    1. It's SO SO good. 2016 is going to be a great year.

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  10. Truthwitch sounds so good! :) Great picks!

    Check out my Music Monday and TTT.

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    1. I knooow, I think I picked them partly because the covers drew me.

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  12. AHH. These all sound absolutely amazing CJ! I am so excited for each and every one of these as well. xD Especially The Girl from Everywhere because OMG that synopsis sounds amazing. Thanks for sharing and, as always, fabulous choices!

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    1. I KNOW! We should buddy read one. :D I've heard SO many good things about Girl From Everywhere.

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  13. 'After the Woods' and 'The First Time She Drowned' both look really interesting. I'll have to add them to my list. :) My TTT

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  14. Almost all of these were on my list! So jealous that you've read Truthwitch! I can't wait to read it!

    My TTT

    Lizzie @ Big Books and Grande Lattes

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    1. I guess we're book twins! I got lucky to read it. I hope you love it.

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  15. AHHH I have ALL of these added. I'm so pleased with me. :') And I'm so ridiculously excited for Rebel of the Sands and the Crown's Game because HECK YES RUSSIAN FANTASY. And also deserty things and sharpshooters and just afdjskald both those books call to me immensely. Basically I want it to be 2016 already. XD

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    1. You are the queen of the TBR. :P *bows* GAH yes Russian fantasy is my jam. I need them all NOW.

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  16. Looking forward to all of the books in your list. We still have one month left of this year but my 2016 TBR is already toppling. Happy reading!

    Haraiah @ Random Things In Action

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  17. I can't wait for Rebel of The Sands and The Girl From Everywhere too! I hope we both enjoy them when they're released :-) Great picks! Some of these I need to check out on Goodreads haha :-)

    Here's my TTT @ Emma's Bookery if you would like to check it out :-) Have a great day :-)

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  18. So excited for Rebel of The Sands! It sounds amazing!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2015/12/01/top-ten-tuesday-33/

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