This weeks T5W is 2017 débuts that I'm excited for! There are so many book releases this year, from both unknown and popular authors but this post is just dedicated to those authors who are bringing out their first book this year!
1. The Possessions by Sara Flannery Murphy
This book is coming out on February 7th this year and it looks so interesting, I cannot wait to delve into this new dystopian thriller.
The main character Eurydice is what is known as a 'body'. Her and the other workers at the Elysian Society allow customers to connect with their loved ones by wearing the belongings of the deceased in order to try summon their spirits. However, when Patrick Braddock asks her to connect with his dead wife Sylvia, Edie becomes obsessed with the glamorous couple, and Patrick himself. She tries to do whatever she can to keep Patrick within her grasp.
This sounds like such a unique plot to me and I'm honestly really intrigued to find out more about the 'bodies' and how their job affects them in different ways, and also how Edie falls for Patrick and what she does to try keep him. We will also get an insight into dead people's lives and I'm interested to see how Murphy does this.
2. Caraval by Stephanie Garber
This book is coming out on January 31st this year and I've heard people compare it to The Night Circus which is my all time favourite book so I'm hoping this won't disappoint.
The story focuses on two sisters Scarlett and Tella who live in a world where once a year, a magical performance comes around where the audience participate in the show. This year, Tella is taken by the performance leader, and whoever finds her first is the winner. There is a lot of spectacle around if the show is only just an elaborate performance or if it is real, and Scarlett has to try find her sister before the five nights of the game is up. If she doesn't, a domino effect of consequences is set off and she may lose her sister forever.
I'm really excited for this one as it sounds like the type of book you can't put down as it's fast paced and you constantly want to know what happens next. I absolutely adore games and trials within books and movies so this is pretty much the perfect book for me.
3. One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus
This book is coming out on May 30th this year and it is marketed as The Breakfast Club meets Pretty Little Liars, which are two of my favourite things to watch so I couldn't be more excited about this one.
It follows five students who enter detention one Monday afternoon, but only four make it out. Each character has a motive, as the now dead boy Simon was planning to release juicy gossip about the students. Did one of them kill him to protect their secrets, or is there another killer making the other students potentially in danger?
This sounds so interesting, I already want to know what happened to Simon, and what secrets the students are trying to protect and I can't wait to read it. It sounds like it's going to be a fast paced and mysterious read which I love.
4. Seven Days of You by Cecilia Vinesse
This book is coming out on March 7th this year and seems like the perfect cutesy contemporary read filled with drama and love.This book is also set in Tokyo which is unique to me and not something I've read about before. Japan has always interested me with its culture and architecture which is another reason I think I'd love this book.
The novel surrounds a girl named Sophia who has a week left of her trip to Tokyo before she returns to the US. She wants to make the most of her time in her favourite city with her best friend and crush before she leaves, but troublesome Jamie crashes into the picture. He moves back to Japan without warning and throws everybody's world apart, especially Sophia's who shares a history of heartbreak with him. When her life suddenly falls to pieces, Jamie is there to help pick up the pieces. Did she judge him too quickly, and can only seven days end in anything other than goodbye?
I just know I will love this book, I already love her writing style after reading her blurb on Goodreads as it's humorous and she has clearly got into the teenage perspective really well. The setting really intrigues me and I'm a sucker for a cutesy story.
5. You're Welcome, Universe by Whitney Garder
This book is coming out on March 7th also and will be great for me this year, as 2017 is a year I'm going to try read more diverse books. It is also marketed as for fans of Simon vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda which was a 5/5 book for me.
Julia is expelled from her special school for the deaf as she uses her artistic flair to cover over some rude comments made about her best friend. When this same best friend tells the school it was her graffiti and gets her permanently expelled, she is forced to attend public school where she is treated as an outcast, being the only deaf student. Julia finds a nice spot in the suburbs to continue her painting and graffiti, but as she returns each day she notices that these pieces have been changed by somebody, and what's worse- improved. Somebody is showing off, and this starts a graffiti war.
Although there is no mention of romance in the blurb, I have a feeling that this 'somebody' will be a love interest for Julia and I'm really excited about that. I love art, so feel I will have an exciting time reading about it done and graffiti especially interests me. I have never read about a deaf character before either which I think will be interesting to see and of course I can't wait to pick this up.