Tuesday, June 28, 2016

TOP TEN TUESDAY: Freebie--Favorite Debut Novels

Hosted by the ladies over at The Broke and the Bookish.

For this freebie week, I decided to look at my favorite debut novels.  It was fun to look back at how I discovered some of these authors, many of whom have become favorites.

Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1)
1. Cinder by Marissa Meyer (YA science fiction)
Cinderella as a cyborg?  This was just the beginning of what became one of my favorite series.

The Raven Prince (Princes Trilogy, #1)
2. The Raven Prince by Elizabeth Hoyt (historical romance)
I read this debut historical based on a recommendation from Julia Quinn and I have been obsessed with Hoyt's unique style ever since.

A Bollywood Affair (Bollywood)
3. A Bollywood Affair by Sonali Dev (contemporary romance)
I fell in love with Sonali Dev's characters and beautiful writing from the beginning and am eagerly waiting to see what she does next.

Kiss of Steel (London Steampunk, #1)
4. Kiss of Steel by Bec McMaster (steampunk romance)
This was a major surprise to me, but I fell head over heels for Blade and Honor's story.

Across the Universe (Across the Universe, #1)
5. Across the Universe by Beth Revis (YA science fiction)
I'm glad I gave this sci-fi romance a try because the trilogy became one of my favorites.

In For a Penny
6. In for a Penny by Rose Lerner (historical romance)
Lerner definitely isn't afraid to change things up in historical romance and her first book subtly showed that.

Halfway to the Grave (Night Huntress, #1)
7. Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost (urban fantasy)
Bones and Cat are my all-time favorite paranormal couple and their first story always makes me smile.

Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake (Love By Numbers, #1)
8. Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake by Sarah MacLean (historical romance)
A super-relatable heroine, a sexy hero, and a fun plot?  Sounds like a great historical debut!

Soulless (Parasol Protectorate, #1)
9. Soulless by Gail Carriger (steampunk romance)
This was snarky, hilarious, and super-romantic.  A great debut though I will admit that I still need to finish the series.

Anna and the French Kiss (Anna and the French Kiss, #1)
10. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins (YA contemporary)
This was just so freaking sweet!  The Parisian setting was a bonus.


  1. I like this post, Jennifer! I loved Cinder, Soulless, Anna and the French Kiss and A Bollywood Affair. Some of my favorites, actually. I do like Nine Rules, but I didn't LOVE it. I really need to read more Elizabeth Hoyt. She is AMAZING!

  2. Nice list!!

    Here's a link to my TTT post for this week:

  3. NINE RULES TO BREAK for sure. Oh my word, debut GOLD.

  4. You have such a great list here hun!! I absolutely adored Nine Rules----probably my favorite book from her. Her recent books haven't been as good as her first series, but loved that pair :) The Raven Prince is so wonderful---of course I have enjoyed all of what she has written. But that one was one of my first books to read from her, so I just love that story.

  5. I loved Cinder, I just need to finish the series! http://videoclimbersvariations.blogspot.com/2016/06/top-ten-tuesday-top-ten-tv-shows-based.html

  6. Both Cinder and Across the Universe really impressed me as debuts! Great picks!

    Check out my TTT.


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