Top 10 Most Anticipated Debuts of 2014

January 14, 2014 Top Ten Tuesday, Young Adult 23

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature from The Broke and the Bookish. This week is all about debut books! I read about half of the books on last years list, though I did read a lot of other debut authors books. Maybe I’ll discover a new favorite author! These are (some of) the debuts I have my eye on:a mad wicked folly

1. A Mad, Wicked Folly by Sharon Biggs Waller  - This debut is a witty, feminist historical book about an aspiring artist in Edwardian England. On sale Jan. 23 from Viking Juvenile.

one man guy2. Breakfast Served Anytime by Sarah Combs  - BSA is a coming of age book set at a Kentucky summer camp for gifted teens. On sale April 8 from Candlewick. 

3. One Man Guy by Michael Barakiva - An Armenian boy goes to a NYC summer camp and falls in love with the city and a skater boy. On sale May 27 from Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

4. Open Road Summer by Emery Lord - This looks cute! OPR is about a girl who open road summergoes on tour with her country star BFF and falls for the guy who is the opening act. On sale April 15 from Walker Childrens.

5. Something Real by Heather Demetrios  - Bonnie is one of the Baker’s Dozen, a reality TV family, and she just wants to get out of the spotlight. On sale February 4 from Henry Holt.

6. Summer on the Short Bus by Bethany CrandellA spoiled rich girl is forced by her dad to be a counselor at a summer camp for teens with special needs. On sale summer on the short busApril 1 from Running Press Kids.

7. The Art of Lainey by Paula Stokes - Soccer star Lainey uses The Art of War as her guidebook to win back her ex. On sale May 20 from HarperTeen.

8. The Other Way Around by Sashi Kaufman – After a disastrous Thanksgiving, Andrew decides to go on a road trip of self-discovery with some Freegans. On sale March 1 from Lerner/Carolrhoda Lab.the truth about alice

9. The Truth About Alice by Jennifer Mathieu  - A multi-POV book about a bullied girl named Alice, and the people that who have their reasons to bury the truth. On sale June 3 from Roaring Brook Press.

10. The Vigilante Poets of Selwyn Academy by Kate Hattemer - Poets is set at an arts academy where a reality show is filmed, and the students want them out. On sale April 8 from Knoph Books for Young Readers.

What debuts are on your list? Do we have any books in common?


23 Responses to “Top 10 Most Anticipated Debuts of 2014”

    • Lucy

      Haha yes. I have a good feeling about this line-up so hopefully I’ll do better than last year!

    • Lucy

      As I was writing this up I was surprised that those topics were running themes! I don’t remember reading a summer camp book before, but agree they do sound fun :)

  1. Sandie @TeenLitRocks

    We have a few in common! Diana wrote our list, but I too am excited to read Open Road Summer, The Art of Lainey, and Something Real. All of the others are your list sound great too, particularly Breakfast Served Anytime, Summer on the Short Bus, and One Man Guy (as a former New Yorker, who doesn’t fall in love with the City?!).

  2. Candice

    I love the cover of A Mad Wicked Folly! I’ve seen it a few times before; really must look for it when it comes out! And Open Road Summer does sound really cute. I love a good cute contemporary!

  3. Ellie M.

    I really want to read The Truth About Alice as well. Hopefully you will get to read them this year! I know my TBR list is still growing everyday lol

  4. Maggie @ Just a Couple More Pages

    Great list! I’m so glad that A Mad Wicked Folly comes out soon, I feel like I’ve been waiting for it forever! I also can’t decide if I want to read Summer on the Short Bus. I think it’s one of those ones where I’m going to let other people read it first and then tell me if it’s worth it or not :)

    • Lucy

      Agreed about A Mad Wicked Folly! I already have it on hold at the library, just waiting for the release date :) Summer on the Short Bus seems to push boundaries and is described as very non-PC – I wonder what the reception will be too. Happy reading!

  5. Tammy Sparks

    I’ve heard really good things about A MAD WICKED FOLLY. Of all your picks, I want to read ONE MAN GUY and SUMMER ON THE SHORT BUS! I love running across books with new plots that sound fresh and original. Great choices, Lucy!

    • Lucy

      Fresh and original, exactly what I’m looking for too! I hope you get to read A Mad Wicked Folly soon, Tammy! The early reviews look very promising.

  6. caitlinstern

    Something Real made my list–there’s something about reality tv… you know it has no nutritional value, and yet you can’t stop eating.

  7. Quinn

    I’m really excited for Open Road Summer, too! I just love that cover, and it seems like the perfect summer read.

  8. Laura Fabiani

    I just finished A Mad Wicked Folly and loved it. My review will be posted on Jan 22. There aren’t many YA historical novels, so I was looking forward to this one and it didn’t disappoint.