Book List: Favorite Debut Books

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Hey, guys! Today I’m going to talk about my all-time favorite debuts! I’ve been wanting to write posts of my favorite so and so and I have already started in February and sort of stopped because I ran out of ideas of books to list. Recently, I came up with a lot of ideas for my blog content and have been scheduling posts since last week. With that, I also came up with new topics for my book lists!

If you do not know, a debut book means it is an author’s first novel that has been published. I honestly love reading debut novels and discovering amazing authors, I mean, if the first novel they ever wrote is amazing, what more the next books that they will write, right?

So without further ado, let’s talk about the my all-time favorite debut books:
Note that these books are in no particular order because I just can’t do that. Haha
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City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1) by Cassandra Clare

I read City of Bones in 2012 when I was still in college. This debut was published in 2007 but I didn’t read it until 2012 because I wanted the supposed trilogy to be complete before I read it and I kind of forgot all about it until one of my blockmates in college lent me City of Bones. Anyway, this is Cassandra Clare’s first published novel and I instantly knew that she will become a best-selling author. I mean, if she could write something this good, I am all for the next books in the series!

If you haven’t read The Mortal Instruments series, you don’t know what you’re missing! Read it, read it, read it.

The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay

I remember how badly I wanted to read this book when it first came out so it was an auto-buy for me when it came out in 2012, but when I first started reading it, it didn’t quite work for me. So I put it down and read another book and tried reading it again one and a half year later and I absolutely loved it.

This is a contemporary romance novel and the story was very different from other contemporary romances. It’s just so good and you have to read it.

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer, #1) by Michelle Hodkin

The Mara Dyer trilogy is a trilogy very close to my heart. I devoured it, I couldn’t put it down, and I inhaled every word in these books like air. Also, the author, Michelle Hodkin, is very nice to her fans despite her books hitting the best-selling list.

There is a new trilogy in Noah Shaw’s POV and I already have the first book. I am so excited to get my copies of the last two books in this world. Again, if you haven’t read it, READ IT.

Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira

Here’s another contemporary book that I loved so much. Love Letters to the Dead, for me, is an underrated book that deserves more hype. It’s such an amazing book that will shatter your heart in so many ways but will pick up all the pieces and make it whole again.

Wicked Fox (Gumiho, #1) by Kat Cho

I read the ARC of this book last year. I left my ARC in the office, so I decided to buy a personal copy of the book to support the author and to reread it in preparation for the second book in the Gumiho series, Vicious Spirits. Kat Cho’s writing-style is very easy to read and one that you will absolutely love. I can’t wait for Vicious Spirits, which will come out on August 18.

How about you? What’s your favorite debut novel?

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