Top 10 Debut recommendations from the Yeah Yeah Blog:
for the full list follow the link at the bottom of the post
Allegedly by Tiffany D Jackson (Harper 360)
This novel about a girl who’s convicted of killing a baby – but won’t say whether she did it – sounds a tough read but utterly incredible. Six years after the conviction of her and her mother, she meets a boy and becomes pregnant, and has to fight for her future with her unborn child.
See You In The Cosmos by Jack Cheng (Puffin)
Road trip books are one of my favourite genres, and this MG about a boy who wants to launch his iPod into space to show other lifeforms what Earth is really like sounds both hilarious and moving.
The Gauntlet by Karuna Riazi (Simon & Schuster – but unsure if it’s US only?)
Karuna is fabulous and this book, described as “steampunk Jumanji with a Middle Eastern flair” sounds amazing! Also great to see hijabi girls on the cover.
American Street by Idi Zoboi (HarperCollins – again, not 100% sure it’s out in the UK but very much hoping so!)
An #ownvoices story about a Haitian immigrant to the US whose mother is detained, leaving her to navigate life with her American cousins, settling into Detroit’s west side, and a surprising new romance, this sounds wonderful!
Done Dirt Cheap by Sarah Nicole Lemon (Abrams)
This book about two girls – one working (unwillingly, by the sounds of it) for a lawyer trying to close down a local bike club, the other the daughter of the club’s president – sounds incredible! It’s billed as Sons of Anarchy meets Thelma & Louise, which is super-intriguing.
the remaining 5 via YA Yeah Yeah: Top Ten Tuesday: 2017 Debuts I’m Excited For.