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It's no surprise to anyone that I am making grabby hands at a number of the forthcoming debuts. Choosing just ten is tough, but here goes. Any debuts I've already read are excluded, because, much as I love most of them, these other books need love too.
1. Destiny, Rewritten by Kathryn Fitzmaurice: This book was already on my radar (hello, adorable middle grade cover with a LIBRARY) when Kayla Beck of Bibliophilia, Please told me she thought I would LOVE it. So, now I need it.
2. These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner: Spooner debuted last year, but this will be Amie Kaufman's first novel, so I'm counting it. It just sounds so good! Plus, I really enjoyed Spooner's debut and I love when authors team up.
3. Rump: The True Story of Rumplestiltskin by Liesl Shurtliff: I am such a sucker for fairy tales, and Rumplestiltskin has not been a popular pick. Very curious to see what Shurtliff will do with it!
4. The Wig in the Window by Kristen Kittscher: Smart, funny middle grade mystery with a Rear Window twist? Umm, how awesome does that sound? Also, the adorable cover isn't hurting anything.
5. Starglass by Phoebe North: The cover of this one disappoints me, but I heard from Lenore Appelhans, author of 2013 debut Level 2 that just happens to be out today (*cough cough*), that Starglass rocks, so it has jumped to my must-have list.
6. ACID by Emma Pass: Much as I crave every dystopian novel, some are more appealing than others. In most genres, I avoid blurbs, but with these they can really help me tell how much promise one has, mostly because you can tell if it seems like it might actually BE dystopian. This one sounds dark, violent and creepy. Heck yes!
7. The S-Word by Chelsea Pitcher: This sounds like a very honest contemporary novel, which is pretty much my favorite kind of contemporary. I'm also very curious about the fact that this YA novel is getting published by an adult imprint. Is it too steamy for the teen imprints or is this just one of those oddities of the publishing process?
8. How My Summer Went Up in Flames by Jennifer Salvato Doktorski: Ever since I saw this cover, I have been desperate for this book. I love that her summer went up in LITERAL flames. She sets her boyfriend's car on fire! This probably should not be so incredibly appealing to me, but whatever. WANT.
9. Red by Alison Cherry: This may just be my most drooled over debut currently. Alison is hilarious on Twitter, and the book sounds very darkly funny. An author's twitter persona has burned me before, but I'll try one more time.
10. The End Games by T. Michael Martin: Look how awesome the cover is! *points* That caught my eye first, but the blurb makes me very curious to find out what's going on in this world.
Which 2013 debuts are you most excited for?