03 July 2013

2013 Debut Showcase: July

The purpose of this feature is to show you guys which YA debuts I'm most looking forward to, and which ones I've enjoyed. Hopefully it'll also help build some buzz around some of these debuts. There will be one post at the beginning of each month showing the top three upcoming debuts I'm most looking forward to and excited for, and it will also wrap up the previous month by showing which debuts I read and enjoyed.

So, without further ado, here are the June debuts that I have read, and my thoughts on them in a couple of sentences. You can find my reviews in the archive to the right.
Advertised as creepy, but in reality this was so boring that I had to start skimming it.
Once again, another boring book that had so much promise. Where was the X-Men vibe I was expecting?

For July, I'm looking forward to a few books, but to be honest most of the debuts seem to be coming out in September!
Elizabeth Caldwell doesn’t feel emotions . . . she sees them. Longing, Shame, and Courage materialize around her classmates. Fury and Resentment appear in her dysfunctional home. They’ve all given up on Elizabeth because she doesn’t succumb to their touch. All, that is, save one—Fear. He’s intrigued by her, as desperate to understand the accident that changed Elizabeth’s life as she is herself.

Elizabeth and Fear both sense that the key to her past is hidden in the dream paintings she hides in the family barn. But a shadowy menace has begun to stalk her, and try as she might, Elizabeth can barely avoid the brutality of her life long enough to uncover the truth about herself. When it matters most, will she be able to rely on Fear to save her?
On the night seventeen-year-old Jeremy Glass winds up in the hospital with a broken leg and a blood alcohol level well above the legal limit, his secret crush, Susannah, disappears. When he begins receiving messages from her from beyond the grave, he's not sure whether they're real or if he's losing his grip on reality. Clue by clue, he gets closer to unraveling the mystery, and soon realizes he must discover the truth or become the next victim himself.
Some things are permanent.


And they cannot be changed back.

Joy Malone learns this the night she sees a stranger with all-black eyes across a crowded room—right before the mystery boy tries to cut out her eye. Instead, the wound accidentally marks her as property of Indelible Ink, and this dangerous mistake thrusts Joy into an incomprehensible world—a world of monsters at the window, glowing girls on the doorstep, and a life that will never be the same.

Now, Joy must pretend to be Ink’s chosen one—his helper, his love, his something for the foreseeable future...and failure to be convincing means a painful death for them both. Swept into a world of monsters, illusion, immortal honor and revenge, Joy discovers that sometimes, there are no mistakes.

Somewhere between reality and myth lies…



  1. I'm kind of hoping Some Quiet Place will be good but I fear it could go down hill fast. I still really want to read it though. Maybe it'll be one of the debut I check out this month.

    I'm really enjoying these post- It keeps me informed about which debuts to check out.

  2. It does seem like a lot of my most anticipated books are coming out in September!! Prep School Confidential comes out in July though and I'm excited for that one... Breaking Glass looks cool too!

  3. I'm looking forward to all of these books this month! And I have a e-galley of Indelible that I can't wait to read!!!


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