2018 has been an incredible year for YA debuts. I’m talking Tomi Adeyemi, whose Children of Blood and Bone (the first in the Legacy of Orïsha series, if you’ve been living under a rock) has taken YA fantasy by storm. There was Emily X. R. Pan’s haunting debut of grief, The Astonishing Color of After. Let’s not forget about Adrienne Young, who provided us with the viking fantasy we didn’t know we needed: Sky in the Deep. It’s been a whirlwind of a year, and as I’m posting this, we’re about to be blessed with four debuts today alone.
If you’ve been paying attention (and by attention I mean watching hours of Instagram stories like they’re your latest reality TV obsession), then you’ve probably noticed a lot of authors asking readers to review novels on retail sites. These reviews are integral to selling books, keeping books in print, and overall just good for the literary community.
I’m gonna tell you straight out that we can’t save the entire world. But maybe we can do our small part by helping ensure that future generations get to experience the same love of reading and writing that we do. When people try to tell you your voice doesn’t matter, remember that there are communities–like the literary community–where it does.
On that note, welcome to Debut Tuesday, a YA review site aimed at promoting debut authors and underrated books while helping you find your next great read. Here you’ll find reviews, lists of recommended reads, upcoming titles, and some that have slipped under your radar. Don’t worry, your favorite authors won’t be forgotten! Just prepare to clear some space on your shelves (and your mile-long TBR), because every Tuesday I’ll feature a 2018 debut, whether already released or upcoming.
All genres, all types of writers, all types of readers. Here, everyone is welcome.
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