In the last few years or so, I haven’t really been keeping up on books that are debuting for the year. I’m a notoriously slow/mood reader and I almost always read these books months after publication.
For this TTT post, I decided to make a list of debut books that I have on my radar for this year. This is not a guarantee that I would be reading them this year, though. But we shall see where my mood takes me!
When Oceans Rise by Robin Alvarez
YOUNG ADULT FANTASY – Expected publication May 23, 2023
This book is billed as a Filipino retelling of The Little Mermard with an alternate timeline arc. This caught my attention which is why this book is now on my TBR pile.
Sing Me to Sleep by Gabi Burton
YOUNG ADULT FANTASY – Expected publication June 27, 2023
This is a YA dark fantasy featuring an FMC who is a siren in hiding! This is also a forbidden romance! I am also intrigued by having an FMC who is the MMC’s personal bodyguard!
Unseelie by Ivelisse Housman
YOUNG ADULT FANTASY – First published January 3, 2023
This is a YA fae fantasy featuring an FMC who is neurodivergent. This book also centers on twin sisters – one who is a rogue and one who is a changeling.
Bitter Medicine by Mia Tsai
ADULT URBAN FANTASY – Expected publication March 14, 2023
This book is an adult urban/contemporary fantasy with a melding of Chinese and European magical systems.
This is also a romance and the book cover reminds me of anime!
The Year of Cecily by Lisa Lin
ADULT CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE – First published January 17, 2023
This book is an adult contemporary second-chance romance! I am such a sucker for contemporary romance so adding this book to my TBR was not a problem.
This book also promises good SEA rep!
The Art of Scandal by Regina Black
ADULT CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE – Expected publication August 1, 2023
This book is an age-gap forbidden romance in the vein of Kennedy Ryan’s books.
Such Pretty Flowers by K.L. Cerra
ADULT GOTHIC THRILLER – Expected publication February 7, 2023
I don’t really read a lot of gothic thrillers, but I have been reading a lot of dark romances lately and this book popped up in my recommendations.
The MC is investigating her brother’s murder/suicide and she starts stalking her brother’s fiance.
Which 2023 debut books are you looking forward to read this year?
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