Top 10 Tuesday (30). Debuts of 2014.

I haven’t done these lists in a while, but I always adore this topic! I’m going to give you a little preview of the books I can’t wait for. To make it a little easier, I didn’t include titles without covers. I also tried to come up with titles I haven’t heard much about in the hope to introduce you with some new books!

Yvonne Ventresca – Pandemic. I’ve already told you about my career and current study of microbiology, so everything that has to do with outbreaks of sickness has my interest.
Kathryn Rose – Camelot burning. Mythological steampunk in the Arthurian era? Need I say more?
Sarah Rougley – Featherbound *freaks out* I seriously can NOT wait. It’s about ‘the twisted truth of Cinderella’

Jessica Arnold – The looking glass. Find a diary, break a curse, trapped in a haunted hotel. I’m in!
Christina Farley – Gilded. Asian mythology, yes please.
Livia Blackburn – Midnight thief. High fantasy! Assassins guild!
I’ve read this book and my gushing review will be up soon. I highly suggest to keep an eye on this book! Rosamund Hodge – Cruel beauty, a mixture of Beauty and the beast and mythology. I have an ARC waiting from Danielle L. Jensen – Stolen songbird and it sounds amazing. Trolls! Danielle Paige – Dorothy must die. If you know me well, you’d expect this book on my list.

Leave a link to your list and let me know what you think about these books!


  1. So lovely to be included on your list! Thank you! I'm looking forward to reading some of the others as well.

  2. I haven't heard of any of these except for Cruel Beauty and Dorothy Must Die. I must check these out on Goodreads asap! By the covers, they seem very interesting!

  3. Oooh, Cruel Beauty is such a gorgeous dark rich and gothic read. I love that it's so loosely inspired by BatB and that it has all of this gorgeous Greek mythology infused in it. Makes it even more worth reading and I'm totally dying to read Dorothy Must Die, for the different take on the retelling and Stolen Songbird.

    Happy Reading!
    Suz @ A Soul Unsung: Book Gossip for the Soul
    TTT: 2014 Debuts I'm Excited For!

  4. Ooh nice! I chose Cruel Beauty and Dorothy Must Die among my choices too! Great picks!

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  5. Everyone is going crazy over Dorothy Must Die.. I must be the only one who has no idea what Wizard of Oz is really about.

    great list!
    - Juhina @ Maji Bookshelf

  6. Stolen Songbird was on my list too. This is the first I'm hearing about Gilded - I looked into it and it sounds pretty good. Your mission = accomplished.

  7. OOo, The Looking Glass looks so good. I hadn't heard of it before, but now I cannot wait to read it!!!

  8. Hadn't heard of Cruel Beauty before but I'll look for it.

  9. I have Cruel Beauty and The Looking Glass in my list too.I found a few recs from your list:)
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  10. Wow, some amazing books here I completely forgot about Dorothy Must Die, must add it to the list! Can't wait to read Cruel Beauty :)

    Jeann @ Happy Indulgence

  11. Ugh! I wrote this whole long reply and it didn't post :(
    Ah, well... Take 2!
    Dorothy Must Die is a book that I've seen on many lists, and Cruel Beauty as well. I'm a dreading Cruel Beauty a bit though because I've made the mistake of reading somebody else's review... and she spoke about Insta-Love and all, which I really dislike. I'm holding my breath for that one and hoping it turns out great, because lets be honest! A Beauty and the Beast retelling and Greek Mythology, that sounds Badass!
    Great picks!

    1. I'm sorry, I hate when that happens! I've had it a couple of times the last week too :(

  12. Thanks for showcasing these, because I only knew about the last five books on your list. I will definitely check out the other four I don't know about on Goodreads, they sound awesome. My wishlist shelf is not happy with this ;)
    Gilded and Cruel Beauty are on my list too, glad to hear you've read and loved Cruel Beauty. Can't wait to see your review!

  13. Oh wow, haven't heard most of them but they do sure sound interesting. I've seen Dorothy Must Die from other people's list. Will check them out! :D

  14. Weee. I actually checked the Midnight Thief because it sounds amazing plus it's High Fantasy. Whew.

    And wow, you also have Cruel Beauty. That book is weird but amazing. I must say that it's pretty unique but not as mindblowing as The Lunar Chronicles. Still it was awesome.

    I hope you'll be able to read all of these titles, Mel. :D

  15. Great list, I've got a few of these on my list too! Dorothy Must Die looks so good, I can't wait for that one. There are so many great books coming out in 2014, I don't know how I'll find the time to read them all. I hope you manage to read all of these :) My TTT.

  16. Feather Bound is about Cinderella? I never knew this! And now I really want it!
    The Looking Glass and Midnight Thief both sound amazing! This is the first time I've heard of them so I'll definitely be adding them to my TBR.
    You have an ARC of Stolen Songbird? Jealous! I'm super excited to see what you think of it though because it sounds fantastic!
    Great list, Mel! :D

  17. Oh I have never heard of some of these books and they do sound really good. I love the sound of Stolen Songbird and I hope it'll be as good as it sounds. You all loved Cruel Beauty so I cannot wait to read it. Great list, Mel :)

  18. Cruel Beauty is an amazing take on Beauty and The Beast. The Looking Glass also sounds really interesting. I hadn't heard of that previously, but the idea is so cool! Great picks :)

  19. wow some interesting books you got there!! I haven't heard of any of them though! The Looking Glass sounds amazing though!! Great list!
    - Farah

  20. I would totally have Dorothy Must Die on my list! Can't wait for that book, the synopsis is too good to be true.

    Lovely post, Mel! <33

  21. Can't wait to read Cruel Beauty soon! So glad you loved it! Dorothy Must Die is also on my must-read list! Crossing my fingers that it is good!

  22. Only heard of Cruel Beauty; which I have already read :D And ohh. It is awesome. <3 Thank you for sharing this awesome list :D

  23. I'm excited for Cruel Beauty and Dorothy Must Die too! Thank goodness we don't have to wait long for Cruel Beauty. ;D<3

  24. You're like the go-to person for all my fantasy and fairytale retellings recs from now on because I'm hooked (and I've yet to read the bare essentials like Siege and Storm and Scarlet). =D

    I'm very excited for Midnight Thief because assassins are awesome and Dorothy Must Die because it sounds so wicked.

    Hell yeah to Pandemic because biology!

    I'm excited for Camelot Burning but I'm not a fan of that cover at all.

    Ooh, Asian mythology. I didn't know that and Stolen Songbird better be awesome!

    1. That is awesome :D! My mission is accomplished, haha.

  25. Gorgeous covers on some of these. :D I am really looking forward to The Midnight Thief and Cruel Beauty. Also some new ones here I have not seen on other lists!

  26. Good picks! I have been eying Pandemic for a while now, looks good, as does Dorothy Must Die. I am super excited to get that one. Midnight Thief looks great as well, I added this one forever ago.
    Great list!
    Happy reading! And sorry for being late ^^


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