Hi friends! I can’t believe it’s June already. That means we’re basically almost halfway to Christmas*! With that in mind, I’m so excited to talk about debut novels and debut authors today! It’s always nice to share the love. Don’t forget that this is hosted by Shanah @ Bionic Bookworm!
*i judge all time using Christmas. it’s probably why i’m so bad at math.
This is a 2019 debut release, and I was really impressed by the complexity of it. Like, so many YA fantasies don’t bother to flesh out their world and still try to invest in political intrigue. Descendant of the Crane doesn’t have these issues, in fact, everything is really well plotted and researched and thought-out!
who here wasn’t surprised by this book being on the list???
*raises hand*. But seriously, this book is insanely good for a debut novel. The writing, the Shakespeare references were great (even though I didn’t understand like 90% of them) and the plot. Everything was written so deftly, with an air of experience that you normally only sense after the author has gone through writing at least one book. Or maybe my mind is just easily blown.
This had a few minor problems but one of those was most definitely not the writing. Erin Morgenstern clearly knew her writing style straight off the bat. Literally, it’s too gorgeous for mere words soooo I’m just going to throw it at your face and scream (kindly) at you to read it.
Percy Jackson basically kick-started the whole mythology craze, let’s be real. Rick Riordan charted new territory with this sassy, hilarious cast of characters. Even if it did follow a little bit in the footsteps of what is possibly the greatest debut of all time…
yeah yeah I know I’m predictable.
But I think my choice speaks for itself.
So that’s it! What are your favorite debut novels???