It’s Wednesday, my second favorite day of the week. If you’re wondering, my favorite is Tuesday, the day that I intended to post this. Why Tuesday? Well, every Tuesday, we are #blessed with new YA releases. I’ve been waiting for this specific Tuesday–July 31st—for a while. You see, I treat myself every Tuesday to a new book because Barnes & Noble just so happens to be on my way home.
Let’s take a look at what came out yesterday:
- Sea Witch by Sara Henning
- The Cheerleaders by Kara Thomas
- Heart of Thorns by Bree Barton
- Grace & Fury by Tracy Banghart
- Kiss of the Royal by Lindsey Duga
The first are two of my most anticipated reads of 2018. If you haven’t read the summary to The Cheerleaders, then you need to do that ASAP because gosh darn does it sound amazing. And since I stopped yesterday on the way to the Arctic Monkeys concert with my friend, I snagged it. I started it at one a.m. and I only have, like, a hundred pages left.
Anyway, I was hoping my favorite bookseller would be there. He’s this older man who is there every Tuesday when I go in. It’s gotten to the point where I like to think he expects my arrival and also dreads having to go into the back to get me books because I go out and buy them on release day. I’m one of those people who digs herself into a Goodreads hole and then spends the next year pining for books that don’t even have a specific release date yet.
But that’s what keeps authors writing, what keeps giving us the ability to go to bookstores and buy physical copies. It’s something we need to keep up, which is why I’ve started something new I’m super excited about.
It’s called Debut Tuesday, and you can see it at debut-tuesday.com. You can find out more about my mission there on the Welcome page, but if you’ve put the clues from above together, it’s a YA review site aimed at debuts. I don’t want to forget our favorite authors (especially with the knowledge that we will get a third Six of Crows novel and not to mention the last book in the Throne of Glass series is coming out SO SOON and Wayward Son is waiting for us in 2020), so I have some cool things planned for established authors as well. But my primary focus is debuts. Their success depends so heavily on first week sales and reviews–posted on retail websites–and I want to contribute to that in any small way I can. I love writing, I love hearing about writing process, and I love seeing authors achieve their publishing dreams.
I hope you’ll join me on this new adventure! I’ll be posting here as I work on getting my novel into shape for Pitch Wars (all of the nerves), as well as on both my personal and Debut Tuesday’s Instagram. There’s already a first Debut Tuesday Spotlight post on a YA own-voices contemporary novel on the site.
I can’t wait to share more with you guys!
As always, thanks for reading!