Book release days are always special. In the biz, we call them book birthdays. As authors we talk about them, post about them, worry about them for a year or more from the moment the ink dries on that much coveted book contract. No matter how many books you are lucky enough to publish over the years, the day each book comes out is its own special moment of oh hell yeah!
But debuts might be a tiny bit more special.
This week we have a few releases from debut authors that have caught our eye:
The first is a American Panda, a YA book from an MIT grad turned dentist turned author:
American Panda is an incisive, laugh-out-loud contemporary debut about a Taiwanese-American teen whose parents want her to be a doctor and marry a Taiwanese Ivy Leaguer despite her squeamishness with germs and crush on a Japanese classmate.
If you’re in the mood for MG why not check out Payback on Popular Lane by:
Margaret, second oldest of eight children, graduate of University of Virginia, and editor of a Spider, a children’t magazine, makes her MG debut with this book which is billed as: ABC’s Shark Tank meets The Terrible Two when a pair of sixth grade entrepreneurs compete to become top mogul on their block.
Our final new release for this Tuesday is The Unicorn Quest by Kamilla Benko:
Claire Martinson still worries about her older sister Sophie, who battled a mysterious illness last year. But things are back to normal as they move into Windermere Manor . . . until the sisters climb a strange ladder in a fireplace and enter the magical land of Arden.
There, they find a world in turmoil. The four guilds of magic no longer trust each other, the beloved unicorns have disappeared, and terrible wraiths roam freely. Scared, the girls return home. But when Sophie vanishes in the night, it will take all of Claire’s courage to climb back up the ladder, find her sister, and uncover the unicorns’ greatest secret.
See a little something you’d like to read? Have other new releases that you love? Comment below so we can all be in the know!