These budding authors are all set to showcase their books to the world this month – and we couldn’t be more excited about it! We have listed down 9 most anticipated debut books of October 2021.
9 Most Anticipated Debut Books of October 2021
Lies My Memory Told Me by Sacha Wunsch
In this thriller set in a world where memory can be shared between people, and the daughter of the inventors, Nova thinks it’s a gift. But her ‘friend’ Kade begs to differ, and soon Nova notices that her parents are hiding secrets.
Crossbones by Kimberly Vale
This is a fantasy about pirates, which follows the upheaval in the community after the pirate king dies. Csilla wants to become the first pirate queen for herself and her sister, Kane wants to keep his father’s ship alive and forget his past, Lorelei wans to avenge her mom’s death. All want the throne, but who will get it?
The Violent Season by Sara Walters
This book follows a small town called Wolf Ridge where everyone seems to be overtaken by violent urges. Wyatt knows this first hand because of her mother’s death and now her bestie seems to be afflicted by it. And she’s drawn to his archenemy, a friendship that will reveal violent and mysterious secrets.
My Monticello by Jocelyn Nicole Johnson
This is a collection of short stories about belonging and inheriting. The titular novella is set in the near future in a small town. The residents of this town flee from white supremacists, all the while confronting their own identity and selfhood. This collection includes stories about a professor drawn to studies of racism who experiments on his own son, a Nigerian widower who emigrates to Nigeria and a single mother who wants to buy a house before the impending apocalypse.
Jade Fire Gold by June C.L. Tan
This YA fantasy takes inspiration from Chinese mythology and tells the stunning story of an empire at the threshold of an impending war. We follow the two characters Ahn, bereft of a past and Altan, bereft of a future. Together, they collude for their own personal gains, but at a deadly price.
City of Shattered Light by Claire Winn
In the City of Shattered Light, darkness threatens to enclose. The heiress Asa wants to rescue her sister’s brain from re-uploading. Smuggler Riven wants to be at the top of the Requiem hierarchy. Their paths cross and they end up in an unlikely situation. Now they must choose between getting what they want and helping the other.
The Keeper of the Night by Kylie Lee Baker
Ren collects souls in London as an occupation, shuttling between her identity as a western Reaper and Japanese Shimigami. But she cant control who is and leaves for Japanese in search of acceptance. She wants to prove herself worthy to the Goddess of Death, who takes her in, and so she takes the difficult task of banishing three demons.
Between The Lines by Uli Beutter Cohen
In this nonfiction, Cohen complies over 170 interviews to give us an insight into our collective consciousness. With a strong basis in long and tedious research, this book looks at the world from the perspective of readers.
On Girlhood by Glory Edim
Glory is the founder of the Well-Read Black Girl library, and in this anthology she gives voice to a narrow part of contemporary literature – Black girlhood.
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