Debut Authors: 2022 Week #21

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This is a new weekly post which will show some of the debut authors UK releases each week.

Some of the books will come from a spreadsheet I received from 2022 Debut Stars on twitter.

Others will be ones I have come across whilst browsing various sources.

Debut Author Releases from 2022 Debut Stars:

💜 The Butterfly Assassin – Finn Longman

Genre: YA/Thriller

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Publishing Date: 26.05.22

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Innocent by day, killer by night: a dark, twisting thriller about a teen assassin’s attempt to live a normal life.

Trained and traumatised by a secret assassin programme for minors, Isabel Ryans wants nothing more than to be a normal civilian. After running away from home, she has a new name, a new life and a new friend, Emma, and for the first time in Isabel’s life, things are looking up.

But old habits die hard, and it’s not long until she blows her cover, drawing the attention of the guilds – the two rival organisations who control the city of Espera. An unaffiliated killer like Isabel is either a potential asset . . . or a threat to be eliminated.

Will the blood on her hands cost her everything?

Goodreads rating: 4.48

💜 The Extraordinary Adventures of Alice Tonks – Emily Kenny

Genre: Children’s Book (Ages 8-12/Middle grade)

Publisher: Rock the Boat

Publishing Date: 26.05.22

Synopsis from Goodreads:

“It’s not your chips I’m after, Alice Tonks,” the seagull said sternly. “We’ve got a job for you.”

After a rather strange encounter with a seagull on her first day of boarding school, Alice Tonks is left with a lot of questions.
Why does the bird need her help? And WHY can she talk to seagulls?
Alice is used to being by herself but she can’t solve the mystery alone. With new friends behind her, can Alice harness her magic powers and become the hero she never imagined?

A story about finding your voice, friendship and unlikely heroes, for fans of A Kind of Spark 

Goodreads Rating: 4.36

💜 Looking for Emily – Fiona Longmuir

Genre: Middle Grade/Mystery/(Ages 9-12 years)

Publisher: Nosy Crow Ltd

Publishing Date: 02.06.22

Synopsis from Goodreads:

When twelve-year-old Lily moves to the sleepy seaside town of Edge, she’s sure that nothing exciting is ever going to happen to her again. But when she stumbles upon a secret museum hidden in the middle of town, she realises that there might be more to her new home than meets the eye.

The Museum of Emily is filled with the belongings of one seemingly ordinary girl – a girl who, many years ago, disappeared from the town without a trace. With the help of her new friends Sam and Jay, Lily is determined to solve the mystery and find out who Emily was, why she disappeared and who has created the strange, hidden museum.

Goodreads Rating: 4.33

Other Debut Authors Releases:

💜 What Time is Love? – Holly Williams

Genre: Contemporary Fiction

Publisher: Orion

Publishing Date: 26.05.22

Synopsis from Goodreads:

What if you met the right person at the wrong time?

‘Al looked up, shook his fringe off his face, and met her eyes, which looked somehow very dark and very bright at the same time.

Their gazes locked, like two halves of a magnet meeting, with an irresistible, silent click.

Time stopped again, and this time, it stopped for Violet as well.’

Goodreads Rating: 3.75

💜 Come Here Often? – Ellie Center

Genre: Romantic Comedy

Publisher: Bookouture

Publishing Date: 23.05.22

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Ever been in the gym, about to jump on a bike, when you get dumped and fired within minutes? Then you have a panic attack and you’re physically unable to walk out of the door, so you’re stuck there? Yeah, that.

I’m Kat and today is officially my Day of Change. Step 1: signing up to Nashville’s fanciest health club. My idea of aerobics is lifting Dunkin’ Donuts, so I thought the toughest part would be getting on a treadmill. Wrong! I didn’t count on being dumped over the phone and fired from my job in the space of minutes. Now, that’s how you work up a sweat.

As my world unravels, and I have visions of turning into Great Aunt Gladys with her surplus of cats, I’m paralyzed by a panic attack. I can’t physically walk out of the door.

Unable to step outside into the hot mess of my life, I secretly spend night after night sleeping on massage tables, avoiding security guards, hiding from my ex, and drinking a lot of green juices. I won’t lie, flirting with blue-eyed personal trainer Marcus, who’s carved like a Greek god and has a smile that makes my stomach flip-flop, definitely takes the edge off.

But it’s just a matter of time before I’m caught… Can I get my act together? Will Marcus forgive me if he finds out the truth? And how personal is too personal when it comes to personal trainers?

Goodreads Rating: 2.51

💜 Love Radio – Ebony LaDelle

Genre: YA/Romance

Publisher: Usborne Publishing

Publishing Date: 26.05.22

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Prince Jones is the guy with all the answers—or so it seems. After all, at seventeen, he has his own segment on Detroit’s popular hip-hop show, Love Radio, where he dishes out advice to the brokenhearted.

Prince has always dreamed of becoming a DJ and falling in love. But being the main caretaker for his mother, who has multiple sclerosis, and his little brother means his dreams will stay just that and the only romances in his life are the ones he hears about from his listeners.

Until he meets Dani Ford.

Dani isn’t checking for anybody. She’s focused on her plan: ace senior year, score a scholarship, and move to New York City to become a famous author. But her college essay keeps tripping her up and acknowledging what’s blocking her means dealing with what happened at that party a few months ago.

And that’s one thing Dani can’t do.

When the romantic DJ meets the ambitious writer, sparks fly. Prince is smitten, but Dani’s not looking to get derailed. She gives Prince just three dates to convince her that he’s worth falling for.

Three dates for the love expert to take his own advice, and just maybe change two lives forever.

Goodreads Rating: 4.18

Congratulations to all the authors and publishers with releases this week.

Hope you find something you like on the post?

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