T10T: 2018 Debuts I Missed

January 22, 2019


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly blog meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.

This week’s topic was supposed to be about books I meant to read in 2018 but didn’t, but I wanted to narrow it down to debut novels released in 2018 that I meant to read, but didn’t (and will try to read this year!).



1. A Thousand Perfect Notes — C. G. Drews
YA contemporary
I honestly can’t believe I haven’t read this! I pre-ordered it months before it released and was so excited to support Cait (or Paperfury, for some of you!), and yet I know this is gonna wreck my heart so I haven’t read it yet?! Dammit, I am prioritizing this ASAP, tears or no tears.

2. The Beauty That Remains — Ashley Woodfolk
YA contemporary

 3. Sea Witch — Sarah Henning
YA fantasy

4. Nothing Left to Burn — Heather Ezell
YA contemporary

5. Always Never Yours — Emily Wibberley & Austin Siegemund-Broka
YA contemporary
(Emily wasn’t a 2018 debut, but Austin was!)


6. Not Even Bones — Rebecca Schaeffer
YA fantasy/paranormal/horror

7. Heart of Thorns — Bree Barton
YA fantasy

8. You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone — Rachel Lynn Solomon
YA contemporary

9. The Wicked Deep — Shea Ernshaw
YA fantasy/paranormal

10. American Panda — Gloria Chao
YA contemporary


What were some 2018 releases you missed?


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  • Reply ✩ Ashley ✩ January 22, 2019 at 12:05 am

    Circe, Starry Eye’s, and Lifel1k3!! My post is going up tomo but those are the 2018 pubs! From your list, I can’t wait to get to Sea Witch or Wicked Deep!

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries January 22, 2019 at 6:59 pm

      Circe and Lifel1k3 were both excellent. I recently got Starry Eyes and I’m hoping to read it soon. It’ll be my first book of hers!

      • Reply ✩ Ashley ✩ January 22, 2019 at 7:05 pm

        Mine too! I just have this feeling though about Jenn Bennett??! So of course I have a couple other titles of hers on my TBR ?

  • Reply Anne Bennett January 22, 2019 at 12:43 am

    A Thousand Perfect Notes is on my TBR, too. I hope we both get to it in 2019. My TTT Books I meant to read last year

  • Reply ChrissiReads January 22, 2019 at 1:02 am

    Cait’s book is incredible. It is intense though. Great list!

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries January 22, 2019 at 7:00 pm

      That’s what I’ve heard!! I’m looking forward to it — maybe I’ll put it right at the top of my list for the next time I’m in the mood for a tearjerker.

  • Reply Kay Wisteria January 22, 2019 at 2:11 am

    A thousand perfect notes was on my list too!! Ahh hopefully we can both enjoy it this year:)

  • Reply Annemieke January 22, 2019 at 2:20 am

    Ugh yes I need to read A Thousand Perfect Notes still as well. I had it on pre order and then it got cancelled on the day of release. OHMYGOSHWHY and then had to reorder and got a faulty cover edition. -_- And now I still haven’t read it. Hopefully soon though.

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries January 22, 2019 at 7:00 pm

      Oh nooooo! That’s really crappy. 🙁 What’s faulty about the cover on the one you ended up getting? I hope we both get to read it soon!

      • Reply Annemieke January 23, 2019 at 2:14 am

        The spine is on the backcover. The cover got misprinted so I have a white line on the cover then the cover start and continues onto the spine and the actual spine is mostly on the back cover.

  • Reply Jolien @ The Fictional Reader January 22, 2019 at 4:24 am

    I really want to read Not Even Bones too! And I’ve had a copy of A Thousand Perfect Notes on my Kindle for ages because I really wanted to support Cait, but I haven’t read it either. Something to rectify this year for sure.
    Happy reading, Destiny!

  • Reply lydiaschoch January 22, 2019 at 5:44 am

    I started Sea Witch last year but never finished it. I really should reread it this year and finish it this time.
    This is my Top Ten Tuesday post.

  • Reply Aoife January 22, 2019 at 6:43 am

    I also still haven’t gotten around to A Thousand Perfect Notes. What have we been *doing*!?
    Aoife | https://prettypurplepolkadots.wordpress.com/

  • Reply Sara @ The Bibliophagist January 22, 2019 at 7:02 am

    I meant to read You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone and Sea Witch too! I even checked both out from the library, but never got around to actually reading them.

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries January 22, 2019 at 7:26 pm

      Oh no! Been there with the library loans haha. Hopefully we’ll get around to them sooner rather than later. 🙂

  • Reply iloveheartlandx January 22, 2019 at 7:03 am

    Not Even Bones was on my list this week too!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2019/01/22/top-ten-tuesday-195/

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries January 22, 2019 at 7:27 pm

      It sounds so fun and unique! It’s rare now, with how much I read, that a story sounds REALLY 100% unique, but that one does. 🙂

      • Reply iloveheartlandx January 23, 2019 at 12:48 pm

        Yes that was what drew me to it-it does sound so different!

  • Reply Poinsettia January 22, 2019 at 8:27 am

    The Sea Witch and The Wicked Deep sound intriguing! Here is our Top Ten Tuesday.

  • Reply pinotandpages247 January 22, 2019 at 8:29 am

    I absolutely loved The Wicked Deep ?

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries January 22, 2019 at 7:27 pm

      Excellent! I think I’m saving it for this summer, as I believe I heard it takes place in late summer?

  • Reply What's She Reading? January 22, 2019 at 9:42 am

    Never Always Yours and Not Even Bones are definitely both on my list as well!

  • Reply Marti (Bookish Treats) January 22, 2019 at 9:51 am

    I’ve had Always Never Yours on my TBR for the longest time too.
    I hope you have fun reading all of these in 2019!

  • Reply Malka @ Paper Procrastinators January 22, 2019 at 10:58 am

    I have the same shame for A Thousand Perfect Notes. I really wanted to get to it this month, but so far I haven’t had the chance and it’s eating me alive.
    I have read Always Never Yours on the other hand and it was a super cute read! I hope you enjoy it!

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries January 22, 2019 at 7:28 pm

      Oh no! Hopefully next month, then. 🙂 And I’m glad you enjoyed Always Never Yours!!

  • Reply lalafulton January 22, 2019 at 12:41 pm

    A Thousand Perfect Notes should be on my list too! I don’t usually read contemporaries, but I really wanted to support Cait! It just kept getting pushed down my TBR. Hopefully we can both get to it this year! Happy reading!

  • Reply KateMonroeSeries (@rachel_troyer93) January 22, 2019 at 12:44 pm

    I really enjoyed A Thousand Perfect Notes — C. G. Drews and American Panda.

  • Reply Marie January 22, 2019 at 1:21 pm

    Ahhhhh. I really liked A Thousand Perfect Notes and I loved The Beauty That Remains, Always Never Yours and Nothing Left To Burn (favorite read of 2018)! I hope you’ll get to read these books at some point 😀 <3

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries January 22, 2019 at 7:28 pm

      Oooohhhh good! 😀 Haha this makes me super happy and even more excited to read them!

  • Reply kindkonfetti January 22, 2019 at 1:58 pm

    I’ve read A Thousand Perfect Notes and The Wicked Deep and didn’t think they were spectacular, but always am interested to hear your thoughts.
    For me, the debut books from 2018 I hope to read this year are ‘Children of Blood and Bone’, ‘Seven and a half deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle’, ‘The Poppy War’ and ‘The Poet X’. There were also lots of non-debut books I want to read. 2019 was supposed to be about the backlist but I keep going to the library!

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries January 22, 2019 at 7:29 pm

      I wasn’t personally a big fan of CoBaB, but I was majorly in the minority there, so I’m crossing my fingers for you! And The Poppy War was one I almost put on this list. It sounds so good. 🙂

  • Reply anovelglimpse January 22, 2019 at 2:11 pm

    You are not alone. I didn’t read any of these either. It’s so hard to keep up with all the debut releases.

  • Reply CJR The Brit January 22, 2019 at 4:48 pm

    Heart Of Thorns is on my list too….along with many, many others!!!

  • Reply Brooke Lorren January 22, 2019 at 5:16 pm

    A Thousand Perfect Notes is on my list as well… and I picked it out of the TBR jar, so I’ll be reading it soon! I have to finish The Last Year of the War and an ARC to put on my blog on February 4th first though. And I also want to read American Panda.

  • Reply Meredith @ Pandora's Books January 22, 2019 at 7:42 pm

    Sea Witch was really good! I also desperately have to read Not Even Bones and The Wicked Deep – both look amazing!

  • Reply Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum January 22, 2019 at 11:49 pm

    Eek, I have not read any of these, but Sea Witch, Heart of Thorns, and The Wicked Deep are all on my to-read list!

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries January 23, 2019 at 11:19 pm

      They all sound really enjoyable! I hope we’ll both like them whenever we get around to them… you know, *eventually*. ?

  • Reply Kelly | Another Book in the Wall January 23, 2019 at 1:39 am

    I need to read A Thousand Perfect Noted ASAP!!! I keep telling myself to read it and just … haven’t? What’s wrong with me!? Definitely need to prioritize it! I also have to pick up The Wicked Deep and Sea Witch as well!
    American Panda is the sweetest, fluffiest book ever! I adore it to pieces! ?

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries January 23, 2019 at 11:20 pm

      Oh my gosh, right?! I feel like maybe we’re just subconsciously postponing the heartache of ATPN. ? And yay, I’m so glad you loved American Panda so much!!

  • Reply theboundlessbookshelfx January 23, 2019 at 8:20 am

    Sea Witch and The Wicked Deep we’re both really good!!! I apparently enjoy those types of themes haha. I hope you love them!

  • Reply Lauren @ Always Me January 23, 2019 at 12:30 pm

    Not Even Bones was fantastic! Happy reading!
    Check out my TTT and my ARC review of Enchantée by Gita Trelease

  • Reply Jessica at Booked J January 25, 2019 at 10:15 pm

    So many good books!! I loved the heartbreaking brilliance that is A Thousand Perfect Notes and you definitely need to get to that, ASAP! I hope you enjoy all of these.

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries January 28, 2019 at 12:27 pm

      Thank you! Oh my gosh, I really do—I especially want to read it before her second book comes out, too! Thank you! ♥

  • Reply Michelle January 28, 2019 at 2:43 pm

    I read Always Never Yours last year and I really liked it. Meg the main character is really cool and kickass and overall I enjoy the story and romance. I also recently read American Panda and it was so cute! The Taiwanese representation was really good and I loved Mei and her complicated family dynamics.
    I hope you get to read most of these books soonish and I hope you enjoy them all ?

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries January 28, 2019 at 6:43 pm

      Awww, good! They both sound so cute and I really hope to find the time for them soon. 😀 Thank you!

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