24 of the Season's Highest-Rated Debuts

Posted by Cybil on February 22, 2018
It's time to discover some great new novelists. We crunched the data for the first few months of the year to come up with this roundup of some of the highest rated debut works, with each novel earning at least a 3.9-star average rating from your fellow readers.

Since these books are new or upcoming releases, many of the first ratings came from early reviews. If you're curious how you can read pre-published books and be among the first to rate them, check out our book giveaways here. And be sure to add a few of these debut novels to your Want to Read shelves.


Literary Debuts
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Mysteries & Thrillers
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Comments Showing 1-26 of 26 (26 new)

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message 1: by Zeeshan (new)

Zeeshan Iqbal Wonderful


message 2: by Pragya (new)

Pragya Those covers!! Wow.


message 3: by Katie (new)

Katie Mclennan Everything Here is Beautiful was great


message 4: by Dallyce (new)

Dallyce Potess I highly recommend the Philosopher's Flight!!! It became an instant favorite.


message 5: by Alex (new)

Alex  Zagorac So many beautiful covers!


message 6: by Cheryl (new)

Cheryl Hager I already have 5 of these on my TBR list. Now maybe I'll find some more.


Elizabeth of Silver's Reviews I have only read one of them. Oh boy.


message 8: by Ashleigh (new)

Ashleigh Looking forward to many of these, especially Queen of Hearts. Love that cover!


message 9: by Emmii (new)

Emmii yay!


message 10: by “Ahhhhhh” (new)

“Ahhhhhh” Aka now my TBR is about to topple over me because of these. Honestly 2018 seems like SUCH a promising year for books.


message 11: by Kasia (new)

Kasia Beautiful covers. I want to read them all!


message 12: by Jenbebookish (new)

Jenbebookish Pragya wrote: "Those covers!! Wow."

I know right??


message 13: by Jasmine (new)

Jasmine I agree, I love the covers!


message 14: by Lynn (last edited Mar 06, 2018 10:07AM) (new)

Lynn Furderer The Double D Ranch
Try this. You might like it.


message 15: by Davy (new)

Davy Don't forget Brass by Xhenet Aliu!

Brass


message 16: by “Ahhhhhh” (new)

“Ahhhhhh” Ahhh Children of Blood and Bone is out today!! I’m hoping my library hold will become available AND I can find time to read it by the end of the month. Yayay so excited either way!


message 17: by BB (new)

BB 'TERRA NULLIUS' by Claire.g.coleman. Is a MUST read. You won't be disappointed!


message 18: by Maxine (new)

Maxine Just finished Only Child. Timely and Heart wrenching. Couldn’t put it down


message 19: by Lynda (new)

Lynda Filler Kasia wrote: "Beautiful covers. I want to read them all!"

Right? I copied them to send to my Cover Maker for the feeling they impart. I love the colors and these make you want to have them on a shelf!


message 20: by Lynda (new)

Lynda Filler I LOVE the covers on several of these. So, as a writer I have to ask, do you choose a book by it's cover? I think it has a strong relevance to what I read especially if it's an unknown author. Thanks Goodreads for the new offerings!


message 21: by Sue (new)

Sue Adams The Woman in the Window will keep you guessing; fabulous!


message 22: by Nicky (new)

Nicky Chivers The Chalk Man was a good read, with twists and turns right the way through


message 23: by Jenny (new)

Jenny Dunning Rending and the Nest by Kaethe Schwehn.


message 24: by DeeJay (new)

DeeJay Out With Lanterns by Alisha 'Priti' Kirpalani. 4.6 rating. This is a book for all women and their men! What a debut! Beautiful cover. Beautifully written. Highly recommended.

Out With Lanterns by Alisha 'Priti' Kirpalani


message 25: by Anne Roche (new)

Anne Roche "Beneath the Skin" by Caroline England. Compelling domestic noir and drama. Very strong characterization. Could not put it down.


message 26: by Sherrie (new)

Sherrie Ashleigh wrote: "Looking forward to many of these, especially Queen of Hearts. Love that cover!"

I received an ARC of Queen of Hearts and absolutely loved it. Hope the same is true for you!


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