Today I’m bringing you part two of some of my most anticipated 2020 debuts. These are just from the beginning of the year, I have a whole set for the fall that I can’t wait to share with you! I wanted to focus on ones with covers for now! It also doesn’t include all the sequels or sophmore/junior novels out too!
More Debut Babies!
Loveboat Taipei – Jan 7th
In Loveboat, Taipei, Wen manages to balance this romantic thrum with important discussions of tropes and beauty standards. Loveboat, Taipei strikes the perfect balance between introspective, thoughtful, and fun. Because of the sacrifices her parents have made for future, Ever is stuck between their images of her future and her own heart. With dance in her blood and her inability to see blood, Ever has to figure out how she can fight for her future and her family. Loveboat, Taipei isn’t only about Ever’s future, it’s also a story full of romance, stolen nights, and characters who tackle tropes.
Rebelwing – Feb 25th
A black-market-media smuggler and scholarship student at the prestigious New Columbia Preparatory Academy, Pru is lucky to live in the Barricade Coalition where she is free to study, read, watch, and listen to whatever she wants. But between essays and exams, she chooses to spend her breaks sweet-talking border patrol with her best friend, Anabel, in order to sell banned media to the less fortunate citizens of the United Continental Confederacy, Inc.
The Perfect Escape – April 7th
Nate Jae-Woo Kim wants to be rich. When one of his classmates offers Nate a ridiculous amount of money to commit grade fraud, he knows that taking the windfall would help support his prideful Korean family, but is compromising his integrity worth it?
The Silence of Bones – April 21st
1800, Joseon (Korea). Homesick and orphaned sixteen-year-old Seol is living out the ancient curse: “May you live in interesting times.” Indentured to the police bureau, she’s been tasked with assisting a well-respected young inspector with the investigation into the politically charged murder of a noblewoman.
Lobizona – May 5th
Without a home, without answers, and finally without shackles, Manu investigates the only clue she has about her past–a mysterious “Z” emblem—which leads her to a secret world buried within our own. A world connected to her dead father and his criminal past. A world straight out of Argentine folklore, where the seventh consecutive daughter is born a bruja and the seventh consecutive son is a lobizón, a werewolf. A world where her unusual eyes allow her to belong.
I’ll Be the One – June 16th
The world of K-Pop has never met a star like this. Debut author Lyla Lee delivers a deliciously fun, thoughtful rom-com celebrating confidence and body positivity—perfect for fans of Jenny Han and Julie Murphy.
Eva Evergreen, Semi-Magical Witch – Aug 4th
A charming new middle-grade fantasy adventure, about a young witch whose pinch of magic just might be more than enough, perfect for fans of Kiki’s Delivery Service and Aru Shah and the End of Time.