Voor deze top 5 moest ik toch echt even googlen. Ik ben namelijk nog niet zo op de hoogte van de boeken die dit jaar verschijnen. Laat staan de debuutboeken! Daarom ben ik erin gedoken en gezocht naar de boeken waarvan ik nog niet wist dat ze bestonden. Ik liet me verleiden door covers en heb me ingelezen in de boeken van 2017. De volgende boeken bleven mij bij

1: Gilded cage

Dit boek zou op The Hunger Games lijken, maar ook aspecten hebben die aan De selectie zouden moeten lijken. Dat laatste kan ik dus absoluut missen, maar onderstaande beschrijving… Ja dat vraagt om meer.

Our world belongs to the Equals—aristocrats with magical gifts—and all commoners must serve them for ten years. But behind the gates of England’s grandest estate lies a power that could break the world.

A girl thirsts for love and knowledge.
Abi is a servant to England’s most powerful family, but her spirit is free. So when she falls for one of their noble-born sons, Abi faces a terrible choice. Uncovering the family’s secrets might win her liberty—but will her heart pay the price?

A boy dreams of revolution.
Abi’s brother, Luke, is enslaved in a brutal factory town. Far from his family and cruelly oppressed, he makes friends whose ideals could cost him everything. Now Luke has discovered there may be a power even greater than magic: revolution.

And an aristocrat will remake the world with his dark gifts.
He is a shadow in the glittering world of the Equals, with mysterious powers no one else understands. But will he liberate—or destroy?

2: Royal Bastards

Andrew Shvarts’ debuut koos ik 100% om de titel. Ik houd van bastards doordat dit het favoriete scheldwoord van Aelin is. Fae Bastards, dus waarom niet royal bastards? In elk geval belooft de omschrijving ook veel goeds!

Being a bastard blows. Tilla would know. Her father, Lord Kent of the Western Province, loved her as a child, but cast her aside as soon as he had trueborn children. Then, at a feast honoring the visiting princess Lyriana, the royal shocks everyone by choosing to sit at the Bastards’ Table. Before she knows it, Tilla is leading the sheltered princess on a late-night escapade. Along with Jax, Miles, and fellow bastard Zell, a Zitochi warrior from the north, they stumble upon a crime they were never meant to witness. Rebellion is brewing in the west, and a brutal coup leaves Lyriana’s uncle, the Royal Archmagus, dead—with Lyriana next on the list. The group flees for their lives, relentlessly pursued by murderous mercenaries; their own parents have put a price on their heads to prevent the king and his powerful Royal Mages from discovering their treachery. The bastards band together, realizing they alone have the power to prevent a civil war that will tear their kingdom apart—if they can warn the king in time. And if they can survive the journey

3: Wicked like a wildfire

Dit boek intrigeert voornamelijk door de kaft. Yes mijn boeken worden eerst hard beoordeeld om hun kaft. Het verhaal is daarnaast ook interessant. Dus ik hoop dat dit boek de beauty die het uitstraalt ook binnenin het boek kan waarmaken.

All the women in Iris and Malina’s family are born with a gleam—a unique way of manipulating beauty through magic. Seventeen-year-old Iris sees flowers as fractals and turns her kaleidoscope visions into glasswork, her twin sister Malina interprets moods as music, and their cold, distant mother Jasmina bakes scenery into decadent treats at her confectionery in Old Town Cattaro, Montenegro. Jasmina forbids Iris and Malina to share their gleams with anyone, and above all, she forbids them to fall in love—being discovered could shatter the quiet lives they’ve built in their tucked-away, seaside town. But Iris and Malina are tired of abiding by their mother’s rules and rebel in secret whenever they can. When a mysterious, white-haired woman attacks their mother and leaves her hovering between life and death, the sisters unearth an ancient curse that haunts their line—a wicked bargain that masquerades as a blessing, and binds the twins’ fates—and hearts—to a force larger than life. To save each other, they must untangle a thousand years of lies and reveal their own hurtful secrets. But even the deepest sacrifice might not be enough.

4: Wintersong

Dit boek vertelt over Liesl die haar zus moet redden van haar sprookjesfascinatie de Goblitking. Goblits zijn nou niet wezens waarvan ik denk… ja dat fascineert me. Toch lijkt de introductie dat wel te doen.

All her life, nineteen-year-old Liesl has heard tales of the beautiful, mysterious Goblin King. He is the Lord of Mischief, the Ruler Underground, and the muse around which her music is composed. Yet, as Liesl helps shoulder the burden of running her family’s inn, her dreams of composition and childish fancies about the Goblin King must be set aside in favor of more practical concerns. But when her sister Käthe is taken by the goblins, Liesl journeys to their realm to rescue her sister and return her to the world above. The Goblin King agrees to let Käthe go—for a price. The life of a maiden must be given to the land, in accordance with the old laws. A life for a life, he says. In exchange for her sister’s freedom, Liesl offers her hand in marriage to the Goblin King. He accepts. Down in the Underground, Liesl discovers that the Goblin King still inspires her—musically, physically, emotionally. Yet even as her talent blossoms, Liesl’s life is slowly fading away, the price she paid for becoming the Goblin King’s bride. As the two of them grow closer, they must learn just what it is they are each willing to sacrifice: her life, her music, or the end of the world.

Empress of a thousand skies

Van dit boek is zo weinig bekend, dat het gaat intrigeren. Natuurlijk houd ik van kroonprinsessen en drama in een fantasy setting. Dus dat spreekt voor dit boek. Maar het is af te wachten of dit boek de twee perspectieven goed kan neerzetten. Daarnaast is dit het zoveelste sciencefictionboek, dus het is te hopen dat het niet het zoveelste sciencefictionverhaal wordt. Rhoda Belleza zal zich moeten onderscheiden met dit verhaal.


Rhee, also known as Crown Princess Rhiannon Ta’an, is the sole surviving heir to a powerful dynasty. She’ll stop at nothing to avenge her family and claim her throne.

Aly has risen above his war refugee origins to find fame as the dashing star of a DroneVision show. But when he’s falsely accused of killing Rhee, he’s forced to prove his innocence to save his reputation – and his life.

With planets on the brink of war, Rhee and Aly are thrown together to confront a ruthless evil that threatens the fate of the entire galaxy.

A saga of vengeance, warfare, and the true meaning of legacy.

Een honourable mention is Caraval van Stephenie Garkin. Dit boek is al in het Nederlands verschenen onder de titel Het zwarte hart. Het is dan ook al te lezen, maar verschijnt in het Engels pas in januari. Ik denk dat ik het boek in het Engels ga kopen, dus ik ben nog niet bekend met het boek, maar wel geïntrigeerd.

Welke debuutboeken kijk jij naar uit? Ik kan nog wel advies gebruiken, dus laat het me vooral weten in een reactie!


2 reacties:

  1. Oooh, ik wil ze allemaal!!! Wat een toffe boeken lijken dit me. Sommige staan ook al op mijn wishlist, maar nummer twee en drie kende ik nog niet ^^

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