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These Epic Bookstagrams of 2018 Debut Novels Give Us All the Feels


These Epic Bookstagrams of 2018 Debut Novels Give Us All the Feels

These Epic Bookstagrams of 2018 Debut Novels Give Us All the Feels

Where would we be without debut authors? Without new books to hoard read? New characters to obsess over appreciate? New worlds to valiantly attempt to enter imagine ourselves in? We’re not quite sure! Debut authors keep things fresh, fun, and exciting, and we love them just as much as our old faves. How else is our TBR supposed to grow?

In short, we live for our debut authors and the stories they bring out into the world. As 2018 rolls to a close, we’ve been thinking about some of our fave recent debuts. Whether it’s a stunning fantasy like The Light Between Worlds or a hilarious contemporary like Heretics Anonymous, we’ve been obsessed with these stories for MONTHs and we love seeing them featured every time we scroll through our IG feed.

There are some truly *epic* shots of these amazing books, and if you haven’t read them yet, get some inspo for your imminent gift card shopping spree below!


16 Epic Bookstagrams of 2018 Debut Novels


1.  This gorgeous #mapmonday from @fearyourex

2. This lovely feature from @queenof_midnight

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✨He smiled. "You're beautiful when you lie." When she flushed, he quickly added, "Not to diminish you or suggest that beauty is an indicator of your worth."✨ • • Hey lovelies! I had such a fun day with my family! We took our 92 year old aunt to the seaside because she hasn't been in forever and we had the best day! 😁✨ • • So September is officially here and it's crazy 😱 I have so many exciting books I want to get to this fall! But these are the ones at the top of my list I hope to get to this month! 🙌🏼 ✨The City of Brass ✨Mirage ✨The Caged Queen ✨Empire of Storms ✨Of Fire and Stars • • QOTD: which book(s) are you excited to read this month? • • #bookstagram #booklover #booknerd #bookworm #bibliophile #heartofthorns #breebarton #yalit #yafantasybooks #yafantasy #reading #amreading #igreads #booksofig #bloglife

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3. The colors! The lights! This shot is enough to make us a believer, from @bookbookowl

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✨Q: What sort of things do you like to do on your birthday? Are you a big party person? A dinner with close friends person? . 🍞 Today is my amazing husband’s 30th birthday! We have an almost 2 year old, so partying isn’t really on the cards 😄 but there will be presents and cake and dinner with the family. . 🍞 Has anyone else read Heretics Anonymous yet? It looks so fun and I’m really looking forward to it! . 🍞 Blue bath bomb by @sorcererssuitcase . BOOKOWL10 will get you a discount in their store! . . . #bookstagram #hereticsanonymous #rainbowbooks #bookworm #booklover #bookish #bookaholic #booknerd #bookphotography #igreads #bibliophile #bookstagrammer #bookblogger

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4. @allcharacterswanted with the aesthetic we all want

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Peanut Butter or Nutella?🍂 ⋆ Michael is an atheist…and now he’s going to Catholic school. Suddenly surrounded by Priests and Nuns, being forced to go to Mass and taking class that study the Bible, Michael is completely out of his comfort zone. When he meets Lucy, someone he believes to be a fellow atheist, he’s thrilled! Instead, Lucy brings him into the secret group called Heretics Anonymous. Michael finds that he’s not the only one who questions the Bible, but when one decision goes to far, will he lose the only friends he has? ⋆ I loved this book and thought it was hilarious. My full review is up today, but I would definitely caution that this is a book that pokes fun at Catholicism, so if you are not comfortable with that, maybe this isn’t the book for you. That said, @kt_nre did a great job telling this story!!

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5. This perfectly oceanic aesthetic from @lifeinlit

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💬What villain would you like to see an origin story for? . Sea Witch by @shhenning releases next week!! 🤗 I started reading this the other day and was immediately pulled in. I always love a good villain, and this is the origin story of Ursula, the villain in the Little Mermaid! 🐙 Thank you to @epicreads for sending me this epic package!! 🧜🏻‍♀️ . Siren’s Song candle by @flickthewick! Use code LISA10 for a discount! ________________________________________________________ 📖Synopsis: Wicked meets The Little Mermaid in the captivating origin story of the sea's most iconic villainess, perfect for fans of Heartless and Dorothy Must Die. . Ever since her best friend Anna died, Evie has been an outcast in her small fishing town. Hiding her talents, mourning her loss, drowning in her guilt. . Then a girl with an uncanny resemblance to Anna appears on the shore, and the two girls catch the eyes of two charming princes. Suddenly Evie feels like she might finally have a chance at her own happily ever after. . But magic isn’t kind, and her new friend harbors secrets of her own. She can’t stay in Havnestad—or on two legs—without Evie’s help. And when Evie reaches deep into the power of her magic to save her friend’s humanity—and her prince’s heart—she discovers, too late, what she’s bargained away. ________________________________________________________ #seawitch #sarahhenning #harpercollins #thelittlemermaid #bookish #bibliophile #booklover #allthebooks #readreadread #fantasybook #originstory #retelling #yafantasy #ireadya #epicreads #yalit #potterbackbones

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6. This BEAUTIFULLY coordinated color scheme from @a_bookish_dream

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*clapping* I honestly am so excited to read this book!! My lovely friend whom you guys know always comes through for me @flyleafchroniclesblog got this signed got me 😁 . . QOTD: Would you rather be a witch or a mermaid? 🧜🏻‍♀️ . . I really can’t wait to read this book by @shhenning 😍 It sounds so good. . . A pretty good writing day happened yesterday! Roughly 2300 words. Hopefully today I can get caught up because I wasn’t able to write much on Wednesday 😅 . . #seawitch #wellreadwyrms #sarahhenning #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #bookdragon #bookfairy #bookunicorn #bookmermaid #booknerd #bookworm #booksofinstagram #booksofbookstagram #bookblog #bookblogger #bookphotography #igbooks #instabooks #fallaesthetic

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7. This one is just TOO good, from @makreads

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⭐️⭐️⭐️ ———————————————————————— “There are one hundred billion galaxies in the observable universe, and I’m a tiny, fractional, and insignificant part of one of them. I think it’s…confusing and beautiful.” ———————————————————————— I have very mixed feelings about this book. I enjoyed the writing style and certain parts of it were brilliant and filled me with emotion, while others seemed drawn-out or unnecessary. The last quarter was by far my favorite part of the book. This was 100% a cover buy, so I guess I can’t be too disappointed. Overall, I think this was a solid debut, and I’ll definitely be interested to see what Samuel Miller puts out in the future. ———————————————————————— #bookstagram #books #bookish #bookworm #bibliophile #bookstagramfeatures #alitetoobright

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8. This simplistic shot showcasing the perfect cover from @kaylalabooks

9. This fierce feature that makes us want to scream (with joy!!!) from @laurensbookhaven

10. This succulent serving of Scream All Night from @meganthemeganerd

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Happy August, y’all! 🙌🏼 ▫️ I’m participating in the NEWTs Readathon this month, hosted by the lovely @book_roast, which required me to come up with a TBR… and it’s HUGE 😂😳 ▫️ I actually didn’t even solidify it until today, and that’s why I don’t have a photo of the whole thing 🤷🏻‍♀️ But I knew Scream All Night would be in there somewhere, so this will have to serve as my TBR photo until I get one of the giant stack! ▫️ I’ve seen mixed reviews for Scream All Night, but I’m still looking forward to reading it. I also really like the cover, so even if it’s an average read, I’ll probably still feature it in Halloween/fall photos 😆👻 ▫️ Are y’all participating in the NEWTs? What’s on your TBR for August? ▫️ August TBR #fantasynaticfandoms #allthebooksaug18 ▫️ #screamallnight #yabooks #thriller #horror #scream #booksandcoffee #tbr #bookblogger #bookstagram #readmore #newts #readathon #newtsreadathon2018

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11. Yes. Just yes. From @infinitybooks

12. @dazzlingtragedy‘s stunning snapshot!

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This gorgeous hardcover copy of The Deepest Roots by @mirandawritenow was included in the September @fantastical_reads box! Every box is filled with so many amazing items! Use my code DAZZLING to save 10.00 off a 3 month subscription! I am confident you won’t be disappointed! • The Deepest Roots Blurb: – Cottonwood Hollow, Kansas, is a strange place. For the past century, every girl has been born with a special talent, like the ability to Fix any object, Heal any wound, or Find what is missing. – To best friends Rome, Lux, and Mercy, their abilities often feel more like a curse. Rome may be able to Fix anything she touches, but that won’t help her mom pay rent. Lux’s ability to attract any man with a smile has always meant danger. And although Mercy can make Enough of whatever is needed, even that won’t help when her friendship with Rome and Lux is tested. – Follow three best friends in this enchanting debut novel as they discover that friendship is stronger than curses, that trust is worth the risk, and sometimes, what you’ve been looking for has been under your feet the whole time. • ✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨ – #bookstagram #bookish #bookblogger #bookbox #newbook #thedeepestroots #bookishrainbow #booksandflowers #bookphotography #bibliophile #yabooks #yalit #booksofinstagram #discordtogethergroup #bookaholic #bookobsessed

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13. This feature from @spinatale is ~out of this world~

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I’m partnering with @epicreads today to feature The Disasters by @m.k.england! This one comes out today and I’m so excited to read it! . The Breakfast Club meets Guardians of the Galaxy in this YA sci-fi adventure by debut author M. K. England. . The Disasters is full of high-stakes action, subversive humor, and underdogs becoming heroes, this YA sci-fi adventure is perfect for fans of Illuminae, Heart of Iron, or the cult classic TV show Firefly and is also a page-turning thrill ride that anyone—not just science fiction fans—can enjoy. . If you want to learn more about The Disaster, click on the link in my bio! Thanks to the wonderful author I have a giveaway for a signed copy of The Disasters! Check out the details on how to enter below: . GIVEAWAY Enter to win a signed copy of The Disasters – follow me, @epicreads @m.k.england and @storygramtours – tag a friend you think will be interested For EXTRA entry – visit @readerrewind’s account tomorrow and repeat these steps RULES – Giveaway will end December 23rd at midnight EST – US Only – not affiliated with Instagram -must be 18 or have parents permission -must be a public account so I can verify entries . #TheDisasterstour #TheDisasters #MKEngland #EpicReads #scifi #Sciencefiction #storygramtours

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14. Our heads are spinning from @ourbookworlds’ epic shot

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Giveaway time! – Giving away a signed copy of this beaut -> The Disaster by M. K. England! It's supposed to be full of high-stakes action, humor, and underdogs becoming heroes! It's a YA sci-fi adventure❤ (perfect for fans of Illuminae or Heart of Iron) – If you want to learn more about The Disaster click on the link in my bio! – TO ENTER – 1. Follow @ourbookworlds, @epicreads, @m.k.england, and @storygramtours . 2. Tag a friend . For EXTRA entry . – Visit @darkfaerietales_ and repeat these steps . RULES – Giveaway will end December 23rd at midnight EST – US Only – not affiliated with Instagram -must be 18 or have parents permission -must be a public account so I can verify entries . #bookcommunity #TheDisasterstour #TheDisasters #MKEngland #EpicReads #scifi #Sciencefiction #storygramtours #bookstagram #bookworm #bookaccount #yalit #lovesbooks #instabooks #bookinstagram #lovereading #favoritereads #readerslife #booksbooksbooks #bookishpost #beautifulbooks #ireadya #booksofig #booknerdigan #totalbooknerd

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15. This cozy aesthetic we strive for from @bookisglee

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QUESTION: If you happen to get lost in a fictional world, which one which you rather be in? ☕️🍁 • What happens when you return to the real world after being in a fantastical one like Narnia? This YA debut by Laura E. Weymouth is perfect for fans of Melissa Albert’s The Hazel Wood and Lev Grossman’s The Magicians. • The Light Between Worlds by @lauraeweymouth walks the line between where fantasy and reality meet, this lyrical and magical novel is, above all else, an exploration of loss and healing, and what it means to find where you belong. To learn more or to purchase a copy click on the link in my bio! • The gorgeous glasses are from @tijneyewear! . . . . #TheLightBetweenWorldsTour #TheLightBetweenWorlds #lauraeweymouth #YAFantasy #EpicReads #storygramtours #bookstagrammer #bookstagram #booklovers #bookaholic #yalit #igbooks #bookbloggers #bookishfeatures #bookchallenge #bookishmerch #booksofinstagram #bookisglee #novinbooks18 #allthebooksnov18 #catsaturday #catstagram #catsofinstagram #hotchocolate #cozyhome #sweaterweather #tijneyewear #papercutsandpages

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16. This fantastically festive feature from

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I'm posting super late because today has been bananas. I took my youngest to see MAGIC TREEHOUSE CHRISTMAS: A GHOST STORY FOR MR. DICKENS. The play was super cute and Mary Pope Osborne & her husband were there and introduced the play. Then the second we got home it was out the door again to take my oldest to Anime Dallas. Annnnnnd we're still there. She's waiting in line to get an autograph from Todd Haberkorn, the voice actor who does Natsu Dragneel from her fave anime, Fairy Tail. * Back to books: I ADORE Seanan Macguire's Wayward Children series which is about kids who have traveled through a portal to some other world/reality/land but ended up back in our world – unwillingly. So when I saw a description of Laura Weymouth's THE LIGHT BETWEEN WORLDS, I was instantly intrigued! * Summary: Six years ago, sisters Evelyn and Philippa Hapwell were swept away to a strange and beautiful kingdom called the Woodlands, where they lived for years. But ever since they returned to their lives in post-WWII England, they have struggled to adjust. Ev desperately wants to return to the Woodlands, and Philippa just wants to move on. When Ev goes missing, Philippa must confront the depth of her sister’s despair and the painful truths they’ve been running from. As the weeks unfold, Philippa wonders if Ev truly did find a way home, or if the weight of their worlds pulled her under. * ..::Challenges::.. #bookscoasttocoastdec, #bookqueensdec18, #bookstawarriorsdec18, #fourofbooksdec18, #decshelfawareness – December TBR #booknerdsdec18 – White books | Turns out, I don't jabber a lot of books with white covers…but this one has lots of white elements! . . . . . #LauraEWeymouth #thelightbetweenworlds #harperteen #yafantasy #bookstagram #bookaesthetic #beautifulbooks #booksandflowers #booksandcandles #bibliophile #bookaddict #bookobsessed #bestofbookstagram #totalbooknerd #bookish #igreads #instareads #bookphotography

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