Tuesday, November 23, 2010

2011 Debut Author Challenge

It's that time of year! Back when I started blogging, I hadn't heard of the Debut Author Challenge so this is my first year participating but I am excited! Debut Authors fuel the Young Adult industry and just in the past 2 years, YA has exploded with so many great authors! All the rules and info is posted over on The Story Siren, so check it out here if you're interested!

Below is the list of books I hope to finish this year and I'm keeping it small since I'm not a super fast reader and I'll have a bunch of other books to read on top of these. My goal is to read 20 debuts. The list below is just the debuts that I'm looking forward to reading. A full list of debut books are posted on The Story Siren. Hope you can take part this year along with me and many others!

* Unearthly by Cynthia Hand
* XVI by Julia Karr
* Across the Universe by Beth Revis
* The Water Wars by Cameron Stracher
* Vesper by Jeff Sampsen
* Entangled by Cat Clarke
* Timeless by Alexandra Monir

* A Touch Mortal by Leah Clifford
* Angelfire by Courtney Moulton
* The Iron Witch by Karen Mahoney
* So Shelly by Ty Roth
* Darkness Becomes Her by Kelly Keaton

* Clarity by Kim Harrington
* Wither by Lauren DeStefano
* The Liar Society by Lisa and Laura Roecker
* Falling Under by Gwen Hayes

* Blood Magic by Tessa Gratton
* Enclave by Ann Aguirre

* Divergent by Veronica Roth
* Die for Me by Amy Plum
* Hourglass by Myra McEntire
* Flawless by Lara Chapman
* Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini
* Awaken by Katie Kacvinsky

* Luminous by Dawn Metcalf
* Possession by Elana Johnson
* Hereafter by Tara Hudson

* Wildefire by Karsten Knight
* Bad Taste in Boys by Carrie Harris

* The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab
* Dark Parties by Sara Grant

* Witch Eyes by Scott Tracey
* The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

* Dearly, Departed by Lia Habel
* Ashfall by Mike Mullen

* The Dark Inside by Jeyn Roberts

* Never Eighteen by Megan Bostic
* The Princess Cure by Merrie Haskell
* Frost House by Marianna Baer
* A Long Sleep by Anna Sheehan
* A Beautiful Dark by Jocelyn Davies
* Hemlock by Kathleen Peacock
* Queen of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
* The Shadows Cast By Stars by Catherine Knutsson
* Dead Rules by Randy Russell


  1. Thanks for adding my novel, Never Eighteen to your 2011 DAC list. Good luck with your challenge. :)

  2. Jeremy! Love seeing NW on here!! Thank you :)


  3. Thanks for adding THE LIAR SOCIETY to your reading list! We can't wait to hear what you think!

  4. Thanks so much for including THE UNBECOMING OF MARA DYER on your list, Jeremy! Hope you like it!

  5. thanks so much for joining the challenge, Jeremy! looks like you've got a great list and i hope you discover some great new authors! happy reading and good luck!

  6. Awww! Thank you for including HOURGLASS! I hope you enjoy it!

  7. Dude, I'm thrilled POSSESSION made your list! I hope you like it. :)

  8. Thank you for including WITCH EYES! I hope you enjoy!