Sunday, November 28, 2010

2011 Debut Author Challenge

The 2011 Debut Author Challenge is hosted by The Story Siren. The objective of this challenge is to read 12 YA books by debut authors. The official 2011 Challenge page can be found here.

Although it isn't a rule, I'm going to try and read a book that debuts in each month for the challenge. So, here's my list of books I'll be reading for the challenge, with links to the reviews as they go up (plus other debuts I may read):

January: Across The Universe by Beth Revis.
               - Other Words For Love by Lorraine Zago Rosenthal
                   - Entangled by Cat Clarke
                   - Timeless by Alexandra Monir
                   - Unearthly by Cynthia Hand
                   - The Water Wars by Cameron Stracher
                   - Choker by Elizabeth Woods

February: The Iron Witch by Karen Mahoney.
               - Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton
March: Wither by Lauren DeStefano.
               - Between Shades Of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
                    - Clarity by Kim Harrington

April: The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter
               - Through Her Eyes by Jennifer Archer
               - In The Arms Of Stone Angels by Jordan Dane
May: Divergent by Veronica Roth.
               - Putting Makeup On Dead People by Jen Violi
               - Die For Me by Amy Plum
                    - Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini
                    - I'm Not Her by Janet Gurtler 

June: Spellbound by Cara Lynn Shultz.
               - Forgotten by Cat Patrick
                    - Hourglass by Myra McEntire
                    - Imaginary Girls by Nova Ren Suma

July: Bad Taste In Boys by Carrie Harris.
               - Wildefire by Karsten Knight
August: The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab.
               - Fury by Elizabeth Miles
                    - Hunting Lila by Sarah Alderson
                    - Anna Dressed In Blood by Kendrare Blake

September: The Unbecoming Of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin.
               - The Beginning of After by Jennifer Castle
                    - Cold Kiss by Amy Garvey
                    - The Girl Of Fire And Thorns by Rae Carson
                    - The Mephisto Covenant by Trinity Faegen

October: Virtuosity by Jessica Martinez.
                     - Dearly, Departed by Lia Habel
November: Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi.
               - Saving June by Hannah Harrington
                    - Legend by Marie Lu
                    - The Sharp Time by Mary O'Connell
December: I can't even think of a December debut, let alone have I read one!


This challenge is now over, and I beat the challenge goal of 12 by reading and reviewing 41 2011 debuts!


Anonymous said...

I haven't decided if I want to join this challenge yet. I have two of those books though. Hmm.

the story siren said...

thanks so much for joining the challenge! you've got some great books listed! happy reading and good luck!

kirsty at the overflowing library said...

You've picked some awesome books for the challenge. I found you through the DAC sign up page and am now a new follower!!! Good luck for the challenge!

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