Kristi from The Story Siren announced some days ago the brand new 2011 YA Debut Author Challenge!I've spotted that challenge this year as well,but since it was already summer i decided to get ready for the next year!So here i am!I love YA books (among YA titles you'll find the most gorgeous covers!) so why not participate in a challenge evolving around them!
Here is the challenge description from Kristi's blog:
2011 Debut Author Challenge participant information:
- The objective of the DAC is to read at least twelve novels from Young Adult or Middle Grade Authors. While twelve is the minimum there is no maximum limit! I encourage readers who can read more than twelve to do so!
- Anyone can join. You don't have to be a blogger, and you don't have to live in the United States.
- You do not have to have an blog written in English to participate.
- You can join at anytime. The challenge runs from January 1, 2011 to December 31, 2011.
- Books must be a Young Adult or Middle Grade novel.
- DO NOTE: Just because a book has a teen character or is about a teen, does not mean that it is necessarily a Young Adult novel.
- This must be the authors debut with a release date in 2011. They cannot have a prior middle grade or young adult title released.
- If an author has a previous novel published under adult fiction/nonfiction or children's fiction/nonfiction, they can still qualify for the challenge if they are releasing their YA or MG debut.
Already from Kristi's list i've spotted some really interesting titles i wasn't aware of!
So,here is a rough list of the books i'm thinking of reading.The list will probably change adding or removing some titles,although i hope of only adding!
- Unearthly by Cynthia Hand
- XVI by Julia Karr
- Angelfire by Courtney Alisson Moulton
- Timeless by Alexandra Monir
- Vesper: A Deviants Novel by Jeff Sampsen
- The Water Wars by Cameron Stracher
- A Touch Mortal by Leah Clifford
- Darkness Becomes Her by Kelly Keaton
- The Iron Witch by Karen Mahoney
- Entwined by Heather Dixon
- Falling Under by Gwen Hayes
- Blood Magic by Tessa Gratton
- Divergent by Veronica Roth
- The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab