Tuesday 23 November 2010

2011 YA Debut Author Challenge

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. 

Qualifying books:

  • 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.
Kristi also did an amazing job creating a list of the scheduled 2011 Debut Authors.You can see the list and more information about the challenge here

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


  1. Wow, love seeing The Near Witch on your list! I hope you enjoy :)


  2. I can't wait to read it in fact!

  3. thanks so much for joining the challenge!! good luck and happy reading!


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