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Debut Author Challenge 2012





2012 will be my first official full year as a book reviewer. I am so excited to be in the blogging community, I never would have guessed that I would meet so many wonderful (and friendly) authors and bloggers.  As a goal for myself, I’ve decided to participate in the 2012 Debut Author Challenge hosted by Kristi of The Story Siren. I am really looking forward to this challenge. During the latter part of this year (2011), I picked up quite a few debut novels and I am surprised to say I have been blown away by most of them. I am hoping to keep this train ride going in 2012. With so many novels coming out I figured this would be a great way to not only keep track of which ones I am reading, but also make a few friends along the way and see what others are reading as well.


As I progress through next year, I will update the bottom of this page will a list of all the books (and a link to my reviews) I’ve read for the challenge. My goal is 13 for now, but as the year goes on I hope to surpass that number. Wish me luck!






Here’s What The Story Siren’s Debut Author Challenge is All About:






  • To read & review a minimum of twelve young adult or middle grade debut novels between the dates of January 1, 2012 – January 31, 2013.*


*The 2013 extension is so that December debuts can be read and count toward the challenge.





  • You must have a Blog to post your reviews or be a member of Goodreads.
  • Your blog must be written in English.
  • Deadline to join in may 31, 2012





  • Must be a young adult or middle grade title.
  • Must be the authors YA or MG debut, released in 2012.
  • If an author has a previous novel published for adults or children, they can still qualify for the challenge.
  • If an author has a previous YA or MG title, they do not qualify for the challenge.

If you are interested in participating in the challenge or would like more information, you can sign up here, and see the DAC FAQ and expected publications in 2012 lists here.







Debut Novels I’ve Read or Plan to Read (ARC’s, Purchased & Won):

1. Slide by: Jill Hathaway (ARC)
2. Partials by: Dan Wells (ARC) —DNF
3. Cinder by: Marissa Meyer (PURCHASED)
4. Fair Coin by: E.C. Myers (ARC)
5. Lies Beneath by: Anne Greenwood Brown (ARC) —DNF
6. Starters (Starters #1) by: Lissa Price (ARC)
7. Under the Never Sky (Under the Never Sky #1) by: Veronica Rossi (PURCHASED/Audiobook)
8. Struck (Struck #1) by: Jennifer Bosworth (ARC)
9.  The Hunt by: Andrew Fukuda (ARC)
10. Of Poseidon by: Anna Banks (ARC)
11. Shadow and Bone (The Grisha Trilogy, #1)  by: Leigh Bardugo (ARC)
12. Monument 14 (Monument 14 #1) by: Emmy Laybourne (ARC)
13Incarnate (Newsoul, #1) by: Jodi Meadows (PURCHASED/ Audiobook)
14. Crewel (Crewel World #1) by: Gennifer Albin (PURCHASED/Audiobook)
15. Through to You by: Emily Hainsworth (ARC)