Another year, another YA Debut Author Challenge. I didn’t manage to complete the challenge last year, but really loved participating. I’m hoping that this year I will be more successful!

If you haven’t heard of the Debut Author Challenge (??), it is hosted by Kristi over at The Story Siren. The objective is to read at least 12 YA books from debut authors published in 2011. You can sign up for the challenge here, but make sure to read through the guidelines before you do!

So, let’s see my (very) tentative list of my 2011 debut reads. First off, there are the books by the YA Rebels. I have been watching their channel on youtube for aaaages now and feel like I know them. So, these authors are getting top billing on my TBR list for 2011.

  1. Blood Magic by Tessa Gratton – April 26th 2011 (US) – Read!
  2. The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff – January 6th (UK)Read!
  3. The Iron King by Julie Kagawa – January 21st (UK)
  4. Unearthly by Cynthia Hand – May 2nd 2011 (UK)
  5. Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini – June 3rd 2011 (UK)
  6. Die for Me by Amy Plum – May 5th 2011 (UK)
  7. Darkness Becomes Her by Kelly Keaton – June 9th 2011 (UK) – Read!
  8. Divergent by Veronica Roth – May 3rd (UK)
  9. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs – June 7th 2011 – Read!
  10. Enclave by Ann Aguirre – April 12th 2011 (US) – Read and Reviewed!
  11. My Soul to Take by Rachel Vincent – January 6th 2011 (UK) – Read and Reviewed!
  12. Siren by Tricia Rayburn – January 20th (UK) – Read and Reviewed!
  13. The Iron Witch by Karen Mahoney – January 20th (UK) – Read and Reviewed!
  14. Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor – September 29th 2011 (UK) – Read and Reviewed!
  15. The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab – August 2nd 2011 (US)
  16. Witch Eyes by Scott Tracey – September 2011 (US)
  17. A Touch Mortal by Leah Clifford – February 22nd 2011 (US)
  18. Paranormalcy by Kiersten White – January 6th 2011 (UK)
  19. Possess by Gretchen McNeil – August 23rd 2011 (US)
  20. The Faerie Ring by Kiki Hamilton – September 27th 2011 (US)
  21. Future Imperfect by K. Ryer Breese – April 26th 2011 (US)
  22. The Rites and Wrongs of Janice Wills by Joanna Pearson – July 1st 2011 (US)
  23. The Water Wars by Cameron Stracher – January 1st 2011 (US)
  24. Shattered Souls by Mary Lindsey – December 8th 2011 (US)
  25. The Iron Thorn by Caitlin Kittredge – February 22nd 2011

9/12 books read!

Kay

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Kay's been blogging about urban fantasy, young adult and werewolves since 2009. She's a firm believer in the many uses of the towel, the science of deduction and other fandom in-jokes. To support her book-buying habit, Kay keeps up a day-job as a science journalist (so feel free to ask her about Physics).

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