In case any of you haven't entered a Debut Author Challenge before or haven't come across this one yet here's some more information taken from The Story Siren:
There are a ridiculous amount of debuts I want to try and read next year but this is my list for now, I'll add to it as I buy or receive more books throughout the year:
- 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.
RULES & GUIDELINES:
- 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 is May 31, 2012.
- Must be a young adult or middle grade title.
- Must be the author’s 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.
- 172 Hours on the Moon - Johan Harstad
- Fracture - Megan Miranda
- Mortal Chaos - Matt Dickinson
- Night School - C.J. Daughtery
- Someone Else's Life - Katie Dale
- Tempest - Julie Cross
- The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer - Michelle Hodkin
- the Weight of Water - Sarah Crossan
- The Witch of Turlingham Academy - Ellie Bosworth
- Wonder - R.J. Palacio
- The Other Life - Susanne Winnacker
- Cinder - Marissa Meyer
- Never Eighteen - Megan Bostic
- The Catastrophic History of You and Me - Jess Rothenberg
- Freshman Year and Other Unnatural Disasters - Meredith Zeitlin
- Katana - Cole Gibsen
- Croak - Gina Damico
- A Breath of Eyre - Eve Marie Mont
- Hollow Pike - James Dawson
- Oliver Twisted - JD Sharpe
- Starters - Lissa Price
- Struck - Jennifer Bosworth
- Under the Never Sky - Veronica Rossi
- Vixen - Jillian Larkin
If you want to sign up for the challenge or just learn a bit more about it head over to Kristi's blog here. If you're only going to sign up for one reading challenge in 2012 I really do recommend this one; it's always lots of fun and I guarantee you'll stumble across some truly brilliant books!