Friday, December 30, 2011

My (Tentative) Debut Author Challenge List

Friday, December 30, 2011
This is my first year participating in this challenge,  so I'm keeping the list to the minimum twelve books for now. However, it may grow in the future. These are just some of the books that I'm particularly excited about! (:

P.S. All links take you to Goodreads.

Cinder (Lunar Chronicles, #1)
Cinder by Marissa Meyer: The reviews of this book have all been great, and I love a good fairy tale retelling! (Especially one in a dystopia setting that features cyborgs.)
Publisher: Fiewel & Friends
Pub. Date: January 3rd, 2012

The Selection (The Selection, #1)
The Selection by Kiera Cass: Look at that cover- it's gorgeous! But more importantly, the story looks great and intense and AWESOME. Okay, you can go back to admiring the cover now.
Publisher: HarperTeen
Pub. Date: April 24th, 2012

The Gathering Storm (Katerina Alexandrovna, #1)
The Gathering Storm by Robin Bridges: A royal female necromancer in the late 1800s? Sounds amazing! I can't wait for this one!
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Pub. Date: January 10th, 2012

Pretty Crooked
Pretty Crooked by Elisa Ludwig: Another retelling, but this one is a twist on Robin Hood. I have always had a love for all things Robin Hood, so I can't tell you how excited I am for this book!
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Pub. Date: March 13th, 2012

The Catastrophic History of You and Me
The Catastrophic History of You and Me by Jess Rothenberg: In this, the protagonist, Brie actually dies of a broken heart. Very interesting concept!
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Pub. Date: February 21st, 2012

Ditched: A Love Story
Ditched: A Love Story by Robin Mellom: Justina is ditched on the night of her prom by her best guy friend and now she's got to figure out why. I have a feeling this is going to be really good.
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Pub. Date: January 10th, 2012

Tempest (Tempest #1)
Tempest by Julie Cross: The protagonist is a teenage guy! As a girl, I like reading books from the female perspective, but a male narrator is always refreshing. And there are so few! Not to mention, there's time travel, Enemies of Time, and much more cool stuff.
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Pub. Date: January 17th, 2012

Everneath (Everneath, #1)
Everneath by Brodi Ashton: A twist on the classic Persephone tale. Greek mythology is enough to get me hooked, and the cover is gorgeous!
Publisher: Balzar and Bray
Pub. Date: January 24th, 2012

Born Wicked (The Cahill Witch Chronicles, #1)
Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood: I love books about magic, especially ones in a historical setting.
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile
Pub. Date: February 7th, 2012

Of Poseidon
Of Poseidon by Anna Banks: The whole ocean-adventure thing appeals to me. (:
Publisher: Feiwel and Friends
Pub. Date: May 22nd, 2012

Harbringer by Sara Wilson Etienne: An intense psychological thriller. Need I say more? (And, hey, look, the author spells her first name the same way I do! (:)
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons BYR
Pub. Date: February 2nd, 2012

Tokyo Heist
Tokyo Heist by Diana Renn: Violet finds herself in Japan on an intense treasure hunt to find stolen van Gogh artwork. So cool!
Publisher: Viking
Pub. Date: June 14th, 2012

What 2012 debut releases are you looking forward to? Have you ever participated in DAC before?


  1. You've got a couple of my favorites on your list! Catastrophic History and Ditched are both fab! Tempest was a really cool time travel story. I've got Born Wicked, Pretty Crooked, Of Poseidon and Harbinger on my DAC list, too :0)

  2. I'm glad you liked Catastrophic History, Ditched, and Tempest! I can't wait to read them!

  3. So many exciting upcoming debuts! Cinder and The Catastrophic History... top my list! Happy New Year!

  4. Hey Sara--I read Ditched (via netgalley) and it's a fun read. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm following you now.
    Mary, A Book A Day


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