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Debut Author Challenge 2013

hosted by Tara at Hobbitsies

The objective of this challenge is to read and review a minimum of twelve YA or middle grade début novels throughout the year. For more information please click here.

I will be aiming for two début novels a month – meaning 24 books in total. There is a progress bar on my sidebar which will keep track of how I am going.

The conditions of the challenge say that the Australian release of the novel must be in 2012 (as I live in Australia), which means the books I can choose from will be different from bloggers in other countries. However, this year the rules can be bent a little, and if a debut book doesn’t look like it will be published in Australia, but is available overseas, I can use it too.

Here is a list of YA titles which are eligible – I will read them and link to the reviews. The books in bold font are the ones I already own.

January

  • Level 2 by Lenore Applehans – Sci-fi/Dystopian – Allen & Unwin AU
  • Revolution 19 by Gregg Rosenblum – Post-apocalyptic/Sci-fi
  • Altered by Jennifer Rush – Sci-fi/Dystopian
  • Prophecy by Ellen Oh – Fantasy
  • The Cadet of Tildor by Alex Lidell – Fantasy
  • Splintered by A.G. Howard – Fantasy
  • Broken by A.E. Rought – Retelling/Fantasy – Strange Chemistry
  • A Shimmer of Angels  by Lisa M. Basso – Paranormal

February

  • Dualed by Elsie Chapman – Sci-fi/Dystopian
  • Pivot Point by Kasie West – Sci-fi
  • City of a Thousand Dolls by Miriam Forster – Fantasy
  • Pantomime by Laura Lam – Fantasy – Strange Chemistry

March

  • Mila 2.0 by Debra Driza – Sci-fi
  • Poison by Bridget Zinn – Fantasy
  • Strands of Bronze and Gold by Jane Nickerson – Historical fiction/Fantasy
  • The Nightmare Affair by Mindee Arnett – Contemporary/Fantasy
  • The Culling by Steven dos Santos – Post-Apocalyptic
  • Powerless by Patrick Matthews – Fantasy
  • Freaks by Kieran Larwood – Sci-fi/Magic
  • Linked by Imogen Howson – Sci-fi – Releasing in August in Australia from PanMacmillan
  • The Collector by Victoria Scott – Paranormal
  • The Holders by Julianna Scott – Fantasy
  • Mortality by Kellie Sheridan – Paranormal/Zombies
  • The Watcher by Lisa Voisin – Paranormal

April

  • Rump: The True Story of Rumplestiltskin by Liesl Shurtlif – Fantasy
  • Taken by Erin Bowman – Dystopian – HarperTeen
  • Vengeance Bound by Justina Ireland – Paranormal – Simon Schuster
  • The Key & the Flame by Claire M. Caterer – Fantasy/Adventure
  • After Eden by Helen Douglas – Sci-fi/Thriller – Bloomsbury
  • The Flame In The Mist by Kit Grindstaff – Fantasy
  • Pretty Dark Nothing by Heather Reid – Paranormal
  • In the Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters – Historical Fiction/Paranormal
  • The Bone Dragon by Alexia Casale – Psychological Thriller/Fairytale
  • The Ward by Jordanna Frankel –  Dystopian – HarperTeen

May

  • ACID by Emma Pass – Dystopian – Random House
  • Arclight by Josin L. McQuein – Sci-fi Thriller
  • Chantress by Amy Butler Greenfield – Fantasy
  • My Sister’s Reaper by Dorothy Dreyer – Paranormal
  • Prophecy Girl by Cecily White – Paranormal – EntangledTeen
  • The Falconer by Elizabeth May – Fantasy/Steampunk – Gollancz
  • Reboot by Amy Tintera – Futuristic Thriller – Allen & Unwin
  • Transparent by Natalie Whipple – Sci-fi/Fantasy – HarperTeen – Released by Five Mile Press in AU
  • Praefatio by Georgia McBride – Paranormal
  • Parallel by Lauren Miller – Sci-i – HarperTeen
  • The Neptune Project by Polly Holyoke – Sci-fi – Disney Hyperion
  • The End Games by T. Michael Martin – Post-apocalyptic/Thriller
  • Zenn Scarlett by Christian Schoon – Sci-fi – Strange Chemistry

June

  • Tides by Betsy Cornwell – Magical Realism – Clarion
  • PODs by Michelle K. Pickett – Sci-fi/Dystopian – Spencer Hill Press
  • Triangles by Kimberley Ann Miller – Psychological/Paranormal – Spencer Hill Press
  • In the After by Demitria Lunetta – Sci-fi/Post-apocalyptic – HarperTeen
  • Insomnia by J.R. Johansson – Supernatural thriller – Flux
  • Ink by Amanda Sun – Paranormal – HarlequinTeen
  • Another Little Piece by Kate Karyus Quinn – Paranormal/Horror – HarperTeen
  • Rush by Eve Silver – Sci-fi
  • Fairytales for Wilde Girls by Allyse Near – Fantasy/Horror – Random House AU

July

  • After You by Jessica Corra – Magical Realism – Dial
  • Some Quiet Place by Kelsey Sutton – Paranormal – Flux
  • Starglass by Phoebe North – Sci-Fi – Simon & Schuster

August

  • Banish by Nicola Marsh – Mystery/Supernatural Thriller – HarlequinTeenAU
  • Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by April Genevieve Tucholke – Mystery/Horror – Dial
  • When the World was Flat by Ingrid Jonach – Strange Chemistry
  • Gated by Amy Christine Parker – Contemporary with Pre-Apocalyptic/Dystopian themes
  • Prophesy of Oz by Megan Shan – Fantasy/Retelling
  • All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill – Sci-fi – Bloomsbury

September

  • Through the Bomb’s Breath by Peggy Eddleman – Post-Apocalyptic – Random House
  • Relic by Renee Collins – Historical Fantasy – Entangled Publishing
  • The Bone Season by Samantha Season – Science Fantasy – Bloomsbury
  • Magic Marks the Spot by Caroline Carlson – Fantasy – HarperCollins Children
  • Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis – Post-Apocalyptic – Katherine Tegen

October

  • The Art of Flying by Judy Hoffman – Contemporary Fantasy – Disney Hyperion

November

  • Cracked by Eliza Crewe – Paranormal – Strange Chemistry

December

  • The Emmisary by Kristal Shaff – Fantasy – Month9Books
  • Control by Lydia Kang – Sci-fi/Dystopian – Dial

11/24 début novels read

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