2011 Debut Author Challenge






Yes! it is that time of year again. Out with the old and in with the new list of challenges for the incoming year. Next year promises to be an amazing year for the YA genre and the list of Debut Authors are most inspiring. The Story Siren is gracious enough to host the 2011 Debut Author Challenge and for those that are interested you can read the rules and register HERE










This is my ever growing list of Debut Authors for this challenge:










  1. Cynthia Hand UNEARTHLY 1/4/2011





  2. Myra McEntire HOURGLASS 6/13/2011




  3. Karen Mahoney THE IRON WITCH 2/8/2011





  4. Courty Allison Moulton ANGELFIRE 2/15/2011





  5. Kelly Keaton DARKNESS BECOMES HER 2/22/2011





  6. Kim Harringon CLARITY 3/1/2011





  7. Ruta Sepetys BETWEEN SHADES OF GRAY 3/22/2011





  8. Heather Dixon ENTWINED 3/29/2011





  9. Lisa Cach WAKE UNTO ME 3/31/2011





  10. Megan McCafferty BUMPED 4/26/2011





  11. John Stephens THE EMERALD ATLAS 4/26/2011





  12. Veronica Roth DIVERGENT 5/3/2011





  13. Josephine Angelini STARCROSSED 5/31/2011





  14. Amy Plum DIE FOR ME





  15. Tara Hudson HEREAFTER 6/7/2011





  16. Karyn Henley BREATH OF ANGEL 6/21/2011





  17. Karsten Knight WILDFIRE 7/26/2011





  18. Victoria Schwab THE NEAR WITCH 8/2/2011





  19. Kendare Blake ANNA DRESSED IN BLOOD 9/11





  20. Jocelyn Davies A BEAUTIFUL DARK (fall)





  21. Kiki Hamilton THE FAERIE RING 10/11





  22. Anna Sheehan A LONG SLEEP (fall) OMG! Cannot wait for this one





those posted in red are already read and reviewed


4 comments on "2011 Debut Author Challenge"

Teena in Toronto wrote: December 30, 2010 at 7:14 AM

Happy holidays :)

Happy blogoversary :)


Chapter Chicks wrote: December 30, 2010 at 7:35 AM

Great list, I have quite a few of those on my own list! :) Can't wait to see your reviews.


the story siren wrote: December 30, 2010 at 9:06 AM

thanks for joining the challenge Nancy!!


kirsty at the overflowing library wrote: January 2, 2011 at 4:05 AM

You've picked a fab selection to read for the challenge. I am a new follower btw! Good luck with the challenge!


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