2012 Debut Author Challenge




MORE INFORMATION ON THE 2012 DAC, CAN BE FOUND HERE!


CHALLENGE OBJECTIVE:
To read & review a minimum of twelve young adult or middle grade debut novels between the dates of January 1, 2012 - January 31, 2013.*


Here is my list:



  1. Brodie Ashton EVERNEATH

  2. Julie Cross TEMPEST

  3. Marissa Myer CINDER

  4. Avery Williams ALCHEMY OF FOREVER

  5. Veronica Rossi UNDER THE NEVER SKY

  6. Sarah Wilson Etienne HARBINGER

  7. Kat Hellisen WHEN THE SEA IS RISING RED

  8. Jessica Spotswood BORN WICKED

  9. Aimee Agresti ILLUMINATE

  10. Sophie Crockett AFTER THE SNOW

  11. Jill Hathaway SLIDE

  12. Lisa Bobet ABOVE

  13. Zoraida Cordova THE VICIOUS DEEP

  14. Susan Dennard SOMETHING STRANGE AND DEADLY

  15. Corrine Jackson IF I LIE

  16. Elizabeth Norris THE UNRAVELING

  17. Wendy Higgins SWEET EVIL





7 comments on "2012 Debut Author Challenge"

Julie@My5monkeys wrote: November 9, 2011 at 4:37 PM

Great list and I want to also read Cinder and Sweet Evil.


Jessica wrote: November 9, 2011 at 7:53 PM

Sounds like a good list. I have Born Wicked on my list too. But gotta figure out the rest.

Have fun!


Jill Hathaway wrote: November 10, 2011 at 4:06 AM

Thanks for including me! :)


Cory Jackson wrote: November 10, 2011 at 12:28 PM

Yay! Thanks for including me! Can't wait for you to read IF I LIE.


Zoraida Cordova wrote: November 12, 2011 at 2:52 AM

ARCs are now available from Sourcebooks! If you don't already have the contact, let me know :)


Avery Williams wrote: November 12, 2011 at 3:22 PM

so happy to see ALCHEMY on your list! thank you!


Zoraida Cordova wrote: November 16, 2011 at 12:52 PM

You can't see this, but I'm doing the under the sea dance.

Thanks for including my merdudes :)


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