Friday, December 30, 2011

2012 YA Debut Author Challenge

I love this challenge. I haven't actually completed it in 2010 or 2011, but it gets me reading more debuts than I otherwise would. And then I can fanatically follow brand-new authors and feel like a wannabe hipster. Wait what.

Basic rules: read and review 12 YA/MG debut novels published in 2012. More rules on Story Siren's sign-up post.

Ok so here's my tentative TBR list:

Above by Leah Bobet [I'm really into male POVs right now. Also, dude, superpowers]

Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood [This could either be really legitimate sister-power, or just "My sissies and I SO SASS."

The Catastrophic History of You and Me by Jess Rothenberg [I like My-Life-In-Review books like this. Maybe I'm just morbid and sentimental.]

Cinder by Marissa Meyer [Fairy tales and cyborgs? I think yes.]

Elemental by Emily White ["Just because Ella can burn someone to the ground with her mind doesn't mean she should." Exactly.]

Fracture by Megan Miranda ["Is her altered brain now predicting death, or causing it?" Inquiring minds want to know.]

The Gathering Storm by Robin Bridges [Russian history and intrigue plus magic. I think yes.]

Incarnate by Jodi Meadows [Everyone else is doing it. Also, the gorgeous cover.]

Love and Leftovers by Sarah Tregay [obligatory contemporary debut. Blurb has potential.]

Pretty Crooked by Elisa Ludwig [I am probably most interested by this one. A girl in the "in" crowd robs the rich and gives to the poor. Highschool Robin Hood.]

Queen of Glass by Sarah J. Maas [Don't know much about this one, but saw "assassins" and magic outlawed and wanted it.]

Scarlet by A.C. Gaughen [Will Scarlet is a girl and possibly in love with Robin Hood.]

Struck by Jennifer Bosworth [Girl is addicted to getting struck by lightning. This I gotta see.]

Tempest by Julie Cross [Time jumps, male POV. Let's do it.]

Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi [I've heard a lot about the author. I'm not that excited about the story, but we'll see.]

That's 15, so I reserve my right to drop or switch out some of these. Haaa. I'm trying to avoid dystopians/paranormals but I don't think I'm doing a great job of that so far. xD


Snazel said...

Should I participate too? :D I can post COVERS and stuff!

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Snazel said...


Snazel said...

Yum. I love book covers. *adds all books to own list*