Remember my nice little list of 12 titles for the Debut Author Challenge?
Yeah. That list is getting a little longer.
During the week after Christmas, I got a box from Hachette. Inside the box were four ARCs of 2011 titles. One was Julie Anne Peters’ She Loves You, She Loves You Not, which I read right away and reviewed. Peters is an established YA author – one I admire and whose work I enjoy quite a lot – so that one wouldn’t count for the Debut Author Challenge. The other three books I tucked away to read after the New Year, since they were all debuts!
And then, of course, I stumbled on someone else’s list of TBR debuts, and I saw a few that I just couldn’t resist adding to my own list:
- Anya’s War by Andrea Alban (2/1/11)
- Sylvia & Aki by Winifred Conkling (7/12/11)
- The Faerie Ring by Kiki Hamilton (10/11)
- Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys (3/22/11)
Yes, 2011 is looking like a very good year for YA debuts. And May B. by Caroline Starr Rose (April 2012) looks really good for next year.
5 Replies to “More Debut Titles!”
Now I’ve added Anya’s War and The Faerie Ring to my own list… They sound great!
Hurray! I am the author of Anya’s War. I hope to visit your city this year so I can meet you.
What is your favorite bookstore?
Author of Anya’s War and The Happiness Tree
Very excited about Kelly Barnhill’s new book. I read one of her short stories recently and it was amazing. And the trailer for Between Shades of Gray has me totally hooked, too!!
I’m doing the Debut Author Challenge as well. I haven’t planned out in advance (too much) what they’ll be, but maybe I’ll check out a few of the ones you have listed here!
Thanks for including me here!
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