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.