2012 Debut Author Challenge


Okay gotta get in on this one. It’s an excuse to buy new books instead of trawling the 2nd-hand bookstore.

The original idea is over here – The Story Siren and the 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.”


I think 12 is a good number for me, one YA a month will hit the spot. I’ll pick one from every month’s debuts.


So, here’s my list, although titles may change depending on availability


Jan:  The Alchemy of Forever -Avery Williams

Feb: Born Wicked – Jessica Spotswood

March: Croak – Gina Damico

April: Kiss the Morning Star – Elissa Janine Hoole

May:  The Nightmare Factory – Lucy Jones

June: The Shadows Cast by Stars – Catherine Knutsson

July: Something Strange and Deadly – Susan Dennard

August: Auracle – Gina Rosati

Sept: Touching the Surface – Kimberly Sabatini

Oct: Venom – Fiona Paul

Nov: Through to You – Emily Hainsworth

Dec: Pivot Point – Kasie West

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8 Replies to “2012 Debut Author Challenge”

  1. Great list. And, hey, I’m on there. 🙂 Thanks so much for including me. I love good excuses to buy new books, too.

    1. I love the idea of the alternate futures and choosing which one. I guess launch date is so far in the future that you still don’t have a cover? Boo.

      Looking forward to it. 🙂

  2. I love alternate futures as well (obviously). It was so fun to write. Speaking of covers, yours is awesome! I’ve seen the initial work up of my cover. I love it. I hope I’ll be able to reveal it in the next month or so.

  3. Hi Cat-

    OMG I am seriously clamoring for most of those books up there. Can’t believe BORN WICKED will be out in just a month! Can’t believe how long I might have to wait for THROUGH TO YOU. (Come on Apocalypsies ARC tour!)

    I’m seriously flattered to see VENOM up there with those awesome debut all-stars. Thanks for your support!

  4. Hi Cat,

    Awesome list. I can’t wait to read most of the books on there too, especially Pivet Point which is totally up my street!

    Thank you so much for featuring The Nightmare Factory on your list! I feel honoured. 😀

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