This year, I decided to particepate in a few different challenges. I really want to read 100 books this year and figured if I had some challenges to complete along the way, it would really help. The one I'm most excited about is this one: The Debut Author Challenge hosted by The Story Siren. The goal of this challenge is to read & review a minimum of twelve young adult or middle grade debut novels between the dates of January 1, 2012 – January 31, 2013. For more information, visit here.
So here is my temporary list. I reserve the right to change this at anytime. (All summaries taken from Goodreads)
Incarnate by Jodi Medows
Ana is new. For thousands of years in Range, a million souls have
been reincarnated over and over, keeping their memories and experiences
from previous lifetimes. When Ana was born, another soul vanished, and
no one knows why.
Even Ana’s own mother thinks she’s a nosoul, an omen of worse things
to come, and has kept her away from society. To escape her seclusion
and learn whether she’ll be reincarnated, Ana travels to the city of
Heart, but its citizens are suspicious and afraid of what her presence
means. When dragons and sylph attack the city, is Ana to blame?
Sam believes Ana’s new soul is good and worthwhile. When he stands
up for her, their relationship blooms. But can he love someone who may
live only once, and will Ana’s enemies—human and creature alike—let them
be together? Ana needs to uncover the mistake that gave her someone
else’s life, but will her quest threaten the peace of Heart and destroy
the promise of reincarnation for all? Out January 31st.
Everneath by Brodi Ashton
Last spring, Nikki
Beckett vanished, sucked into an underworld known as the Everneath,
where immortals Feed on the emotions of despairing humans. Now she's
returned- to her old life, her family, her friends- before being
banished back to the underworld... this time forever.
She has six months before the Everneath comes to claim her, six
months for good-byes she can't find the words for, six months to find
redemption, if it exists.
Nikki longs to spend these months reconnecting with her boyfriend,
Jack, the one person she loves more than anything. But there's a
problem: Cole, the smoldering immortal who first enticed her to the
Everneath, has followed Nikki to the mortal world. And he'll do whatever
it takes to bring her back- this time as his queen.
As Nikki's time grows short and her relationships begin slipping
from her grasp, she's forced to make the hardest decision of her life:
find a way to cheat fate and remain on the Surface with Jack or return
to the Everneath and become Cole's. Out January 24th
Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Humans and androids
crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the
population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make
their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl. . . .
Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen
with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her
stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the
handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an
intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty
and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her
past in order to protect her world’s future.
In this thrilling debut young adult novel, the first of a quartet,
Marissa Meyer introduces readers to an unforgettable heroine and a
masterfully crafted new world that’s enthralling. Out January 3.
Tempest by Julie Cross
The year is 2009.
Nineteen-year-old Jackson Meyer is a normal guy… he’s in college, has a
girlfriend… and he can travel back through time. But it’s not like the
movies – nothing changes in the present after his jumps, there’s no
space-time continuum issues or broken flux capacitors – it’s just
That is… until the day strangers burst in on
Jackson and his girlfriend, Holly, and during a struggle with Jackson,
Holly is fatally shot. In his panic, Jackson jumps back two years to
2007, but this is not like his previous time jumps. Now he’s stuck in
2007 and can’t get back to the future.
Desperate to somehow
return to 2009 to save Holly but unable to return to his rightful year,
Jackson settles into 2007 and learns what he can about his abilities.
it’s not long before the people who shot Holly in 2009 come looking for
Jackson in the past, and these “Enemies of Time” will stop at nothing
to recruit this powerful young time-traveler. Recruit… or kill him.
together the clues about his father, the Enemies of Time, and himself,
Jackson must decide how far he’s willing to go to save Holly… and
possibly the entire world. Out January 17th.
Born Wicked By Jessica Spotswood
Everybody knows Cate
Cahill and her sisters are eccentric. Too pretty, too reclusive, and far
too educated for their own good. But the truth is even worse: they're
witches. And if their secret is discovered by the priests of the
Brotherhood, it would mean an asylum, a prison ship—or an early grave.
Before her mother died, Cate promised to protect her sisters. But
with only six months left to choose between marriage and the Sisterhood,
she might not be able to keep her word . . . especially after she finds
her mother's diary, uncovering a secret that could spell her family's
destruction. Desperate to find alternatives to their fate, Cate starts
scouring banned books and questioning rebellious new friends, all while
juggling tea parties, shocking marriage proposals, and a forbidden
romance with the completely unsuitable Finn Belastra.
If what her mother wrote is true, the Cahill girls aren't safe. Not
from the Brotherhood, the Sisterhood—not even from each other. Out February 7th
Article 5 by Kristen Simmons
New York, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C., have been abandoned.
The Bill of Rights has been revoked, and replaced with the Moral Statutes.
are no more police—instead, there are soldiers. There are no more fines
for bad behavior—instead, there are arrests, trials, and maybe worse.
People who get arrested usually don't come back.
Ember Miller is old enough to remember that things weren’t always this
way. Living with her rebellious single mother, it’s hard for her to
forget that people weren’t always arrested for reading the wrong books
or staying out after dark. It’s hard to forget that life in the United
States used to be different.
Ember has perfected the art of
keeping a low profile. She knows how to get the things she needs, like
food stamps and hand-me-down clothes, and how to pass the random home
inspections by the military. Her life is as close to peaceful as
That is, until her mother is arrested for
noncompliance with Article 5 of the Moral Statutes. And one
arresting officers is none other than Chase Jennings…the only boy Ember
has ever loved
Out January 13
The Selection by Kiera Cass
For thirty-five girls,
the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the
life laid out for them since birth. To be swept up in a world of
glittering gowns and priceless jewels. To live in the palace and compete
for the heart of the gorgeous Prince Maxon.
But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means
turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below
her. Leaving her home to enter a fierce competition for a crown she
doesn't want. Living in a palace that is constantly threatened by
violent rebel attacks.
Then America meets Prince Maxon. Gradually, she starts to question
all the plans she's made for herself- and realizes that the life she's
always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined.
Out April 24th
Elemental by Emily White
Just because Ella can burn someone to the ground with her mind doesn't mean she should.
But she wants to.
For ten years—ever since she was a small child—Ella has been held prisoner. Now that she has escaped, she needs answers.
Who is she? Why was she taken? And who is the boy with the beautiful green eyes who haunts her memories?
Is Ella the prophesied Destructor… or will she be the one who's destroyed?
Out May 1st
The Catastrophic History of You and Me by Jess Rothenberg
Dying of a broken heart is just the beginning.... Welcome to forever.
BRIE'S LIFE ENDS AT SIXTEEN: Her boyfriend tells her he doesn't love her, and the news breaks her heart—literally.
But now that she's D&G (dead and gone), Brie is about to
discover that love is way more complicated than she ever imagined. Back
in Half Moon Bay, her family has begun to unravel. Her best friend has
been keeping a secret about Jacob, the boy she loved and lost—and the
truth behind his shattering betrayal. And then there's Patrick, Brie's
mysterious new guide and resident Lost Soul . . . who just might hold
the key to her forever after.
With Patrick's help, Brie will have to pass through the five stages
of grief before she's ready to move on. But how do you begin again,
when your heart is still in pieces?
Out February 21st
Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi
Worlds keep them apart.
Destiny brought them together.
Aria has lived her whole life in the protected dome of Reverie. Her
entire world confined to its spaces, she's never thought to dream of
what lies beyond its doors. So when her mother goes missing, Aria knows
her chances of surviving in the outer wasteland long enough to find her
Then Aria meets an outsider named Perry. He's searching for someone
too. He's also wild - a savage - but might be her best hope at staying
If they can survive, they are each other's best hope for finding answer.
Out February 7th
Queen of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
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An infamous young
assassin who is more than she seems must battle her way to freedom in a
corrupt kingdom where magic has been outlawed.
Out sometime 2012
The last one has very little information on it but I like the title and the little bit they have shared.
So that's my list so far. I reserve the right to change this list at anytime. Who else is taking part in this awesome challenge? What debuts are you planning to read? Let me know in comments!