Thursday, March 1, 2012

2012 Debut Author Challenge

Being a fairly new author of a book blog, I've been looking around for ways to get my blog out there.  A friend of mine suggested that I should participate in the 2012 Debut Author Challenge.
Click here for more info on the DAC
Obviously, since I enjoy reading so much, I thought partaking in this challenge would be tons of fun!  Plus, it's a good way of getting the names of authors out there who are just starting out.  I don't mind supporting them, in the least.

Here's the list of books I'll be reading for the DAC:
  1.  Everneath (Everneath #1) - Not only is the cover a real eye-catcher, but the story sounds just as interesting.  Besides, I can never turn down a supernatural YA novel.
  2. Elemental - You don't get much from the book's synopsis on goodreads with this one, but it sounds mysterious and intriguing. 
  3. Incarnate - Holy colorful book cover, batman!  Clicky the link and see what I mean.  I definitely picked this one for the cover. 
  4. Stormdancer (The Lotus War #1) - You're going to find that I'm a huge sucker for dystopian YA novels.  Mixed with some steampunk, it sounds like this book will make for one interesting read. 
  5. Silver - Once again, sounds like a big mystery that I can't wait to dig into. 
  6. The Summerland - I'd love to read this one simply because it sounds like a beautiful story. 
  7. The Exeptionals - With a boarding school that houses kids with supernatural abilities, this one sounds a bit like X-Men to me.  Still sounds interesting enough.
  8. Defiance (Defiance #1) - Another dystopian novel, don't say I didn't warn you.  Sounds action-packed and full of adventures.  I'm excited for this one. 
  9. Cracked - Every now and then I like to shake things up and read an angst-fueled YA novel that will leave you feeling depressed and possibly shedding a few tears.  I have a feeling this book is going to be exactly that. 
  10. Skylark (The Iron Wood Trilogy #1) - A dystopian with a flair of magical talent.  Very interesting. 
  11. Halflings - A little fantasy, mixed with paranormal romance, then throw in some angels and we may have ourselves a good read. 
  12. Glitch - Oh how I love me some good science fiction with, you guessed it, dystopia.  Imagine that.  I definitely want this one the day it's released.  Oh August 7th, where are thee already?  
So that's it, those are my picks for this year's DAC.  Are you planning on joining in on the fun and reading 12 debut YA novels yourself?  Or are you looking forward to reading any novels by debut authors this year?  If so, share the love.  I'm always up for a good recommendation. 

Until next time, keep on a-readin',


  1. That's a pretty fantastic list!!!

    I'm gonna read Cinder. It's cyborg Cinderella. Win is written all over it.

    I've heard Scarlet is good, which is a take on Robin Hood.

    And I just found a book called Butter. I'm not really sure how I feel about it.... <--- your thoughts?

    1. Since I have a baby who decided she wanted to be up at 4 in the morning, I may as well go check these out on Goodreads!

      I do believe you told me about Cinder. Wasn't it one of the books you were going to rec me on Goodreads? ;)

    2. Oh, and as for Butter, that would definitely be a first for me. It's completely different from anything I usually read. But you never know, it could be one of my favorites just waiting to be read. <--- That's how I see at every book before I read it. =)

    3. It's a great way to look at things! And yes, I still need to figure out how to rec books on Goodreads. It's all different, TIT. And you know how long it takes me (and you) to get use to all this online tomfoolery! Why do they have to change things?!


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