2011 Debut Author Challenge!

This is my first year participating in the Debut Author Challenge which is hosted by The Story Siren. I'm so excited to get started in January! There is so many amazing debut books coming out in 2011. Participants are required to read 12 middle grade or young adult books from debut authors of 2011. Listed below are the books I plan to read for the challenge. I'm sure I'll find more throughout the year!

1. Unearthly by Cynthia Hand 1/4
2. XVI by Julia Karr 1/6
3. Warped by Maurissa Guibord 1/11
4. Timeless by Alexandra Monir 1/11
5. Haven by Kristi Cook 2/22
6. Where I Belong by Gwendolyn Heasley 2/8
7. Wake Unto Me by Lisa Cach 3/31
8. Falling Under by Gwen Hayes 3/1
9. Like Mandrain by Kristen Hubbard 3/21
10. Ten Miles Past Normal by Frances O'Roark Dowell 3/22
11. Blood Magic by Tessa Gratton 4/26
12. Paper Covers Rock by Jenny Hubbard 6/14
13. Bad Taste in Boys by Carrie Harris 7/12
14. The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab 8/2

Head over to The Story Siren to join the fun!

Crazy Katie


  1. Warped, Blood Magic and The NEar Witch are on my list! I will have to look at the others ones!!=)

  2. Don't they sounds awesome?! I look forward to reading your reviews on them this year :)

  3. thanks so much for joining the challenge! it looks like you have a great list of books started! and how cute is your blog! love it! happy reading and good luck!

  4. Thank you so much Kristi! I can't wait for the challenge to start, there's so many great books out this year!

  5. Aw, I love seeing THE NEAR WITCH on here!! And it actually comes out August! <--still a freakishly long time, but hey!



  6. Great list! I'm very excited about The Near Witch, and also some of the dystopian ones like XVI :D

  7. Hi Victoria!! I can't wait to read your book! It' sounds so amazing! I fixed the month :)I'm glad it comes out in August and not September, one less month to wait!

    Hey Danya! There's so many great dystopians coming out this year. Have fun with the challenge!

    Hi Ella! Thank you! Enjoy the challenge :)