The 2010 Debut Author Challenge

I am taking on the 2010 Debut Author Challenge as presented by the stupendous and splendid Story Siren, the book blog of Kristi!


Rules are as follows:

  • The objective is to read a set number of YA (Young Adult) or MG (Middle Grade) novels from debut authors published this year.* I’m going to challenge everyone to read at least 12 debut novels! I’m hoping to read at least 30! You don’t have to list your choices right away, but if you do feel free to change them throughout the year. I will also be focusing on mostly Young Adult novels.
  • Anyone can join, you don’t need a blog to participate. If you don’t have a blog you can always share your views by posting a review on, or any other bookish site.
  • The challenge will run from January 1, 2010- December 31, 2010. You can join at anytime!

For more information, further guidelines or to sign up, follow the LINK.

My List:

The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting

Brightly Woven by Alexandra Bracken

Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins

Harmonic Feedback by Tara Kelly

The Mark by Jen Nadol

Sea by Heidi R. Kling

Firespell by Chloe Neill

Mistwood by Leah Cypess

The Line by Terri Hall

The Cinderella Society by Kay Cassidy

Wish by Alexandra Bullen

Magic Under Glass by Jaclyn Dolamore

Guardian of the Dead by Karen Healey

Everlasting by Angie Frazier

The Rise of Renegade X by Chelsea Campbell

Voices of Dragons by Carrie Vaughn

A Most Improper Magick by Stephanie Burgis

Whisper by Phoebe Kitanidis

Unfamiliar Magic by R. C. Alexander

The Books of Elsewhere Volume One: The Shadows by Jacqueline West (Minnesota author)

Prophecy of Days (#1): The Daykeeper’s Grimoire by Christy Raedeke

Owl Keeper by Christine Brodien – Jones

Forbidden Sea by Sheila A. Nielson

The Thirteenth Princess by Diane Zahler

The Ghost and the Goth by Stacey Kade

The False Princess by Eilis O’Neal

The Thirteen Treasures by Michelle Harrison

Birthmarked by Caragh O’Brien

Forget Her Nots by Amy Brecount White

Paranormalcy by Kiersten White

List will be updated if new titles are discovered.


8 thoughts on “The 2010 Debut Author Challenge

  1. Thank you so much for adding my book, Forbidden Sea to your list! I might just have to take on this debut challenge myself. Some of those titles sound really good.

    P.S. The Blue Castle is one of my all time favorite books. You have great taste. : )

  2. You are most welcome! I am very much looking forward to reading it!

    Thanks for stopping by:)

    P.S. How can you not love The Blue Castle?

  3. Hi! Thanks for including my book “The Owl Keeper” in your 2010 Debut Author Challenge!
    Wow, there are so many intriguing titles! Where to begin?
    I’ve never read ‘The Blue Castle’ – it’s next on my list!

    • I am very much anticipating reading it! And 2010 sure does look like a good year bookwise, doesn’t it?

      I hope you enjoy The Blue Castle. It is magical:)

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