Wednesday 25 November 2009


2010 Debut Author Challenge

2010 debut author challengeI've signed up for the 2010 Debut Author Challenge hosted by Kristi of The Story Siren. For more info, click the link above, and to sign up, just go here.

The books I'll be reading for this challenge are:

1. Magic Under Glass by Jaclyn Dolamore - published in the UK on 1st February 2010 (From Bloomsbury Children's Books)
2. My Love Lies Bleeding by Alyxandra Harvey - published in the UK 4th January 2010 (From Bloomsbury Children's Books)
3. Need by Carrie Jones - published in the UK 1st February 2010 (Bloomsbury Children's Publishing)
4. My So-Called Afterlife by Tamsyn Murray - published in the UK 25th February 2010 (Piccadilly Press)
5. The Iron King - not yet published in the UK, I have the US edition, published 1st February 2010 (Harlequin Teen (US))
6. Witchfinder: Dawn of the Demontide by William Hussey - published in the UK 4th March 2010 (Oxford University Press)
7. The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelsion - published in the UK 7th June 2010 (Walker)
8. Finding Sky by Joss Stirling - published in the UK 7th October 2010 (OUP)
9. A Little Wanting Song by Cath Crowly - not yet published in the UK, I read the US edition, published 8th June 2011 (Knopf)
10. Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver - published in the UK 22nd July 2010 (Hodder)
11. Matched by Ally Condie - published in the UK 2nd December 2010 (Puffin)
12. Raised By Wolves by Jennifer Lynn Barnes - published in the UK 30th September 2010 (Quercus)
13. Nightshade by Andrea Cremer - published in the UK 28th December 2010 (Atom)
14. Shade by Jeri Smith-Ready - published in the UK 2nd September 2010 (S&S)
15. The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han - published in the UK 3rd June 2010 (Puffin)


12 read and reviewed on my blog, 2 read and not yet reviewed.

ETA: There has been some question about books released in 2010 that are read in 2009, with reviews posted in 2010 - I've asked Kristi about it, and she's updated her challenge info post, check it out. The following books do not count towards the challenge for me, but they are released in 2010, and so may be for you.

Books read in 2009, reviews posted in 2010:
When I was Jo by Keren David - published in the UK on 7th January 2010 (From Frances Lincoln)
Monster Republic by Ben Horton - published in the UK on 7th January 2010 (From Random House)
Bleeding Violet by Dia Reeves - published in the US (not released in the UK) on 5th January 2010 (Simon Pulse)


  1. I am so going to do this challenge, but there are so many books to choose from!! May have to add more to the list of 12 ;-)

  2. You're able to do more than 12, it's just at least 12. I'll probably add more, but my memory is bad, lol.

  3. I hope you read them all ok! Would join in...but end up with enough books - safer not to specify genres :)

  4. Thank you! Ahh, if I get more, I can always edit the list, so it's no problem! :)

  5. Oh wow, thanks for stopping by, Kiersten! I'm really looking forward to reading Paranormalcy next year! :)

  6. Thanks!! Seriously, few things make me happier than hearing that : )

  7. Oh, you're welcome! But it sounds like such an awesome book, anyone would be mad not to want to read it! :)

  8. I'm a debut author! Please put me on your list!

  9. Ahh, I didn't include you only because I think I'll probably get When I Was Joe read before next year, so I can have the review ready for January. Hmm. I'm going to do some asking of questions. Perhaps if I read books before 2010 it's ok if reviews are posted once January hits.

  10. Well I am a 2010 debut author! I think I should count..

  11. You do count. It's more about me and my reading pace; if I read all the books released in January by debut authors (which is two so far, including you) in January, given that I'm not the fastest reader, there is a chance I'll post the reviews late rather than before the release date. I think it's more important that the reviews are ready on time to help you than to read your book for the challenge, if that makes sense.

    The challenge being for fun, it's not all that important, but me getting my review out on time is. So I'll read them before this year is out, write the reviews, and then schedule them for January. I don't think it'll count as part of the challenge as I'm reading them this year and not next. I've sent Kristi an email, asking whether they'll count or not; she's on a break at the moment, but once she's back and answered, I can let you know :)

  12. Haha, cheers! ;) I shall let you know when I get a reply from Kristi.

  13. YAY! Thanks for joining the challenge! And what a great list! Happy reading!

  14. Thank you! I look forward to it! :)

  15. Great list! I'm a huge Suzanne Young fan and you will totally love THE NAUGHTY LIST and the sequel SO MANY BOYS. (I've read both!)

  16. Awesome, thank you! I'm looking forward to reading The Naughty List, it sounds great! :)

  17. Thanks so much for including OTHER on this list! I will let you know straightaway when I know how the whole UK thing will work.

    In the meantime, have a rummage through my goodies page for a virtual party favor of sorts.

    Karen Kincy

  18. Oops, that should be:

    Karen Kincy

  19. Cheers for commenting, Karen! I really appreciate you trying to find out about Other in the UK! I shall check out your link now :)