2011 Debut Author Challenge and a giveaway!!!

This will be first time and I'm excited! For what? The 2011 Debut Author Challenge! I'm really, really excited. I think my goal is going to be 24 books (because I don't do odd numbers) and I it shouldn't be so hard with so many amazing reads coming out. You can find more information about the 2011 Debut Author Challenge here!

Here are the books I know I'm reading...it's more than 24 but I've already read some of them.  BOLD means I’ve read it. ITALIC means I own it.

·       A Touch Mortal by Leah Clifford
·       Across the Universe by Beth Revis (Already read, doesn’t count)
·       Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton
·       Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
·       Blood Magic by Tessa Gratton
·       Clarity by Kim Harrington (Already read, doesn’t count)
·       Entwined by Heather Dixon
·       Falling Under by Gwen Hayes (Already ready, doesn’t count)
·       Hourglass by Myra McEntire
·       How I Stole Johnny Depp's Alien Girlfriend by Gary Ghislain
·       I Am J by Cris Beam
·       Illegal by Bettina Restrepol
·       The Iron Witch by Karen Mahoney
·       Liar Society by Lisa and Laura Roecker
·       Like Mandarin by Kirsten Hubbard
·       The Lipstick Laws by Amy Holder
·       Lost Voices by Sarah Porter
·       Luminous by Dawn Metcalf
·       The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab  (already read, doesn’t count.)
·       Other Words for Love by Lorraine Zago Rosenthal
·       Paper Covers Rock by Jenny Hubbard
·       Popular by Alissa Grosso
·       Possession by Elana Johnson
·       The Pull of Gravity by Gae Polisner
·       Rival by Sara Bennett-Wealer
·       So Shelly by Ty Roth
·       Ten Miles Past Normal by Frances O’Roark Dowell
·       The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
·       Unearthly by Cynthia Hand
·       Vesper: A Deviants Novel by Jeff Sampsen
·       Warped by Maurissa Guibord
·       Where I Belong by Gwendolyn Heasley
·       Wildefire by Karsten Knight
·       Witch Eyes by Scott Tracey
·       Wither by Lauren DeStefano
·       XVI by Julia Karr

Woo! I'm excited. What are some books you're looking forward to?

Oh yea, now you want to win some stuff.  I thought so. Well, take your pick for an ARC and this contest closes on Friday at noon! Happy Thanksgiving.

  • SIGNED ARC of MATCHED by Ally Condie
  • Pathfinder by Orson Scott Card
  • The Mockingbirds by Daisy Whitney
  • As Easy As Falling Off the Face of the Earth by Perkins
  • My Fake Boyfriend by Springer
  • It Started with a Dare by Rech

Also, I'm not on Twitter this week. SO if you tweet this contest, I'll give you 3 extra entries toward the book of your choice. Yup.  That's a true story. No requirements to enter except filling out the form. And, since it's for Thanksgiving, I'll be thankful for everyone and open this internationally!

Click HERE to enter. (Be sure to indicate which ARC you want to win or I'll just throw you into a random one.)

Don't forget to tell me what books your looking forward to in 2011! Maybe this will shape some future contests.


  1. Good luck with the challenge and thanks for making this an international contest!

  2. Thank you so much for adding HOURGLASS! I hope you enjoy it!

  3. Freaking out to see LIAR SOCIETY on your list. Thanks for including it!

  4. I am doing the challenge too! I cannot wait! Thank you for the giveaway as well!

    My Bloody Fairy Tale

  5. OMG, thank you SO SO MUCH for including THE UNBECOMING OF MARA DYER on your list! Eeep! Hope you like it!

  6. I'm doing the challenge this year too. I haven't actually sat down and picked over my list. Good luck and Have a great Thanksgiving!

  7. Danielle,

    I'm so thrilled to see The Pull of Gravity on your list. I hope you love it. And I hope we get to read you one day soon. :)

  8. Awesome give away! Thanks for the chance to win!

  9. Good luck!

    YA releases I'm looking forward to include: Where She Went by Gayle Forman, So Shelly by Ty Roth, Like Mandarin by Kirsten Hubbard, and the upcoming Sarah Dessen novel.

  10. I'm so excited about all of your books and your comments!!! I mean, without you we wouldn't get to read debut books. :)

  11. Dude, I'm thrilled Possession is on your list! I hope you like it. :)

  12. 2011 will be a great year. :)
    There are some awesome books coming out I cannot wait to read!

    I'm really curious about Red Riding Hood by Catherine Hardwicke and Sarah Blakley-Cartwright. But I also cannot wait for Cat Clarke's Entangled, Will Hill's Department 19, Elana Johnson's Possession and I could go on, and on, and on... :D

  13. I'm so excited for all the 2011 releases! YA just keeps growing!

    Thanks for the giveaway! *stares at The Mockingbirds*

  14. I've found so many books that I must read next year through everyone's challenge lists. Personally, I'm really looking forward to Haven by Kristi Cook, A Touch Mortal by Leah Clifford, Bad Taste in Boys by Carrie Harris, Possession by Elana Johnson, Born at Midnight by C.C. Hunter, Awaken by Kate Kacvinsky, and a ton more. I know I won't get around to all the books I want to read and I'll just keep adding to the list, but I'm still looking forward to all of them.

    Thanks for this giveaway Danielle!

  15. Thank you so much for including RIVAL on your list. I hope you love it!!

  16. Thank you so much for including WITCH EYES on your list. I hope you enjoy! There's so many great books coming out next year!


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