Debut Author Challenge
from That Artsy Reader Girl's Blog
-To introduce the reader to all the amazing debut authors from this year.
-Read 12 or more middle grade, young adult, and new adult debuts this year.
- You must post your thoughts on each debut book you read in order for it to count towards the challenge. You can post anywhere: your blog, Goodreads, Amazon, YouTube, Tumblr, etc.
- You can join the challenge whenever you want.
- The debuts must have a publishing date in 2015 and must have been read between January 1, 2015 and January 31, 2016 (this extra month allows readers adequate time to read December debuts) in order to count.
- Each review gives you an entry into the monthly prize pack drawings. Make sure you post the links to my monthly link-ups. I always post these link-ups on the first day of the month, without fail.
- This challenge is open internationally, as are the monthly prize packs.
Which Books Count:
- The book must be classified as a middle grade, young adult, or new adult title.
- The book must be the author’s MG/YA/NA 2015 debut. (If the author has published adult fiction before, but this is their first MG/YA/NA book EVER it still counts.)
- Self-published books do not count, so if the author has self-published a MG/YA/NA book before and this is their first book published by a traditional publisher it counts toward the challenge.
- ARCs are fine, but only if you read them the year they are published. For example, if it’s 2015 but you read and reviewed an ARC of debut coming out in 2016, it does not count for 2015’s challenge (because the challenge is for 2015 debuts) and it will not count for 2016’s challenge (because you must read a 2016 debut in 2016 for it to count). This way participants who do not have access to ARCs are not at a disadvantage.
The Books I Have Read:
1.) Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard - Finished January 19, 2014
2.) Seeker by Arwen Elys Dayton - Finished February 8, 2014
3.) The Sin Eater's Daughter by Malinda Salisbury - Finished February 16, 2014
4.) My Best Everything by Sarah Tomp - Finished February 28, 2014
5.) The Storyspinner by Becky Wallace - Finished March 16, 2015
6.) We All Looked Up by Tommy Wallach - Finished March 22, 2015
7.) Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli - Finished April 22, 2015
8.) The Girl at Midnight by Melissa Grey - Finished April 25, 2015
9.) Under A Painted Sky by Stacey Lee - Finished April 26, 2015
10.) An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir - Finished May 1, 2015
11.) The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh - Finished May 10, 2015
12.) The Witch Hunter by Virginia Boeker - Finished June 1, 2015
13.) More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera - Finished June 7, 2015
14.) A School for Unusual Girls by Kathleen Baldwin - Finished July, 2015
15.) Hoodoo by Robert L. Smith - Finished July 2015
16.) Legacy of Kings by Eleanor Herman - Finished August 14, 2015
17.) Court of Fives by Kate Elliott - Finished August 17, 2015
18.) Lock and Mori by Heather W. Petty - Finished September 2015
19.) The Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich - Finished September 2015
20.) The Weight of Feathers by Anna-Marie McLemore - Finished September 2015
21.) Blood and Salt by Kim Liggett - Finished September 2015
22.) This Monstrous Thing by Mackenzi Lee - Finished September 2015
23.) A Thousand Nights by E.K Johnston - Finished October 2015