This is me signing up for the 2011 Debut Author Challenge! If you've not heard of it before, the idea is to read 12 debut young adult or middle-grade books throughout the year (although more is encouraged!). It's hosted by Kirsti AKA The Story Siren and you can find all the details about it over on her blog here!
Goodness knows there are a lot of great sounding debut's out next year, and Kirsti has a great long list of some of them on her site as well, just to help make things a little easier. There are a couple awesome 2011 debut's which I've already read, therefore won't count, in Unearthly by Cynthia Hand and Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton, but here are some of the others I'm loving the sound of and planning on reading for this challenge:
The Iron Witch by Karen Mahoney - Goodreads
Entangled by Cat Clarke - Goodreads
Clarity by Kim Harrington - Goodreads
Falling Under by Gwen Hayes - Goodreads
A Touch Mortal by Leah Clifford - Goodreads
Blood Magic by Tessa Gratton - Goodreads
Divergent by Veronica Roth - Goodreads
Possession by Elana Johnson - Goodreads
Die For Me by Amy Plum - Goodreads
Timeless by Alexandra Monir - Goodreads
Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini - Goodreads
And there will be others. Like I said, the list over at The Story Siren is very long!! If you're interested in maybe joining in yourself, then you can check out the guidelines and sign up post or the FAQ's.