Random Thoughts: 25 Upcoming Debuts to Die For

It appears that I have, or will have within the next week or so, acquired all but one of my original twelve Debut Author Challenge books. You have no idea how excited I am, though it makes that one missing book that much more coveted.

I still have a few of those left to read, so they remain on my “To Die For” list. Just because I have them doesn’t mean that I’m not dying to read them NOW!

But these are twenty-five debut books that I would kill for, die for and even sell my soul for. Granted, if I actually were to do any of those things I’d probably never get the chance to read them, but you get my point!


Two “To Die For” books that are on the very top of my killer reads list, but are not on this list because I’ve already read them, are:

Blood Magic by Tessa Gratton – Random House Books for Young Readers (May 24, 2011)

Wildefire by Karsten Knight – Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing (July 26, 2011)


I still have a number of already released debut books to read and I’m sure that as the year progresses I will discover many more, but right now here are…



The Girl in the Steel Corset by Kady Cross – Harlequin TEEN (May 24, 2011)

Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini – HarperTeen (May 31, 2011)




Possession by Elana Johnson – Simon Pulse (June 7, 2011)

Hereafter by Tara Hudson – HarperTeen (June 7, 2011)

Blood Red Road by Moira Young – Margaret K. McElderry (June 7, 2011)

Hourglass by Myra McEntire – EgmontUSA (June 14, 2011)

The Revenant by Sonia Gensler – Knopf Books for Young Readers (June 14, 2011)

Vicious Little Darlings by Katherine Easer – Bloomsbury USA Childrens (June 21, 2011)

Spellbound by Cara Lynn Shultz – Harlequin TEEN (June 21, 2011)

Luminous by Dawn Metcalf – Dutton Juvenile (June 30, 2011)




Bad Taste in Boys by Carrie Harris – Delacorte Books for Young Readers (July 12, 2011)




The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab – Hyperion Books for Children (August 2, 2011)

Possess by Gretchen McNeil – Balzer + Bray (August 23, 2011)

Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake – Tor Teen (August 30, 2011)




Witch Eyes by Scott Tracey – Flux (September 8, 2011) – The missing 2011 DAC pick!

Frost by Marianna – Balzer Balzer + Bray (September 13, 2011)

Half-Blood by Jennifer L. Armentrout – Spencer Hill Press (September 15, 2011)

The Mephisto Covenant by Trinity Faegen – EgmontUSA (September 27, 2011)

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin – Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing (September 27, 2011)

The Faerie Ring by Kiki Hamilton – Tor Teen (September 27, 2011)

A Beautiful Dark by Jocelyn Davies – HarperTeen (September 27, 2011)




The Carrier of the Mark by HarperTeen (October 4, 2011)

Ashfall by Mike Mullin – Tanglewood Press (October 11, 2011)




Saving June by Hannah Harrington – Harlequin TEEN (November 22, 2011)



Shattered Souls by Mary Lindsey – Philomel (December 8, 2011)


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