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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!

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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)

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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…

May

 

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

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

 

June

 

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)

 

July

 

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

 

August

 

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)

 

September

 

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)

 

October

 

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

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

 

November

 

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

 

December

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

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