Posts Categorized: 2011 debut author challenge

Review: Cold Kiss by Amy Garvey

2011, 2011 debut author challenge, Amy Garvey, Harper Teen, review, stand alone, young adult 8 Comments

Cold Kiss by Amy GarveyPublisher: Harper TeenRelease date: September 20, 2011Source: Publisher via NetGalleyPublished format: Hardcover, 336 pagesSeries: Stand alonePurchase: Book Depository Summary from Goodreads:When her boyfriend, Danny, is killed in a car accident, Wren can’t imagine living without him. Wild with grief, she uses the untamed powers she’s inherited to bring him back. But the Danny who returns is just a shell of the boy she once loved. Wren has spent four months keeping Danny hidden, while her life slowly unravels around her. Then Gabriel DeMarnes transfers to her school and somehow, inexplicably, he can sense her secret. Wren… Read more »

The Probability of Miracles by Wendy Wunder

2011, 2011 debut author challenge, around the world tours, Razorbill, review, stand alone, Wendy Wunder, young adult 2 Comments

The Probability of Miracles by Wendy WunderPublisher: RazorbillRelease date: December 8, 2011Source: Around the World ToursPublished format: Hardcover, 336 pagesSeries: Stand-alonePurchase: Book Depository Summary from Goodreads:Dry, sarcastic, sixteen-year-old Cam Cooper has spent the last seven years in and out hospitals. The last thing she wants to do in the short life she has left is move 1,500 miles away to Promise, Maine – a place known for the miraculous events that occur there. But it’s undeniable that strange things happen in Promise: everlasting sunsets; purple dandelions; flamingos in the frigid Atlantic; an elusive boy named Asher; and finally, a mysterious… Read more »

Review: The Faerie Ring by Kiki Hamilton

2011, 2011 debut author challenge, first in a series, Kiki Hamilton, review, Tor Teen, young adult 3 Comments

The Faerie Ring by Kiki HamiltonPublisher: Tor TeenRelease date: September 27, 2011Source: I Read Banned Books ToursPublished format: Hardcover, 352 pagesSeries: The Faerie Ring #1Purchase: Book Depository Summary from Goodreads:Debut novelist Kiki Hamilton takes readers from the gritty slums and glittering ballrooms of Victorian London to the beguiling but menacing Otherworld of the Fey in this spellbinding tale of romance, suspense, and danger. The year is 1871, and Tiki has been making a home for herself and her family of orphans in a deserted hideaway adjoining Charing Cross Station in central London. Their only means of survival is by picking… Read more »

Review: Carrier of the Mark by Leigh Fallon

2011, 2011 debut author challenge, blog tour, first in a series, Harper Teen, Leigh Fallon, review, young adult 2 Comments

Carrier of the Mark by Leigh FallonPublisher: Harper TeenRelease date: October 4, 2011Source: Publisher for an honest reviewPublished format: Paperback, 352 pagesSeries: Carrier Trilogy #1Purchase: Book Depository Summary from Goodreads:Their love was meant to be. When Megan Rosenberg moves to Ireland, everything in her life seems to fall into place. After growing up in America, she’s surprised to find herself feeling at home in her new school. She connects with a group of friends, and she is instantly drawn to darkly handsome Adam DeRís. But Megan is about to discover that her feelings for Adam are tied to a fate… Read more »

Review: Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini

2011, 2011 debut author challenge, first in a series, Harper Teen, Josephine Angelini, review, young adult 9 Comments

Starcrossed by Josephine AngeliniPublisher: Harper TeenRelease date: May 31, 2011Source: PurchasedPublished format: Hardcover, 514 pagesSeries: Starcrossed #1Purchase: Book Depository Summary from Goodreads:How do you defy destiny? Helen Hamilton has spent her entire sixteen years trying to hide how different she is—no easy task on an island as small and sheltered as Nantucket. And it’s getting harder. Nightmares of a desperate desert journey have Helen waking parched, only to find her sheets damaged by dirt and dust. At school she’s haunted by hallucinations of three women weeping tears of blood . . . and when Helen first crosses paths with Lucas… Read more »

Review: Hereafter by Tara Hudson

2011, 2011 debut author challenge, first in a series, Harper Teen, review, Tara Hudson, young adult 3 Comments

Hereafter by Tara HudsonPublisher: Harper TeenRelease date: June 7, 2011Source: PurchasedFormat: Hardcover, 404 pagesSeries: Hereafter #1Purchase: Book Depository Summary from Goodreads:Can there truly be love after death? Drifting in the dark waters of a mysterious river, the only thing Amelia knows for sure is that she’s dead. With no recollection of her past life—or her actual death—she’s trapped alone in a nightmarish existence. All of this changes when she tries to rescue a boy, Joshua, from drowning in her river. As a ghost, she can do nothing but will him to live. Yet in an unforgettable moment of connection, she… Read more »

Review: Spellbound by Cara Lynn Shultz

2011, 2011 debut author challenge, Cara Lynn Shultz, first in a series, Harlequin Teen, NetGalley, review, young adult 1 Comment

Spellbound by Cara Lynn ShultzPublisher: Harlequin TeenRelease date: June 28, 2011Source: Publisher via NetGalleyFormat: Paperback, 324 pagesSeries: Spellbound #1Purchase: Book Depository Summary from Goodreads:What’s a girl to do when meeting The One means she’s cursed to die a horrible death? Life hasn’t been easy on sixteen-year-old Emma Connor, so a new start in New York may be just the change she needs. But the posh Upper East Side prep school she has to attend? Not so much. Friendly faces are few and far between, except for one that she’s irresistibly drawn to—Brendan Salinger, the guy with the rock-star good looks… Read more »

Review: A Long, Long Sleep by Anna Sheehan

2011, 2011 debut author challenge, Anna Sheehan, Candlewick, NetGalley, review, stand alone, young adult 6 Comments

A Long, Long Sleep by Anna SheehanPublisher: CandlewickRelease date: August 9, 2011Source: Publisher via NetGalleyFormat: Hardback, 352 pagesPurchase: Book Depository Summary from Goodreads:It should have been a short suspended-animation sleep. But this time Rose wakes up to find her past is long gone— and her future full of peril. Rosalinda Fitzroy has been asleep for sixty-two years when she is woken by a kiss. Locked away in the chemically induced slumber of a stasis tube in a forgotten subbasement, sixteen-year-old Rose slept straight through the Dark Times that killed millions and utterly changed the world she knew. Now, her parents… Read more »

Review: Deadly Cool by Gemma Halliday

2011, 2011 debut author challenge, Gemma Halliday, Harper Teen, review, stand alone, young adult 9 Comments

Deadly Cool by Gemma HallidayPublisher: Harper Teen Release date: October 11, 2011 Source: Publisher Format: Paperback, 320 pages Series: Stand alone as far as I know Purchase: Book Depository  Summary from Goodreads:Hartley Grace Featherstone is having a very bad day. First she finds out that her boyfriend is cheating on her with the president of the Herbert Hoover High School Chastity Club. Then he’s pegged as the #1 suspect in a murder. And if that weren’t enough, now he’s depending on Hartley to clear his name. Seriously? Not cool. But as much as Hartley wouldn’t mind seeing him squirm, she knows he’s innocent, and she’s the only… Read more »

Review: Half-Blood by Jennifer L. Armentrout

2011, 2011 debut author challenge, around the world tours, first in a series, Jennifer L. Armentrout, review, Spencer Hill Press, young adult 2 Comments

Half-Blood by Jennifer L. ArmentroutPublisher: Spencer Hill PressRelease date: October 18, 2011Source: Around the World ToursFormat: ARC paperback, 281 pagesSeries: Covenant #1Purchase: Book Depository Summary from Goodreads:The Hematoi descend from the unions of gods and mortals, and the children of two Hematoi-pure-bloods-have godlike powers. Children of Hematoi and mortals-well, not so much. Half-bloods only have two options: become trained Sentinels who hunt and kill daimons or become servants in the homes of the pures. Seventeen-year-old Alexandria would rather risk her life fighting than waste it scrubbing toilets, but she may end up slumming it anyway. There are several rules that… Read more »