Posts Categorized: 2011 debut author challenge

Born at Midnight by C.C. Hunter

2011, 2011 debut author challenge, C.C. Hunter, first in a series, review, St Martin's Griffin, young adult 1 Comment

Born at Midnight by C.C. HunterPublisher: St Martin’s GriffinRelease Date: March 29, 2011 (Tomorrow)Source: Arc from Publisher for honest reviewRating: 3/5 stars – It was okay.Cover Comments: I love the cover, the atmosphere. It’s perfect for where the story takes place as well.Purchase: Amazon / Book Depository Summary from Good Reads:One night Kylie Galen finds herself at the wrong party, with the wrong people, and it changes her life forever.  Her mother ships her off to Shadow Falls—a camp for troubled teens, and within hours of arriving, it becomes painfully clear that her fellow campers aren’t just “troubled.”  Here at Shadow… Read more »

Tiger’s Curse by Colleen Houck

2011, 2011 debut author challenge, Colleen Houck, first in a series, review, Splinter, young adult 3 Comments

Tiger’s Curse by Colleen HouckPublisher: Splinter (Imprint of Sterling)Release Date: January 11, 2011Source: BoughtRating: 4/5 – It was really really goodCover Comments: It is one of my favorite covers of all time. I would stop and just stare at it for a few minutes while I was reading. Summary from Good Reads:Passion. Fate. Loyalty. Would you risk it all to change your destiny? The last thing Kelsey Hayes thought she’d be doing this summer was trying to break a 300-year old Indian curse. With a mysterious white tiger named Ren. Halfway around the world. But that’s exactly what happened. Face-to-face… Read more »

Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton

2011, 2011 debut author challenge, Courtney Allison Moulton, first in a series, Katherine Tegen Books, review, young adult 2 Comments

Angelfire by Courtney Allison MoultonPublisher: Katherine Tegen Books (HarperCollins)Release Date: February 15, 2011Source: BoughtRating: 5/5 stars (Awesome – Must buy!)Cover: Love the cover, very fitting!Purchase: Amazon or Book Depository Summary from Good Reads:When seventeen-year-old Ellie starts seeing reapers – monstrous creatures who devour humans and send their souls to Hell – she finds herself on the front lines of a supernatural war between archangels and the Fallen and faced with the possible destruction of her soul. A mysterious boy named Will reveals she is the reincarnation of an ancient warrior, the only one capable of wielding swords of angelfire to fight the… Read more »

Dark Mirror by M.J. Putney + Giveaway!

2011, 2011 debut author challenge, first in a series, M.J. Putney, review, St Martin's Griffin, young adult 7 Comments

Dark Mirror by M.J. PutneyPublisher: St. Martin’s GriffinRelease Date: March 1, 2011Source: ARC from publisher.Rating: 4/5 – Really really really liked itCover: 4/5 – Really really liked it, fits the story.Purchase: Amazon or Book DepositorySummary from Good Reads:Lady Victoria Mansfield, youngest daughter of the Earl and Countess of Fairmount, is destined for a charmed life. Soon she will be presented during the London season, where she can choose a mate worthy of her status. Yet Tory has a shameful secret—a secret so powerful that, if exposed, it could strip her of her position and disgrace her family forever. Tory’s blood is… Read more »

Here Lies Bridget by Paige Harbison

2011, 2011 debut author challenge, Harlequin Teen, Paige Harbison, review, stand alone, young adult 4 Comments

Here Lies Bridget by Paige HarbisonPublisher: Harlequin TeenReleased: January 18, 2011Source: BoughtRating: 3 out of 5 starsCover: 4 out of 5 starsFrom GoodReads:What do you do when the five people you meet in limbo all want you to go to hell? Bridget Duke is the uncontested ruler of her school. The meanest girl with the biggest secret insecurities. And when new girl Anna Judge arrives, things start to fall apart for Bridget: friends don’t worship as attentively, teachers don’t fall for her wide-eyed “who me?” look, expulsion looms ahead and the one boy she’s always loved—Liam Ward—can barely even look… Read more »

Across the Universe by Beth Revis

2011, 2011 debut author challenge, Beth Revis, first in a series, Razorbill, review, young adult 4 Comments

Across the Universe by Beth RevisPublisher: RazorbillReleased: January 11, 2011Source: BoughtRating: 5/5Cover: 5/5From GoodReads:A love out of time. A spaceship built of secrets and murder. Seventeen-year-old Amy joins her parents as frozen cargo aboard the vast spaceship Godspeed and expects to awaken on a new planet, three hundred years in the future. Never could she have known that her frozen slumber would come to an end fifty years too soon and that she would be thrust into the brave new world of a spaceship that lives by its own rules. Amy quickly realizes that her awakening was no mere computer… Read more »

Unearthly by Cynthia Hand

2011, 2011 debut author challenge, Cynthia Hand, first in a series, Harper Teen, review, young adult 0 Comments

Unearthly by Cynthia HandPublisher: Harper TeenReleased: January 4, 2011Source: BoughtRating: 5/5Cover: 5/5 Synopsis from the front flap:Clara Gardner has recently learned that she’s part angel. Having angel blood run through her veins not only makes her smarter, stronger, and faster than humans (a word, she realizes, that no longer applies to her), but it means she has a purpose, Something she was put on this earth to do. Figuring out what that is, though, isn’t easy. Her visions of a raging forest fire and an alluring stranger lead her to a new school in a new town. When she meets… Read more »

Lost Voices by Sarah Porter

2011, 2011 debut author challenge, first in a series, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, NetGalley, review, Sarah Porter, young adult 1 Comment

Lost Voices by Sarah PorterPublisher: Houghton Mifflin HarcourtRelease: July 4, 2011Source: NetGalleyRating: 4/5 Synopsis from HMH website: Fourteen-year-old Luce has had a tough life, but she reaches the depths of despair when she is assaulted and left on the cliffs outside of a grim, gray Alaskan fishing village. She expects to die when she tumbles into the icy waves below, but instead undergoes an astonishing transformation and becomes a mermaid. A tribe of mermaids finds Luce and welcomes her in—all of them, like her, lost girls who surrendered their humanity in the darkest moments of their lives. Luce is thrilled… Read more »