We have decided to sign up for the 2011 Debut Author Challenge hosted by The Story Siren
We read so many great YA novels by new authors in 2010 and are so excited to be introduced to a batch of new authors.  Of course joining this challenge provides us with an excuse to buy new books!!! 

So here are the rules for this Challenge:

2011 Debut Author Challenge participant information:

•The objective of the DAC is to read at least twelve novels from Young Adult or Middle Grade Authors. While twelve is the minimum there is no maximum limit! I encourage readers who can read more than twelve to do so!

•Anyone can join. You don't have to be a blogger, and you don't have to live in the United States.

•You do not have to have an blog written in English to participate.

•You can join at anytime. Deadline to join is November 20, 2011. (not 2010 you still have PLENTY of time to sign up!) The challenge runs from January 1, 2011 to December 31, 2011.

Qualifying books:

•Books must be a Young Adult or Middle Grade novel.

•DO NOTE: Just because a book has a teen character or is about a teen, does not mean that it is necessarily a Young Adult novel.

•This must be the authors debut with a release date in 2011.

•If an author has a previous novel published under adult fiction/nonfiction or children's fiction/nonfiction, they can still qualify for the challenge if they are releasing their YA or MG debut.

So here are a few books that immediately caught our attention:
1. The Demon Trapper's Daughter by Jana Oliver
2. Darkness Becomes Her by Kelly Keaton
3. A Touch Mortal by Leah Clifford
4. The Iron Witch by Karen Mahoney
5. Entwined by Heather Dixon
If you have any suggestions please leave a comment!