2013 Debut Authors (Young Adult & Middle Grade)
This list has been created for the 2013 Debut Author Challenge, but can be also used as a starting guide for those interested in reading 2013 books from new authors.

For more information on the 2013 Debut Author Challenge, please click here. Please also check out the list's Goodreads group and spreadsheet.

Unfortunately, it's pretty easy for other users to add books to this list which are not 2013 debuts so not all titles listed may be reliable. I will be checking it once a week or so to remove titles that do not qualify.

A book only qualifies for this list if it's the author's first middle grade or young adult book. If the author has published a billion adult books and this is their first young adult book, it counts. If the author published a young adult book two years ago or three years ago or last month, their new book does not count.
1 These Broken Stars (Starbou...
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2 The Grave Winner (The Grave...
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3 Splintered (Splintered, #1)
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4 Taken (Taken, #1)
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5 Pivot Point (Pivot Point, #1)
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6 The Madman's Daughter (The ...
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7 Dualed (Dualed, #1)
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8 Altered (Altered, #1)
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9 MILA 2.0 (MILA 2.0, #1)
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10 Between the Devil and the D...
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11 Secrets of the Realm
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12 Poison
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13 Level 2 (The Memory Chronic...
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14 The Nightmare Affair (The A...
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15 Eleanor & Park
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16 The Collector (Dante Walker...
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17 Prophecy (The Dragon King C...
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18 The Ability (The Ability, #1)
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19 Mortality (The Hitchhiker S...
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20 City of a Thousand Dolls (B...
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21 Ink (Paper Gods, #1)
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22 Control (Control, #1)
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23 Reboot (Reboot, #1)
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24 Pretty Dark Nothing (Pretty...
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25 Strands of Bronze and Gold
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26 Game. Set. Match. (Outerban...
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27 Dear Life, You Suck
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28 Transparent (Transparent, #1)
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29 How My Summer Went Up in Fl...
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30 Arrow of the Mist (Arrow of...
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31 Nobody But Us
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32 The Cadet of Tildor
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33 The Holders (Holders, #1)
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34 Chantress (Chantress, #1)
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35 In the After (In the After,...
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36 Aberrant (Aberrant, #1)
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37 Linked (Linked #1)
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38 Not a Drop to Drink (Not a ...
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38 Tail of the Devil
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40 My Sister's Reaper (Reaper'...
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41 Another Little Piece
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42 Insomnia (The Night Walkers...
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43 The School for Good and Evi...
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44 The Clay Lion (The Clay Lio...
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45 The Art of Wishing (The Art...
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46 The Ward (The Ward, #1)
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47 Dream Caster (Dream Cycle, #1)
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48 Pantomime (Micah Grey, #1)
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49 Liberty
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50 Prophecy Girl (Angel Academ...
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51 The Rules for Disappearing ...
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52 Revolution 19 (Revolution 1...
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53 All Our Yesterdays
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54 Red
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55 The Summer I Became a Nerd
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56 In the Shadow of Blackbirds
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57 Vengeance Bound
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58 The Flame in the Mist
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59 That Time I Joined the Circus
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60 The Beautiful and the Curse...
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61 Acid
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62 My Life After Now
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63 Uses for Boys
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64 Playing Tyler
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65 Broken (Broken, #1)
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66 Legacy of the Clockwork Key...
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67 Some Quiet Place (Some Quie...
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68 Hooked (Hooked, #1)
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69 Cinders & Sapphires (At Som...
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70 Belle Epoque
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71 The Bone Season (The Bone S...
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72 Dr. Bird's Advice for Sad P...
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73 Pretty Girl-13
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73 Marvin's Curse
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75 Relic
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76 Witch in the Woods (Witch i...
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77 Starglass (Starglass, #1)
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78 The S-Word
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79 Arclight (Arclight, #1)
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80 OCD Love Story
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81 The Reece Malcolm List
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82 The Symptoms of My Insanity
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83 Truth or Dare (Truth or Dar...
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84 Blaze
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85 If He Had Been with Me
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86 Canary
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87 Nantucket Blue (Nantucket, #1)
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88 Being Henry David
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89 OCD, the Dude, and Me
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90 The Wig in the Window
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91 Clicks (The Dolphin Prophec...
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92 Rump: The True Story of Rum...
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93 The Mist on Bronte Moor
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94 After Eden (After Eden, #1)
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95 Glimpse (The Dean Curse Chr...
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96 Reasons I Fell for the Funn...
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97 Maid of Secrets (Maids of H...
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97 Clockwork Princess (The Inf...
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99 Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicl...
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100 The Oathbreaker's Shadow (T...
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Comments (showing 1-14 of 14) (14 new)

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message 1: by Rebecca (new)

Rebecca Just thought I'd let you know that The Program and Let the Sky Fall aren't debuts.


message 2: by Tara (new)

Tara Rebecca wrote: "Just thought I'd let you know that The Program and Let the Sky Fall aren't debuts."

Thanks, Rebecca! I'm trying to check the list every week or so, but people like to sneak the non-debuts in when I'm not paying attention!


message 3: by Rebecca (new)

Rebecca No worries, glad to help! People sure can be sneaky like that so if I spot any more, I'll let you know!


message 4: by Andrea (last edited Oct 27, 2012 01:56PM) (new)

Andrea Also The Program's author has previously published other YA books.

(edited to add: oops, missed that one on Rebecca's post)


Gabrielle Carolina Just deleted The Program, Storybound, The Murder Complex (which will be a deb in 2014) and Severed Heads, Broken Hearts as the author has previously published YA under that name.

Please, DON'T ADD NON-DEBS, it is very easy to ascertain if it is a deb, or not, and when in doubt comment!


Gabrielle Carolina I have just added a few titles that I have researched and they ARE all 2013 Debs, either debuting here in the US after being pubbed in other countries, or they are the author's YA or MG debut when they have previously released books of other genres, or they were simply books missing from this list.


message 7: by Alicia (new)

Alicia What a great challenge this is!

I just added my novel, Echo. I could have sworn I added it once before, so in the off-chance it happened to have been deleted last time: This is my first YA or MG novel, due out in April 2013. My only prior title is an adult novella.

Happy holidays!


message 8: by Laura (new)

Laura I'm pretty sure numbers 155-157 can't be debuts, because they are either 1.5s, 2.5s or 0.5s in the series which means that other books have already happened, to have a sequel/prequel


message 9: by Laura (new)

Laura Sorry, it's actually the same with 154, 153, 151, 149 and 147...


message 10: by Tara (new)

Tara Laura wrote: "Sorry, it's actually the same with 154, 153, 151, 149 and 147..."

Thanks for letting me know! I didn't add them - I try to go through once a week or so and remove all the non-debuts. I'll be sure to remove them tomorrow :)


Gabrielle Carolina I got them. : )


Gabrielle Carolina The following have been removed:

The Falconer by Elizabeth May (This title has been pushed back to 2014)
Fates by Lanie Boss (See Above)
Sonora #2 by Travis Hall (Sequels are not debuts)
The Complete Stories of Flannery O'Connor (Great book, in no way a 2013 YA/MG debut!)


message 13: by Eden (new)

Eden Grey There are also Matched & Crossed, Scarlet, The Mortal Instruments and Infernal Devices series that are on here that shouldn't be :)


message 14: by Alley (new)

Alley Kat A good half of the third page needs removed.


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