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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.
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340 books · 1,218 voters · list created October 13th, 2012 by tarawrawr (votes) .
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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 tarawrawr (new)

tarawrawr 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)


message 5: by Gabrielle (new)

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!


message 6: by Gabrielle (new)

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 tarawrawr (new)

tarawrawr 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 :)


message 11: by Gabrielle (new)

Gabrielle Carolina I got them. : )


message 12: by Gabrielle (new)

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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