2014 Debut Author Challenge (YA/MG/NA)

This list has been created for the 2014 Debut Author Challenge, hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, but can be also used as a starting guide for those interested in reading 2014 books from new authors.

Unfortunately, it's pretty easy for other users to add books to this list which are not 2014 debuts so not all titles listed may be reliable.

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. Self published titles, do not count for this challenge.
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message 1: by Christine (new)

Christine Could you please clarify whether these are debut novels released in 2013 or 2014? The heading reads 2014; the text reads 2013. And many, many books on the list are by debut authors releasing in 2014.

Thanks!


message 2: by Dahlia (new)

Dahlia BLOOD AND SALT and THE WRATH AND THE DAWN are by mighty fab ladies, but both are 2015 debuts, not 2014.


message 3: by Shaheen (new)

Shaheen Red Rising (Red Rising Trilogy, #1) by Pierce Brown and The Emperor's Blades by Brian Staveley are 2014 debuts, but not YA or MG.


message 4: by Michelle (new)

Michelle Sedeño The Falconer was published in 2013.


message 5: by Shaheen (new)

Shaheen Michelle wrote: "The Falconer was published in 2013."

The US edition will be out in May 2014, so I guess it qualifies?


message 6: by Michelle (new)

Michelle Sedeño Shaheen wrote: "Michelle wrote: "The Falconer was published in 2013."

The US edition will be out in May 2014, so I guess it qualifies?"


Hmm...I don't know. It was still published in 2013, though.


message 7: by Shaheen (last edited Feb 11, 2014 12:35AM) (new)

Shaheen Michelle wrote: "Shaheen wrote: "Michelle wrote: "The Falconer was published in 2013."

The US edition will be out in May 2014, so I guess it qualifies?"

Hmm...I don't know. It was still published in 2013, though."


I understood the new 'rules' said if it comes out in your region in another year, you can use it. Like, a lot of books come out in the US one year and then come out in Australia (where I live) a year later. And vice versa for AU/UK releases.

I could be wrong. But if a book comes out in the US in 2013 and here in 2014, I use it for the DAC. Different publishers, editions etc.


message 8: by Michelle (new)

Michelle Sedeño Shaheen wrote: "Michelle wrote: "Shaheen wrote: "Michelle wrote: "The Falconer was published in 2013."

The US edition will be out in May 2014, so I guess it qualifies?"

Hmm...I don't know. It was still published..."


Sorry, I didn't know about the new rules. Thanks for sharing.


Liz (Read.Knit.Sleep) A Mad, Wicked Folly is on the list twice.


message 10: by Gina's (new)

Gina's Shaheen wrote: "Red Rising (Red Rising Trilogy, #1) by Pierce Brown and The Emperor's Blades by Brian Staveley are 2014 debuts, but not YA or MG."

What does MG stand for??

NA = New Adult


message 11: by Shaheen (new)

Shaheen Gina wrote: "Shaheen wrote: "Red Rising (Red Rising Trilogy, #1) by Pierce Brown and The Emperor's Blades by Brian Staveley are 2014 debuts, but not YA or MG."

What does MG stand for??

NA = New Adult"


YA = Young Adult and MG = Middle Grade, which are books for younger readers (like from 11 to 15 I think, it's a US classification)


message 12: by Gina's (new)

Gina's Shaheen wrote: "Gina wrote: "Shaheen wrote: "Red Rising (Red Rising Trilogy, #1) by Pierce Brown and The Emperor's Blades by Brian Staveley are 2014 debuts, but not YA or MG."

What does MG stand for??

NA = New A..."


ah!

okay

Thanks :)


message 13: by Christine (new)

Christine MG is the publishing industry short-hand for middle grade, ages 8-12


message 14: by Gina's (new)

Gina's Christine wrote: "MG is the publishing industry short-hand for middle grade, ages 8-12"

Ah! okay, thank you :)


message 15: by Heidi (new)

Heidi Amy Plum already wrote a YA series. She's not a debut author. After the End is a YA novel also.


message 16: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer The Winner's Curse is not a debut YA. Marie has released 4 or 5 other YA books. Shadow Society was a big one.


message 17: by Andrea (new)

Andrea Jennifer at The Bawdy Book Blog wrote: "The Winner's Curse is not a debut YA. Marie has released 4 or 5 other YA books. Shadow Society was a big one."

I removed it :)


message 18: by Danni (new)

Danni Never Have I Ever my life (so far) without a date by Katie Heaney is not YA or even fiction, it is a memoir.


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