Best Debuts of 2012

Swoony Boys Podcast Top 10 of 2012 Young Adult Best Books We've Read
 

We’re ending the year teaming up with the lovely ladies at Fiktshun, A Life Bound By Books, Confessions of a Bookaholic, Two Chicks on Books, and Magical Urban Fantasy Reads to feature our Top 10 Favorites all week long. Today, it’s all about Debut Authors!

Stop by tomorrow to see our favorite Book Boyfriends ♥

The rules for this post allowed us to choose the list we wanted to feature, so long as it contained books that we have read in 2012. We could have ranked villains, contemporaries, dual POVs, novellas, adult titles, new adult titles, love triangles (ew–really?), couples, bad boys, or debuts. You wouldn’t believe how many lists we made, trying to decide. Since we love helping out new authors and are always so inspired by them, we figured that would be the perfect list for us. These are books that we read in 2012.

Best Debuts of 2012

 

Article 5 by Kristen Simmons

Article 5 by Kristen Simmons

What do you need to know about this book? Chase. Okay, fine. It’s also well written and leaves you wanting so much more. But really Chase is reason enough for you to pick up a copy of this immediately.

 

 

 

 

Black City by Elizabeth Richards

Black City by Elizabeth Richards

We still cannot believe that Black City is Elizabeth Richards debut. It’s sexy and refreshing, and even in a bookworld full of vampires you don’t want to miss this one. You need Ash in your life. (Just remember, he’s ours.)

 

 

 

 

Incarnate by Jodi Meadows

Incarnate by Jodi Meadows

We loved the world Jodi Meadows presented in Incarnate and can’t wait for more.

 

 

 

 

 

Insignia by S.J. Kincaid

Insignia by S.J. Kincaid

Let’s just say that even if we hadn’t met S.J. Kincaid and fallen in love with her before we opened her book, we still would have included this one on our list. It’s impossible not to love this story and this cast of characters.

 

 

 

 

My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick

My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick

Is this real life? Is this really Huntley Fitzpatrick’s debut? We want to read everything she’s ever written. Including her high school diary. Especially her high school diary.

We loved My Life Next Door with the fire of a thousand suns and can’t wait for all of you to read it, too.

 

 

 

Personal Effects by E.M. Kokie

Personal Effects by E.M. Kokie

This is one of those books with a little bit of everything you’ve been looking for and things you didn’t even know you were looking for. You definitely want this one one on your reading list.

 

 

 

 

 

Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry

Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry

This book was so real and just so powerful. We can’t wait to see what Katie comes up with next.

 

 

 

 

 

Something Like Normal by Trish Doller

Something Like Normal by Trish Doller

We’re a little bit worried that Trish Doller might think we’re stalking her (even if it’s true!). The fact is that we love everything about this book and cannot wait to see what she’s got in store for us next. Whatever it is, we have no doubt that we’re going to love it.

 

 

 

 

Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi

Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi

This world. This girl. These boys. (Oh, the boys.) Awesome doesn’t even begin to cover this debut. We’re definitely fans. Perfect book is perfect. ♥

 

 

 

 

 

Unraveling by Elizabeth Norris

Unraveling by Elizabeth Norris

Unraveling was a book unlike any other we’ve ever read. The premise was pretty amazing, and we really loved the characters.

 

 

 

 

That’s it! There were so many awesome debuts this year and it was so hard to narrow down our list. How about you? Leave us a comment and let us know what your favorite debuts are. Be sure to check out all the great lists from everyone else participating here.

 


Comments

  1. Love this list! Kinda wish I did this topic too!

    Bookluvr Mindy recently posted: Book covers I love from 2012! Merry Christmas!!!
  2. I just realized that I lied in another comment, where I was like, “Oh, haven’t read any debuts this year..” because oops, I read and LOVED Pushing the Limits. ARGH! XD Haven’t read the other books you’ve mentioned, though, but maybe I will in 2013. 🙂

    Happy Holidays!

    (Love your blog. Stalking later. *bookmarks and follows*)

  3. Great list! I’ve heard awesome things about Article 5 and Incarnate, and I’m definitely going to be picking up a copy of Under the Never Sky asap as I’ve seen it mentioned so many times this week.

    My Top Ten is here if you’d like a look 🙂

    Claire recently posted: Top Ten of 2012: Wednesday
    • Oh, we love that you did villains! Such a fun topic! Yes, UtNS is a drop everything and read kind of book. Let us know what you think after you’ve finished!

  4. LOVED Article 5!!! And Unraveling!! 🙂 <3 <3 And Pushing the limits was great as well! Great list!! 😉 🙂

    nea barabea (@neabarabea) recently posted: Top 10 Best Covers of 2012
  5. GAH ! This was supposed to be my list today but I screwed up! LOL I switched my posting days around boo!

    Anyway, I couldn’t agree with you girls more on some of these! Article 5, Pushing the Limits, My Life Next Door… *sigh*

    great list my friends – you can check out my out of order post top 10 book boyfriend list Fic Fare Top 10

    xox
    jaime

  6. GAH ! This was supposed to be my list today but I screwed up! LOL I switched my posting days around boo!

    Anyway, I couldn’t agree with you girls more on some of these! Article 5, Pushing the Limits, My Life Next Door… *sigh*

    great list my friends – you can check out my out of order post top 10 book boyfriend list Fic Fare Top 10

    xox
    jaime

  7. Loved Article 5, Under the Never Sky, Black City, Something Like Normal, and Pushing the Limits! Absolutely agree that they were awesome debuts. I am currently reading My Life Next Door right now and loving it. The rest of your list is on my TBR! 🙂

    Thanks for stopping by my post!

    ~Sara @ Forever 17 Books

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