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Monday, January 18, 2010

Monday's Question of the Day! (Jan. 18, 2010)

*You are welcome to use my meme - just credit me please*

Question: What debut author(s) blew you away with their writing?

My Answer: Recently, debut authors are hitting us with some good stuff! The author that blew me away was Jennifer Brown. She wrote the YA novel, Hate List which I thought was written beautifully. It truly touched me and not a lot of books have that effect on me. Now, their were also debut authors that I liked such as Rosalind Wiseman, Becca Fitzpatrick, Cayla Kluver and Kay Cassidy. I'm sure, more will be added to my list once I get to my TBR pile!

I'd love to know your answers, so leave me a comment :)


Lydia said...

Brigid Pasulka is one that absolutely blew me away last year. Her book ended up as my favorite book of 2009. It's partly a story set in WWII era Poland as well as modern day Poland and spans a beautiful love story.

Monster of Books said...

I have not read, Hate List. But I loved Becca Fitzpatrick's Hush, Hush. Another debut author that blew me away is Lauren Kate.

MissA said...

Francisco X. Stork blew me away with Marcelo in the Real World. Beautiful book about a boy with Asperger's who is thrown into the real world of a law firm. It turns into a legal thriller and seeing events unfold through the eyes of Marcelo is really interesting and new. He sees music in his head in a way that's hard to describe and he's very innocent. There are some really interesting discussions of religion as well.

Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich also did a fantastic job with 8th Grade Superzero. She has created a three dimensional cast of lovable, flawed characters who will make you laugh, cry and give you hope for the future of MG

Tuning Into YA Books said...

I have also loved the Hate List! One of the greatest books I read this year...

You can read my review here:

Jenn (Books At Midnight) said...

Hard question, hm... I really loved Hate List too and BC. I think those were my favorites of 2009, though there are definitely going to be a lot more in 2010!

And, as a side note, this is pretty similar to The Weekly Debate on my blog, since I always post it on Monday and such. Did you start this meme before me? Because I would hate to steal your idea! :)

Jenn (Books At Midnight) said...

Hehe, sure, it's a deal. I'll check back and answer your questions every Monday. ;)

Erin said...

I have the Hate List on my TBR pile. If I think back to 2009 I think that Courtney Summers' Cracked up to Be was writing that I loved. It might be a little old, but I read it in Dec. I am really excited for Some Girls Are. :]

Bookgeek said...

Ash, Hush Hush, and Beautiful Creatures. And now I really want to read Flash Burnout to see why it won the award

Sueann said...

Of all the books I have read so far...not one has blown me away. Last year Stephanie Plum did and that was all.

Kay Cassidy said...

I read quite a bit from debut authors last year, but one of the books that completely blew me away was BEAUTIFUL CREATURES. It was so refreshing to read a book from a male POV (most of the books I read have girl POVs). The characters and the world are so lush and evocative... just amazing.

(And wow, thank you so much for mentioning me with such a terrific group of authors!)

Alyssa Kirk said...

I thought Hush Hush and Beautiful Creatures were both wonderful.

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