Mundie Moms

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Mundie Moms Best of 2012: Favorite '12 Debs

For the past couple of years I've enjoyed taking part in the Story Siren's Debut Author Challenge. And every year continues to amaze me with the incredible debut releases. Last year yielded some of my favorites, and this year proved me to be just as steller. Though I didn't get the chance to read as many debuts I read last year, out of the 75 debs that were featured on Mundie Moms, here are some of our top favorite YA debuts:

Favorite '12 Debs:
  1. Under The Never Sky by Veronica Rossi
  2. Scarlet by A.C. Gaughen
  3. Grave Mercy by Robin LaFever
  4. Shadow & Bone by Leigh Bardugo
  5. The Treachery of Beautiful Things by Ruth Frances Long
  6. Meant To Be by Lauren Morrill
  7. Defiance by C.J. Redwine
  8. Ditched by Robin Mellom
  9. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
  10. Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes
  11. Easy by Tamara Webber
  12. The Alchemy of Forever by Avery Williams
Honorable Mentions:
  1. Everneath by Brodi Ashton
  2. Incarnate by Jodi Meadows
  3. Touched by Corinne Jackson
  4. Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood
  5. Embrace by Jessica Shirivington
  6. Pushing The Limits by Katie McGarry
  7. Hemlock by Kathleen Peacock
  8. Darkness Before Dawn by J.A. London
  9. Greta & The Goblin King by Chloe Jacobs
  10. Auracle by Gina Rosati
  11. Valkyrie Rising by Ingrid Paulson
  12. Of Poseidon by Anna Banks

 You can check out our '12 deb list here. I also listed some of the '12 debuts I wanted to read, but didn't get a chance to yet. What were some of your favorite debs from this year? If you've read some debuts not featured on this list or the debut author list and you think I should feature it on MM's, please leave your recommendation in the comments. 

*Debut authors are either first time published authors, or established authors who's first YA/MG book was published this year. 


  1. Shadow and Bone was one of my favorite 'debs too! I didn't expect to enjoy it as much as I did.