2014 Debut Author Giveaway Hop!


Thanks to Bookhounds & I Am A Reader for hosting the giveaway hop. 

I've read some AMAZING debuts this year, and I wanted to share them with you!

Rites of Passage by Joy N Hensley



Sam McKenna’s never turned down a dare. And she's not going to start with the last one her brother gave her before he died.
So Sam joins the first-ever class of girls at the prestigious Denmark Military Academy. She’s expecting push-ups and long runs, rope climbing and mud-crawling. As a military brat, she can handle an obstacle course just as well as the boys. She's even expecting the hostility she gets from some of the cadets who don’t think girls belong there. What she’s not expecting is her fiery attraction to her drill sergeant. But dating is strictly forbidden and Sam won't risk her future, or the dare, on something so petty...no matter how much she wants him.

As Sam struggles to prove herself, she discovers that some of the boys don’t just want her gone—they will stop at nothing to drive her out. When their petty threats turn to brutal hazing, bleeding into every corner of her life, she realizes they are not acting alone. A decades-old secret society is alive and active… and determined to force her out.
At any cost.

Now time's running short. Sam must decide who she can trust...and choosing the wrong person could have deadly consequences.


Lailah by Nikki Kelly

The girl knows she’s different. She doesn’t age. She has no family. She has visions of a past life, but no clear clues as to what she is, or where she comes from. But there is a face in her dreams – a light that breaks through the darkness. She knows his name is Gabriel.

On her way home from work, the girl encounters an injured stranger whose name is Jonah. Soon, she will understand that Jonah belongs to a generation of Vampires that serve even darker forces. Jonah and the few like him, are fighting with help from an unlikely Allie – a rogue Angel, named Gabriel.

In the crossfire between good and evil, love and hate, and life and death, the girl learns her name: Lailah. But when the lines between black and white begin to blur, where in the spectrum will she find her place? And with whom?

Gabriel and Jonah both want to protect her. But Lailah will have to fight her own battle to find out who she truly is.


The Book of Ivy by Amy Engel

After a brutal nuclear war, the United States was left decimated. A small group of survivors eventually banded together, but only after more conflict over which family would govern the new nation. The Westfalls lost. Fifty years later, peace and control are maintained by marrying the daughters of the losing side to the sons of the winning group in a yearly ritual. 

This year, it is my turn. 

My name is Ivy Westfall, and my mission is simple: to kill the president’s son—my soon-to-be husband—and restore the Westfall family to power. 

But Bishop Lattimer is either a very skilled actor or he’s not the cruel, heartless boy my family warned me to expect. He might even be the one person in this world who truly understands me. But there is no escape from my fate. I am the only one who can restore the Westfall legacy.

Because Bishop must die. And I must be the one to kill him…


Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch

A heartbroken girl. A fierce warrior. A hero in the making.

Sixteen years ago the Kingdom of Winter was conquered and its citizens enslaved, leaving them without magic or a monarch. Now, the Winterians’ only hope for freedom is the eight survivors who managed to escape, and who have been waiting for the opportunity to steal back Winter’s magic and rebuild the kingdom ever since.

Orphaned as an infant during Winter’s defeat, Meira has lived her whole life as a refugee, raised by the Winterians’ general, Sir. Training to be a warrior—and desperately in love with her best friend, and future king, Mather — she would do anything to help her kingdom rise to power again.

So when scouts discover the location of the ancient locket that can restore Winter’s magic, Meira decides to go after it herself. Finally, she’s scaling towers, fighting enemy soldiers, and serving her kingdom just as she’s always dreamed she would. But the mission doesn’t go as planned, and Meira soon finds herself thrust into a world of evil magic and dangerous politics – and ultimately comes to realize that her destiny is not, never has been, her own.


Even in Paradise by Chelsey Philpot

When Julia Buchanan enrolls at St. Anne’s at the beginning of junior year, Charlotte Ryder already knows all about the former senator’s daughter. Most people do... or think they do.

Charlotte certainly never expects she’ll be Julia’s friend. But almost immediately, she is drawn into the larger than-life-new girl’s world—a world of midnight rendezvous, dazzling parties, palatial vacation homes, and fizzy champagne cocktails. And then Charlotte meets, and begins falling for, Julia’s handsome older brother, Sebastian.

But behind her self-assured smiles and toasts to the future, Charlotte soon realizes that Julia is still suffering from a tragedy. A tragedy that the Buchanan family has kept hidden... until now.
 





Those are my favorite 2014 Debuts!! And now, you can win one with my international giveaway!!

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50 comments:

  1. Omg so many but I guess my top is Skylar Dorset, Otherworld series. I want to win Rotes of Passage since you so highly recommended it! Great picks girl now come enter my giveaway too! ❤️❤️
    ~Britt

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  2. I loved so many! Open Road Summer, Let's Get Lost, Compulsion, and Not in the Script to name a few.

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  3. I've loved Snow Like Ashes, Falconer, Sing Sweet Nightingale.

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  4. Thank you so much for this awesome chance, Rachel! I really want to read Even in Paradise and Snow Like Ashes. Two of my favourite debuts from this year have been Faking Normal by Courtney C. Stevens and Something Real by Heather Demetrios. :)

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  5. I haven't read any debut author this year, sadly =/
    It's hard to buy them living in Brazil, the shipping rates are absurd and BD is a little expensive.

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  6. I loved The Book of Ivy!! Can't wait for the next one!

    ~ Yvonne

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  7. I've read so many debuts this year and they were amazing! Lailah, A Mad Wicked Folly, Stolen Songbird, Red Rising, Snow Like Ashes... SO MANY!

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  8. I really enjoyed Stolen Songbird by Danielle L. Jensen :D

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  9. I loved Cruel Beauty! And I have Snow Like Ashes and Stolen Songbird waiting on my Kindle :)

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  10. I haven't read any debut author books for this years ! but i would love to read Red Rising ! the plot is so cool

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  11. Cruel Beauty and The Winner's Curse (that was this year right??) were my fav debuts!!

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  12. I also loved The Winner's Curse and Cruel Beauty! Thank you!

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  13. Stolen Songbird was really good.

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  14. Loved Stolen Songbird by Danielle L. Jensen!!

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  15. Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch, Rites of Passage by Joy N. Hensley, Nil by Lynne Matson, Alienated by Melissa Landers are just a few that I really, really loved.
    Thanks for a giveaway! :)

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  16. Loved Rites of Passage and Cruel Beauty! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  17. I honestly haven't read any YA debut novels this year. I've been actively reading just lately because I'd been too busy with school. :'(

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  18. Compulsion by Martina Boone. Thanks for the giveaway! (Valentina -on the raffle)

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  19. I wish I enjoyed Lailah but it was a DNF for me :( Snow like Ashes was one of the best books I've ever read for 2014. I can't wait to see what else she has next HAHA

    www.lite-rate-ture.com

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  20. I loved Rites of Passage! Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  21. I LOVED Snow like Ashes, Stolen songbird, Alienated, the Winner's Curse and Cruel Beauty. So many great debuts! Thank you for the giveaway!

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  22. I loved City of Heavenly Fire, Killer Frost, Blue Lily, Lily Blue, and Unmade and thanks for the giveaway!! :)

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  23. I absolutely loved Otherbound by Corinne Duyvis, it was such a good debut!

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  24. Jennifer Mathieu's The Truth About Alice!! :) I think that may have been the only debut I read..

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  25. I didn't read any debuts this year. I worked my way through baskets of books I purchased in prior years.

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  26. Daughter of Chaos by Jen McConnel.

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  27. Most YA debuts that I read this year weren't that good, to be honest... There were a few okay ones but nothing that I would really recommended. =/

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  28. Open Road Summer and 17 First Kisses were two of favourite debuts of 2014.

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  29. I loved so many debuts this year....Falling into Place, Red Rising...OH and Alienated and Nona and Me!XD Squee. I'll stop. ;-)

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  30. It's not out until Tuesday, but Zodiac by Romina Russell is a great debut! I love it.

    Erin @ The Hardcover Lover

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  31. I loved Jewel!! I can't wait to read book 2!
    Mary G Loki

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  32. I loved The Griver's Mark, The Between and Storm Siren. (I think I remembered them all) Thanks for the giveaway!

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  33. I've read so many debuts this year: Lailah, How We Fall, Pieces of Olivia. Those are my top 3 debuts so far!

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  34. I loved Cruel Beauty but I'm still undecided the year isn't over yet
    still time for more books

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  35. I would Love to own a physical copy of Snow Like Ashes the book is so beautifull and fantasy is my favorite genre

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  36. stolen songbird...but if i win..i would choose Lailah by Nikki Kelly
    thx u for hosting :)

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  37. My favorite debut of the year was definitely Rites of Passage. I also really enjoyed The Book of Ivy too! And Don't Touch. There were quite a few good ones!

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  38. My favorite debut novel in 2014 is Alienated by Melissa Landers! So looking forward to book 2

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  39. so many new amazing books this year how can anyone choose a favorite

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  40. I loved The Truth About Alice by Jennifer Mathieu and Tease by Amanda Maciel. Oh and I nearly forgot Dorothy Most Die by Danielle Vega. So many amazing books came out this year. Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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  41. Amazing! Thank you so much. Snow Like Ashes looks fantastic. I love magic and winter kingdoms (basically I love high fantasy). I'm also intrigued by the idea that she's already desperately in love with her best friend because I feel like there's quite a trope/cliche of the girl falling for the guy during the book, only after flirtation and signs of affection from him; as if only guys can fall hard without reciprocation (which is obviously not the case).

    As for best debut: the one and only debut I've read this year is The Library of Unrequited Love by Sophie Divry, which is not YA! It was amazing, though. Amazing.

    wishingiwasnorthern.blogspot.co.uk

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  42. I loved Talon, Heir of Fire, The Young Elites, and Atlantia! Thank you for this amazing giveaway! :)

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