Thursday, May 3, 2012

25 Authors Published Under 25 Part 2 : The 2012 Debuts

Welcome to a week long feature on Book and Sensibility where we countdown 25 authors published under age 25. We hope this feature serves as an inspiration to young writers and to those who are young at heart !

Missed a section ? 
  1. Part 1 : The Teenaged Dream
  2. Part 2 : The 2012 Debuts
  3. Part 3 : The 2011 Debuts
  4. Part 4 : Genre Savvy
  5. Part 5 : Serial Offenders

2012 is the year for these authors ! Most of these 2012 debuts won't debut until summer but we are already buzzing about their success. We hope to hear more from them in the future.


6. Sarah Wylie, 22
The story of a pair of sisters with one battling cancer,Wylie's debut novel, All These Lives  has been compared to Jodi Picoult's My Sister's Keeper. Her novel is expected to hit shelves in early June.
Twitter | Author Website

7. Sarah J Maas, 25
Maas' novel, Throne of Glass started out as a wildy popular story on FictionPress and is now being published by Bloomsbury. Her novel answers the question, what if Cinderella was an assassin and Prince Charming her target ? Leading to the release in August, Maas is releasing a series of  novellas.
Author Website | Twitter

8. Kat Zhang, 21
This 2012 debut author's novel,What's Left of Me, will  hits shelves in September 2012. Zhang started writing it during her senior year of high school while in an IB lab. It is the story of two souls occupying one body.
TwitterAuthor Website

9. Zoraida Cordova, 24
A NaNoWriMo success story, Cordova's Vicious Deep is the product of the popular writing contest. In her novel she introduces readers to the world of a new kind of mermaids.The sequel, Savage Blue will be released in 2013.
Author Website | Twitter

10. Chanelle Gray, 24
U.K author Chanelle Gray's novel, My Heart Be Damned is the story of a girl destined to the job of hunting the damned. Gray's goal with the novel is to explore a powerful  female character. Her novel debuts in July.
Author Website | Twitter


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19 comments :

  1. I can't wait to read What's Left of Me, it sounds fab and I can't believe Kat Zhang started writing it in high school! Thanks for holding this week, it's fab to find out about new authors who are under 25 years old!

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    1. I couldn't believe it either, I guess it's good to start writing in high school when you have more time

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  2. I agree with Beverley. I love this feature. It's great. I like to support other young people. It gives me inspiration to finish my book (I'm only 2 chapters in though)

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    1. You can do it ! Good luck on your book.

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  3. What's Left of Me looks so great! I'm counting down the days! Great post! It is really inspiring to see so much young talent.

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  4. I have an ARC of Throne of Glass. I can't wait to read it!

    Great post.

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    1. Can't wait to read your thoughts.

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  5. Awesome! (Zoraida is misspelled, though!)

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    1. LOL I was going to say ;)

      Thanks so much for including me.

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    2. We fixed it. So sorry !

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  6. I love this series of posts! I'm always fascinated to hear about the younger published authors. Also, I had never heard of Throne of Glass before today, but it looks great! Went straight to my To-Read list. :)

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    1. Jess told me about Thrones of Glass and I love the concept.

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  7. Great list! This sounds like the name of a nice challenge.

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  8. I love this feature and am busy ADORING y'alls blog!!!

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  9. I'm loving this feature!! :) There are definitely some amazingly talented people out there and to be published before turning 25 is impressive!
    Also, I'm one of those who read Throne of Glass (when it was still called Queen of Glass) on FictionPress and it was amazing! I'm dying to have the pretty finished copy in my hands soonish! :)

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    1. I only wish it had been cool enough to read it when it was still Queen of Glass. I'm glad to hear it was so good.

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