debut-a-thon 2013


WELCOME to Debut-a-Thon hosted by the fantastic Amber over at Books of Amber. Since these are my last 4 days before school starts again, I’m going to grab this opportunity to binge read debuts while I can! I love reading debuts, maybe even more than its sequels or later books published by the author, because debuts are allowed to be creative, to be crazy and to be a distinct story from the rest with nothing holding it back. You can look at my Debut Author Challenge 2013 page for debuts I plan to read this year!

Debuts I plan to read:


Unread • 0%                                                   Reading • 52%

PHEW. 2 books in 4 days seems reasonable! I’ll be updating this post with my progress at the end of the day, you can also stalk visit me on Twitter (@nexttopstory) for live updates, and tell me about debut you’re reading!


So tell me… Have you read any of these debuts? Recommended? Not recommended? Which should I read first? And what titles do you have your list?



OH BOY. This will be quite a challenge, I’m never good with Scramble!! Maybe scrambled eggs but urgh different matter. Thank you Amber for hosting this challenge ;)
1. IIDFEOFYUNM (4 words) — If You Find Me by Emily Murdoch
2. TAREDEL (1 word) — Altered by Jennifer Rush
3. TPNPOOITIV (2 words) — Pivot Point by Kasie West (I’m reading this for the Debut-a-Thon!)
4. HCITAGRL (1 word) — Arclight by Josin L. McQuein
5. NPOSIO (1 word) — Poison by Bridget Zinn
6. TSIPDENLER (1 word) — Splintered by A.G. Howard
7. ITSEHTELE (2 words) — The Elites by Natatsha Ngan


LOVE THIS ONE!! Hosted by Laura over at Music Plus Book, this challenge is about… well, music plus books! Pair your currently-reading debut with a song which it reminds you of!

I’m currently 29% through INK by Amanda and the setting is exactly how I imagine spring in Japan– standing under the arc of beautifully majestic sakura trees as baby pink cherry blossom petals flutter to the ground. EEE!! I’ve chosen Vola from a Korean drama, The Princess’ Man, because I’m obsessed with this Josean retelling of Romeo & Juliet, and their OSTs are gorgeous. It’s beautiful, it’s heartwrenching and there’s so much tension in this short 1 minute. Even though I don’t understand a word they’re saying, it seems perfect for the mysterious INK!



It’s all in the title! An acrostic poem about my current read — INK. I’m not good with poems so :P Thank you Laura, for hosting this challenge!



17 thoughts on “debut-a-thon 2013

  1. Three books in four days with THOSE books will be no problem! Although I’ve never actually READ any of them *embarrassed*, I’ve heard amazing amazing things about them, so I know you’ll speed through those quickly! You’ll do fine, darling! Good luck <3

    • THANK YOU JEN!! Since the start of 2013 there’s been lots of hype for debuts, thought I’d makes use of this chance to MAJOR LOVE all these lovelies. I’m reading Ink and its has this poetic atmosphere, a really nice change in the YA genre :)

    • Thank you, Kimberly! These were on my wish-list too, and I’m now excited to start!! Please don’t be surprised if I shove these books into your hands and fangirl over HOW FANTASTIC they are ;)

  2. Haha, I loved your Day 2 Challenge. I see what you did there with the Music Plus Books. ;) It’s really smart that you chose a song from an OST. I haven’t heard of that drama yet but I have to check it out. I love K-Dramas! Don’t forget to do the Day 3 Challenge as well, it’s live on my blog now! Good luck with your reading and with the challenges!
    Laura @ Music Plus Books

    • K-DRAMAS!!! June was school holidays here in Singapore and I was speeding all the k-dramas I could get my hands on, mostly saeguk dramas, and I was feeling so tortued by all the typical k-drama twists and turns eee!! Thank you for hosting, Laura :)

  3. It’s my pleasure hosting the challenges! Even though your poem is simple, I love it. I can see how it fits perfectly with the book. Don’t forget to drop a comment on my post just so that it’s easier for me to choose the winner. :)

    • Thank you Laura for hosting the challenges, I had so much fun!! Poems are so much of my thing so I thought I’d go with a simple one, especially since INK is a short and sweet title after all. Commented! :)

  4. Ooh Ink! I loved it so so much! It was super interesting and the concept was just extraordinary and original! And my friend Catherine, the very hard-to-please-basher Catherine loved Pivot Point so it definitely has to be good ;) I’m glad you enjoyed Ink! All the best for the rest of your reading!

    • Wish you could’ve joined! I didn’t realize HOW MANY fantabulous debuts were out these until I joined this Debut-a-Thon, if it’s organized next year, do join! :)

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