- Veronica Roth - Divergent
- Brian Selznick - Wonderstruck
- Erin Saldin - The Girls of No Return
- John Green (yes, finally!) - An Abundance of Katherines
- Augusta Scattergood - Glory Be
- Paolo Bacigalupi - Ship Breaker
- Cynthia Voight - Dicey's Song
- Moira Young - Blood Red Road
- Lauren Oliver - Leisl and Po
- Julie Schumacher - The Unbearable Book Club for Unsinkable Girls
How about you?
What new-to-you authors did YOU try in 2012?
(I focused this list in authors of kids/teen/YA books. For my list of new-to-me grown-up authors, check out my list at Book By Book).