The YA Superlatives Blogfest is hosted by Tracy Neithercott, Katy Upperman, Jessica Love, and Alison Miller. Day 1 paid homage to the Head of the Class. Day 2 was a total Popularity Contest. Today is all about who has the skills to pay the bills.
MOST ENVY-INDUCING PLOT
(THE PLOT YOU WISH YOU’D THOUGHT OF YOURSELF)
MOST FORMIDABLE WORLD
(THE SETTING YOU WOULD DEFINITELY NOT WANT TO VISIT)This is one of those disturbing stories where the human monsters are almost more terrifying than the inhuman ones. There’s NO WAY I’d make it in this environment.
(THE SETTING YOU’D HAPPILY TRAVEL TO)
Willem literally searches all over the world for the girl that he just can’t get off his mind. There was no where he wouldn’t go for the possibility of finding love and I was happy to be along for the ride.
By not using quotation marks for dialogue, you’re dropped right into the MC’s thoughts, feelings and observations. In the wrong hands it could come off like a gimmick but in this case the end result is thoughtful and haunting.
BEST FIRST LINE
MOST DYNAMIC MAIN CHARACTER
Leonard Peacock infiltrated my brain. I can’t say too much more because spoilers but just when I thought I had him figured out, another layer was revealed.
MOST JAW-DROPPING ENDING
BEST PERFORMANCE IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
BEST USE OF THEME