The YA Superlatives Blogfest is hosted by Tracy Neithercott, Katy Upperman, Jessica Love, and Alison Miller. Check out my picks for the Head of the Class, Popularity Contest, and Elements of Fiction categories. For the final day of the blogfest, it’s time to celebrate the best of the best.
I couldn’t pick just one!
Jude and Emilio gave me all the swoons. Their journey together was so thoughtful and touching.
MOST LIKELY TO SUCCEED
(OR, PICK A PRINTZ WINNER)
I have no clue of the criteria for such awards but I’d put this book in the running. It’s definitely one of the best I read this year.
MOST LIKELY TO MAKE YOU MISS YOUR BEDTIME
(BOOK YOU JUST COULDN’T PUT DOWN)
Total hours of sleep lost: 3.
BEST REPEAT PERFORMANCE
(YOUR FAVORITE SEQUEL OR FOLLOW-UP)
The sequel to SHADOW AND BONE is the literary equivalent of “The Empire Strikes Back” or “The Godfather Part Two”, surpassing it’s predecessor in practically every way.
FAVORITE FINALE OR END OF SERIES NOVEL
Dear Marie Lu, thank you for proving that series endings don’t have to suck. Sincerely, Me.
ROMANCE MOST WORTHY OF AN ICE BATH
Despite the taboo premise (teacher/student relationship) I can’t deny that Raeder made me clutch my pearls more than once.
(YOUR FAVORITE BOOK BY A DEBUT AUTHOR)
I really wish I could put this one in every category. All the applause!
(YOUR FAVORITE READ OF THE YEAR, PUBLISHED BEFORE 2013)
(BEST BOOK YOU DIDN’T THINK YOU’D LIKE, BUT TOTALLY DID)
(BOOK YOU FOUND SO AWESOME YOU WISH IT HAD BEEN HYPED MORE)
(YOUR FAVORITE MIDDLE GRADE OR ADULT 2013 BOOK)