Superlative Blogfest: Elements of Fiction

Today is Day Three of the The Class of 2011: YA Superlatives Blogfest, a fun and interactive way to highlight and share your favorite YA novels, covers, characters, and story elements, hosted by Jessica LoveTracey NeithercottAlison Miller, and Katy Upperman. The Class of 2011: YA Superlatives Blogfest spans four days, beginning December 26th and culminating this Friday, December 30th.

Here is my list of 2011 reads:

Supernaturally by Kiersten White, Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini; The Secrets of Tamarind by Nadia Aguiar; The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan; Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor; Burn Bright by Marianne de Pierres; Divergent by Veronica Roth; Wither by Lauren Destefano; The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson; Across the Universe by Beth Revis; Chime by Franny Billingsley; Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins; Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs; The Future of Us by Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler; The Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa; The Space Between by Brenna Yovanoff

Thursday, December 29: Elements of Fiction

Most Envy-Inducing PlotChime

Most Wonderful World-Building:  Daughter of Smoke and Bone

Most Formidable World:  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

Most Wanderlust-Inducing:  The Space Between

Loveliest Prose:  Daughter of Smoke and Bone.

Best First Line:  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children:

I had just come to accept my life would be ordinary when extraordinary things began to happen.

Most Dynamic Main Character: Karou from Daughter of Smoke and Bone

Most Jaw-Dropping Finale:    Burn Bright

Best Performance in a Supporting Role: Brimstone from Daughter of Smoke and Bone

Best use of a themeThe Girl of Fire and Thorns