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 Love, Tracey Neithercott, Alison 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 Plot: Chime
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 theme: The Girl of Fire and Thorns