Today is the final day 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 me. The Class of 2011: YA Superlatives Blogfest spans four days, beginning December 26th and culminating today, December 30th.
And speaking of selections, here are mine for Day Four:
Best in Show
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
And my favorites are:
Favorite Cover – Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
Cutest Couple – Lola Nolan and Cricket Bell from Lola and the Boy Next Door
Most Likely to Succeed (Or, pick a Printz Winner) – Chime
Most Likely to Make You Miss Your Bedtime – Daughter of Smoke and Bone
Best Repeat Performance (Favorite sequel or follow-up.) – The Son of Neptune
Pair Most Likely to Stay Best Friends Till They’re 80 – Zuzana and Karou from Daughter of Smoke and Bone.
Breakout Novel (Favorite Book by a Debut Author) – Divergent, no questions asked! Amazing.
Best Old-Timer (Favorite read of the year, published BEFORE 2011) – Hunger Games trilogy. I can’t pick just one. It’s been how long since they were released and I’m still thinking about these characters!
Most Pleasant Surprise (Book you didn’t think you’d like, but totally did.) – The Future of Us
Sleeper Hit (Book I found so awesome I wish it had been hyped more) – Starcrossed
And now it’s MY turn to pick a superlative!
Most anticipated 2012 YA release…