It’s time for the 3rd Annual YA Superlative Blogfest! Jessica Love, Tracey Neithercott, Alison Miller, and I hosted this fun and interactive blogfest in 2011 and 2012 as a way of highlighting our favorite YA novels, covers, characters, and story elements, and we can’t wait for another week dedicated to promoting awesome young adult books, as well as getting to know new bloggers.
The Class of 2013: YA Superlative Blogfest will run Monday, December 16th – Thursday, December 19th and will highlight favorite young adult books published in 2013. We’ll conclude the week by giving away 2013 books to a few lucky blogfest participants (more info soon!).
Here are this year’s categories:
Favorite Science Fiction
Favorite Historical Fiction
Favorite Family Drama
Favorite Genre Bender
Choose characters who fit each topic from ANY YA book!
Most Likely to Become a Rock Star
Mostly Likely to Start a Riot
Fashion King and/or Queen
Boy You Wish You’d Dated in High School
Most Likely to Become President
Villain You Love to Hate
Favorite Parental Figure
Most Envy-Inducing Plot (The plot you wish you’d thought of yourself.)
Most Formidable World (Setting you definitely would NOT want to visit.)
Wanderlust-Inducing (Setting you’d happily travel to.)
Best First Line
Most Dynamic Main Character
Most Jaw-Dropping Ending
Best Performance in a Supporting Role
Best Use of Theme
Thursday, December 19: Best in Show
Most Likely to Succeed (Pick a Printz Winner.)
Most Likely to Make You Miss Your Bedtime (Book you couldn’t put down.)
Best Repeat Performance (Favorite sequel or follow-up.)
Favorite Finale or End of Series Novel
Romance Most Worthy of an Ice Bath
Breakout Novel (Your favorite book by a debut author.)
Best Old-Timer (Your favorite read of the year published BEFORE 2013.)
Book Most Likely to Make a Grown Man Cry
Most Pleasant Surprise (Book you didn’t think you’d like, but totally did.)
Most Creative Use of a Love Triangle
Sleeper Hit (Book you found so awesome you wish it had been hyped more.)
Favorite Outlier (Favorite picture, middle grade, or adult 2013 book)
Your turn! Pick your own superlative category and post it at the end today’s list. Blog hoppers will drop by and vote for their pick in your comments!
Remember, The Class of 2013: YA Superlatives Blogfest is all about promoting extraordinary novels. Don’t worry if your 2013 reading list is on the short side, but HERE is a comprehensive list of 2013 YA titles in case you’d like to fit in a few more books before December 16th. And don’t worry if you don’t have a book/character/cover/element for each of the categories. We just want you to jump in and participate any way you can!
Please do help us spread the word by grabbing our banner and/or button (both designed by Tracey Neithercott, who is brilliant and crazy-talented!).
We hope you’ll join in on the fun!