It’s time for the 4th Annual YA Superlative Blogfest!
Jessica Love, Tracey Neithercott, Alison Miller, and I hosted this interactive blogfest in 2011, 2012, and 2013 with the hope 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!
The Class of 2014: YA Superlative Blogfest will run Monday, December 15th – Thursday, December 18th and will highlight favorite YA books published in 2014. Post about your selections on your blog, Tumblr, Instagram, or any combination of those. We’ll conclude the week by giving away 2014 books to a few lucky blogfest participants (more info soon!).
Here are this year’s categories…
Head of the Class – Monday, December 15th
Favorite Science Fiction
Favorite Historical Fiction
Favorite Genre Bender
Popularity Contest – Tuesday, December 16th
Villain I Love to Hate
Most Likely to Become a Rock Star
Favorite Parental Figure
Most Likely to Start a Riot
Fashion King and/or Queen
Character I’d Most Want For a BFF
Character I Wish I’d Dated in High School
Most Likely to Become President
Elements of Fiction – Wednesday, December 17th
Most Envy-Inducing Plot
Most Formidable World
Best First Line
Most Dynamic Main Character
Most Jaw-Dropping Conclusion
Best Performance in a Supporting Role
Best Use of Theme
Best in Show, Thursday, December 18th
Most Likely to Succeed (Pick a Printz Winner)
Most Likely to Make You Miss Your Bedtime
Best Repeat Performance (Favorite Sequel or Follow-Up)
Favorite Finale or End of Series Novel
Romance Most Worthy of an Ice Bath
Best Breakout Novel (Favorite Book by a Debut Author)
Best Old-Timer (Favorite Book Published BEFORE 2014)
Most Likely to Make a Grown Man Cry
Most Pleasant Surprise (Didn’t Think I’d Like It But Totally Did)
Most Creative Use of a Love Triangle
Sleeper Hit (Novel So Awesome I Wish It’d Been Hyped More)
Favorite Outlier (Best 2014 Picture Book, MG, NA, or Adult Novel)
Create Your Own Superlative!
The Class of 2014: YA Superlatives Blogfest is all about promoting extraordinary novels. Don’t worry if you don’t have a book to fit every category, or if your 2014 reading list is on the short side — we hope you’ll participate any way you can. HERE is a fairly comprehensive list of 2014 YA titles in case you’d like to fit in a few more books before December 15th.
Please do help us spread the word by grabbing our banner and/or button (both designed by crazy-talented Tracey Neithercott).
We hope you’ll join us for the fun!