Class of 2014: YA Superlatives Blogfest

It’s time for the 4th Annual YA Superlative Blogfest!

Jessica Love, Tracey Neithercott, Alison Miller, and I hosted this interactive blogfest in 20112012, 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!

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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 Dystopian

Favorite Science Fiction
Favorite Fantasy
Favorite Contemporary
Favorite Action/Adventure
Favorite Historical Fiction
Favorite Comedy
Favorite Mystery
Favorite Romance
Favorite Paranormal
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
Biggest Flirt
Coolest Nerd
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
Quirkiest Character

Elements of Fiction – Wednesday, December 17th
Most Envy-Inducing Plot

Most Formidable World
Most Wanderlust-Inducing
Loveliest Prose
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
Favorite Cover

Cutest Couple
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).

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We hope you’ll join us for the fun!


7 thoughts on “Class of 2014: YA Superlatives Blogfest

    • Katy Upperman says:

      Whatever you’d like, Rachel! In the past, I’ve posted the book’s cover and a sentence or two about why I picked it. That’s what I’ll do this year, too. 🙂

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