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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

YA Superlatives Blogfest: Head of the Class

Reading Song of the Day: "Best of You" by Foo Fighters

Happy Tuesday, lovelies! I hope everyone is well-rested and well-fed from their holiday festivities. We couldn't wait to get to zumba class to shake off all of those Christmas cookies--and we still have New Years Eve to indulge. Gulp.

Anyways, today we get to start the uber-fun, uber-awesome YA Superlatives Blogfest! You may have remembered Quita mentioning it here. The topic today? Head of the Class--or our fave books in each genre. Enough yapping, let's get to the books:

Favorite Dystopian:

Divergent by Veronica Roth. Hands down. We didn't even have to argue over this choice.

Favorite Science Fiction:

Across the Universe by Beth Revis. We admit it--we didn't read much sci fi this year. But we're pretty sure we'd still choose this one.

Favorite Fantasy:

Forever by Maggie Stiefvater. This is considered fantasy, right? Right?

Favorite Contemporary:

Recovery Road by Blake Nelson and Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins. Drastically different. Equally awesome.

Favorite Action/Adventure:

Dark Inside by Jeyn Roberts. A page-turner if we've ever seen one.

Favorite Historical Fiction:

Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare. The setting, the language...the awesome.

Favorite Comedy:

How I Stole Johnny Depp's Alien Girlfriend by Gary Ghislain. Hilarity ensued.

Favorite Mystery:

The Liar Society by Lisa and Laura Roecker. Nobody does whodunnit better than these sisters.

Favorite Romance:

Lola and the Boy Next Door. Pam never swooned so much in her life.

Favorite Paranormal Romance:

City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare and Forever by Maggie Stiefvater. These ladies almost make you want to fall in love with someone not quite human.

Favorite Family Drama:

Brooklyn, Burning by Steve Brezenoff--AKA, Pam's new favorite author.

Favorite Genre Bender:

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin. We have NO CLUE how to define this book. Other than it kicks ass.

So, there it is. Our first installment for the YA Superlatives Blogfest. Do you see any of your faves in there? Anything we should have chosen instead? :)


KO: The Insect Collector said...

Love these! I remember when you reviewed some throughout the year, and they piqued my interest-- I need to read them! And good for you for getting to Zumba. I've been a SLUG. And now that I'm at my parents... there is no such thing as a light meal.

Racquel Henry said...

I'm adding some of these to my TBR pile. I'm especially interested in Lola and the Boy Next Door! You know I love a good love story! :)

Hope Roberson said...

I have the same dystopian and genre bender :) Great reads! I'm adding some of your other favorites to my must read list, thanks!

Jessica Love said...

GREAT list! Couldn't have a list this year without Lola on it. ;-)

Kitty said...

I think every blog I've read so far that is part of this blog fest lists Divergent as favorite dystopian. Including mine! Great list - I'll just keep adding to my to be read list!

Kitty said...

I think every blog I've read so far that is part of this blog fest lists Divergent as favorite dystopian. Including mine! Great list - I'll just keep adding to my to be read list!

Katy said...

Ooh, we have several matching choices! I haven't heard of How I Stole Johnny Depp's Alien Girlfriend, but I clearly need to read it. The title alone is hilarious!

Thanks for participating, girls!

Alison Miller said...

Awesome choices. And How I Stole Johnny Depp's Alien Girlfriend? Dude. That title has me at hello.

Adding that to the must read list.

Sophia Chang said...

You two definitely read a lot more debuts than me lol. I'm soooo slow with books - too much to catch up on!

Lauren said...

I loved Mara as well!! It was so many things, it's hard to nail it down to just one category :)

Rebecca B said...

Great list, and I am in agreement about many! I still need to read Liar's Society and Mara Dyer.

Gary Ghislain said...