Thursday, December 20, 2012
Superlative Blogfest: BEST IN SHOW
It’s the last day of the blogfest L
I’ve had so much fun, and even more fun popping around to see your choices each day! My TBR list is now about the same length as my kids’ Christmas one, and I don’t think I’ll read any 2013 novels because I’ll be catching up on 2012, but still SO MUCH FUN!!! I hope you’ve had fun too. J
Anyhoo, before I begin, slacker blogger Alison’s a bit behind in the sharing department, and two of her amazing CPs recently had some super huge news!
If you are doing this blogfest, you obviously know Katy, and most of you probably know that she recently parted ways with her agent, plunged into query waters, and within less than a month signed with a new agent—the fabulous Victoria Marini of Gelfman Schneider Literary Agency! (you can read all about it here) I’ve had the fortunate pleasure of reading Katy’s story four times, and I’m not exaggerating when I say I could read it again and again and again (and again). It’s unputdownable. Her story is one I still think about, and I seriously hope you all get the chance to read it one day.
And then, while Katy was in the midst of agenting attention, my amazing CP and friend Marice Kraal signed with Brittany Howard of the Corvisiero Literary Agency! (you can check out her news here)Marice is not only an incredibly thorough, fantastic, and supportive CP, but she writes the most amazing stories. I’ve been so honored to read two of them, and her latest has the most amazing concept and the most incredible story. I seriously can’t wait until it hits the shelves and you all can read it.
Congratulations, Katy and Marice!!!
And now on with the Best in Show
Cutest Couple: Hazel and Augustus (THE FAULT IN OUR STARS, John Green)
Most Likely to Succeed (Or, pick a Printz Winner.): THE RAVEN BOYS (Maggie Stiefvater)
Most Likely to Make You Miss Your Bedtime (Book you just couldn’t put down!) THIS IS NOT A TEST (Courtney Summers)
Best Repeat Performance (Your favorite sequel or follow-up.): PANDEMONIUM (Lauren Oliver)
Favorite Finale or End of Series Novel: NEVERMORE (James Patterson)—last (insert gihugic sad face) in the Maximum Ride series and ended exactly how it should have
Romance Most Worthy of an Ice Bath: Whitley and Nathan (A MIDSUMMER’S NIGHTMARE, Kody Keplinger)
Breakout Novel (Your favorite book by a debut author.) AMELIA ANNE IS DEAD AND GONE (Kat Rosenfield)
Best Old-Timer (Your favorite read of the year, BEFORE 2012.): JELLICOE ROAD (Melina Marchetta)—if this book was a 2012 release, it’d be dominating my choices. SO GOOD
Book Most Likely to Make a Grown Man Cry: THE FAULT IN OUR STARS (John Green)
Most Pleasant Surprise (Best book you didn’t think you’d like, but totally did.): AMELIA ANNE IS DEAD AND GONE (Kat Rosenfield). I don’t know why I held off on this one as long as I did, but I’m glad I finally read it.
Most Creative Use of a Love Triangle: THE RAVEN BOYS—while I am definitely Team Gansey, I really, really do feel for Adam.
Sleeper Hit (Book you found so awesome you wish it had been hyped more.): DROWNING INSTINCT (Ilsa J. Blick) and PERFECT ESCAPE (Jennifer Brown)
Favorite Outlier (Your favorite middle grade or adult 2012 book): I really want to say ON WRITING (Stephen King), but while that was a 2012 read for me, it was not a 2012 publication. So, I’ll go with 11th HOUR (James Patterson). LOVE the Women’s Murder Club!
Your turn! Pick your own superlative category and post it at the end this day’s list. Blog hoppers will be able to drop by and vote for their pick in the comments of your blog!
Character who deserved the biggest hug: Adam (THE RAVEN BOYS, Maggie Stiefvater) and COLBY (THE DISENCHANTMENTS, Nina LaCoeur). My heart broke for those two SO MUCH.
I hope you all have a WONDERFUL holiday! Thank you so much for participating this week! Oh, and don't forget to add your link below!