Tuesday, November 26, 2013

It's Almost Time for the 2013 Superlative Blog Fest!

Last year, Jessica Love, Tracey Neithercott, Katy Upperman, and I hosted The Class of 2012: YA Superlatives Blogfest—a fun and interactive way to highlight our favorite YA novels, covers, characters, and story elements. It was amazing fun and we are gearing up to host it AGAIN!  

Tracey designed our button and banner, guys. One word: GORGEOUS!!!

Today I’d like to share with you some specifics about the blogfest—dates, categories—so you can prepare to join in the fun!
The Class of 2013: YA Superlative Blogfest will run Monday, December 16th – Thursday, December 19th and will highlight favorite books of 2013.  There'll be a giveaway (YAY!), and here are this year’s categories:

Head of the Class 

Favorite Dystopian

Favorite Science Fiction

Favorite Fantasy

Favorite Contemporary

Favorite Action/Adventure

Favorite Historical Fiction

Favorite Comedy

Favorite Mystery

Favorite Romance

Favorite Paranormal

Favorite Family Drama

Favorite Genre Bender

Popularity Contest
Choose characters who fit each topic from ANY YA book!

Class Clown

Most Likely to Become a Rock Star

Mostly Likely to Start a Riot

Biggest Flirt

Fashion King and/or Queen

Girl You’d Most Want For Your BFF

Boy You Wish You’d Dated in High School

Most Likely to Become President

Quirkiest Character

Villain You Love to Hate

Favorite Parental Figure

Coolest Nerd

Elements of Fiction

Most Envy-Inducing Plot (Or, the plot you wish you’d thought of yourself.)

Most Formidable World (Or, the setting you definitely would NOT want to visit.)

Wanderlust-Inducing (Or, the setting you’d happily travel to.)

Loveliest Prose

Best First Line

Most Dynamic Main Character

Most Jaw-Dropping Ending

Best Performance in a Supporting Role

Best Use of Theme

Best in Show

Favorite Cover

Cutest Couple

Most Likely to Succeed (Or, pick a Printz Winner.)

Most Likely to Make You Miss Your Bedtime (Book you just couldn’t put down!)

Best Repeat Performance (Your 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 (Best 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 (Your favorite middle grade or adult 2012 book) 

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!

Get your 2013 read on and get ready to join us for some incredible fun! I can't wait to see everyone's superlative choices!

1 comment:

  1. This sounds like so much fun! I've been reading about it on all of your blogs ... Very cool. :) Question: Is this just for books that were released in 2013? Or is it for books we read in 2013?


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