December 18, 2013

The Class of 2013: YA Superlatives Blogfest - Elements of Fiction

Most Envy-Inducting Plot (Or, the plot you wish you'd thought of yourself.) 
Across a Star-Swept Sea by Diana Peterfreund. Retelling a classic while also building an awesome futuristic world? Awesome!

Most Formidable World (Or, the setting you most definitely would NOT want to travel to.)
Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein. This is the worst setting I can imagine. And even worse because it's based on a true story.

Wanderlust-Inducting (Or, the setting you'd happily travel to.)
Racing Savannah by Miranda Kenneally. I've only been to the Franklin, TN area once, and this makes me want to return!

Loveliest Prose
Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan. Everything he writes is just so beautiful.

Most Dynamic Main Character
Celaena from Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas. She is a complex character and there's more to her than meets the eye.

Most Jaw-Dropping Ending
Allegiant by Veronica Roth. Did not see that coming!

Best Performance in a Supporting Role
Lily from The Cinderella Moment by Jennifer Kloester. Lily is pretty much the best friend ever. She's getting her own book, too!

Best Use of Theme
The Cutting Room Floor by Dawn Klehr. The main characters are into film-making, and much of the story is told as if through the eyes of a director.


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