Katy Upperman, Jessica Love, Tracey Neithercott and Alison Miller had the great idea to organize the CLASS OF 2012: YA SUPERLATIVES BLOGFEST! Don´t hesitate to check their blogs for all the links…
The choices were tough (see all the wonderful books I´ve read this year?)…so yep…hmmm sometimes there may be more than one…Today I am proud to present ELEMENTS OF FICTION.
Most Envy-Inducing Plot (Or, the plot you wish you’d thought of yourself.)
Really, I’ve read AMAZING books this year, and I’d love to have thought of some plots myself. Like THIS IS NOT A TEST, I’m a big WALKING DEAD fan, and the way Courtney Summers created a mix of honesty, horror, love, hope and everything in between is quite amazing in my view.
And all the books with the wonderful romances (I write a lot of kissing scenes)…My Life Next Door, Meant to Be, Statistical Probability of Love At First Sight….
Then, there are the plots I absolutely LOVE and the prose I found magical and amazing but the books I wouldn’t write. At least not right now. Does that make sense?
Most Formidable World (Or, the setting you definitely would NOT want to visit.)
I mean I’d love to go to see FOUR and see the world for a little while, but then can I just come back home? 😀
Some of the creatures in there are pretty scary.
Wanderlust-Inducing (Or, the setting you’d happily travel to.)
I really need to go back to London soon 😀 (dear hubby, if you read this, we should plan a trip there next year…and go see a musical…are you still reading? Come back!)
Most Dynamic Main Character
Most Jaw-Dropping Ending
I need to know what happens next…
Best Performance in a Supporting Role
All the Garretts in MY LIFE NEXT DOOR but especially George. I mean, that kid is SO cute and funny 😀
Some of his best lines:
”His bed´s really comfortable and he never pees in it”
George gives me a smile, the same dazzling sweet smile as his big brother, although at this point, with green teeth. “I might marry you,” he allows. “Do you want a big family?”
I like that. You look like Sailor Supergirl.
12 thoughts on “Class of 2012 – YA Superlatives – Elements of Fiction”
You’ve read a ton of books this year and I love how you’ve given us the crème de la crème! There are a few of these on my tbr list and I already feel a year behind, lol. Hopefully I can catch up on my reading during the holidays and speaking of witch, I hope you and your hubby have a wonderful holiday and happy new year! (:
That’s so interesting–I put Incarnate as a runner-up for one of the places I would like to visit! I suppose this lines up with the differences in our reading lists, too. 🙂
I need to read your Wanderlust picks ASAP. I also don’t understand how I didn’t add WANDERLOVE to my post for that category–oops!
I loved George SO much in MY LIFE NEXT DOOR. He was so, so funny! And London was definitely my pick for Wanderlust-Inducing. I’ve been really wanting to go back again. Every time I’ve visited London, I’ve missed seeing a number of things. I don’t think I could ever tire of that place. 🙂
I loved ALL of the Garretts, so I’m glad you chose them as your Best in a Supporting Role. And the ending of AMS was fantastic — totally agree!
Yeah, I just want to go visit Four and then leave. Heh.
Aww, George! So cute! And yeah, I might want to see Tris’s world for a little while…but I would definitely draw the line before I had to jump off any moving trains. Ugh. Amity all the way! (Well, Reyes-style Amity.)
I really need to read MEANT TO BE and MY LIFE NEXT DOOR. Both sound so good and I love the lines you shared. 🙂
Oh, the Garretts are wonderful–good call! I also love your note to your hubby on here. A similar “conversation” could be applied to my life with my husband, ha ha! I also love The Walking Dead and need to read This is Not a Test. I haven’t read anything by Summers!
I understand exactly what you mean about books/plots you loved but wouldn’t want to write. That’s why choosing in that category was hard for me!
Agreed on Tris being a dynamic character. She’s one of the most interesting parts of the Divergent trilogy!
I keep seeing MY LIFE NEXT DOOR so I might have to go check it out now
I really hope Santa brings me MY LIFE NEXT DOOR. I keep drooling over it in Barnes and Nobles!
Great choices, Elodie!