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Class of 2012 – YA Superlatives – Elements of Fiction

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Katy UppermanJessica LoveTracey 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.

YA books released and read in 2012
YA books released and read in 2012

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

This is not a test

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.)

Meant to be

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight

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!)

Loveliest Prose

The Raven Boys

Most Dynamic Main Character



Most Jaw-Dropping Ending

A million suns

I need to know what happens next…

Best Performance in a Supporting Role
My Life Next Door

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”

  1. 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! (:

  2. 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!

  3. 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. 🙂

  4. 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.)

  5. 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!

  6. 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!

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