For the past several years (2011, 2012, 2013), Jessica Love, Tracey Neithercott, Katy Upperman, and I have hosted The YA Superlative Blogfest—a fun and interactive way to highlight our favorite YA novels, covers, characters, and story elements. It's always amazing fun and we are gearing up to host it AGAIN!
Tracey designed our button and banner, guys. One word: AMAZING!!!
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 2014: YA Superlative Blogfest will run Monday, December 15th – Thursday, December 18th and will highlight favorite books of 2014. And at the end of the blogfest, we'll be hosting a giveaway! (you'll need to participate each day to be eligible) Here are the categories...
Head of the Class (December 15)
Favorite Science Fiction
Favorite Historical Fiction
Favorite Genre Bender
Popularity Contest (December 16)
Villain I Love to Hate
Most Likely to Become a Rock Star
Favorite Parental Figure
Most Likely to Start a Riot
Fashion King and/or Queen
Character You’d Most Want For a BFF
Character You Wish You’d Dated in High School
Most Likely to Become President
Elements of Fiction (December 17)
Most Envy-Inducing Plot
Most Formidable World
Best First Line
Most Dynamic Main Character
Most Jaw-Dropping Conclusion
Best Performance in a Supporting Role
Best Use of Theme
Best in Show (December 18)
Most Likely to Succeed (Pick a Printz Winner)
Most Likely to Make You Miss Your Bedtime
Best Repeat Performance (Favorite Sequel or Follow-Up)
Favorite Finale or End of Series Novel
Romance Most Worthy of an Ice Bath
Best Breakout Novel (Favorite Book by a Debut Author)
Best Old-Timer (Favorite Book Published BEFORE 2014)
Most Likely to Make a Grown Man Cry
Most Pleasant Surprise (Didn’t Think I’d Like It But Totally Did)
Most Creative Use of a Love Triangle
Sleeper Hit (Novel So Awesome I Wish It’d Been Hyped More)
Favorite Outlier (Best 2014 Picture Book, Middle Grade, NA, or Adult Novel)
Create Your Own Superlative!
Get your picks ready and join us for some incredible fun! I’ll be blogging my choices here and sharing them on Instagram (@alisonmiller20) as well.
I can't wait to see everyone's superlative choices!