Monday, November 5, 2012

2012 YA Superlatives Dates and Categories

Okay, everyone. Katy UppermanTracey NeithercottAlison Miller, and I have nailed down all the dates, we have figured out all the categories, and the ridiculously talented Tracey has designed a beautiful banner for us. The Class of 2012: YA Superlatives Blogfest is all ready to go!

So, mark your calendars! We're going to be sharing our favorite 2012 releases from Monday, December 17th to Thursday, December 20th. And there's something extra special going on this year...we're hosting a giveaway of some of the best books of the year for participants in The Class of 2012: YA Superlatives Blogfest!

What do you have to do right now?

--> Grab this button and stick it on your blog to let everyone know you're planning on participating in The Class of 2012: YA Superlatives Blogfest!

2012 YA Superlatives

--> Finish up all of those 2012 releases sitting on your shelf, or use this list to find more 2012 releases to read between now and the end of the year.

--> Check out our awesome list of categories below and start planning out your choices! (I know I already have some books and characters in mind for some of these...but I also still have a lot of 2012 releases to get through!)

Monday, December 17th: 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

Tuesday, December 18th: 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

Wednesday, December 19th: Elements of Fiction
Most Envy-Inducting Plot (Or, the plot you wish you'd thought of yourself.)
Most Formidable World (Or, the setting you most definitely would NOT want to travel to.)
Wanderlust-Inducting (Or, the setting you'd happily travel to.)
Loveliest Prose
Most Dynamic Main Character
Most Jaw-Dropping Ending
Best Performance in a Supporting Role
Best use of Theme

Thursday, December 20: Best In Show
Favorite Cover
Cutest Couple
Most Likely to Succeed (Or, pick a Printz Winner)
Most Likely to Make You Miss Your Bedtime (The 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 2012)
Most Likely To Make a Grown Man Cry
Most Pleasant Surprise (The 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 MG or adult 2012 book)

And, because it was so much fun last year, we're going to have everyone pick their own superlative category for the end of Thursday's list. (You can check out my lists and choices from last year right here if you need some inspiration.)

Katy, Alison, Tracey, and I are so excited about The Class of 2012: YA Superlatives Blogfest this year, you guys! And we hope you are just as excited as we are to share all of your favorite 2012 reads with everyone. Now, what are you waiting for? Get reading!


  1. Gah! I didn't read enough 2012 releases this year. *cries* It looks sooooo fun, and I had a great time with 2011.

    I'll have to be sure to read tons of 2013 books next year for the express purpose of doing this blogfest.

  2. Can't wait! And I'm so excited to have Tracey's pretty graphics all over my blog. :)

  3. This looks so fun! Sadly I've read about two 2012 releases...must do better! Next year for sure :)

  4. After my poor showing last year, I don't think I can take part (also I haven't read many 2012 books at all!) but I look forward to everyone's recommendations for my upcoming reading binge :)