Welcome to the Class of 2012: YA Superlatives Blogfest, hosted by me, Katy Upperman, Alison Miller, and Tracey Neithercott. We can't wait to read about all of your favorites of 2012!
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Now, onto my picks! (For reference, here's the list of 2012 releases I've read.)
Insurgent by Veronica Roth
Divergent was my favorite dystopian last year, so its sequel showing up in this spot should be no surprise.
Favorite Science Fiction
Cinder by Marissa Meyer
I loved the classic Cinderella story set in New Beijing with Cinderella as a cyborg. Such a cool take on this story!
The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
I'm not always a huge fan of fantasy, but I AM a huge fan of Maggie Stiefvater's version of fantasy. I absolutely adored this book, and I can't wait for the rest of the series.
The Fault In Our Stars by John Green
This book is really in a class by itself. I read so much contemporary that I loved, but nothing could come close to this modern classic.
Favorite Action / Adventure
Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor
This book had a lot more action than I was expecting, but that's what you get when you're in a war, right?
Favorite Historical Fiction
Kissing Shakespeare by Pamela Mingle
I didn't read much historical, and this one had a time travel element, but it wins anyway because I had so much fun reading it.
Ditched: A Love Story by Robin Mellom
I haven't laughed out loud while reading a book so many times...this book was absolutely hilarious.
Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan
One of my very favorites of the year! People are dying and Kami doesn't know why...and she also doesn't know why she has the voice of a hot guy in her head.
Time Between Us by Tamara Ireland Stone
This book totally spoke to me in a way few books have. LOVED the romance between 1995 Anna and 2012 Bennett.
This Is Not A Test by Courtney Summers
Zombies are paranormal, right? Even though this wasn't a typical zombie book. there were definitely zombies eating the faces off of Courtney Summers's trademark unlikable characters. Love.
Favorite Family Drama
If I Lie by Corrine Jackson
One of the most interesting parts of this awesome book for me was the dynamic between Quinn and each of her parents.
Favorite Genre Bender
Chopsticks by Jessica Anthony and Rodrigo Corral
Every Day by David Levithan
This one was too tough to choose. I thought Chopsticks was such a cool idea, and it's a book that kept me thinking long after I was done. But I absolutely loved how Every Day made a fantasy book seem so contemporary, and I loved how David Levithan played with gender.
Come back tomorrow for the popularity contest, highlighting all of those awesome 2012 characters.
If you have posts for the Class of 2012 Blogfest, leave a link to your blog below! Then hop around and comment on everyone else's choices. Even if you aren't participating, be sure to check out the bloggers who have posts up.