Welcome to the Class of 2013: 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 2013!
If you are participating in the Blogfest on your own blog, please leave a link to your blog in the linky tool at the bottom of this post. You can find this linky tool on each of the hosts' pages, and be sure you link the individual URL for today's post. And once you link your blog, make sure you click around and comment on what everyone else has chosen!
Oh, and remember...if you participate every day of the Blogfest you are entered to win a 2013 release of your choice!)
Now, on to my picks! (For reference, here's a list of the 2013 releases I read.)
All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill
I suffered from a little bit of dystopian burnout this year, so I loved this book because it felt so different than every other dystopian out there! I'm pretty sure it's the time travel element that helped keep it so fresh.
Favorite Science Fiction
These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Megan Spooner
I'm interested in science fiction, but when it gets too heavy on the science my head starts to hurt. I loved that this one was heavy on my favorite thing...romance!
The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater
Oh, how I want to live in this crazy world with these messed up boys!
Just One Day / Just One Year by Gayle Forman
I'm being a total cheater and putting these two together, and I don't even care. I think of both of them as one story, and it's one of my favorite stories of the year.
Taken by Erin Bowman
This book was full of so many twists and turns, it was the first one I thought of when I thought of action and adventure. This book keeps you on the edge of your seat!
Favorite Historical Fiction
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
Yes, the 80s are historical.
The Distance Between Us by Kasie West
So, this is a romantic comedy, but it's super heavy on the comedy. I laughed out loud so many times while reading this book!
Also Known As by Robin Benway
The main character in this one is a teen spy who goes undercover in a high school. So many fun mysteries for her to solve!
The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay
My heart turns to mush just thinking about this book!
Untold by Sarah Rees Brennan
Are sorcerers paranormal? I think they are.
Favorite Family Drama
The Reece Malcom List by Amy Spalding
This book is a lot of (wonderful) things, but at its core, it's about a girl trying to get to know her mom, Reece Malcom.
Favorite Genre Bender
Time After Time by Tamara Ireland Stone
It's a romance, but there's time travel and lots of time travel-related drama, too.
Come back tomorrow for the popularity contest, highlighting all of those awesome 2013 characters.
If you have posts for the Class of 2013 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.