Welcome to Day Three of the Blogfest! I hope you all are having as much fun with this as Katy, Alison, Tracey, and I are!
Okay, let's get to today's choices. (And, as a reminder, here are the 2014 books I read this year.)
Most Envy-Inducting Plot (Or, the plot you wish you'd thought of yourself.)
Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater
Maggie Stiefvater's brain is a weird and wonderful place.
Most Formidable World (Or, the setting you most definitely would NOT want to travel to.)
Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith
I have zero desire to visit anywhere that is being attacked by giant insects.
Wanderlust-Inducting (Or, the setting you'd happily travel to.)
Rome is one of my favorite places on Earth. I'd love, love, love to go back. (And reading this book made me feel like I was there.)
I loved the writing in quite a few books I read, and I feel like those books will get lots of love from other people. In addition to those, this debut really stood out. Writing you want to savor.
Most Dynamic Main Character
Jude and Noah in I'll Give You The Sun
These two grow and change in such compelling ways throughout this novel.
Most Jaw-Dropping Ending
There were some things I figured out about this book as I read, and there were some things that were complete shockers at the end.
Best Performance in a Supporting Role
Ronan in Blue Lily, Lily Blue
(Drawing by the ridiculously talented Maggie Stiefvater)
My love for Ronan Lynch is no secret to anyone who has talked to me about these books for more than 5 seconds. God, what a character.
Best use of Theme
Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor
Laini Taylor did such a beautiful job of weaving the theme of hope throughout this entire trilogy.
If you played along on your blog, leave the link to your post below. If not, tell me some of your choices in the comments. And come back tomorrow for the last day of the blogfest!