Monday, December 15, 2014

Class of 2014: Head of the Class


Welcome to the Class of 2014: YA Superlatives Blogfest, hosted by me, Katy Upperman, Alison Millerand Tracey Neithercott. We can't wait to read about all of your favorites of 2014!

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 2014 release of your choice!)


Now, on to my picks! (For reference, here's a list of the 2014 releases I read.)

Favorite Dystopian
So, I definitely reached my dystopian burnout point. I didn't read anything I would consider dystopian this year. Not a single book! So, no favorite dystopian for me this year. Womp womp.


Favorite Science Fiction
Sci-fi isn't always my thing...but adorable alien romance totally is!

Favorite Fantasy
The conclusion of this trilogy was about as fantasy as I get, but I absolutely loved it.


Favorite Contemporary
Jandy Nelson's writing is perfect.


Favorite Action/Adventure 
You know a book about a teen girl grifter is going to have some edge-of-your-seat action.


Favorite Historical Fiction
Ok, I admit that labeling a book about a steampunk version of Arthurian legend historical fiction is a bit of a stretch. But it takes place in the past. And England is a real place. And it's fiction. And I loved this book. So this is where I'm putting it. 

Favorite Comedy
I always consider rom-coms in the comedy category. And, honestly, the first few chapters of this book literally made me LOL.

Favorite Mystery
I loved being lost in Cadence's head and trying to figure out what happened to her as she did.


Favorite Romance
This book has a lot more going on than romance (true friendship and self-discovery FTW!), but I have to admit that this romance is one of my absolute favorites ever!


Favorite Paranormal 
Lots of sorcery happening in this final book in the trilogy. (Also lots of Kami and Jared.)

Favorite Genre Bender
This series defies all classification and I absolutely love it. 

Come back tomorrow for the popularity contest, highlighting all of those awesome 2014 characters.
If you have posts for the Class of 2014 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.



16 comments:

  1. I put ISLA under comedy too, because I was thinking rom-com. And there were definitely some funny parts in that book. :P I don't think it's a stretch to put CAMELOT BURNING under historical. I imagine the author would have had to do a ton of research on the time period for accuracy's sake even if it's steampunk and about a legend. So good choice! (Still need to read that one.) I put OPEN ROAD SUMMER on my Christmas list and I really hope someone buys it for me. I've been wanting to read it for ages now. Great list, Jessica! And a great reminder that I still need to read some of these. :-)

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    1. This blogfest is always a sad reminder of all the books I still need to read.

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  2. I...still need to read all of these. Why do SO MANY BOOKS come out every year? (Not that I'm complaining!)

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    1. I KNOW! I'm looking at some people's lists and they are 100% different from mine, with books I never read. It drives me crazy that I can't get to all of them!

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  3. What made the romance stand out in Open Road Summer? Gotta know these things when there are soooo many books demanding to be read. Will for sure be reading Push Girl though.

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    1. Oh, just EVERYTHING! I loved everything about this book...I seriously can't recommend it enough.

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  4. Ha! We have a lot of the same picks. :) Also, I am pretty sure IGNITE ME was the only dystopian I read this year. Womp womp over here as well. :)

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    1. *high five*

      Yeah, I needed a dystopian break this year. I think I'll get caught up in 2015.

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  5. The romance in Open Road Summer was really cute. I really liked the ending. Trust Me, I'm Lying looks right up my street - definitely going to read that one!

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    1. YES! Open Road Summer is one of my very favorites of the year. So good.

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  6. I'm seeing ALIENATED mentioned a lot -- I can't believe I've neglected it. Such a fun concept, and I LOVE the cover! Also, yay for OPEN ROAD SUMMER and I'LL GIVE YOU THE SUN. <3

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    1. Katy! The author of Alienated also writes steamy adult romance. You'll totally dig the romance in this one!

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  7. Ok, I guess I need to get Alienated and Open Road Summer. I already wanted to read them and apparently a LOT of people in this blogfest love them!

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    1. That's what I love about the blogfest...it tells me what I should be reading!

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  8. We've got a handful in common, but I don't think I've come across Trust me, I'm Lying or Camelot Burning before! Both sound great!

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