Today is the last day of the 2012 YA Superlatives! I hope you enjoyed it. In the previous posts I tried not to repeat books, but today's has turned into a bit of a John Green love fest. Sorry about that.
I love how the cover shows off each girl (including the Japanese one!) and you get a sense of who they are from their clothes. I also love all the details - the clockwork in the corners, the city of London above them, the sunburst pattern behind them, etc. You can tell the artist really took the book into consideration!
Hazel and Augustus from The Fault In Our Stars
I want to give them both hugs.
Most Likely to Succeed (Or, pick a Printz Winner)
If it's not one of these two books I will be shocked.
Most Likely to Make You Miss Your Bedtime (The book you just couldn't put down!)
Ten by Gretchen McNeil
I haven't mentioned this book yet for some reason, but I had a great time reading it and couldn't put it down!
Best Repeat Performance (Your favorite sequel or follow-up)
Perception by Kim Harrington
Another one I haven't mentioned yet, but I thought it was even better than the first book in the series! I hope there is a third book...
Favorite Finale or End of Series Novel
So sad to see the series end, but I think the ending was very satisfying and wrapped things up nicely.
Romance Most Worthy of an Ice Bath
My favorite scene was with the sea turtles!
Breakout Novel (Your favorite book by a debut author)
I couldn't choose...I loved these both so much.
Best Old-Timer (Your favorite read of the year, published BEFORE 2012)
The Name Of The Star by Maureen Johnson
I'm so glad the sequel is coming out soon!
Most Likely To Make a Grown Man Cry
I know for a fact it made my neighbor cry.
Most Pleasant Surprise (The book you didn't think you'd like, but totally did)
I don't often read dark contemporary YA, so when I saw this was about a schizophrenic character and a missing girl I wasn't sure if it would be too dark for me (I'm a wimp). But I ended up loving this book!
Most Creative Use of a Love Triangle
Eva has feelings for one guy, but she's a clone of another girl...and when that girl dies she has to pretend to be her, and that means being with her boyfriend too. Such a unique love triangle!
Sleeper Hit (Book you found so awesome you wish it had been hyped more)
Both of these books are from smaller presses and weren't super hyped, but they were both awesome, and I hope that my love of them here will convince other people to check them out!
Favorite Outlier (Your favorite MG or adult 2012 book)
A Week To Be Wicked by Tessa Dare
I love all of Tessa Dare's historical romance novels, but this one is so hilarious and sexy and nerdy that it easily became my all time favorite romance ever.
My Category: Favorite Re-Read
Gimme A Kiss by Christopher Pike
I was on a Christopher Pike re-read kick this year, because I was obsessed with his books as a kid. This one is still my favorite of his books.
Did you re-read any books this year? What was your favorite?