Monday, December 15, 2014

Class of 2014: YA Superlatives Blogfest HEAD OF THE CLASS

I saw this blogfest last year but didn't join. This year I'm jumping in. It looks so fun!
Here is way Katy Upperman has to say about it:

The Class of 2014: YA Superlative Blogfest (hosted by Jessica LoveTracey NeithercottAlison Miller, and me) runs Monday, December 15th through Thursday, December 18th and will highlight favorite books published in 2014 using a variety of fun superlative categories. The Class of 2014: YA Superlative Blogfest is all about promoting the extraordinary young adult books published this year, so if you haven’t already, draft a post and sign up to participate at the end of this post. We can’t wait to see your favorite reads of 2014!

Head of Class

Favorite Dystopian
I read seven dystopian novels this year but some how not a single one was written in 2014. Out of the ones I read The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken was my favorite (at least a book in the series was published this year).

Favorite Science Fiction
This is more on the NA end of things but I loved it so much I figured it deserved a mention. It's a novella and I'm reading it's sequel right now. 

Favorite Fantasy
Oh no. This says favorite fantasy, as in one. What if I had three favorite fantasy novels this year? I guess I'm  going to go with Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson. I loved the way the story unfolded, the varied view points, the whispers of magic that wove through the story without over taking it. 

But for the record it's a three way tie.

Favorite Contemporary 
Light and sweet. The perfect summer read. 

Favorite Action Adventure
Second Daughter by Susan Kaye Quinn. Steampunk! Swashbuckling! I loved this Bollywood meets Steampunk book. 

Favorite Historical Fiction

      I apparently didn't read any Historical YA from 2014 either... 

Favorite Comedy
Nope. No comedy. I should remedy that. 

Favorite Mystery
Twists and turns, ocean and turbulent relationships and an ending I never saw coming. I'm going to have to go with We Were Liars by E. Lockhart.

Favorite Romance
See my favorite fantasy and contemporary picks. Oh, and my genre bender pick too..
Favorite Paranormal
Confession.... I am still reading this one but I already know it's my favorite. 

Favorite Genre Bender
One of the things I love about this series is that it incorporates my favorite elements of fairytale retellings and science fiction. 

Join in the fun!


  1. 'Light and sweet' is the perfect way to describe Since You've Been Gone! I've only just started the Lunar Chronicles series but looking forward to getting around to Cress.

    1. I hope you love the Lunar Chronicles! It's one of those series that just keeps getting better and better.

  2. So glad you could join us this year! And I LOVED some of your picks so much! Great reading year!

    1. I'm happy I joined. I "needed" more great reads in my TBR pile :)

  3. Trying to pick a favourite fantasy for 2014 was SO hard. It's a good thing I have to read HEIR OF FIRE yet or I would have been in real trouble. I really could have put all of those ones under Romance as well because the swoon was just crazy good. We definitely have similar taste in books! :-)

    1. I tend to love romance that is set in a dramatic setting like it often is in fantasy. And if it can include assassins or pirates, all the better! Heir of Fire was amazing. And very heavy. I read most of it in two days and my poor hands were wishing I'd bought the Kindle edition (but my eyes prefer gigantic hard copies...).

  4. AMY & ROGER'S EPIC DETOUR is one of my favorites and I have TWO copies of SINCE YOU'VE BEEN GONE, but I've yet to read it! I don't even know what's holding me up, but I'm seeing it pop up all over the place today. Must read soon. And yay for THE WINNER'S CURSE... I loved that book SO much! Can't wait to see your choices for tomorrow, Sarah!

    1. I still haven't read Amy and Roger... I need to.
      I can not wait for the sequel to The Winner's Curse. So. Good.

  5. You don't have to be finished with Blue Lily, Lily Blue to know how amazing it is!

  6. I LOVED The Kiss of Deception. I need the sequel, like yesterday.