Dec 16, 2014

Class of 2014: YA Superlative Blogfest - Day 2

Is it really that time of the year? No, not the time filled with red and green and presents and the perfume of pine. I mean the time filled with fireworks and a late night party around the world and a marathon of The Walking Dead that I will totally be watching, even though I own all four seasons on DVD. IT IS THE END OF THE FREAKING YEAR. Most importantly, it's the time of year to rank all the books we spent most of the year reading.

Like last year, I'll be participating in The Class of 2014: YA Superlative Blogfest hosted by Katy UppermanJessica LoveTracey Neithercott, and Alison Miller. It's a four-day fest full of the best YA books and their components with Head of the Class, Popularity Contest, Elements of Fiction, and Best in Show. Get your books, put your thinking cap on, and join the fun!

(Note: All the books are Young Adult--unless otherwise stated--published in 2014, repeats will be avoided as much as possible, and what I've read in 2014 as of the date the post was published.)

Villain I Love to Hate
I don't love the Bastard King of Adarlan. I hate the Bastard King of Adarlan with a fiery passion. He's a filthy, evil bastard. [Goodreads Review]

Most Likely to Become a Rock Star
Granted, he already was a rock star, but whatever. He's going to be one again and you can bet on that. Because HE'S COLE ST. CLAIR, DAMMIT. [Goodreads Review]

Favorite Parental Figure
They're not really parents, but they're three older protective brothers who are excellent so they totally count. [Goodreads Review]

Most Likely to Start a Riot
Okay, really, just about EVERYONE in this series is extremely likely to start a riot. But Celaena Sardothien's the kind of person who kills first and takes names never. Very riotous. [Goodreads Review]

Biggest Flirt
He's not exactly flirty. Okay, okay, he totally is. But in a good way, because he's The Matt Finch. [Goodreads Review]

Coolest Nerd
Sloane is also very quirky and somewhat likely to be president, but really, she's just a super cool nerd and akin to Dr. Spencer Reid in Criminal Minds. [Goodreads Review]

Fashion King
Warner is very dapper and dashing and stylish. [Goodreads Review]

Fashion Queen

Character I'd Most Want For a BFF

Character I Wish I'd Dated in High School
CHAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL. Please have things go your way (and my way) in the next book. And don't ever die. [Goodreads Review]

Most Likely to Become President
He's already royalty (like, the top of the crown), but seriously, he'd make a great president. [Goodreads Review]

Quirkiest Character
His name is Finnegan that's all you need to know. Well, people call him Finn. But he's Finn Finnegan (and his middle name is Trouble). [Goodreads Review]

Which characters do you think were the most popular this year? Also, be sure to return for more superlatives tomorrow! I'll be sharing the year's best Elements of Fiction!


  1. I love so much that you included character images -- so cool! And yay for Matt Finch as Biggest Flirt. That's a particularly excellent choice. :-)

  2. I love Sloane! Also, Warner and his very nice clothing. I'd let him buy me stuff.

  3. Love the way you set up your post! Chaol is in my boyfriend list too. We might have to fight for him.

  4. I love how you chose for your parent category! And this makes me want to read ALL THESE BOOKS! Can't wait to see your choices tomorrow!

  5. Great idea for a blog post. I haven't read the Impossible Knife of Memory yet.. can't wait.

  6. Okay, I REALLY love that image you found for Matt Finch. BEST.


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