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YA Superlative Blogfest 2013 - Day Three - Elements of Fiction

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

For more information or to join in, please visit the brilliant hosts of the YA Superlative Blogfest: Katy UppermanTracey NeithercottAlison Miller, and Jessica Love

Most Envy-Inducing Plot/Plot I Wish I'd Thought Of Myself Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
Actually, if this was open to adult fiction too, I would've picked Attachments. However, Fangirl is built on a really cool idea too. 

Most Formidable World/The Setting I Definitely Would NOT Want to Visit The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
I shudder just thinking about it. Like I said the other day, I don't read too many sci-fi/dystopian books but this world was pretty scary and awful. 

Well, Wanderlust (Belize), Raw Blue (Australia), and Crazy Rich Asians (Singapore/Hong Kong/China) do not qualify for the blogfest and they're my true most Wanderlust inducing novels read in 2013. I didn't get to go on a summer holiday this year *sniff* so, from the YA books released this year, I think I'd choose the seaside, Maine setting of This Is What Happy Looks Like for my fictional jaunt. I'd like to just rent a house by the sea and read and play board games. Sorry, I've been re-watching too much Dawson's Creek... Oh, I should mention Where The Stars Still Shine too. Next time I go to Florida (hopefully next year), I'd like to visit Tarpon Springs. 
There were some lovely quotes about what music does to you, how it feels to hear your song when you're out, the power of the DJ, and loneliness too. This book was really well written. 
Most Dynamic Main Character Maise from Unteachable
A fiery force to be reckoned with. I didn't love the book but Maise's character scorched every page. 
Most Jaw-Dropping Ending Allegiant by Veronica Roth
Well, you all know why...I'm sure I'm not the only one
Best Performance in a Supporting Role Celeste from Flat-Out Matt by Jessica Park 
I love this character so much. I hope Jessica Park releases a companion novel just about Celeste - she obviously loves Celeste too.


  1. Ooh yes, the town in This Is What Happy Looks Like sounded so nice too! I'd love to visit it.

    1. It sounded quite peaceful - well, at least when Graham wasn't there!

  2. Definitely agree with your pick for formidable setting. No way would I want to live in Rick Yancey's version of the world. O_o And I'm a bit surprised that ALLEGIANT did show up on more lists for jaw-dropping ending. It definitely made my list!

    1. Oooh The 5th Wave was creepy but I don't read too many sci-fi books. I'm sure it's quite tame in the grand scheme of things!


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