Wednesday, December 19th: Elements of Fiction
- Most Envy-Inducing Plot (Or, the plot you wish you’d thought of yourself.): This question is so not fair. I want them all! But I think I want The Raven Boys most. I love the mystery of it. And that twist. Oh that twist. Yes, please. Let's rewind in time and have me come up with this one.
- Most Formidable World (Or, the setting you most definitely would NOT want to travel to.): Pandemonium. A world where love is forbidden? No, thanks! Runner-up goes to This Is Not a Test. While I love zombie stories, I think I'd probably be the first person to die in a zombie apocalypse. Or to kill all of my friends out of paranoia.
- Wanderlust-Inducing (Or, the setting you’d happily travel to.): Ravka, Shadow and Bone (minus all the scary things in The Unsea), with Heart, Incarnate, as a runner-up.
- Loveliest Prose: Incarnate, with Cinder as a runner-up. Just LOOK at this. *swoooooon*
"I must have slept for a little while, because the sky was clear and black, with a dusting of stars like snow."
"New silence, deeper like snow silence."
"Music overwhelmed me, soaked into my skin like water."
"Strings sang, long and warm as gold. Flutes sounded like silver, and clarinets like forests."
"There was a pause where I could have responded, but I left it filled only with starlight and misted breath."
- Best First Line: The Raven Boys:
"Blue Sargent had forgotten how many times she'd been told she would kill her true love."
- Most Dynamic Main Character: As far as character growth (since that's what dynamic means), I'm going to have to go with Lena, Pandemonium (for reasons related to the ending of Delirium) with Ana, Incarnate, as a runner-up.
- Most Jaw-Dropping Ending: Pandemonium. Hands down.
- Best Performance in a Supporting Role: This is pretty tough, but I think I'll give it to Peter, Insurgent, if only because he never ceased to surprise me.
- Best Use of Theme: Incarnate. You know--the whole butterfly, new soul, no soul, soul soul soul thing.