Wednesday, December 18, 2013

YA Superlatives: Elements of Fiction

Time for more superlatives! Click the image below for more information, and check out the lovely ladies hosting this bookstravaganza: Katy UppermanJessica LoveTracey Neithercott, and Alison Miller.

http://katyupperman.com/2013/11/26/class-of-2013-ya-superlatives-blogfest/

I loved this day last year, and I'm excited to see it again--thanks for bringing it back, ladies.

Most Envy-Inducing Plot (The Plot You Wish You Thought Of Yourself): The Dream Thieves

Most Formidable World (Setting You Definitely Would NOT Want to Visit): Zoe's home in Nobody But Us. Real-world settings with that sort of darkness are so hard.

Wanderlust-Inducing (Setting You'd Gladly Travel To): Wonderland in Splintered. I would love to see this gothic world up close an personal, as terrifying as it would be.

Loveliest Prose: This is a toss up for me. One of these three: Splintered, Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea, or The Dream Thieves.

Best First Line:
Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea You stop fearing the devil when you're holding his hand.
Splintered I've been collecting bugs since I was ten; it's the only way I can stop their whispers.
A Darkness Strange and Lovely Can't share this one or it would spoil the first in that series.

Most Dynamic Main Character: I'm going to give this to Em from All Our Yesterdays. Because of the way the book was written, you really got to see her growth. Runner-up for this is Eleanor from A Darkness Strange and Lovely.

Most Jaw-Dropping Ending: Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea with an honorable mention to Allegiant.

Best Performance In a Supporting Role: I really enjoyed Thorne in Scarlet as well as Finn in All Our Yesterdays.

Best Use of Theme:  A Darkness Strange and Lovely did an excellent job with darkness vs. light.

4 comments:

  1. Clearly we agree about THE DREAM THIEVES. Maggie S. is brilliant. Her writing slays me. I have BETWEEN THE DEVIL AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA, but haven't gotten to it yet. NEED TO!

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  2. Totally agree about Em being a dynamic character. It's really not often that we get to see the full change of a character like that!

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  3. How did I forget about Em for Most Dynamic Character? You're so right about that! I honestly didn't like her at first, but she really did change, didn't she? Those first lines are fantastic! I've flipped open SPLINTERED and read a bit, so I knew how cool that line was, but BETWEEN THE DEVIL AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA is equally awesome for first lines!

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  4. I've been seeing ALL OUR YESTERDAYS mentioned all over this blogfest. I so need to read it! As soon as I'm settled at my new address, I'm ordering it. Oh, and I love the first line of BETWEEN THE DEVIL AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA as well. Great picks as usual, Liz!

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