YA Superlative Blogfest: Popularity Contest

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The YA Superlatives Blogfest is hosted by Katy UppermanTracey Neithercott, Jessica Love, and Allison Miller. It’s a chance to highlight the best, most affecting, most entertaining YA reads of 2013. Get ready to add to your TBR pile!

Class Clown — 

Noah Czerny (The Raven Cycle series) Slightly traumatized and a bit self-depracating, but quite funny if you can get past that.

Most Likely to Become a Rock Star—

Jace Wayland (The Mortal Instruments) Body. Runes. Hair. Face. Who cares if he can sing? I’d pay to watch him on stage.

Mostly Likely to Start a Riot —

Ronan Lynch (The Raven Cycle series) And I would want to watch.

Biggest Flirt —

Celeana Sardothien (Throne of Glass) I girl crush her, but that is not important. She’s already proven willing to use her feminine wiles to get what she needs.

Fashion King and/or Queen —

Isabel Lightwood (The Mortal Instruments) The leather-clad version.

Girl You’d Most Want For Your BFF —

Alina Starkov (The Grisha trilogy) She’s the Sun Summoner, guys. She got a great sense of humor and could probably handle her liquor cause she’s Ravkan. We’d get into trouble, but it would be fun.

Boy You Wish You’d Dated in High School —

Richard Gansey (The Raven Cycle) Gansey relocates my heart to my stomach. He’s someone I would have secretly crushed on in high school, but watched from afar. His intensity and passion would make me want to follow him anywhere, a skill he has utilized in the past to get what he needed. He’s got a depth and charisma that makes him equally lovable, heartbreaking, and intimidating.

Runner Up: Noah Shaw (The Mara Dyer trilogy) because he comes off as an asshole and isn’t really. Also, not marriage material. Also, sexy.

(I think I should be applauded for my restraint. I didn’t just answer Jon Snow when I totally could have.)

Most Likely to Become President —

Tobias Eaton (Divergent trilogy) He’s a true leader, even if he’s deeply flawed and can be swayed to extremes. As a politician, I believe he would be very effective.

Quirkiest Character —

Gavriel (The Coldest Girl in Coldtown) For a vampire, he’s quite unusual, and not in the boring sense (*coughs* Edward). He’s also half-way to crazy town, but it comes off as endearing and a little sexy.

Villain You Love to Hate —

The Darkling (The Grisha trilogy) I can’t imagine a villain I would want to kiss — I mean kill — more.

Favorite Parental Figure —

Park’s Mom and Dad (Eleanor & Park) Two of my crying fits while reading that book involved his parents. They are flawed, but their unconditional love for their son isn’t.

Runner up: Maura, Calla and Persephone (The Raven Cycle) Blue’s Mom and aunts are aware, involved, but hands off. They allow Blue to run around doing crazy shit with her raven boys because they trust her judgement, but they don’t stick they’re heads in the sand either.

Coolest Nerd —

Cath (Fangirl) Because being a nerd is cool.

11 thoughts on “YA Superlative Blogfest: Popularity Contest

    1. Firstly, the fact that you are my friend and haven’t read THE RAVEN BOYS and THE DREAM THIEVES is unacceptable. I will send you them for Christmas.

      Secondly, Gansey is one of my favorite characters ever. Not just because I want to stand next to him and soak up his brilliance/beauty/power, but because he is one of the most heartbreakingly real and complex boys I’ve ever read.

      Thirdly, the Darkling. Even after all he does in SIEGE AND STORM, I still find myself desperately attracted to him.

    1. Cath is someone I would actually be friends with, because we are the same. Nerdiness is cool!

      I really liked Gavriel’s character. I like my vampires deranged.

  1. I’m with you and Jess on the Gansey thing. I listed him under Boy I Would Have Loved to Date in High School, but I would have been far too chicken to even approach him and string two words together. Still, he’s my top choice. And somehow I keep forgetting about SIEGE AND STORM, but you’ve totally reminded me that I need to slot it in somewhere before this blogfest is over.

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