The YA Superlatives of 2013: Best in Show

It's time for the 3rd annual YA Superlative Blogfest, hosted by Jessica LoveKaty UppermanTracey Neithercott, and Alison Miller! I'm so excited to join in and help celebrate some of my favorite YA releases of 2013.

Here's my final group of winners:



Best in Show:

Favorite Cover - These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

Cutest Couple AND Most Likely to Succeed - Eleanor and Park, Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

Most Likely to Make You Miss Your Bedtime (Book you just couldn’t put down!) Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Best Repeat Performance (Your favorite sequel or follow-up.) - Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo

Favorite Finale or End of Series Novel - Champion by Marie Lu

Romance Most Worthy of an Ice Bath Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi

Breakout Novel (Your favorite book by a debut author.) AND Most Creative Use of a Love Triangle  - Pivot Point by Kasie West

Best Old-Timer (Your favorite read of the year, published BEFORE 2013.) - Wanderlove by Kirsten Hubbard

Book Most Likely to Make a Grown Man Cry - Allegiant by Veronica Roth

Sleeper Hit (Book you found so awesome you wish it had been hyped more.) - This is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith

Favorite Outlier (Your favorite middle grade or adult 2012 book) - Vicious by V.E. Schwab

And now for my category...

2014 Debut(s) I'm Most Looking Forward To (Besides my own :P) - The Murder Complex by Lindsay Cummings, Dear Killer by Katherine Ewell, Side Effects May Vary by Julie Murphy, Ask Again Later by Liz Czukas, and (these don't have covers) Stitching Snow by R.C. Lewis and Falling into Place by Amy Zhang. (among others!)


That's it for my list of winners! Thanks for tuning in.

Did I miss any of your favorites? Let me know in the comments!


  1. What a great roundup of titles! Especially excited for next year's debuts!!!

  2. SO many great debuts coming up in 2014! I can't even begin to make a list!

  3. I feel like I have about a million 2013 books I'm still dying to read, but still stare at the pretty 2014 ones in a greedy way. I love all of your picks—they're all on my TBR list, too. Also ISLA AND THE HAPPILY EVER AFTER, which I've been antsy to read for pretty much forever. :)