Friday, May 07, 2010

The End Draws Near...

... of Round 1 anyway. :) That's right, Round 1 of the YA Bloggers Book Battle ends tomorrow! Announcements of the winners from this round will start on May 9th, with a few announcements every other day for the next two weeks.

So this is your last chance to predict a winner! If you are a member of Goodreads, head over to our group page to vote in 12 polls to let us know who you think will win each bracket. And as a reminder, here's a reminder of who's up against who (or you can refer to the bracket graphic here):

Bracket 1:
Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side by Beth Fantaskey VS. Silver Phoenix by Cindy Pon

Bracket 2:
Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler VS. A Match Made in High School by Kristin Walker

Bracket 3:
Hearts at Stake by Alyxandra Harvey VS. You Are So Undead to Me by Stacey Jay

Bracket 4:
Bleeding Violet by Dia Reeves VS. Prada and Prejudice by Mandy Hubbard

Bracket 5:
Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl VS. The Dark Divine by Bree Despain

Bracket 6:
Ash by Malinda Lo VS. The Season by Sarah MacLean

Bracket 7:
Because I Am Furniture by Thalia Chaltas VS. Eighth-Grade Superzero by Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich

Bracket 8:
A Spy in the House by Y.S. Lee VS. Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins

Bracket 9:
Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick VS. The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting

Bracket 10:
Brightly Woven by Alexandra Bracken VS. Magic Under Glass by Jaclyn Dolamore

Bracket 11:
Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver VS. The Iron King by Julie Kagawa

Bracket 12:
Eyes Like Stars by Lisa Mantchev VS. The Demon's Lexicon by Sarah Rees Brennan

So what do you think? Who will come out conqueror? And who will go home crying? Let me know in the comments, and if you're a Goodreads member, go vote in the polls! (And if you're not a member, it's free to join if you wanna).


Will the predictions be right, or is there a major upset in the making? Come back Sunday to find out! And come back tomorrow to get to know a few of our Round 1 judges a little better before they make their announcements.

1 comment:

Book Crazy Jenn said...

OH SOO EXCITING - I cant comment on one of them - as I am the judge but some of the others are soo hard to predict, I cant wait to see!!