Thursday, May 19, 2011

Battle 2011 Round 2 Shortlist (and a trailer too)

Well, here it is as promised. After several weeks of delays I am pleased to announce both the shortlisted titles that are moving on to Round 2 for the 2011 YA Bloggers Book Battle, and reveal our battle trailer. If you've forgotten the contenders, check them out first here at the post about the battle's longlist.

In case you hadn't guessed yet, this is the small suprise I hinted at in yesterday's post. One of the reasons the shortlist took so long is I was trying to get the trailer just right (like last year's awesome video), so I hope you enjoy the result.  If you like the way it turned out, let me know, I'm always happy to know something I worked hard on was enjoyed:

(for thsoe who would rather watch on YouTube, you can find it here).

For those of you who don't watch videos, or the link isn't working, here's the shortlist in text form:

Academy 7 by Anne Osterlund
Bloody Jack: Being an Account of the Curious Adventures of Mary "Jacky" Faber, Ship's Boy by L.A. Meyer
Intrinsical by Lani Woodland
John Belushi Is Dead by Kathy Charles
Kathleen's Story (Angels in Pink) by Lurlene McDaniel
Keeping Corner by Kashmira Sheth
Keturah And Lord Death by Martine Leavitt
Kiki Strike: Inside the Shadow City by Kristen Miller
Ophelia by Lisa M. Klein
Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper
Polly and the Pirates, Volume 1 by Ted Naifeh
Some Girls Are by Courtney Summers
Song Of The Sparrow by Lisa Ann Sandell
StarCrossed by Elizabeth C. Bunce
Stork by Wendy Delsol
Storm Thief by Chris Wooding
Stravaganza: City Of Masks by Mary Hoffman
The Devil's Kiss by Sarwat Chadda
The Grimm Legacy by Polly Shulman
The Hollow Kingdom by Clare B. Dunkle
The Thin Executioner by Darren Shan
Threads and Flames by Esther Friesner
Top Ten Uses for an Unworn Prom Dress by Tina Ferraro
Whale Talk by Chris Crutcher

So what now?  Judge confirmation emails will be going out in the next day or two and after a (hopefully) brief organization period, we'll get Round 2 of the battle underway!


Ashley @ Book Labyrinth said...

Very awesome trailer! I love how dramatic it is, haha. =)

Can't wait to see which books I'll be reading for Round 2.

fantasylover12001 said...

Well, I've read two of these all ready and have actually heard of most of these. Not bad.

LinWash said...

What a great trailer! And my word! I so loved Keturah and Lord Death and Top 10 Uses for an Unworn Prom Dress. It saddens me that these books are overlooked. I hope this will gain them more readers.

Bookworm1858 said...

Love the trailer-what a fun surprise!

I'm also really pleased with the books for Round 2-I championed some of those and I cannot wait for other people to be introduced to them!

Emily said...

The trailer was awesome- you should be very proud!

Can I just say how excited I am to be judging round 2? Seriously. :D

Michelle @ The True Book Addict said...

Great job on the trailer!

lalibrarybug said...

GREAT trailer...sooooo dramatic! I loved it and linked it to the library's webpage!!!!

Anonymous said...

Love the trailer (so dramatic and appropriate for a book *battle*!) and the shortlist looks great! I can't wait to get started!