Monday, April 19, 2010

Book Battle: Offical Nomination List

Well, it's past midnight on April 18th, so that means nominations are now closed. Want to know what made the final battle list? Here to introduce the titles is the brand new, just completed official YA Bloggers Book Battle Trailer:

Feel free to share the trailer on your own blog if you like. And let me know what you think. It's my first time making a trailer...

So what do you think of the titles that made it? All told we had over 40 different books nominated, and it was tough trying to narrow it down to only 24. Thank you so much to everyone who nominated titles and gave input about which ones should make the final list.

Now that the nomination list is in, the next week or so will be spent organizing the titles into brackets, splitting up the judges, and getting the first round judges reading their titles. Things might be a little quiet for the next few days as things are being set up, but make sure you stay tuned for the most recent updates.

And now, if you happen to be a list person, here's the final nomination list again:

Eighth-Grade Superzero by Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich
A Match Made in High School by Kristin Walker
A Spy in the House by Y.S. Lee
Ash by Malinda Lo
Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
Because I Am Furniture by Thalia Chaltas
Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
Bleeding Violet by Dia Reeves
Brightly Woven by Alexandra Bracken
Eyes Like Stars by Lisa Mantchev
Hearts at Stake by Alyxandra Harvey
Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins
Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side by Beth Fantaskey
Magic Under Glass by Jaclyn Dolamore
Prada and Prejudice by Mandy Hubbard
Silver Phoenix by Cindy Pon
The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting
The Dark Divine by Bree Despain
The Demon's Lexicon by Sarah Rees Brennan
The Iron King by Julie Kagawa
The Season by Sarah MacLean
Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler
You Are So Undead to Me by Stacey Jay


Stormi said...

great job with the trailer, I see some great books in there. Some I have already read which helps me..LOL

Unknown said...

Wicked I'm so excited! I see most of the books I nominated made it :)

Beth said...

Awesome!! I am going to share the list with my grade 8 class and see what they have to say!

Cate said...

AWESOME trailer! Loveee the music, haha. Had me hooked. :D

Can't wait!

Mariah said...

Great trailer! Most of the books sound really good too!

Sherry said...

That's your first time making a trailer! Wow that was awesome! I'm excited to get this thing started!!

fredamans said...

Good job on your first trailer!

Lisa Mantchev said...

Fantastic trailer, and I'm thrilled ELS is included on the list of contenders! :)

Rachel said...

Trailer is great, I especially like the music! The list looks good, I wanted to read some of those titles already, so this should be fun.

Y S Lee said...

Can't believe that's your first trailer! I'm honored that A Spy in the House made the longlist.

Ynysawdre Elderly Residents Association said...

Fantastic trailer. Have read and reviewed some of these and the rest are on my wishlist. How do you sign up to a blogger challenge :)

♫♥✿Chas @ LovLivLife Reviews✿♥♫ said...

Wow.. you have wicked skills. I love the trailer and the accompanying music!! The music made it feel like there was indeed going to be a battle to the death!! LOL!!! kind of!

Great work. I cant wait to see more!

MissA said...

This is an awesome trailer and list! Love the music. I've read some of these titles so that's good :) Still need to read Magic Under Glass and the Demon's Lexicon

I'm eager to see the battle begin!

ReaganStar said...

what a great list of books I am so excited :-) hahah I just picked up ash at the library to funny, I will share the video thanks it looks fabulous

Faye( Ramblings of a Teenage Bookworm) said...

YAY!! <3 the trailer! the list looks awesome!

Mysteries by Moonlight said...

The music in the video is amazing! Excellent job! Imposting a blogpost right now! *smiles*

Missie, The Unread Reader said...

The trailer is awesome! WOW!!!! Now I wish I was a judge! LOL! Can't wait to see the results!

Andrea said...

WOW! That trailer is made of some serious win. Great job.

Sue Jackson said...

This is my first visit to The Shady Glade. I heard about the YA Book Battle at The Little Bookworm. Sounds like fun! I'm coming in too late to help with nominations, but we just listened to Incarceron on audio and loved it.

Of your list, I've only read 20 Boy Summer and Hush, Hush, so I look forward to hearing about the others!


Angie said...

I'm so glad that my nomination, Eyes Like Stars, made it onto the list. I thought it was really amazing and I hope a bunch of people who've never read it get to start spreading the word around!