Sunday, June 12, 2011

Book Battle: Round 2 Offical Starting Line!

Yikes! This is what happens when I'm creating a post and forget to hit the "publish" button. This one has been sitting around for almost a week!

So, although belated, this is the official starting line for Round 2 of the 2011 YA Bloggers Book Battle! Our 24 finalists from Round 1 have been organized into brackets, and a panel of 22 judges is currently reading their hearts out to try and pick a winner for each bracket. If you'd like to see which books are matched up, you can check out the bracket graphic below (click to make it bigger):

In case you need a little more clarity, here's how the whole thing will work: Each pair of judges has been assigned a numbered bracket. Each bracket has two books assigned for those judges to read. At the end of two weeks, each partnership will pick a winner. One book will move on, one will not. The one that moves on will become part of a bracket in the next round and will have a chance to move on or not depending on what the new judges decide.

While the judges complete Series 1, there won't be a lot of battle action going on. But once winners have been chosen, I'll be periodically posting the winners. So if you're waiting to see what happens, start checking back every few days in about a week.


Anonymous said...

So excited to finally see the brackets. Now for my Amazon cart :)

Lisa Schensted said...


kay - Infinite Shelf said...

Oh how exciting! I am so happy to see Some Girls Are and Academy 7 on the list, and to discover the other ones.

Anonymous said...

Had my 17 year old pick a bracket - ordered the books - interested to see if she agrees with the judge's final decision - why or why not

Evie said...

AWESOME!!! Keturah and Lord Death, and Bloody Jack made it! Phew! Song of the Sparrow was wonderful, no contest for me.

I hope to get my post up tomorrow.