08 April 2011

YA Bloggers Book Battle 2011: Best OVERLOOKED YA Book!

I am so excited. I've been sitting on this little nugget of information for a couple of days now and I am so excited to announce to you, my participation in this years YA Bloggers Book Battle. Alyssa from The Shady Glade has graciously decided to host this Battle. I am going to be a Round 2 judge for Alyssa! I won't be active in the first part of the Battle, but when the Round 1 judges narrow the Long list down, I'll step in and start reading. This will be my first time participating as a Judge in any kind of Battle so, I'm a little nervous, but extremely ready for this.
This  Year's Theme is really cool. It's Best Overlooked YA Book. According to Alyssa at The Shady Glade,
Best Overlooked Book
For the purposes of this battle, the definition of an "overlooked book" is a book that never got the recognition it deserves. These are books we love, but no one has ever seem to hear of. So now they'll get their chance to shine!

Well, today, Alyssa has posted the long list of nominees for the Book Battle and I am Happy to announce the list to you. You can also view the list on Alyssa's blog and watch the Battle unfold. Here is the amazing LONG list:
2011 YA Bloggers Book Battle official long list (in alphabetical order):

13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson
A Little Wanting Song by Cath Crowley
Academy 7 by Anne Osterlund
Adios, Nirvana by Conrad Wesselhoeft
Alien Invasion and Other Inconveniences by Brian Yansky
Angel Star by Jennifer Murgia
Aya by Marguerite Abouet
Birthmarked by Caragh M O'Brien
Bloody Jack: Being an Account of the Curious Adventures of Mary "Jacky" Faber, Ship's Boy by L.A. Meyer
By The Time You Read This, I'll Be Dead by Julie Anne Peters
Carpe Diem by Autumn Cornwell
Compromised by Heidi Ayarbe
Crowned by Julie Linker
Dead Beautiful by Yvonne Woon
Diamond of Drury Lane by Julia Golding
Dreamhunter (The Dreamhunter Duet, Book 1) by Elizabeth Knox
Elixir by Hillary Duff
Eon: Dragoneye Reborn by Alison Goodman
Fat Cat by Robin Brande
Hannah (Daughters Of The Sea) by Kathryn Lasky
Harmonic Feedback by Tara Kelly
Hate List by Jennifer Brown
Heist Society by Ally Carter
High Heat by Karl Deuker
Hold Me Closer, Necromancer by Lish McBride
Hollywood Nobody by Lisa Samson
Impossible by Nancy Werlin
Infinite Days by Rebecca Maizel
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
Leaving Paradise by Simone Elkeles
Little Blog on the Prairie by Cathleen Davitt
Meridian by Amber Kizer
Nevermore by Kelly Creagh
Nomansland by Lesley Hauge
North of Beautiful by Justina Chen Headley
On Viney's Mountain by Joan Donaldson
Ophelia by Lisa M. Klein
Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper
Polly and the Pirates, Volume 1 by Ted Naifeh
Powerless Book 1: The Synthesis by Jason Letts
Revenge of the Witch (The Last Apprentice) by Joseph Delaney
Saving Maddie by Varian Johnson
Shades of Atlantis by Carol Oates
She Smells the Dead by E.J. Stevens
She's So Money by Cherry Cheva
Some Girls Are by Courtney Summers
Song Of The Sparrow by Lisa Ann Sandell
StarCrossed by Elizabeth C. Bunce
Stolen by Lucy Christopher
Stork by Wendy Delsol
Storm Thief by Chris Wooding
Stravaganza: City Of Masks by Mary Hoffman
The 10 PM Question by Kate De Goldi
Cry Of The Icemark by Stuart Hill
The Devil's Kiss by Sarwat Chadda
The Flappers: Vixen by Jillian Larkin
The Grimm Legacy by Polly Shulman
The Hollow Kingdom by Clare B. Dunkle
The Last Knight (Knight and Rogue) by Hilari Bell
The Mockingbirds by Daisy Whitney
The Remarkable Life and Times of Eliza Rose by Mary Hooper
The Rise of Renegade X by Chelsea Campbell
The Shifter: The Healing Wars #1 by Janice Hardy
The Sky Is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson
The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger
The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han
The Thin Executioner by Darren Shan
The Third Pig Detective Agency by Bob Burke
The Trouble with Kings by Sherwood Smith
Threads and Flames by Esther Friesner
Top Ten Uses for an Unworn Prom Dress by Tina Ferraro
Tyger Tyger: A Goblin Wars Book by Kersten Hamilton
Whale Talk by Chris Crutcher
Winter's End by Jean-Claude Mourlevat

This list has some pretty cool titles, and it has some books I haven't come across. I'm super excited to be a part of this Battle and can't wait to see how it goes.

Stay tuned to my blog to see how things go these next couple of months and also keep checking Alyssa's blog. She'll have more about the battle as things progress. I can't wait to find out what the YA Bloggers have decided is the BEST OVERLOOKED YA BOOK. Be sure to head over to Alyssa's blog and pick up a Book Battle Button.
Happy Reading!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is really exciting and cool to be participating in. As a side note, I *LOVED* Hold Me Closer, Necromancer!! The main character, Sam, is my favorite character of all time too!


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