Thursday, January 3, 2013

The Best of 2012 Young Adult Results — As Voted by YOU!

Best of 2012 Young Adult
You've voted, we've counted, and the results are in! Together with the lovely, clever and diabolically evil Brodie from Eleusinian Mysteries of Reading I'm super excited to announce the winners of the 2012 Young Adult Reader Choice Awards! A big thank you to everyone who took the time to vote and spread the word. Did your favorites win? Are you surprised by any of the results? Let us know in the comments!

Paranormal/Urban Fantasy:
Days of Blood and Starlight, Laini Taylor

days of blood and starlight laini taylor

Cinder, Marissa Meyer

cinder marissa meyer

Days of Blood and Starlight, Laini Taylor

days of blood and starlight laini taylor

Insurgent, Veronica Roth

insurgent veronica roth

The Fault in Our Stars, John Green

the fault in our stars cover john green

Clockwork Prince, Cassandra Clare

clockwork prince by cassandra clare

Girl of Nightmares, Kendare Blake
Alice in Zombieland, Gena Showalter

girl of nightmares Kendare Blakes  alice in zombieland gena showalter

The Evolution of Mara Dyer, Michelle Hodkin

the evolution of maray dyer michelle hodkin

Short Story/Novella:
Free Four, Veronica Roth

free four veronica rossi

Best Debut:
Storm, Brigid Kemmerer

storm brigid kemmerer

Best Book:
The Fault in Our Stars, John Green

the fault in our stars cover john green

Best New Series:
Lux, Jennifer L. Armentrout

obsidian jennifer l armentrout


  1. Aww this came out sooo good! :) Love the results! :)

  2. I voted for Cinder & Storm! glad that they won in those categories :)

  3. Gawd, I really need to read these! I feel like I'm so far behind on all the good reading! *sniff* Looks like a fantastic list! And *blushes* I feel so bad I haven't gotten over here in forever to the actual blog, but i LOVE the new look (you've probably had it for months now and I'm all just seeing it now...) looks so awesome! :D

  4. I've only read Cinder from this list but there are several I want to get to. Hopefully I'll be able to get to them sometime this year so I won't feel like I'm missing out!

  5. Braine @ Talk SupeJanuary 4, 2013 at 4:12 AM

    I am happy to see my the books I voted for made it! Great activity, Sarah!

    Talk Supe

  6. Wow. Some books I guessed would win but some I am very surprised at. I guess I need to read The Fault in Our Stars. I just know it's going to make be ball like a baby.

    Guess what? I totally won Storm in a giveaway. I am going to read it right away. :) I knew you out of anyone would be exctied.

  7. Yay for Storm and Clockwork Prince and Mara Dyer! This is a good list, only I am starting to feel like the only person on the blogosphere who isn't wildly enthused by The Fault in Our Stars. It's OK. But yay that it speaks so deeply to everyone else, I guess. :-)

  8. So many AMAZING books, huh? You guys clearly have fabulous taste ♥

  9. Hehehe! I love how much you love it, Erin! Err... I'm kind of embarrassed I can't remember which team you are... It's Jem, right? I AM SCARED TO READ THE SERIES. It sounds liek TOO MUCH PAIN O__O

  10. Oh goodness, these are two of my absolute FAVORITES. Cinder and Kaaaaii ♥♥♥

    I'll tell you a secret: Days of Blood and Starlight beat Spark by Brigid Kemmerer by ONE VOTE for best of Paranormal ;D

  11. Aw, April! *hugs*
    I have been CRAZY behind on my commenting and visting Nand YES. Seriously. Sometimes life gets in the way of, well, life? :P

    I changed a bit of the design when I moved over to Wordpress :)

    Seriously, I have to read half the books on this list, too! I can't believe I haven't read The Fault in Our Stars, yet! :O

  12. I'm not surprised that Cinder made it to the list! That book was great (and I so can't wait for Scarlet) Insurgent was also good. The other books are on my list and I will get to them soon now. Thank you guys for hosting this, it was fun :D


  13. Oh, Cinder was WONDERFUL. There are quite a few on this list I haven't read, either. Girl of Nightmares, I haven't finished DoBaS, I haven't read TFiOS! SO much reading! ♥

  14. Thanks so much, B! SO many amazing books, huh? I can't believe how many I've not yet read -__-

  15. I was quite surprised at some of them, too! I'm not at all surprised about TFiOS, but Days of Blood and Starlight beat Spark by Brigid Kemmerer by ONE vote for Best Paranormal! Some of the results were VERY close.

    JENENENENENENNNNNN! YOU GOT STORM!!!!!!!!! EEEEEEEEE! I so so can't wait to hear what you think of it ♥

  16. YESSSSS! SO many amazing books ♥
    You know, I still haven't read TFiOS, but hey, not every book is for every person, you know? I'm still kind like :O :O :O every time I hear someone didn't go insane in love of Anna and the French Kiss -- Lauren didn't like it at ALL :O

  17. I'm not, either! Cinder is a WONDERFUL book. I was really torn between it and Unravelling by Elizabeth Norris for Sci-fi, personally. And Insurgent, YES! So many amazing books this year, huh? ♥

  18. DOBAS! Insurgent! Free Four! Storm! Wooo, I am a happy girl! A few of my faves won! Whoooop! :D

    Congrats to all the books and authors! I really need to read The Fault in Our Stars!

  19. :O one vote! How close. I love Spark so I was hoping it'd win! pretty sure at the end of the year I'll be voting for Breathless & Spirit :)

  20. I definitely have to agree about The Fault in Our Stars. One of my favorite books this past year. I love a good contemporary novel!


  21. Love seeing most of my favourite books represented :) You've got a gorgeous blog.

  22. No Sarah, READ IT! And be Team Jem like Erin & I <3 *swoon*

  23. Argh, I haven't read most of the books on here yet! I really need to set my priorities right. :P But yeah, INSURGENT was pretty good, so I'm glad that it won best dytopian/post-apocalyptic. I LOVED DAUGHTER OF SMOKE & BONE, so I'm not actually surprised that the sequel won, either. :P

    Anyway - need to get started on these books, stat!

    Oh, and HAPPY NEW YEAR, SARAH. I'm late, I know. But I hope 2013 will be the best year for you yet! ♥

  24. I'm very glad to see TFiOS placed, and twice no less! Also am especially thrilled to see Mara Dyer and Free Four- this was a lot of fun voting for and seeing the outcome of!

  25. Why, this is a beautiful list featuring beautiful books and YAY FOR A BEAUTIFUL YEAR. Even though... I had some hairy dramarama and there was this other THING that happened and some of the books I read were crap... BUT, HEY. I'm an optimist and overall I dug 2012. And most of these books are why! *happy dances* Shake it, shake it, shake it.

    BRING IT ON 2013 *screeches*

  26. Gaahh! I just see a list of books that i need to read. O____O
    Lovely list, so many books I've been wanting to read and so many to try to get somewhere. XD

    I'm a new follower!
    Follow back, please?
    -Delaney @ the Random Ranterer

  27. I totally agree with theses choices (from the ones I've read, anyway)! Days of Blood and Starlight was just beyond amazing - I have no words. I mean, Daughter of Smoke and Bone was really good, too, but DoB&S really raised the series to a WHOLE new level. Which is so impressive because second books in trilogies are usually my least favourite out of the three.

    Okay, I STILL need to read Cinder and The Fault in Our Stars though (but I own both!)!! Reeallly got to get on that. Like, yesterday!

  28. Most of these are on my TBR....need to read! I REALLY want to read The Fault In Our Stars!

  29. So many AMAZING books, huh? I finished DoBaS (FINALLY) yesterday and hell yes to the double win! And TFiOS! I really need to read it, too :S

  30. Yes! I was so happy Brigid made it in there -- she's amazing ♥

  31. I'm actually kind of embarrassed I haven't read any post-CoG books of CC's. I LOVED the first three, and I own the other published books, but... I seriously just need to actually read them >__<

  32. I can't believe I still haven't read it! But I keep hearing the same thing AND I kind of own two copies of it, so maybe I should fix this :D

  33. Seriously, there were so many wonderful books, the winners make me VERY happy.

    And OMG. Thank you! ♥

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  35. Same here! I was watching the votes SO closely, and I was hoping it would win, also. But. I just finished Days of Blood and Starlight, and I SO get why it won ;D

  36. I haven't read a few of them, either! My mum has read TFiOS and I still haven't! I did just finish Days of Blood and Starlight, though, so I'm not too surprised to see it there, either ;D

    Happy new year, Meg (now I'm even later)! Mine's off to a great start, an I hope yours is even better xx

  37. It was so fun to organise, too! I'm so glad you enjoyed it, Romi! I can't believe I still haven't read TFiOS. My MUM read it yesterday -__-

  38. *shakes it with you*
    2013 will be a JABILLION TIMES BETTER THAN 2012!
    ♥♥♥ yooooou! xx

  39. Oh goodness, Delaney, YES. Me too. I still haven't read Anna Dressed in Blood OR The Fault in Our Stars or any Cassie Clare book since City of Glass and -__-

    Aaaaand... I'M OFF TO STALK YOUR BLOG! Your rating system is ADORABLE ♥

  40. Seriously, from the ones I've read? YESSSS! I feel crazy in love with DoSaB and I finished DoBaS a couple of days ago and KFJSGFJSGHFJHSFJH *DIES*

    I'm with you. Second books so often feel like filler and Laini... Laini has a gift. She's one of those writers that... matters, you know? One people will still be talking about in 50 years (OR SHOULD BE).

    I still need to read TFiOS (my MUM read it yesterday) but CINDER. Aylee, it is SO good ♥

  41. I still need to read TFiOS -__-
    My mum read it yesterday, and I still haven't! :D



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