Alyssa - not me, another blogger who is awesome! - @ The Shady Glade is having a YA Bloggers Debut Battle which starts today! What is it, you ask? Here's the scoop. I think it will be loads of fun!
The YA Bloggers Debut Book Battle is a bracket-style judging contest to pick the best nominated debut work published in the last year (and a little bit of 2010).
Here's how it will work:
Nominations are made and after they close, the books will be narrowed down and fit into brackets for our lovely volunteer judges to read. Starting in late April each judge will read two books and choose a winner. One will move on, one will not. It will all come down to two books in a epic book battle to choose the best!
Doesn't that sound like fun? Here's the final list and how it is bracketed for the battle. She even did a video!
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 LoBeautiful 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
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
Silver Phoenix by Cindy Pon
The Body Finder by Kimberly DertingThe Dark Divine by Bree Despain
The Demon's Lexicon by Sarah Rees Brennan
The Iron King by Julie Kagawa
Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler
You Are So Undead to Me by Stacey Jay