Alyssa of The Shady Glade is hosting a YA Debut Book Battle, and I am one of the judges! 24 books are going head to head in a bracketed battle, with only one winner in the end.
I am a judge on leg 1 of the battle; my fabulous buddy Natalie of Mindful Musings and I will be reading The Iron King and Before I Fall and deciding which deserves to move on in the quest to be named the best debut YA book. I've heard a lot of good things from many of you about how great these books are, so I think it's going to be a tough decision. There are a lot of other great books in the mix, too, so who knows who's going to come out on top.
Now, I would love to give you hints along the way on how the judging's going, but I can't (and really, I secretly like to watch you squirm. Just a bit.) BUT, I do think you should pay close attention in the next two weeks to the reviews, and for mine and Natalie's winner announcement.
I also think you should go check out the rest of the battles, and give us your say, too! There are a lot of great bloggers and a lot of great books about to do the knock-down, drag-out. Things are bound to get interesting...