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Sunday, April 25, 2010

YA Debut Book Battle '10

Hey, all! I've been wanting to let you in on something for awhile now, but I made myself hold off until it was official, and now it is.

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...


  1. Wooohooo! I'm so excited! :) Before I Fall is supposed to be in by the end of the week, and I'll be reading it the second I get my hands on it! :)

  2. I can't wait until it's my turn (way later.. Juneish) but I can't wait to see what you guys decide. I haven't read either of these but have them and really need to!!


  3. That sounds like a fun idea! Enjoy! May the best book win!

  4. I've really got to read some of these battle books. I look forward to the verdicts.

  5. ooo, reminds me of march madness. so now we have YA MADNESS. who will come out on top??? i'll be lurking.

  6. I love this! Even though I'm not a huge YA reader, I've wanted to get into it so I will definitely be interested in seeing what ends up in the top slots! Have fun!
    Alayne - The Crowded Leaf


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