Class of 2014: YA Superlatives Blogfest — Popularity Contest

Here we go again! Just like yesterday, I’ve linked all book covers to their Goodreads pages.

Day 2 — Popularity Contest

Villain I Love to Hate

There are plenty of YA villains I’ve wanted to punch in their smug, nasty faces every time they appear on the page, but Sable was the only one whose death I actively spent an entire series wishing for. I’m not a violent person by any stretch, so he wins hands down.

Most Likely to Become a Rock Star

We work for three and a half hell-bent hours, until the keys are literally smeared with blood and my mind has been bleached to a glorious blankness, a lunar eclipse of the soul. The music is a castle I conjure around myself, a fortress of notes no feeling can storm.

Maybe it’s cheating to use a character who is already a musician, but Kiri from Wild Awake is the kind of girl who could sit at her piano for hours, playing whatever pops into her head, and not realize that a whole audience has showed up to listen.

Most Likely to Start a Riot

Substitute revolution for riot–and really, isn’t a revolution just a series of riots that overthrow governments?–and Nikolai Lantsov already has. The man’s charismatic, reckless, and incredibly persuasive. I’d follow him into chaos.

Biggest Flirt

Evan Carter isn’t necessarily a flirt, but he’s the guy who always knows how to get the girl. Even if you take his slow reformation process into account, he was the obvious choice for me.

Coolest Nerd

Mik’s violin does make him a little–or a lot–sexier than your average nerd stereotype, but a music nerd is still a nerd. His legendary violin playing, both in our world and Eretz, is what gives him his street cred.

Fashion Queens

Because you don’t have to be super into fashion to wish you were as boldly stylish as Pippa and Vicky.

Character I’d Most Want for a BFF

From fighting evil sorcerers to self-defense lessons, to subtle and not so subtle acts of rebellion, there’s never a dull moment when you’re friends with Kami Glass. I’m pretty sure being her friend means you’re automatically in with the rest of her group, too, which would be awesome.

Character I Wish I’d Dated in HS

D’Arcy Benoit is studious and stubborn, but he’s also sweet and supportive and fiercely loyal. Plus, he’s French.

Most Likely to Become President

Maybe I’m just being optimistic, but I’d love to see someone as passionate and socially aware as Gat leading our country.

Favorite Parental Figure

“Nah, Dad, I’m good. Please leave me in this hotel bedroom with my handsome boyfriend. And several of his relatives, and a very sharp weapon.”
“Clearly I went badly wrong somewhere when raising you,” said Dad.

Jon Glass from Unmade, for facing sorcery, blood magic, and the threat of a daughter who could be sexually active without losing his sense of humor or his love for his family above anyone else.

Do you think there are any characters I missed? If you do, let me know!


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