The brainchild of the ever-fabulous, Renay, Nerds Heart YA brings together twenty bloggers and sixteen YA books--all from 2008, I might add--in a book tournament like no other*. (She promises cake!) You can follow all the action by keeping up with our official twitter account, Nerds Heart YA. Reviews and co-reviews (not to mention the BIG decisions!) will be coming all summer long. Here, revealed for the first time, are the sixteen shortlisted books:
Stop Me If You've Heard This One Before by David Yoo
The Latent Powers of Dylan Fontaine by April Lurie
My Most Excellent Year by Steve Kluger
Alive and Well in Prague, New York by Daphne Grab
I Know It's Over by C.K. Kelly Martin
The Last Exit to Normal by Michael Harmon
Pretty Monsters by Kelly Link
The Screwed Up Life of Charlie the Second by Drew Ferguson
The Shape of Water by Anne Spollen
What They Always Tell Us by Martin Wilson
The City in the Lake by Rachel Neumeier
Cracked Up To Be by Courtney Summers
Debbie Harry Sings In French by Meagan Brothers
Feathered by Laura Kasischke
Leftovers by Laura Wiess
The Opposite of Invisible by Liz Gallagher
Who are the judges? Only some of the best book bloggers out there! But don't take my word for it, see for yourself!
Valentina, Valentina's Room
Jodie, Book Gazing
Natasha, Maw Books Blog
Ali, Worducopia and Lenore, Presenting Lenore
Mary Ann, Libr*fiti
Trish, Hey Lady! Whatcha Readin' and Vasilly, 1330v
Becky, Becky's Book Reviews, and Kailana, The Written World
Heather, A High and Hidden Place
Amy, My Friend Amy
Laza, Gimme More Books!
Stephanie, Stephanie's Confessions of a Book-a-Holic
Nicole, Linus's Blanket
Renay, YA Fabulous and Susan, She's Too Fond Of Books And It's Turned Her Brain
Chris, Stuff As Dreams Are Made On and Nymeth, Things Mean A Lot
Here's the judging bracket!
*True there was that little-old-tournament SLJ's Battle of the Books...but....these sixteen books are lesser known titles, the 'underdogs' of the year if you will.
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