I’m back for Day 2 of the YA Superlatives Blogfest! Today’s theme is Popularity Contest, and we’ve been instructed to choose our picks from any YA book. (ETA: I thought that’s what I’ve read. But everyone so far has only been picking from 2012 releases, so maybe I read it wrong? OH WELL.)
Well, that makes things a little more complicated.
Fred and George Weasley, the Harry Potter series
It’s not like there was any other option, was there? I don’t think there’s a single person on this planet who can think of these two without smiling, and you totally still cry over You-Know-What in Deathly Hallows.
Most Likely To Start A Riot
Miranda North, False Memory
This one might be a bit of a cop-out because if you’ve read the book…well, you already know that Miranda sort of already does start riots…which actually makes her the perfect choice because she has a proven track record.
Celaena Sardothien, Throne of Glass
There is very rarely a time when Celaena isn’t trying on yet more clothing. If I had to choose a fictional person to go shopping with, there is no question that it would be Celaena.
Girl You’d Most Want For Your BFF
Meliara Astiar, Crown Duel
Mel is snarky and loves reading and history. She’d probably be down to discuss the Black Death any day, and that’s all I really need in a bestie.
Boy You Wish You’d Dated In High School
Sean Kendrick, The Scorpio Races
I was never into the high school dating scene, but I feel like I would’ve made an exception for Sean. He’s more mature than the other boys (which I’m not going to pin to his age, because that’s no indication AT ALL), he knows how to treat a girl, and he’s a little quieter, so High School Me probably wouldn’t have been as intimidated by him as she would’ve been by someone like, say Augustus Waters. (Who I almost picked, but while I’d love someone like that now, I never would’ve been able to keep up with him when I was in high school.)
Most Likely To Become President
Vidanric Renselaus, Crown Duel
Vidanric is smart, determined, and doesn’t forget who he’s actually working for, not to mention how good he is at reaching across the aisle. He definitely has my vote.
Quintana, Froi of the Exiles
I’m not entirely sure if “quirky” is quite the right word to describe Quintana, but she is certainly the most interesting character I’ve come across recently.
Villain You Love To Hate
Queen Levana, Cinder
I had a hard time with this one, mostly because I couldn’t choose Joffrey Baratheon for this category due to the Song of Ice and Fire series not being YA, and let’s be real here – the hatred I have for other fictional beings can never, ever come close to touching the hatred I have for Joffrey. Not even my dear friend Levana, for whom I almost fashioned a voodoo doll whilst reading Cinder. I can’t really go into the very, very long list of reasons without getting all spoilery, but let’s just say that she’s willing to do whatever it takes to get her way – even if she has to sacrifice a few million people in the process.