See Monday’s post for details.
Day Three: Elements of Fiction
Most Envy-Inducing Plot
Girl gets married to a monster so she can kill him and free her people but ends up falling in love with him, instead? I’m so, so jealous of this plot.
Most Formidable World
I’m calling this one a tie. Adarlan is enslaved by an evil sorcerer king who will sic demons straight out of Hell on you if you cross him. And Mars is ruled by more or less supernatural beings whose idea of an education is killing each other. I’m not down to visit either world, thanks.
Let’s Get Lost made me want to go on a road trip.
This book was heartbreaking.
Best First Line
“I was raised to marry a monster.”
Most Dynamic Main Character
Vicky learns a lot about herself in this book and gains so much confidence as the story goes on. She was one of my favorite characters this year.
Most Jaw-Dropping Conclusion
I’m usually pretty good with plot twists, but I absolutely WAS NOT expecting this ending AT ALL. It was great.
Best Performance in a Supporting Role
The Heir of Fire lovefest continues, because I LOVED LOVED LOVED Rowan. That is all.
Best Use of Theme
Since You’ve Been Gone is about stepping out of your comfort zone and trying new things even if they scare you, and I think Morgan Matson did a great job keeping this spirit of adventure present throughout the entire book.