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Epic Book Survey 2009

My response to the Epic Book Survey being held on http://yahighway.blogspot.com/



  • Most imaginative:  Fire
  • Funniest:  Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging
  • Scariest:  The Forest of Hands and Teeth
  • Edgiest contemporary:  Ink Exchange
  • Creepiest SF/dystopia: The Hunger Games
  • Most evocative historical: Kira-Kira
  • Best love story:  Keturah & Lord Death

  • Most hilarious:  Hispanic, Female and Young: An Anthology had some hilarious, charming moments.
  • Scariest:  When the fence runs out in Forest of Hands and Teeth – and she keeps going anyway.
  • Most disturbing:  Push: A Novel (not a specific scene)
  • Steamiest:  The Erotic Spirit  (Poetry Collection)
  • Most exciting:  From the maze to the bridge in Blood Promise.
  • Biggest tear-jerker:  The death of a certain character in The Hunger Games, wreathed with flowers.
  • Best plot twist/revelation (no spoilers!!) :  It's exceedingly difficult to surprise me.  I'm trying to think of a twist I didn't see coming...

  • Best couple: Aislinn and Seth, from Wicked Lovely
  • Who you would want as your best friend: Alec Lightwood from The Mortal Instruments Series
  • Who you fell in love with: Death, from Keturah & Lord Death
  • Best villain:  Fire's father
  • Worst villain:  About 80% of the books I read this year had weak/flat/generic antagonists.
  • Best character twist: Nick in The Demon's Lexicon
  • Best character names: Nashawn from Kendra
  • Worst character names:  So many were awful, but I'll go with Katniss. Or Peeta. Or Patch.  Or Luce. Or...
  • Favorite all-around kickass female:  Astrid from Rampant
  • Favorite all-around kickass male:  Either the evil version of Dimitri from Blood Promise or Vladimir Tod

  • Best book cover: Tie between U.S. editions of Hush, Hush; Fallen; Tender Morsels; Liar
  • Best title:  Because I Am Furniture
  • Most memorable voice: Tender Morsels
  • Most memorable first line:  I was sixteen years old the day I was lost in the forest, sixteen the day I met my death.
  • Best setting:  Thorn Queen
  • Most beautiful writing:  The Historian

  • Will any of the books you've read in 2009 make your life list of Favorite Books?

Fire by Kristen Cashore

Blood Promise by Richelle Mead

Keturah and Lord Death by Martine Leavitt


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Jan. 1st, 2010 04:09 am (UTC)
Oh, great list! I, too, would be BFFs with Alec Lightwood . . . and Magnus, too.
Jan. 2nd, 2010 07:03 pm (UTC)
I forgot about Fire's father -- he was a great villain. The irresistible kinds are the most frightening!

I haven't read Blood Promise or Keturah and Lord Death. I'll have to add them to the list.
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