Tuesday, February 2, 2010

The Smoochies

The Printz, the Newbery and the Morris have been awarded, so over on Heidi R. Kling's live journal you get a chance to get down to less serious literary business: THE BEST YA KISS OF 2009.

Eligibility: A YA novel published in 2009 with an awesome kissing scene.

And there are 3 categories:

BEST REALISTIC KISS (from a realistic novel either contemporary OR historical)

BEST OTHERWORLDLY KISS (from a fantasy novel--high fantasy or urban fantasy or dystopian)

BEST KISS OVERALL (best kiss involving a mix of humans/vampires/faeries whatever--EVERY KISS! )

Go here for more details and to enter! (I have already - of course I have.)

And if you're wondering, I voted for:

Best realist: Katniss and Gale (Catching Fire)
Which leads me to wonder about all those Peeta fans in my poll...

Best otherworldly: Sam and Grace (Shiver). But this was hard. I also loved Grace and Daniel in The Dark Divine. And Nora and Patch...

Best overall: No contest. Nora and Patch in Hush Hush. Hot.

What about you?


Morgan said...

Lol, I totally agree the best best realist kiss should be Katniss, but minus the Gale and sub in Peeta. I'm sorry to say that I was one of the people who voted for Peeta in your poll.

I also loved The Dark Divine. I think the Best YA KIss Of 2009 is a really good idea and I will defiantly be going to the website to vote.

Heidi R. Kling said...

Thanks for linking to THE SMOOCHIES!
The Best Kiss noms are certainly moving books higher to my TBR pile. Specifically, ASH, HUSH, HUSH, THE DARK DIVINE and LIAR.


Bookgeek said...

Love the idea of the smoochies, Heidi. Love seeing everyone else's votes. And it's leading me to Liar too (the only one that keeps coming up that I haven't even started)

Morgan - I know lots of people are with you. Maybe I should reread and see if I get there the second time...