Blood Magic Challenge – Final Poll
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  • December 2, 2011

Hello all.As many of you know I have been hosting a challenge on the blog since June in honor of Tessa Gratton’s book Blood Magic. It’s my favourite book that I have read in 2011… so far. ūüėČ To this end I have asked for suggestions from all of y’all for a series of 12 books I plan on reading, and reviewing, next year. The idea is that the titles below are all “better” books than Blood Magic… yep… all several hundred of them…better… Wow.


So, here’s how we are going to do this. Anyone who wants to participate¬†can vote on the list below. You are voting on the 12 titles you would like to see me read next year. So, pick 12 books from the list and leave the 12 books in the comments below. You only get to vote for one group of 12 books. It doesn’t matter if they are ones you have read… these are suggestions compiled from¬†many people who have read them. ¬†The first week of January I will tally up the total from the votes and I will be reading the top 12 winning books. Provided I have more than one person voting…of course.

For the record, this list was compiled from previous polls, twitter questions, facebook, emails… etc. etc. These books represent the first book in the series if I have not read it. Odds are pretty good if I like the first book I will read the second one as well. If you do not see the book you have suggested on this list odds are I have already read it. I will try ( and I stress TRY) to keep an ongoing tally going as we vote. I’m a curious as you are. The winning 12 titles will be announced the first week of January, 2012.

(2012…wow, where the hell did this year go?)

Any questions? Feel free to ask in the comments below or email me (Krys) at . I look forward to seeing the results… I have my suspicions over what will be in the top 20 books…

and… goooooo!!!

– BP

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Library Thing





Enclave РAnn Aguirre      Votes Р4
Bad Girls Don’t Die – Katie Alender
The Wingless Boy – Jay Amory
Speak РLaurie Halse Anderson     Votes Р2
Fairy Bad Day РAmanda Ashby    Votes Р1
13 Reasons Why РJay Asher     Votes Р8
The Future of Us – Jay Asher & Carolyn Mackler
In the Forests of the Night – Amelia Atwater-Rhodes
Drought РPam Bachorz     Votes Р1
Ship Breaker РPaolo Bacigalupi     Votes Р1
Frost РMarianna Baer     Votes Р1
Abarat РClive Barker     Votes Р1
Raised by Wolves РJennifer Lynn Barnes     Votes Р3
Waterfall РLisa T. Bergren      Votes Р3
Chime – Franny Billingsley
Zombies vs. Unicorns РHolly Black (editor)     Votes Р1
Crash Into Me – Albert Borris
Brightly Woven – Alexandra Bracken
Going Bovine – Libba Bray
Jenny Pox РJL Bryan       Votes Р1
Starcrossed РElizabeth C. Bunce     Votes Р3
Shadowcry – Jenna Burtenshaw
Avalon High РMeg Cabot     Votes Р1
Stay by РDeb Caletti     Votes Р2
Eve РAnna Carey     Votes Р2
Dark Eden РPatrick Carman      Votes Р1
Obernewtyn – Isobel Carmody
The Beginning of After РJennifer Castle      Votes Р2
Devil’s Kiss – Sarwat Chadda¬†¬†¬†¬† Votes – 2
The Warrior Heir РCinda Williams Chima
Entangled РCat Clarke     Votes Р1
Texas Gothic – Rosemary Clement-Moore
Witchlanders РLena Coakley     Votes Р1
Haven РKristi Cook      Votes Р1
A Brief History of Montmaray РMichelle Cooper      Votes Р1
Girl in the Steel Corset РKady Cross       Votes Р8
The Magnolia League – Katie Crouch
Mistwood РLeah Cypress       Votes Р2
Crave – Melissa Darnell
The Maze Runner РJames Dashner       Votes Р8
Tempest Rising – Tracy Deebs
13 to Life – Shannon Delany
Stork – Wendy Delsol
Hollow – Richard Denney
What Happened to Goodbye – Sarah Dessen¬†¬†¬†¬† Votes –¬†3
Entwined РHeather Dixon     Votes Р1
For the Win РCory Doctorow     Votes Р2
Little Brother РCory Doctorow     Votes Р1
Between the Sea and the Sky – Jaclyn Dolamore
Magic Under Glass – Jaclyn Dolamore
Revolution РJennifer Donnelly      Votes Р2
So You Want To Be A Wizard РDiane Duane     Votes Р2
Drink Slay Love – Sarah Beth Durst
Raw Blue РKirsty Eagar     Votes Р2
Going Too Far РJennifer Echols     Votes Р2
Other Countess – Eve Edwards
Perfect Chemistry РSimone Elkeles      Votes Р6
Pale Assassin – Patricia Elliott
Touch of Frost РJennifer Estep      Votes Р4
The Mephisto Covenant РTrinity Faegan      Votes Р2
Wereling – Steve Feasey
A Kiss in Time РAlex Flinn     Votes Р1
Cloaked – Alex Flinn
If I Stay РGayle Forman      Votes Р10
Faithful – Janet Fox
Everlasting – Angie Frazier
Sea Changes РAimee Friedman      Votes Р1
Interworld – Neil Gaiman and Michael Reaves
Cold Kiss РAmy Garvey      Votes Р2
Princess of the Minight Ball – Melissa Day George
Ruby Red РKerstin Gier      Votes Р6
Black Hole Sun – David Macinnis Gill
Bright Young Things РAnna Godbersen     Votes Р1
The Luxe РAnna Godbersen     Votes Р3
Eon РAlison Goodman     Votes Р2
Dark Parties – Sara Grant
Looking for Alaska РJohn Greene     Votes Р2
Warped РMaurissa Guibord
The Goose Girl РShannon Hale      Votes Р1
The Line РTeri Hall     Votes Р1
Almost to Die For РTate Hallaway    Votes Р1
Deadly Cool РGemma Halliday      Votes Р3
The Faerie Ring РKiki Hamilton      Votes Р4
The Summer I turned Pretty РJenny Han     Votes Р2
Violet Wings – Victoria Hanley
Worldshaker – Richard Harland
Tris and Izzie РMette Ivie Harrison
Haunting Violet РAlyxandra Harvey     Votes Р1
Hearts at Stake РAlyxandra Harvey      Votes Р3
Full Moon – Rachel Hawthorne
Falling Under РGwen Hayes       Votes Р3
Alex Van Helsing – Jason Henderson
Department 19 – Will Hill
The Eleventh Plague – Jeff Hirsch
Hollowland – Amanda Hocking
Switched  РAmanda Hocking       Votes Р2
The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer РMichelle Hodkin      Votes Р11
Crusade – Nancy Holder
Tiger’s Curse¬†– Colleen Houck¬†¬†¬†¬† Votes – 4
Ripple РMandy Hubbard     Votes Р2
Born at Midnight РC.C. Hunter      Votes Р1
The Pearl Wars – Nick James
The Reformed Vampire Support Group – Catherine Jinks
Folly – Marthe Jocelyn
Five Flavors of Dumb РAntony John     Votes Р1
Claire de Lune – Christine Johnson
The Name of the Star РMaureen Johnson      Votes Р10
Scarlett – Maureen Johnson
Those That Wake – Jesse Karpe
XVI РJulia Karr     Votes Р2
Darkness Becomes Her – Kelly Keaton
Other – Karen Kincy
Moonglass РJesse Kirby      Votes Р1
Sea – Heidi R. Kling
Legacy – Cayla Kluver
Rotters – Daniel Kraus
Welcome to Bordertown РEllen Kushner (Editor)     Votes Р1
Legacies – Mercedes Lackey and Romsemary Edghill
Hold Still РNina LaCour
Tender Morsels РMargo Lanagan     Votes Р1
Death Cloud – Andrew Lane
Vixen – Jillian Larkin
A Spy in the House – Y.S. Lee
Jane РApril Lindner
Banished РSophie Littlefield      Votes Р2
Ash РMalinda Lo     Votes Р1
Huntress – Malinda Lo
Legend РMarie Lu      Votes Р7
Rot and Ruin РJonathan Maberry     Votes Р1
Once a Witch РCarolyn MacCullough      Votes Р6
The Iron Witch РKaren Mahoney     Votes Р1
Infinite Days РRebecca Maizel      Votes Р2
Swoon РNina Malkin      Votes Р2
Boys that Bite – Mari Mancusi
Finnikin of the Rock РMelina Marchetta     Votes Р1
Hold Me Closer Necromancer РLish McBride
Bumped РMegan McCafferty     Votes Р2
Hourglass РMyra McEntire       Votes Р5
Beautiful Disaster РJamie McGuire
Beauty РRobin McKinley      Votes Р1
Sunshine РRobin McKinley      Votes Р4
Wake РLisa McMann       Votes Р8
The Hunter’s Moon – O.R. Melling
Luminous – Dawn Metcalf
Crave РMelinda Metz    Votes Р1
Bloody Jack – L.A. Meyer
Un Lun Dun – China Mieville
Timeless РAlexandra Monir       Votes Р1
Dark Heart Forever – Lee Monroe
Ruined – Paula Morris
Ashfall РMike Mullin      Votes Р5
Another Faust РDaniel and Dina Nayeri
The Sky is Everywhere РJandy Nelson      Votes Р4
The Knife of Never Letting Go РPatrick Ness     Votes Р2
Troy High – Shana Norris
Before I Fall РLauren Oliver      Votes Р5
The False Princess¬†– Eilis O’Neal
This Dark Endeavor – Kenneth Oppel
Torn – Eric O’Rourke
Being Jamie Baker РKelly Oram
Here There Be Dragons РJames A. Owen     Votes Р1
Second Kiss РNatalie Palmer     Votes Р1
Siren’s Storm – Lisa Papademetriou
Forgotten РCat Patrick      Votes Р1
The Fox Inheritance – Mary E. Pearson
Alanna РTamora Pierce     Votes Р2
Life As We Knew It РSusan Beth Pfeffer     Votes Р1
Silver Phoenix РCindy Pon      Votes Р1
Lost Voices – Sarah Porter
Dreaming Anastasia – Joy Preble
The Ruby in the Smoke – Philip Pullman
Dark Mirror РM.J. Putney      Votes Р1
Siren – Tricia Rayburn
Miss Pergrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – Ransom Riggs¬†¬†¬† Votes – 2
Liar Society – Lisa and Laura Roecker
Glow – Amy Kathleen Ryan
Mostly Good Girls РLeila Sales      Votes Р1
Vesper – Jeff Sampson
Chasing Brooklyn РLisa Schroeder      Votes Р5
The Day Before РLisa Schroeder
The Near Witch РVictoria Schwab      Votes Р3
Freefall РMindi Scott      Votes Р1
A Long Long Sleep – Anna Sheehan
The Pace – Shelena Shorts
Jasper Jones – Craig Silvey
Misfit РJon Skovron     Votes Р1
Memento Nora – Angie Smibert
The Marbury Lens – Andrew Smith
Lockdown –¬†Alexander Gordon Smith
Outside In РMaria V. Snyder     Votes Р1
The Fallen Star РJessica Sorensen      Votes Р1
Emerald Atlas РJohn Stephens
Deadly Little Secret РLaurie Faria Stolarz      Votes Р3
The Water Wars – Cameron Stracher
Imaginary Girls РNova Ren Suma      Votes Р1
Forbidden РTabitha Suzuma     Votes Р3
Witch Eyes РScott Tracey     Votes Р1
The Hollow РJessica Verday       Votes Р3
Putting Makeup on Dead People – Jen Violi
Between – Jessica Warman
Skinned (Frozen) РRobin Wasserman     Votes Р1
Bedbugs – Ben H. Winter
Radiant Darkness – Emily Whitman
Hard Love – Ellen Whittlinger
Shifting – Bethany Wiggins
Isle of Night – Veronica Wolff
The Poison Diaries РMaryrose Wood     Votes Р2
Sorcery and Cecilia – Patricia Wrede
Monstrumologist – Rick Yancey
The Space Between РBrenna Yovanoff      Votes Р4
Blood Red Road РMoira Young      Votes Р7
A Need So Beautiful РSuzanne Young      Votes Р1
All These Things I’ve Done – Gabrielle Zevin¬†¬†¬†¬† Votes – 5


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