Tuesday, January 13, 2015

2014 Book of the Year Bracket Challenge Final Four

January 6th : Initial eliminations. All rounds of eliminations needed to get the number of contestants reduced to 32. 
January 8th Elimination to find the Sweet Sixteen.
January 10th : Reducing challengers to eight books - the Elite Eight.
January 13th Quarterfinals. Determine your Final Four.
January 15th : Semi-Finals. Only two may enter the final arena.
January 17th : Finals...the Champion will be determined. Announce your Book of the Year! 

Books Remaining:
1. The Real Boy by Anne Ursu
2. Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult
3. Open Road Summer by Emery Lord
4. Burn for Burn by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian

I'm actually really surprised that most of my series books didn't make it to the final four. The NewSoul series was probably my favorite of this year followed by Burn for Burn trilogy. I had to eliminate City of Heavenly Fire which is A) easily the longest book I have ever read and B) a book I fell in love with. I had to say goodbye to some of my favorite characters. Also The Distance Between Us was not an easy elimination as I loved that book. It was such a sweet read. Incarnate had to be the hardest. I fell in love with Open Road Summer by Emery Lord. I had to let it move on and leave Incarnate behind, but seriously pick up the NewSoul Trilogy. It is great.

Semi Finals post will be up on January 15th followed by The Book of the Year on January 17th.


  1. Wow! I didn't expect City of Heavenly Fire to go. Now I'm going to have to check out The Real Boy!

    1. Yes, please do. It was an amazing fairy tale retelling.


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