It’s barely August
and Amazon.com has unveiled their Best Books of the Year So Far lists. As usual, they combine children and teen books on one list. The YA titles are
- Evil Genius by Catherine Jinks
- Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr
- The Alchemyst by Michael Scott
I always get into semantic arguments with myself about “best” vs. “favorite.” This may make me sound rather crazy, arguing with my self, but it’s true. I have no problem picking my favorite books (or whatever) of the year, even if I’m the really picky type that says I have to like it, plus it has to have that extra something that lifts it above everything else I’ve read and liked, and if nothing meets this requirement, then I won’t have any favorites. But best? No can do. And there is a difference.
So, what are your picks for best and/or favorite YA books published so far this year?