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Last week we asked which cameo appearance made by a real historical figure in a YA novel you enjoyed the most. Nikola Tesla showing up in Scott Westerfeld’s Goliath won with 55% of the vote; Arthur Conan Doyle’s appearance in The Isle of Blood by Rick Yancey placed second with 24% of the vote; third place with 16% of the vote was Queen Victoria in Y.S. Lee’s The Traitor in the Tunnel, and coming in last with 5% of the vote was Michelangelo and Leonardo Da Vinci appearing in David by Mary Hoffman. You can see detailed results for all of our previous polls in the Polls Archive. Thanks to all of you who voted!
This week, we want to know which superpower from YA lit you’d most want to have. Vote in our poll below, or let us know in the comments if we’ve omitted your favorite! (We tried to keep the list fairly spoiler-free, so if your most-wanted superpower is a big plot point, maybe just hint at it in your comment.)
Which superpower would you most want to have?
- Katsa's extreme hand-to-hand combat ability ... and more? (Graceling by Kristin Cashore) (42%, 35 Votes)
- Daine's animal speech and shape-shifting (The Immortals Series by Tamora Pierce) (28%, 23 Votes)
- Kali's strength, speed and rapid healing -- but only every other day (Every Other Day by Jennifer Lynn Barnes) (12%, 10 Votes)
- Rory's ability to see and interact with ghosts (Shades of London series by Maureen Johnson) (10%, 8 Votes)
- Ismae's immunity to poisons and supernaturally acute senses (Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers) (6%, 5 Votes)
- A's inhabiting a different personâ€™s body each day (Every Day by David Levithan) (4%, 3 Votes)
Total Voters: 83
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