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What's your favorite YA book featuring football?

  • Crossing Lines by Paul Volponi (35%, 40 Votes)
  • Dairy Queen by Catherine Gilbert Murdock (32%, 36 Votes)
  • Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally (9%, 10 Votes)
  • Deadline by Chris Crutcher (9%, 10 Votes)
  • Stupid Fast by Geoff Herbach (8%, 9 Votes)
  • Leverage by Joshua Cohen (4%, 5 Votes)
  • Football Genius by Tim Green (3%, 4 Votes)

Total Voters: 114

Start Date: October 5, 2014 @ 8:54 pm
End Date: No Expiry

Who's the evil leader in YA lit you love to hate?

  • Professor Umbridge (Harry Potter series by JK Rowling) (54%, 78 Votes)
  • President Snow (Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins) (23%, 33 Votes)
  • Leck (Graceling series by Kristin Cashore) (9%, 13 Votes)
  • Mayor Prentiss (Chaos Walking series by Patrick Ness) (6%, 8 Votes)
  • Valentine Morgenstern (The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare) (5%, 7 Votes)
  • Jeanine Matthews (Divergent series by Veronica Roth (3%, 6 Votes)

Total Voters: 145

Start Date: September 28, 2014 @ 11:01 pm
End Date: No Expiry

What's your most-anticipated YA sequel this Fall?

  • Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater (Oct. 21) (40%, 42 Votes)
  • Mortal Heart by Robin LaFevers (Nov. 4) (25%, 27 Votes)
  • Mortal Gods by Kendare Blake (Oct. 14) (8%, 8 Votes)
  • The Retribution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin (Nov. 4) (6%, 6 Votes)
  • Unmade by Sarah Rees Brennan (Sep. 23) (6%, 6 Votes)
  • In the Afterlight by Alexandra Bracken (Oct. 28) (6%, 6 Votes)
  • Unmarked by Kami Garcia (Sep. 30) (6%, 6 Votes)
  • Killer Instinct by Jennifer Lynn Barnes (Nov. 4) (4%, 4 Votes)
  • BZRK Apocalypse by Michael Grant (Oct. 14) (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Crashland by Sean Williams (Nov. 4) (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 106

Start Date: September 22, 2014 @ 12:07 am
End Date: No Expiry

Which standalone title are you most looking forward to reading this Fall?

  • Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld (Sep. 23) (27%, 33 Votes)
  • I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson (Sep. 16) (18%, 22 Votes)
  • Belzhar by Meg Wolitzer (Sep. 30) (12%, 15 Votes)
  • The Cure for Dreaming by Cat Winters (Oct. 14) (11%, 13 Votes)
  • Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel by Sara Farizan (Oct. 7) (7%, 8 Votes)
  • The Body Electric by Beth Revis (Oct. 6) (6%, 7 Votes)
  • Althea and Oliver by Cristina Moracho (Oct. 9) (6%, 7 Votes)
  • Winterspell by Claire Legrand (Sep. 30) (6%, 7 Votes)
  • The Walled City by Ryan Graudin (Nov. 4) (4%, 5 Votes)
  • Love is the Drug by Alaya Dawn Johnson (Sep. 30) (3%, 4 Votes)

Total Voters: 121

Start Date: September 14, 2014 @ 7:45 pm
End Date: No Expiry

Who is your favorite librarian from YA lit?

  • Lirael from Lirael by Garth Nix (28%, 27 Votes)
  • Marian from the Beautiful Creatures series by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl (23%, 22 Votes)
  • Princess Cimorene from the Enchanted Forest Chronicles by Patricia Wrede (18%, 17 Votes)
  • Madam Pince from the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling (15%, 14 Votes)
  • Nickamedes from the Mythos Academy series by Jennifer Estep (9%, 9 Votes)
  • The Librarians from Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians by Brandon Sanderson (7%, 6 Votes)

Total Voters: 95

Start Date: September 8, 2014 @ 12:12 am
End Date: No Expiry


  1. Alissa Alissa

    Here’s an idea for a poll:

    What (fictional) book within a book do you most want to read?

    For example, Hogwarts a History (from Harry Potter) or An Imperial Affliction (from The Fault in Our Stars)

  2. Hi.
    One idea I had for a poll (I’m new to the site so sorry if it has been used before) is the best/worst first impressions. For explain: The Secret Like of Prince Charming by Deb Caletti, so the main character Quinn opens the bathroom door to Jake, and Jake is naked and going to the bathroom while Quinn is in her PJs because its quite early in the morning. The next morning when they see each other he says to her “This is what I look like with clothes on.” Or maybe Remy and Dexter in This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen. I though the meeting of Sam and Jase was cute in My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick.

    Also, I couldn’t help but notice that some books repeat themselves in the polls a lot. I’ve seen a lot of Harry Potter, Hunger Games, The Fault in our Stars (actually… anything John Green), Anna and the French Kiss, The Knife of Never Letting Go. These are great books and obviously well known, but there are great books out there that aren’t as well known but still great. When you put Hunger Games in a poll or Harry Potter, many people know them so a lot of people will vote for them because people don’t know the other choices and it seems that the other choices don’t get a chance.

    Comments are closed on some of the polls I’ve seen, but for the best boyfriend poll I thought of Ethan of Beautiful Creatures, or for the best friend poll I thought of Melina Marchetta books, like one time a character (Jude) in Jellicoe Road, when asked who those group of people were he responded: They’re my best friends. I’m going to know them until the day I die. I was sad that they weren’t included, but I did like the choices of Adam, Sam, and Xander in the boyfriend poll, but then Etienne won, again.

    Wow this is really long, still, I can’t wait for more polls to come out!

    • Hi Sarah,

      Thanks for the first impressions poll idea! I’ll see if we can come up with something good.

      And the reason that big titles like Harry Potter, The Hunger Games, and the other titles you mentioned keep showing up is because when we don’t include them, we get a lot of comments asking why we’ve omitted them! I agree with you that they sort of spoil polls because you know they’re going to win, but that popularity also means that people protest when we don’t include them.

      We only have one poll open at once; you can vote in it in the sidebar on the right. We post the poll (and a recap of the previous week’s poll) on the blog every Monday, so keep an eye out for future questions!

      — Gretchen

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