Coming This Summer: Nerds Heart YA


I just finished reading The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins.  I polished it off in one sitting, and it was excellent, but it’s not a little book by any means.  This book is all over the place as are many others, so what about all the great lesser known YA reads?  Renay, from YA Fabulous wanted to make sure that all the little guys got their due and so for this summer she rounded up the troops, 20 book bloggers in all, and created Nerds Heart YA, a tournament of the more obscure, but still great YA reads .  I’m so excited to be one of the judges.  We’ll look at 16 of the best YA books you probably haven’t heard much about in search of the ONE. Watch these great blogs below for more information, reviews, and to see what advances in the tournament.

The Bloggers

Valentina, Valentina’s Room
Jodie, Book Gazing
Natasha, Maw Books Blog
Ali, Worducopia and Lenore, Presenting Lenore
Mary Ann, Libr*fiti
Trish, Hey Lady! Whatcha Readin’ and Vasilly, 1330v
Kelly, YAnnabe
Becky, Becky’s Book Reviews, and Kailana, The Written World
Heather, A High and Hidden Place
Amy, My Friend Amy
Laza, Gimme More Books!
Stephanie, Stephanie’s Confessions of a Book-a-Holic
Nicole, Linus’s Blanket
Renay, YA Fabulous and Susan, She’s Too Fond Of Books And It’s Turned Her Brain
Chris, Stuff As Dreams Are Made On and Nymeth, Things Mean A Lot

The Tournament

Nerds Heart YA Tournament Brackets

The Books:

  • Pretty Monsters, by Kelly Link

Hope you’ll join us.

You may also like


  1. That is such a good idea!
    I don’t normally read YA books (although I loved The Hunger Games too) I look forward to hearing about some less well known books, and will commit to reading the winner of this tournament, if not a few more.
    Have fun judging!

  2. I’m glad to know about this, because my library will no longer be buying new YA books, and that’s where I went to see what was up in YA.

  3. I’d forgotten you’re part of this! Yay! This will be a blast, and I’m really excited about the books I’ve been assigned. 🙂

  4. Pingback: Sweethearts, by Sara Zarr | Linus's Blanket