So, yeah, I voted today (early voting, gotta love it). But here's the real news: The Goodreads Choice Awards 2012 are now underway!
I didn't have trouble with most categories. Picking a winner out of the YA noms was simple for me. I'm thinking John Green has that one pretty much locked, but I voted for Easy by Tammara Webber. 1) Because I loved it so much, and 2) Because I kinda want to see what'll happen if an originally self-pubbed New Adult book takes the YA category. Will chaos erupt? Will gumdrops and cupcakes fall from the sky? Will I wake up to find a "New Adult" section in my local BAM? Time will tell.
But the hard part came when I got to the Paranormal Fantasy category L
Briggs, Carriger, Estep, Evanovich, AND Andrews all in the same category?!?!?
Seriously, Goodreads, are you trying to kill me here?!? They are all so, so good! Ultimately, it came down to Patricia Briggs and Gail Carriger for me. Those are two of my favorite authors. It was tight--but I had to go with Timeless by Gail Carriger for the phenomenal finish to one of my favorite series ever. But the unforgettable, kick-in-the-teeth ending to Fair Game made it tough. Really tough. I'm still going back and forth in my head.
Thank God, J.R. Ward and the Black Dagger Brotherhood was put in Romance. That would've made the choice impossible, true? ;) Hope everyone rocks the vote, and good luck picking the best. It nearly broke this ninja's heart.