What is the best young adult (Y.A.) series?
It's October! Time to start the nomination process for our October poll.
Even though our September poll for best Y.A. novel (in the lower left corner of the side menus) is still going on*, and you should totally vote in that, it's time to fire up the nomination process for October's poll.
*We had so many nominations that we had to do two semifinal round.
1- As always, I leave definitions up to your best judgement because I'd rather be inclusive. If you nominate books that are clearly for adults (No "Fifty Shades of Gray"), I'll put the kibosh on it, but I'm not going to get persnickety about where exactly young adult becomes children's books or where exactly they become adult books. If you think it fits, go ahead and nominate it. Harry Potter is a great Y.A. series but it's first and last book are arguably a children's book and an adult book respectively.
2- You are nominating the WHOLE series, holistically. If you, for example, you loved the first book, thought the second book was okay, and thought the third book was a train wreck of clunky writing and shoehorned characterization in which you couldn't figure out why people were doing what they were doing and you had to read the death scene like three times just to figure out Primrose had died (um...hypothetically) then maybe that's not the best series to nominate.
3- A series must have at least two books with a continuity arc that spans the books. We're trying to avoid books that are stand alone in their own universe. So books that exist in the same world like Goosebumps but are each stand alone novels are not for this poll. The series doesn't have to have a single overarching plot arc, but the books should have a sense of chronological progression rather than being like episodes in a TV show. Xanth would be okay, for example. The Hardy Boys would not. (We will be doing a Best YA World in a couple of months.)
4- You may nominate two (2) series. (If you nominate more than two books, I take your first two nominations and ignore the rest cause I'm a fucka mean tyrant who insists you have reading comprehension and follow rules and shit.)
5- You may (and should) second as many nominations of others as you wish. No series will be going on to our poll that doesn't get at least one second, and it is not unheard of for a poll to have SO many nominations that I only take the results with two or more "seconds."
6- Please put your nominations here. If you nominate books on social media where I've shared this post, they may not get the seconds you need because no one will see them.
In a couple of weeks we'll get the poll fired up based on your nominations. It's all up to you.