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The Printz, the Newbery and the Morris have been awarded, so let's get down to less serious literary business: THE BEST YA KISS OF 2009.


The infamous Josh Berk (DARK DAYS OF HAMBURGER HALPIN) and I are hosting the 2009 SMOOCHIE AWARDS!

*Warning: some of the comments contain KISSING spoilers! But they are more like TEASERS. For me.

Eligibility: A YA novel published in 2009 with an awesome kissing scene.

Like this. Only from a YA novel.

That's it!

You think that's fun, wait for this.
There are THREE CATEGORIES.

BEST REALISTIC KISS (from a realistic novel either contemporary OR historical)
BEST OTHERWORLDLY KISS (from a fantasy novel--high fantasy or urban fantasy or dystopian)
BEST KISS OVERALL (best kiss involving a mix of humans/vampires/faeries whatever--EVERY KISS! )

Get it?

Good!

You can nominate ONE kiss in EVERY CATEGORY

So your nomination, in my comments below, will look something like this:

BEST REALISTIC: Heidi & Josh in the Banana Shack/THIS WOULD NEVER HAPPEN, SORRY RAD SHAUN/by Josh Berk and Heidi R. Kling
BEST OTHERWORLDLY KISS: Max the Martian and Uma the Half-Unicorn/WORST PREMISE EVER/by Rainbow Sharknose
BEST OVERALL KISS: Frank and Tinker Bell by the lockers/I USED TO HATE HIGH SCHOOL BEFORE I FELL IN LOVE WITH A FAERIE/ by Jon Battlebeam

Except, of course, your examples are from REAL BOOKS PUBLISHED BY REAL AUTHORS IN 2009!

OUR VOLUNTEER CELEBRITY JUDGES are all POPULAR TEEN reviewer/bloggers whose names I won't reveal at this time to protect their privacy. NO AUTHORS are on the PANEL of JUDGES. We'll go with MAJORITY RULES if there are a bunch of the same nom in one category. JUDGES will be used as TIE BREAKERS.

LET THE GAMES BEGIN!

THE WINNING AUTHOR will be announced via a SPECIAL AWARD CEREMONY on VALENTINE'S DAY!

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larazielin
Feb. 2nd, 2010 07:39 pm (UTC)
Frenching is the New Black
Oh my god, you guys actually DID this! This is awesome. I will definitely be submitting entries!
jberkj
Feb. 2nd, 2010 08:10 pm (UTC)
Re: Frenching is the New Black
We also need authors to recreate (& film) the circumstances of their first kiss. You in, LZ? I bet it would be EPIC.
Re: Frenching is the New Black - larazielin - Feb. 2nd, 2010 08:12 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: Frenching is the New Black - jberkj - Feb. 2nd, 2010 08:14 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: Frenching is the New Black - seaheidi - Feb. 2nd, 2010 08:33 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: Frenching is the New Black - jberkj - Feb. 2nd, 2010 08:43 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: Frenching is the New Black - seaheidi - Feb. 2nd, 2010 08:55 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: Frenching is the New Black - kellyrfineman - Feb. 4th, 2010 02:45 pm (UTC) - Expand
anywherebeyond
Feb. 2nd, 2010 07:41 pm (UTC)
BEST OTHERWORLDLY KISS: Nick/Mae in THE DEMON'S LEXICON (Sarah Rees Brennan)

BEST REALISTIC KISS: Alex & Gavin in THE SEASON (Sarah MacLean)


BEST KISS OVERALL: Ash & Kaisa in ASH (Malinda Lo)
seaheidi
Feb. 2nd, 2010 08:29 pm (UTC)
I love that you're our first nominator!
OMG CHUCK. I've missed you, baby.
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seaheidi
Feb. 2nd, 2010 08:29 pm (UTC)
DUDE. Your blood flows with WIN. <3
thegreatmissjj
Feb. 2nd, 2010 07:50 pm (UTC)
Yikes. There's a lot for me here, although I just realised that like...99.99% of what I read is YA Fantasy, so I'm a little thin in the "realistic" category.

BEST REALISTIC KISS: Tough! I don't read enough contemporary YA! Ash and Kaisa from ASH, I think, but mostly because it's the least "fantastical" of the books I read in 2009.

BEST OTHERWORLDLY KISS: I will have to second Saundra's Nick/Mae from THE DEMON'S LEXICON.

BEST OVERALL KISS: Sam and Grace from SHIVER. (Although that could be influenced by the fact I'm reading LINGER right now.) I've never read an author match Maggie for drenching the pages with such realistic teenage longing.
(Anonymous)
Feb. 2nd, 2010 07:50 pm (UTC)
Best Kiss Nominees
BEST OTHERWORLDY KISS: Can't think of one at the moment.

BEST REALISTIC KISS: Daniel and Grace under the walnut tree/THE DARK DIVINE by Bree Despain

BEST OVERALL KISS: Patch and Nora in the movie theater girls' bathroom/HUSH,HUSH by Becca Fitzpatrick
ext_220768
Feb. 2nd, 2010 08:23 pm (UTC)
BEST REALISTIC: Anna & Matt in the kitchen/Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler

BEST FANTASY: Grace & Sam/Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

BEST OVERALL: Meg & John in the cop car/Going Too Far by Jennifer Echols
jenny_moss
Feb. 2nd, 2010 08:40 pm (UTC)
I love the SMOOCHIES! *smooch* for having this fun

I'll return with nominations. This requires serious reader thought.
mandyhubbard
Feb. 2nd, 2010 08:47 pm (UTC)
AHEM. i think you need to change "contemporary" to just realistic. Becuase AHEM, what about historicals? THE SEASON truly rocked.

Also: if a girl from 09 kisses a guy in 1815, is it realistic cus he's jsut a dude, or otherwordly? I vote realistic.
seaheidi
Feb. 2nd, 2010 08:56 pm (UTC)
GOOD IDEA.
Thanks!
bree_despain
Feb. 2nd, 2010 08:53 pm (UTC)
Eep! I got a nomination!! How cool is that? I love the Smoochies. I'm so glad you guys decided to really do this. Let me know how I can help!
seaheidi
Feb. 2nd, 2010 08:56 pm (UTC)
We will! Isn't it awesome when the Smoochie lips talk to you on Twitter? :P
kristin_briana
Feb. 2nd, 2010 08:57 pm (UTC)
BEST REALISTIC: Owen and Audrey in CRASH INTO ME by Albert Borris

BEST OTHERWORDLY: Sam and Grace in SHIVER by Maggie Stiefvater
radshaun
Feb. 2nd, 2010 09:12 pm (UTC)
Okay, I can't remember the names but here's my nom for all three (If you've read the book you'll see why it fits):

BEST REALISTIC/OTHERWORLDLY/OVERALL: Micah and two of her classmates in LIAR by Justine Larbalestier. It was a pretty hot post funeral three-some.

Edited at 2010-02-02 09:12 pm (UTC)
x_think_twice
Feb. 2nd, 2010 09:40 pm (UTC)
The words "pretty hot post funeral three-some" just convinced me I should go read that book.
cariblogs.blogspot.com
Feb. 2nd, 2010 09:24 pm (UTC)
BEST REALISTIC KISS - Camelia and Ben from Deadly little Lies by Laurie Faria Stolarz

BEST OTHERWORLDLY KISS - Clary and Jace City of Glass by Cassandra Clare

BEST KISS OVERALL - Grace and Sam from Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

I love this game!
superdorinha
Feb. 2nd, 2010 09:43 pm (UTC)
BEST OTHERWORLDLY KISS: Magnus Bane and Alec Lightwood at the Accords Hall/CITY OF GLASS/by Cassandra Clare
BEST OVERALL KISS: Janie and Cabel, when Janie kisses Cabe's scars (it's in the second bok, right?)/FADE/by Lisa McMann

I didn't read any realistic book released in 2009, so I can't vote on this one.
x_think_twice
Feb. 2nd, 2010 09:44 pm (UTC)
BEST OVERALL KISS: Patch and Nora / HUSH, HUSH by Becca Fitzpatrick. I forgot all other kisses after reading this book; that's how hot it was.
presentinglenore.blogspot.com
Feb. 2nd, 2010 09:46 pm (UTC)
Best Realistic:- Willow and Guy from Willow by Julia Hoban. SWEET!

Best Otherworldly:- Dice and Sin in Swoon by Nina Malkin - HOT!

Best Overall - Kizzy and Jack Husk in Goblin Fruit, one of the stories in Lips Touch: Three Times by Laini Taylor. - INTOXICATING!
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