The results are in! After a week of voting (and a dramatic lead change or two), Hollywood Crush readers have picked their favorite YA novel of 2010. [Drum roll, please!] And the winner is...Richelle Mead's "Last Sacrifice"! The spectacular finale to Richelle's six-part "Vampire Academy" series following 17-year-old Dhampir Rose Hathaway and her Moroi vampire BFF Vasilisa "Lissa" Dragomir, took the No. 1 spot, besting runners-up "The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner" by Stephenie Meyer and "Mockingjay" by Suzanne Collins. (You can see a complete list of the nominees here.)
Thankfully, for fans of Richelle's artfully crafted vampire world, "Last Sacrifice" is not really the end. As we announced earlier this month, Richelle's spin-off series, "Bloodlines," will hit bookstore shelves in August 2011. Richelle told Entertainment Weekly recently that the series will focus on human Sydney and Moroi vampire Jill, adding rather coyly, "The male lead is going to be the big surprise. I'll only say that it's one of the love interests from 'Vampire Academy.'" Oh, the suspense!
It's teasers like this that not only make us thankful for all of 2010's stellar reads but also super-eager to turn the proverbial page to 2011. We have so many awesome books waiting for us in the new year! From "Bloodlines" to Cassandra Clare's "City of Fallen Angels," we can hardly stand the suspense!
What do you think about Hollywood Crush readers selecting "Last Sacrifice" as their fave YA novel of 2010? What books are you dying to read in 2011? Tell us in the comments and on Twitter!