The first week of YA Adaptation Madness draws to a close today. Through your voting (over on our Instagram), we’ve whittled the 32 contenders we started with to the ever-so-Sweet Sixteen. The closest race of the week was between Claudia Gray’s Firebird and Marie Lu’s Warcross, with 48% and 52% of the votes, respectively. And the race with the largest gap was between Maggie Stiefvater’s The Raven Cycle and June Hur’s The Red Palace with 94% and 9% of the votes.

Check out all of the results below, along with an updated bracket.


Melina Marchetta’s Jellicoe Road (79%) vs. Claire Ahn’s I Guess I Live Here Now (21%)
Jennifer Lynn Barnes’s The Inheritance Games (45%) vs. Angeline Boulley’s Firekeeper’s Daughter (55%)
Sarah Dessen’s The Truth About Forever (67%) vs. Emiko Jean’s Tokyo Ever After (33%)
Megan McCafferty’s Sloppy Firsts (77%) vs. Claire Kann’s Let’s Talk About Love (23%)


Holly Black’s The Cruel Prince (78%) vs. Jordan Ifueko’s Raybearer (22%)
Laini Taylor’s Daughter of Smoke and Bone (65%) vs. Tracy Deonn’s The Legendborn Cycle (35%)
Sabaa Tahir’s An Ember in the Ashes (67%) vs. Tamora Pierce’s Protector of the Small (33%)
Sarah J. Maas’ Throne of Glass (77%) vs. Elizabeth Lim’s Spin the Dawn (23%)

Historical / Folklore

Maggie Stiefvater’s The Raven Cycle (94%) vs. June Hur’s The Red Palace (6%)
Katherine Arden’s The Bear and the Nightingale (66%) vs. Nnedi Okorafor’s Akata Witch (34%)
Aiden Thomas’s Cemetery Boys (70%) vs. Anna-Marie McLemore and Tehlor Kay Mejia’s Miss Meteor (30%)
Elizabeth Wein’s Code Name Verity (75%) vs. Lily Anderson’s Undead Girl Gang (25%)

Sci-Fi / Dystopia

Marissa Meyers’s The Lunar Chronicles (90%) vs. Eliot Schrefer’s The Darkness Outside Us (10%)
Claudia Gray’s Firebird (48%) vs. Marie Lu’s Warcross (52%)
Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff’s The Illuminae Files (47%) vs. Justina Ireland’s Dread Nation (53%)
Pierce Brown’s Red Rising Saga (47%) vs. Neal Shusterman’s Arc of a Scythe (53%)

Be sure to cast your votes via our stories this week, and check back next Sunday for the Elite Eight.


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