Phew. Although the entirety of YA Adaptation Madness has been filled with tough decisions, last week was a doozy. But y’all made the hard choices, cut the Sweet Sixteen in half, and today we’re presenting the Elite Eight.
In a week of very close races, the closest race of the week was between Holly Black’s The Cruel Prince and Laini Taylor’s Daughter of Smoke and Bone, with 44% and 56% of the votes, respectively. And the race with the largest gap was between Maggie Stiefvater’s The Raven Cycle vs. Katherine Arden’s The Bear and the Nightingale, with 79% to 21%. (That Raven Cycle … Will it go all the way?)
Check out all of the results below, along with an updated bracket.
Melina Marchetta’s Jellicoe Road (42%) vs. Angeline Boulley’s Firekeeper’s Daughter (58%)
Sarah Dessen’s The Truth About Forever (60%) vs. Megan McCafferty’s Sloppy Firsts (40%)
Holly Black’s The Cruel Prince (44%) vs. Laini Taylor’s Daughter of Smoke and Bone (56%)
Sabaa Tahir’s An Ember in the Ashes (54%) vs Sarah J. Maas’ Throne of Glass (46%)
Historical / Folklore
Maggie Stiefvater’s The Raven Cycle (79%) vs. Katherine Arden’s The Bear and the Nightingale (21%)
Aiden Thomas’s Cemetery Boys (22%) vs. Elizabeth Wein’s Code Name Verity (78%)
Sci-Fi / Dystopia
Marissa Meyers’s The Lunar Chronicles (77%) vs. Marie Lu’s Warcross (23%)
Justina Ireland’s Dread Nation (42%) vs. Neal Shusterman’s Arc of a Scythe (58%)
Be sure to cast your votes via our stories this week, and check back next Sunday for the Final Four.