Faves of 2011 Book Awards: The Scenes
Wednesday December 21, 2011 at 1:20 am |

Earlier this year Nomes of Inkcrush hosted a mid-year book awards, and now she’s back with to complete the awards for the end of the year.  The awards will run this whole week for several different categories pertaining to books you’ve read this year. Time for day three: The Scenes!

1. best first chapter:


I was really digging the first chapter in Two For the Dough by Janet Evanovich.  I love how we get immediately into the action in this book and are on stakeout with Stephanie and Ranger.  It had me immediately in the story and anxious to know the result of their surveillance.

2. best climax:

When Harry realizes where the last Horcrux is in the Deathly Hallows, and the whole arena part of The Hunger Games.

3. best ending:

Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling.  I loved the whole Hogwarts battle.  But especially Neville’s breakout, and Harry’s resurrection.  The whole scene where Harry and Voldemort duke it out and Harry explains the whole thing about the elder wand….EPIC!  The most amazing scene ever…I hate they changed this in the movie.

4. best plot twist/revelation (no spoilers!):

The end of Catching Fire had the best plot twist.  I just wasn’t expecting that, but couldn’t wait to get my hands on Mockingjay because of what was revealed in Catching Fire.

5. scariest/most disturbing scene:

Scariest and most disturbing scene comes from A Cast-Off Coven by Juliet Blackwell.  In the end Lily prepares to do battle with a demon.  I was terribly spooked out the whole time.  Anything to do with demons kind of makes me antsy…makes me want to hug my Bible and pray.

Also any scene with Stephanie Plum and that crazy boxer in One For the Money.  He was completely insane.  Dangerous is one thing…insane is quite another.


6. steamiest scene (or sweetest/sexiest kiss award):


The Fire Lord’s Lover by Kathryne Kennedy had the steamiest scenes in my opinion.  The love scenes between Dominic and Cassandra were beyond hot and their intimacy was electric.  Love scenes can be quite boring and redundant when you read a lot of romance, but I was never bored when reading through their love scenes.

7. best swoon-worthy moment:

My favorite swoon worthy moment comes from The Hunger Games.  This may seem odd to others but I swooned when Katniss described he first encounter with Peeta and how he provided her with bread.  As a young boy he sacrificed himself to make sure she and her family had something to eat.  That moment spoke to his character for me and I knew that he would be a good man.

8. biggest nail-biting moment:

At the end of  The  Hunger Games when Katniss and Peeta realized the capitol had played them and they would indeed have to kill each other.  I was totally anxious trying to figure out what they would do.

The Gringotts scene in Deathly Hallows.

The Ministry Scene in Deathly Hallows.

When Harry jumps into the ice cold lake in Deathly Hallows.

9. most hilarious scene:

I have two hilarious moments:


1.  In Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison when Georgia accidentally shaves her eyebrows off!  I can’t even tell you how hard I laughed at this scene.  I literally had tears falling from my eyes.  This scene was comedy gold!

2. Two words…GRANDMA MAZUR!  The end scene in Two For The Dough by Janet Evanovich when Grandma Mazur pulls her gun and starts blasting.  OMG, I was dying laughing at this scene.  Despite stuff blowing up and my concern for Stephanie and her Gram.  Grandma Mazur is a TRIP and she don’t play.  I thoroughly enjoyed her in this book, but this scene had me laughing so hard.

10. most heart-breaking/tear-jerker moment:

All my heartbreaking scenes involve loss of great characters:

Losing Dobby, Fred, and all the other wonderful characters in the Deathly Hallows.

The whole scene when Rue dies in The Hunger Games.  How she decorates her and sings for her.  It was saddening and heartbreaking because Rue was so lovable and innocent.

Losing Finnick, and how they screwed Peeta up so bad in the Capitol in Mockingjay.

BONUS: favourite meet cute:

I love the way Gemma and Colin meet in Heartwishes by Jude Deveraux.  She at his parents estate for a job.  He meets her in the guest house amongst his family’s history papers and they begin the witty verbal sparring.  LOVED IT! 

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4 Responses to “Faves of 2011 Book Awards: The Scenes”

  1. Brie says:

    That scene with Peeta and the bread is just the most romantic and sweet! I loved it and I totally agree, sometimes even the most simple gesture can be swoon-worthy!

    The Fire Lord’s Lover was another book I read thanks to your reviews, fantastic book, thanks to you I discovered another great author.

    I’m leaving tomorrow to spend Christmas with my parents in Oregon so I won’t be back until January, I’m also doing a little road trip with my bf. Since I’ll probably be in the middle of nowhere and without internet I’ll say goodbye now, just in case. Have a merry, merry Christmas and a happy, happy New Year (double the fun). Can’t wait to see what the next year will bring and I hope is happiness and joy!

  2. Missie says:

    *takes notes*

    I’ve been looking for a steamy scene that doesn’t get boring. Thanks, Jade!

  3. Aww, on the Harry Potter answers. Definitely agree to where you put them. I loved the ending, but it was definitely heartbreaking and filled with tear-filled and nail-biting moments!

  4. Ha I laughed out loud when I saw your swoon-worthy moment. Bread is sweet though. For me the heart broke every time Peeta said “real or not real.” I just wanted to cry every time because I hated that he didn’t know. But at the end…oh… my gosh I’m reliving that trilogy in my brain because of this post.

    Oh and I think there are tons of crazy people in the Stephanie Plum series. Ha ha. They all run together for me now.