Thank you!

Posted by on Oct 22, 2013 in Uncategorized | 37 comments

A few weeks ago, I posted a request on this blog for anyone who might be interested in voting for Yalsa’s 2013 Teens’ Top Ten List. The votes were counted and today, Yalsa announced their winners and, THE FALSE PRINCE took 2nd place,Β coming in behind the amazing, Printz-award winning CODE NAME VERITY by Elizabeth E. Wein.

2nd PLACE! You did that – YOU!

At first I was like…


And then I was like…



And always, for reading, and voting, and recommending these books to others, to each of you, I will say…


If you want to see the entire Top Ten (and they are all wonderful), then you can find it here.


  1. Yay! So excited for you. And glad to see The Runaway King is nominated for a Cybil. Someone got there before me.

    • Thanks Natalie! And I didn’t know Runaway King was nominated – that’s certainly happy news!

  2. Awesome!!!!!!

  3. “Wicked.” Congratulations on getting 2nd place! The False Prince definitely deserves that. It’s an impressive book with an impressive accomplishment in this contest. I forgot how much I voted for it though. XP

  4. Wow, I’ve never been the first to comment. It feels like going into foreign territory. I know what I’m doing, but it still feels strange. A good strange though! I’M SO HAPPY THE FALSE PRINCE GOT SECOND PLACE!!!!! πŸ˜€ Honestly, it’s #1 for me (I voted for it at least fifty times, you laugh, but I’m serious). I want to check out some of those books, they look good. The entire time I was biting my nails in anticipation and praying The False Prince would come up on top. You are an amazing author and totally deserved being one of the top 3!

    • Thank you, Brinley! The other books, both nominated and top tenners, are really good. Some of my personal favorites are on that list.

      • Like what?

  5. wow SECOND PLACE!!!!!!!!!
    πŸ˜€ awesome. you actually got in the top three!!!!!!!!!!! that is AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. I’m not sure how, but my comment disappeared within a couple minutes. My brother posted a comment and mine somehow went poof! Whatever. πŸ˜› If it’s still there and I posted the comment a second time I’m going to feel stupid.
    Anyways, I am SO HAPPY you got 2nd place! The False Prince is #1 for me though. Without a doubt. You are the best author ever and absolutely deserve to be in the top 10! It’s am amazing book! The entire time I was practically trembling in anticipation and praying the False Prince would be in the top ten (I voted at least 50 times. You laugh, but I’m completely serious.) I’m so happy for you and the False Prince!

  7. WICKED!!!!!! OMG I AM OBSESSED WITH HARRY POTTER!!! THANK YOU FOR USING THAT GIF!!!!! Your book is amazing I am not surprised that it took 2nd!!!!!!! Actually….Yes I am!!!! I was expecting first!! But Out of ALL the books there…2ND IS AWESOME!!!!!

  8. -insert girly squeal of excitement- congrats! I’m so happy The False Prince got second place!
    (Also, that spongebob gif is awesome.)

  9. Congrats! Super excited for you!!!!! πŸ™‚ πŸ˜‰ I watched the video and when the False Prince and I did the exact thing! (Almost:)) Congrats again! πŸ™‚

  10. YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I literally vote 80 times!!!! Im also really happy that insurgent got 3rd!

  11. When is the third book due out?!?!?!? Cant wait!

    • Thanks for asking, Cara. It’s Feb. 25, 2014. War is coming…

  12. Hey Jennifer! I voted 20 times for False Prince! I told all my other friends and they each voted 10 times!!! I LOVE False Prince SOOOOOOOOO much! It’s my new favorite book! We have a program called Lamplighters at my middle school and False Prince is one of the books we have to read. All my friends have read the book and are voting for it! You’ve definitely inspired me more to become an author when I grow up! I’m reading the Runaway King now!
    Keep writing!

    • Thanks very much, Daniela! I’ll keep writing, and you do too!

  13. Hey Ms. Jennifer!
    Me again. First, I would like to tell you: CONGRATULATIONS!!
    I think you deserve first place. But Congrats on getting second!
    umm, question… In your Bio it says: “Her first attempt at a full-length story was in 6th grade when she wrote about a girl who becomes trapped in her daydreams and that world becomes real”
    That sounds like Alice in Wonderland. Did you get your idea from that story? And since now you are older, the locksmith will take you seriously. So maybe when you are done with the series you are working on, you could continue writing that story. I would love to hear it.
    BTW, Who’s your favorite author?

    Thank you!

    • Thanks for the congrats, and for your questions, Jubilee! I appreciate your interest in that story, but I think it’s best to leave it back in 6th grade. πŸ˜‰

      And for a favorite author – there’s no way I could begin to list all the authors I love. But the author who got me writing was S.E. Hinton (The Outsiders) and for that, I will always love her!

  14. That is AWESOME!!! Congrats, the book is my fav and it really deserves to be on that list.

  15. So when are you posting new stuff? I am excited! I want more!!!!!

    • Hmm, when I have something to say, I s’pose. Probably soon. Maybe… πŸ˜‰

      • πŸ˜€ !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  16. 2nd place? SWEET! I prefer 1st place for the book, but 2nd place is still amazing! More people at my school are reading it ^-^ (Maybe because they got tired of me shoving the book in their faces)

    Ha, I actually laughed at the photo’s you posted πŸ˜›

  17. Yay!! I’m so excited that The False Prince got second! (It would’ve been awesome if it had gotten first, but still, it’s cool!) I was very excited because The False Prince was chosen for the book club I am in, and that meant that I finally got to introduce the world of Carthya and the Ascendance Trilogy to three of my friends. πŸ˜€ They all seemed to love it, and it was great having discussions with them about the book. Thanks for being one of my inspirations when I am writing!


    • Thanks Kiara – and I love that it’s a book club pick for your group now! Thanks for doing such a great job in supporting this series!

  18. yes! it got 2nd place so so happy for you ^_^ can’t wait until shadow throne comes out so exited ^_^

  19. OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!
    2nd place? WOW WOW WOW! How many books were there? Well it doesn’t matter OMG WOW!
    As you can tell I get very excited about anything that has to do with The False Prince. I am so excited for March!

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