Oh, BOB Lovers... This Battle of the Kids' Books is just not good for my heart! After the first round's losses (I'm still grieving Doug Swieteck), Round 2 came back and dealt yet another blow.
What started out as better than I had dared to hope (Between Shades of Gray advances to Round 3!), quickly dissolved into more anguish over the dismissal of Daughter of Smoke and Bone. Winning the other two matches were Drawing From Memory and Life: An Exploded Diagram. Both wins surprised me, but I wasn't too crazy about either of their opponents so... I chose to just keep dwelling on the carnage of DoSaB.
All of this means that the BOB Final Four comes down to:
Between Shades of Gray vs Chime (the winner of the round was actually just revealed this morning, but since this post is just about Round 2, here's a hint: Wahooooooooo!)
Drawing From Memory vs Life: An Exploded Diagram
But do you want to hear the really, really exciting part? We are only two days away from the reveal of (cue spooky music here)... The Winner of the Undead Poll. If you're not familiar with the BOB, the Peanut Gallery (that's all of us!) can vote on their favorite Contender prior to the first round. The book with the most votes comes back from the Dead for the final battle aka The Big Kahuna Round. I feel fairly confident that the Undead will arise in the form of a) Okay for Now or b) Daughter of Smoke and Bone. Then again... I've been wrong a lot lately, so I'll say a little book-prayer for them both, just in case!