1. (11/12) Christy
2. (10/12) Jim
3. (9/12) Amy, David, Jed, Jeremy, Kathryn, Laura, Meagan, Mike, and The Reading Ape.
A baker’s dozen have either seven or eight points which leaves them within striking distance. Those of us with six and fewer are looking like longer and longer shots. The next two matches will likely shake things up significantly.
My predicted winner of Match Two of Round Two: Nox
Contest Entrants’ Choices: 18% Next vs. 11% Nox (of the novels chosen to advance past the second round, these were third and fourth, respectively, out of four)
I am predicting Nox because, based on reviews, it is successful whereaas Next, based on my reading, is not. My view that it is not a success is based largely on the ending against which I had an almost viscerally negative reaction. I did not like anything about it, other than that I almost always applaud when the ending is not “happy”. That is my pick, my prediction. However, Next was picked to win more often at every stage of the ToB except the Finals. Only one person chose Nox for the title. No one chose Next. Next is the smart money, Nox is mine.