YAMM Bracketology

Just like with March Madness in the basketball world, YAMM is here to offer you a competition for filling out the YAMM bracket correctly!

We have a 15 book prize pack from YA publishers (including HarperTeen and Bloomsbury) to award to the person who correctly guesses the most spots in the YAMM bracket!

Final Standings:

WINNER: Alycia T – 125 points!
Alycia is the only one who got the champion (WATERFALL) right :)

Other top scores:
Mariah: 115
Devan: 105
Stephanie R: 105
Stephanie: 98
Kate: 97
Lexie B: 96
Liz: 96
Jasmine: 96
Jess: 96
Kari: 92
Kathleen B: 92
Heidi J: 91
Amanda M: 91
Jasmine R: 90
Ricki: 90

Thank you to everyone who played! Be on the lookout next year for another chance to play along and win prizes!

Because it gets increasingly harder to guess the correct book as the bracket progresses, there is a point system:

1 point per correct first round guess
2 points per correct second round guess
4 points per correct Sweet Sixteen guess
8 points per correct Elite Eight guess
16 points per Final Four guess
32 points for correctly guessing the champion

Check back here for point standings after each round to see where you fall, with the winner to be announced on championship day!

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Prize Pack (as of March 10):

Masque of the Red Death by Bethany Griffin (ARC)
Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins (ARC)
The Temptation by Alisa Valdes (ARC)
Transcendence by C.J. Omololu (ARC)
Magic Under Stone by Jaclyn Dolamore (ARC)
Magic Under Glass by Jaclyn Dolamore (HC)
Unbreak my Heart by Melissa Walker (ARC)
The Unquiet by Jeannine Garsee (ARC)
Between You and Me by Marisa Calin (ARC)
Tempest Unleashed by Tracy Deebs (ARC)
Breaking Beautiful by Jennifer Shaw Wolf (HC)
Scarlet by A.C. Gaughen (HC)
The Vanishing Game by Kate Kae Myers (HC)


YAMM Bracketology — 22 Comments

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  3. Oh my goodness – this is amazing. I love that y’all are going full out on the bracketology! Now I have to search the house for paper so that I can print my bracket out and get organized… This just made my morning :)

    • I feared that some that don’t participate in the basketball version may get confused…

      Basically, print out the bracket and pick which books you think will win each match-up. As you get farther into the bracket, books you’ve chosen in earlier rounds will go against each other until you have one final winner. To enter the contest, take your filled out bracket and enter the book titles in the Google Form according to the numbered line they fall on in your filled out bracket.

      Does that help at all? :\ Can anyone else try to explain it a different way? haha

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  5. Shanyn, I just saw this amazing book bracketology over at The Book Cellar [Erika’s], so thought I’d bop!

    NEVER have I played sports brackets, so this is really new to me but since I love, love, love books I thought *why not* lol

    Thank you for such a super-sweet contest, even if it was a whole lot of [fun] work. :D

    • Glad you had fun filling out the bracket :) I know it takes a little time, but it will make the whole thing more fun because you can keep track of who wins and loses!

  6. Cool idea! I entered! I hope I got everything in the right place, as it wasn’t always where I expected, but I can’t wait to see how the tournament goes!

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    • You did not fill out the bracket correctly :x I needed titles of books because entering the seed number doesn’t tell me which book you are choosing farther in the tournament when the genres start mixing. If you filled it out on paper and can take a picture or scan it to me I’d be willing to fix your entry, but otherwise I cannot score it.

  10. Oh, shoot! Okay, thank you so much! I have the bracket filled out, but I only have the numbers and I wrote on it what I got right and wrong. I’ll still send you a picture of it! I probably won’t win, but it’s still fun to be in the running! I’m emailing you now :)

  11. This was tons of fun! I’m really surprised that I was the only one to guess the champion. Thanks for this amazing box of books! I can’t wait to get started on them.

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