My answers aren't strictly YA, and these are books I read this year but not necessarily books that came out this year. Here we go!
Best in YA films/television: Catching Fire for sure. It was much better than the first movie. I was extremely excited for the host but it was a huge disappointment :(.
Best Music to Write To/Be Inspired By: Right now "Arms" by Christina Perri is inspiring me while I write the scenes between my main character and her love interest.
"I'll never let a love get so close.
You put your arms around me and I'm home."
Best YA/Pop Culture Tie-in: I can't think of an answer for this one :(.