Wow. This has been a tough one. It’s like watching a triple overtime basketball game, or a baseball game that goes twenty innings. Since I need to get up the next poll. I took the one clear winner, The Bartimaeus Trilogy by Jonathan Stroud, and picked the second winner by the scientific method of asking my wife to pick a number between 1 and 4. Since the Vizu poll opens in random order, it seemed as good a way to pick as any. The last series to make round five is . . . (internet drum roll please) . . . The Chronicles of Prydain by Alexander Lloyd. (loud tooting of cornets!)
Let the next round begin. Step 1 in, THE FINAL COUNDOWN!