Monday, 6 January 2014

YA Yeah Yeah Year-Ends Day 11: Book Awards, The Winners

And the awards finally come to an end! As mentioned at the start of these awards, I limited it to one win per book, although there was no restriction on amount of shortlists or amount of 'highly commended' runner-up awards a book could have. I've done one runner up for every five nominations - so generally one, two for best ending, three for best YA contemporary novel.

Best pre-2013 book I only read this year

Shortlist:
Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan
The City's Son by Tom Pollock
December by Phil Rickman
Ketchup Clouds by Annabel Pitcher
Sparks: The Epic, Completely True Blue, Almost Holy Quest of Debbie by SJ Adams

Highly Commended: The City's Son by Tom Pollock

And the winner is...


Sparks: The Epic, Completely True Blue, Almost Holy Quest of Debbie by SJ Adams


Best adult book

Shortlist:
The Burglar Who Counted The Spoons by Lawrence Block
The Gravity Between Us by Kristen Zimmer
The Other Typist by Suzanne Rindell
The Tyrant's Law by Daniel Abraham
The Yonahlossee Riding Camp For Girls by Anton Disclafani

Highly Commended: The Tyrant's Law by Daniel Abraham

And the winner is...



The Other Typist by Suzanne Rindell


Best MG book

Shortlist:
The Trials of Oland Born: Curse of Kings by Alex Barclay
Monster Odyssey: The Eye of Neptune by Jon Mayhew
Pea's Book of Birthdays by Susie Day
Tarzan: The Savage Lands by Andy Briggs
Twerp by Mark Goldblatt

Highly Commended: Tarzan: The Savage Lands by Andy Briggs

And the winner is...

Twerp by Mark Goldblatt


Best Ending

Shortlist:
Trials of Oland Born: Curse of Kings by Alex Barclay
Firewallers by Simon Packham
LIGHT by Michael Grant
Love in Revolution by BR Collins
Rooftoppers by Katherine Rundell
The Gravity Between Us by Kristen Zimmer
This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales
United We Spy by Ally Carter
Wereworld: War of the Werelords by Ally Carter
You Don't Know Me by Sophia Bennett

Highly Commended: You Don't Know Me by Sophia Bennett AND LIGHT by Michael Grant

And the winner is...

Firewallers by Simon Packham


Best YA historical

Shortlist:
Belle Epoque by Elizabeth Ross
Debutantes in Love by Cora Harrison
Flappers: Diva by Jillian Larkin
Love in Revolution by BR Collins
Stormbringers by Philippa Gregory

Highly Commended: Debutantes in Love by Cora Harrison

And the winner is...

Love in Revolution by BR Collins


Best YA speculative

Shortlist:
Department 19: Battle Lines by Will Hill
LIGHT by Michael Grant
Pantomime by Laura Lam
Skulk by Rosie Best
Wereworld: War of the Werelords by Curtis Jobling

Highly Commended: Wereworld: War of the Werelords by Curtis Jobling

And the winner is...

LIGHT by Michael Grant


Best YA Contemporary

Shortlist: (Okay, not exactly 'short', but I did read nearly 60!)
Bruised by Sarah Skilton
Crash Into You by Katie McGarry
Cruel Summer by James Dawson
Firewallers by Simon Packham
Geek Girl: Model Misfit by Holly Smale
Geekhood: Mission Improbable by Andy Robb
Have A Little Faith by Candy Harper
In Bloom by Matthew Crow
Severed Heads, Broken Hearts by Robyn Schneider
Soulmates by Holly Bourne
The Summer of Telling Tales by Laura Summers
This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales
United We Spy by Ally Carter
Weirdos vs Quimboids by Natasha Desborough
You Don't Know Me by Sophia Bennett

Highly Commended: Have A Little Faith by Candy Harper AND In Bloom by Matthew Crow AND You Don't Know Me by Sophia Bennett

And the winner is...

This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales

2013 was a fantastic year for YA books and it's been brilliant to look back at them! Here's to an equally wonderful 2014.  Thanks to all the fabulous authors for writing so many great books, the bloggers who've made me aware of them, and everyone who's done interviews/guest posts or left comments on any of my blogs.

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