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Saturday, January 14, 2017

Winners of the First Official Annual YA Book Awards Show - 2016

HEY GUYS!
I am finally announcing the winners to my first annual YA book awards show 2016! I will go through by categories! The Best Overall book will be saved for last so check out to see what it is!

The titles of each category will be in THIS COLOR
Most Badass Female Protagonist
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Aelin/Celaena from the Throne of Glass Series by Sarah J. Maas
This category was a landslide and it is no wonder why!

Most Badass Male Protagonist
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Rhysand from A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

This was a very close race between our beloved Rhys and Kaz Brekker from the Six of Crows duology, but at the end of the day, Rhys trumps all.
Best Supporting Character
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Nina from Crooked Kindom AND Lysandra from Empire of Storms
This was an incredibly close race between all of the candidates and it turns out that this one ended with a complete tie!

Best Fantasy Book
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A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas
Yet another work of SJ Maas! I am not surprised that everyone loves this book either!

Best Sci-Fi Book
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Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
There were not many sci-fi books that came out this year, but there were a few that were nominated multiple times. This one won by a landslide!

Best Contemporary Book
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The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson
This book and What Light by Jay Asher were so close in the running for best contemporary, but in the end, Morgan Matson won it with her book The Unexpected Everything!

Book That Made you Cry the Most
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Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare
I haven't personally read this book or many Cassandra Clare's novels, but I do know that a multitude of you highly enjoy her writing so Im sure that many of you will be happy with this winner!

Book that made you want to throw across the room in a fit of rage
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Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare ?!
This is an interesting occurrence, Lady Midnight wins twice in a row for two very different categories.

Best Book Boyfriend
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Rhysand from A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas
No surprise here, Rhys is the best! This is his second win also!!!! Another landslide!

Book that gave you the biggest book hangover
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A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas
Yet another win for A Court of Mist and Fury and SJ Maas! This was a very close race though between Empire of Storms and Lady Midnight!

Best Debut Author
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Evelyn Skye
Evelyn Skye won by a landslide as well! Her book The Crown's Game was truly amazing and she definitely deserves this win!

Best Overall Author
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Sarah J. Maas
No surprise here, she is just racking up wins in this YA Book Awards Show! 

Best Series that Ended
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The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyers 
So many people love this series so I am not surprised that this is the winner for the best series that ended this year.

Best Stand-Alone Book
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The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
This book is so well-loved among so many people and Nicola Yoon is definitely moving up in the YA community!

AND FINALLY THE BEST BOOK OF 2016!!!!
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A COURT OF MIST AND FURY BY SARAH J. MAAS
I am sure that nobody is surprised by this winner. It definitely deserves to win!!!!!!!!

YOU GUYS VOTED FOR YOUR FAVORITE BOOKS FOR THIS YA BOOK AWARDS SHOW AND I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

THANKS!

Delaney M.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Books To Look Out For in 2017

Hey guys!
Today I will be sharing with you some books that you definitely want to look out for and save up your money, cause there is lots!!

1. A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas
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This is the third book in the A Court of Thorns and Roses series and this is so highly anticipated! If you guys saw my currently reading then you would know that I am finally reading A Court of Mist and Fury right now, I am about 250 pages in and LOVING IT!!! So, me along with the entire world of YA, are soooo excited for the next book to be out!
Expected publication: May 2, 2017

2. Throne of Glass Book #6 by Sarah J. Maas
There obviously isnt a cover for this book yet because it doesn't even have a name. But nevertheless everyone is highly anticipating yet another SJ Maas book. This is the final installment in the Throne of Glass series and it will be very side once it ends. This series has really come a long way and evolved into something great!
Expected publication: September 5, 2017

3. King's Cage by Victoria Aveyard
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This is what I personally thought to be the last book in the Red Queen series but apparently there is going to be a fourth book coming out in 2018. Anyways, this is another that is so highly anticipated by so many people and dispite my okay review of the last book, I will be picking this up and reading it.
Expected publication: February 7, 2017

4. Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare
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This is the second book in The Dark Artifices series by Cassandra Clare. I am not a fan of Cassandra Clare, I haven't read all of her books and I haven't read Lady Midnight but I do know that so many people who go on this blog really love her and her books so I put this one up at #4 for you guys.
Expected publication: May 23, 2017

5. Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth
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This is finally something new from Veronica Roth and so many people are on the edges of their seats because of Allegiant. But this is something totally new. This is going to be part of a sci-fi/fantasy duology which everyone is excited about! And it's coming out soon!
Expected publication: January 17, 2017

6. Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh
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There hasn't been that much hype surrounding this book, but I am so excited for it. I really love Renee Adieh's writing style and this is a totally new series about a daughter of a samurai I think which is so fascinating, you never hear anything like that in YA. I think that it is going to deal with things like sexism and family, but a fantasy setting which I think is going to be excellent, so you guys should definitely pick it up with me!
Expected publication: May 16, 2017

7. Illuminae Files #3 by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
There is no cover for this book yet because it doesn't have a name. So many people love the Illuminae series and I am planning on reading them at some point, I just don't know when. But this is so highly anticipated by so many people that it had to be up here on the top ten. 
Expected publication: October 2017

8. Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones

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So this book sounds like a beauty and the beast retelling but I don't think it is, it is just a fairy tale read that I think sounds great, something that I could compare this to that I would think be similar is The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black.
Expected publication: February 7, 2017 <The same day as King's Cage!

9. Now I Rise by Kiersten White
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This is the second book in the Conquerers Saga by Kiersten White, the first book is And I Darken. I am very excited to see how this series plays out because it is an amazing idea and I think that it will be great and I am excited for the second installment for this saga.
Expected publication: June 27, 2017

10. Falling Kingdoms Book #6
This, again, doesn't have a cover because it doesn't have a name. This is supposedly the finale for the Falling Kingdoms series. I have only read the first book and I have the second but I know that there are so many people who love this series and are so excited for the final book. Hopefully I will be through with the series up until this book by the time publication rolls around!
Expected publication: December 2017

I hope you guys liked this post and gave you some insight on what you should buy/look out for in 2017!

Thanks!

Delaney M.