I mentioned a couple of months ago about how I had been selected as a round 2 judge for the Young Adult Science Fiction/Fantasy Category of the Children’s and Young Adult Bloggers’ Literary Awards, or the Cybils. The finalists have been announced today and now my work begins. Here are the finalists in my category:
- Every Day by David Levithan
- The Drowned Cities by Paolo Bacigalupi
- Seraphina by Rachel Hartman
- The Curiosities: A Collection of Stories by Brenna Yovanoff, Tessa Gratton, and Maggie Stiefvater
- And All the Stars by Andrea K Höst
- Vessel by Sarah Beth Durst
- Planesrunner by Ian MacDonald
The only one I’ve already read (and totally love!) is Every Day by David Levithan, so I’m really looking forward to losing myself in the new worlds of these books over the next month. The winner of each category will be announced on 14 February.
You can find out about the finalists in each category on the Cybils website, cybils.com. I was pleased to see some of my other favourite books of 2012 as finalists, including The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate (Fantasy and Science Fiction – Middle Grade/Elementary) and Wonder by R.J. Palacio (Middle Grade Fiction).
Have you read any of the YA Fantasy and Science Fiction finalists? What are your favourite finalists?