The Goodreads.com Choice Awards are here! Every year, the massive book website www.goodreads.com hosts a choice award month to see what books were most loved in several different categories. For YA, there's both general fiction nominations as well as science fiction and fantasy. Here are some of my favorite from the selections.
Illuminae- Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff: Maybe you've passed over this one because of the hype, or because science fiction isn't your thing. I assure you, this book is excellent for any genre reader. A subtle romance, action, thrills, dangers, even a slight apocalyptic theme (no spoilers!) are all included in this whirlwind novel written in found documents. Click here to reserve your copy from the library.
Winter- Marissa Meyer: The perfect conclusion to a great series, Winter is the last of the Lunar chronicles. The fifth book released under the series name, this book wraps up the loose ends, weaves an intricate tale of danger, politics, and betrayal, and you won't ever want it to end. If you haven't read the series, start with Cinder (click here!) or if you're caught up, click here for Winter.
I'll Meet You There- Heather Demetrios: A gorgeous story about a damaged boy, a girl going places, and the quirky California hotel job that brings them together, I'll Meet You There is one of my favorite contemporary novels of 2015. It's understated and heartbreaking, and you'll love the way Demetrios write a tale of losing yourself, and the finding light in the darkness. Click here to check it out.
The Fill-In Boyfriend- Kasie West: Girl meets boy. Girl convinces boy to pretend to be her boyfriend for one night. Lies, chaos, and trouble ensue. Kasie West write a short, light novel that points out the power of friendship and the danger of lies- how they become bigger and more convoluted- as well as the way true friendship isn't built in a day. Also, this author is one of kwatanabe and I's favorites. Click here to check it out.
It's not too late to vote! If you have a goodreads account, simply log in to choose your favorites in over 15 genres! The final round starts tomorrow!