Whitney Academy

I know this has been posted elsewhere today—I’ve seen it all over Facebook. But I wanted to congratulate the winners on a job well done! And also to offer my personal thank you to all those behind-the-scenes people who make the Whitney Awards and Gala possible.

Also, my candy dress was a hit with my table mates! (But it’s a good thing I wore a  jumpsuit under it. They were hungry!)
 
 

Everneath

EVERNEATH
By Brodi Ashton
Best Young Adult Speculative Novel

 
 

AfterHello

AFTER HELLO
By Lisa Mangum
Best Young Adult General Novel

 
 

FalsePrince

THE FALSE PRINCE
By Jennifer A. Nielsen
Best Middle Grade Novel

 
 

RentCollector

THE RENT COLLECTOR
By Camron Wright
Best General Novel

 
 

MyLovingVigilKeeping

MY LOVING VIGIL KEEPING
By Carla Kelly
Best Historical Novel

 
 

Edenbrooke

EDENBROOKE
By Julianne Donaldson
Best Romance Novel

 
 

CodeWord

CODE WORD
By Traci Hunter Abramson
Best Mystery/Suspense Novel

 
 

HOllowCity

THE HOLLOW CITY
By Dan Wells
Best Speculative Novel

 
 

FalsePrince

THE FALSE PRINCE
By Jennifer A. Nielsen
Best Youth Novel of the Year

 
 

Edenbrooke

EDENBROOKE
By Julianne Donaldson
Best Novel by a New Author

 
 

RentCollector

THE RENT COLLECTOR
By Camron Wright
Best Novel of the Year

 
 

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Lael Littke
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

 
 

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Carol Lynch Williams
OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

 
 

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Okay, that was lame. I know. Sorry.

These are the last two Whitney Award finalists categories for this year.

General

Dancing on Broken Glass Paige The 13th Day of Christmas A Night on Moon Hill The Rent Collector
Ka Hancock* Annette Lyon Jason F. Wright Tanya Parker Mills Camron Wright

Historical

Espionage My Loving Vigil Keeping Spinster’s Folly The Five Books of Jesus Within the Dark Hills
A. L. Sowards* Carla Kelly Marsha Ward James Goldberg* Sian Ann Bessey

In the comments, tell us:

• How many of these 10 finalists have you read?

• Which ones did you really, really love?

• And if you had to pick just one from each category—like, if you were at the bookstore and you only had enough money to buy ONE book—which is your winner and WHY?

Remember, these comments enter you to win one of the books featured in sidebar!

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