Goodreads announces big winners for the 2015 Goodreads Choice Awards!
When you’re the biggest book-related social media site in the world, you’re bound to encounter lots of opinions! Goodreads has given those reader opinions a whole new platform with the annual Goodreads Choice Awards! Voting runs through the month of November and gives fans the chance to honor the best of the best. Today, the winners for 2015 were announced and the YA genre made a huge impact!
Here’s a look at the big YA winners, along with the responses from their authors!
YA FICTION – All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
Theodore Finch is fascinated by death, and he constantly thinks of ways he might kill himself. But each time, something good, no matter how small, stops him.
Violet Markey lives for the future, counting the days until graduation, when she can escape her Indiana town and her aching grief in the wake of her sister’s recent death.
When Finch and Violet meet on the ledge of the bell tower at school, it’s unclear who saves whom. And when they pair up on a project to discover the “natural wonders” of their state, both Finch and Violet make more important discoveries: It’s only with Violet that Finch can be himself—a weird, funny, live-out-loud guy who’s not such a freak after all. And it’s only with Finch that Violet can forget to count away the days and start living them. But as Violet’s world grows, Finch’s begins to shrink.
Thank you @goodreads & every lovely reader for the brightest honor I've EVER received! I love you mightily. ❤️️ pic.twitter.com/xSrlGCcEkR
— Jennifer Niven 🌻 (@jenniferniven) December 1, 2015
YA FANTASY – Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass #4) by Sarah J. Maas
The queen has returned.
Everyone Celaena Sardothien loves has been taken from her. But she’s at last returned to the empire—for vengeance, to rescue her once-glorious kingdom, and to confront the shadows of her past…
She has embraced her identity as Aelin Galathynius, Queen of Terrasen. But before she can reclaim her throne, she must fight.
She will fight for her cousin, a warrior prepared to die for her. She will fight for her friend, a young man trapped in an unspeakable prison. And she will fight for her people, enslaved to a brutal king and awaiting their lost queen’s triumphant return.
DEBUT AUTHOR – Victoria Aveyard, Author of Red Queen
This is a world divided by blood – red or silver.
The Reds are commoners, ruled by a Silver elite in possession of god-like superpowers. And to Mare Barrow, a seventeen-year-old Red girl from the poverty-stricken Stilts, it seems like nothing will ever change.
That is, until she finds herself working in the Silver Palace. Here, surrounded by the people she hates the most, Mare discovers that, despite her red blood, she possesses a deadly power of her own. One that threatens to destroy the balance of power.
Fearful of Mare’s potential, the Silvers hide her in plain view, declaring her a long-lost Silver princess, now engaged to a Silver prince. Despite knowing that one misstep would mean her death, Mare works silently to help the Red Guard, a militant resistance group, and bring down the Silver regime.
But this is a world of betrayal and lies, and Mare has entered a dangerous dance – Reds against Silvers, prince against prince, and Mare against her own heart.
SCIENCE FICTION – Golden Son (Red Rising #2) by Pierce Brown
With shades of The Hunger Games, Ender’s Game, and Game of Thrones, debut author Pierce Brown’s genre-defying epic Red Rising hit the ground running and wasted no time becoming a sensation. Golden Son continues the stunning saga of Darrow, a rebel forged by tragedy, battling to lead his oppressed people to freedom from the overlords of a brutal elitist future built on lies. Now fully embedded among the Gold ruling class, Darrow continues his work to bring down Society from within. A life-or-death tale of vengeance with an unforgettable hero at its heart, Golden Son guarantees Pierce Brown’s continuing status as one of fiction’s most exciting new voices.
As a member of the Percy Pack, we can’t also help but mention this Middle Grade winner!
MIDDLE GRADE & CHILDREN’S – Magnus Chase and The Gods of Asgard: The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan
So in case you’ve missed any of these books, fans thinks they’re the best out there. Get reading!