YA Book Prize Shortlist

The YA Book Prize (@yabookprize) is (yes, you guessed it) an award celebrating young adult, British fiction and it celebrates its inauguration this year. Below are the short-listed novels with links, where applicable, to my reviews (or Goodreads). All of the books are (of course!) fabulous – but which do you think you should win the prize?

A Song for Ella Gray David Almond coverSalvage Keren David cover
 Say Her Name by James Dawson cover Lobsters book cover by Lucy Ivision and Tom Ellen
Half-Bad-Sally-GreenFinding a Voice by Kim Hood cover
Only Ever Yours by Louise O'Neill coverGoose by Dawn O'Porter cover
Trouble by Non Pratt coverThe Ghosts of Heaven by Marcus Sedgwick cover

Personally, I still have to read a lot of these (Ghosts of Heaven I’m definitely excited about – I love Sedgwick’s experimental style) but I just love Half Bad and Trouble.

So may the odds be ever in your favour…I mean…good luck everyone!

About Rhys

Rhys is a 19 year old with roots in the UK and Germany. Aside from reading and blogging, he also produces theatre, loves Kate Bush and hopes to pursue a career in publishing. His reviews have been widely quoted in books such as Philip Reeve’s Mortal Engines Quartet, Catherine Bruton’s Pop!, James Treadwell’s Advent and Anarchy and he has presented at such events as Book Expo America.

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