The Nominees of The Book Awards 2015 Are…

A HUGE thank you to everyone who nominated! There are far more nominees than I expected there to be. I’m so happy that all of you are just as excited as I am! Now that that’s out of the way, here are the nominees. Do be warned of spoilers especially in the Scenes section! Please read through the end, as I’ve explained what’s next and asked for help at the end of the post!

General

Best Stand Alone

The Girl with the Silver Eyes by Willo Davis Roberts
Vicious by VE Schwab
Popular by Maya Van Wagenen
Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
The Vanishing by Wendy Webb
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
The Distance Between Us by Kasie West
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
Paper Towns by John Green II
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green II
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
Lady of Hay by Barbara Erskine
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

Best Book Series

Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling IX
The Heroes of Olympus by Rick Riordan

Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan II
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater
Ruth Galloway Series by Elly Griffiths

Best Duology

Also Known As by Robin Benway
Adaptation by Malinda Lo

Pivot Point by Kasie West II
Just One Day/Just One Year by Gayle Forman
If I Stay, Where She Went by Gayle Forman
Witch Child/Sorceress by Celia Rees
Seraphina and Shadow Scale by Rachel Hartman


Best Trilogy

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins IV
The Reckoners by Brandon Sanderson

Age of the five trilogy by Trudi Canavan
Daughter of Smoke and Bone Trilogy by Laini Taylor
The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare III
Curse Workers by Holly Black
Divergent by Veronica Roth
Graceling by Kristin Cashore

David Ash Series by James Herbert
The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien 

Best Book of 2014

The One by Kiera Cass
Cress by Marissa Meyer
Stolen Songbird by Danielle L. Jensen II
City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare
I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson II
War Kids by HJ Lawson
The Darkest Hour by Barbara Erskine

All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Genres

Best (Auto)Biography

The Diary of Anne Frank II
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou II

The Reason I jump by Naoki Higashida
The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
The Color of Water by James McBride 

Best Classic

Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery II
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte II
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Catch 22 by Joseph Heller

Best Contemporary

Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares
All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
Paper Towns by John Green II
The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson
Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
The Perks of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky II
It’s Kind Of A Funny Story by Ned Vizzini
Wonder by R.J. Palacio
Just Listen by Sarah Dessen

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime by Mark Haddon 

Best Dystopian

The Maze Runner series by James Dashner
The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken

The 100 by Kass Morgan
The Road by Cormac McCarthy

Best Fantasy

Seraphina by Rachel Hartman
Harry Potter by J.K Rowling

The Young Elites by Marie Lu
Don’t even think about it by Sarah Mlynowski
The Heroes of Olympus by Rick Riordan
Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan II
Heir of Fire by Sarah J Maas
The Name Of The Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
Graceling by Kristin Cashore

Interview with a Vampire by Anne Rice
Northern Lights/The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
Fire by Kristin Cashore

Best Historical

Starstruck by Rachel Shukert
Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
Witchstruck Victoria Lamb
The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon II
Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys
The Dance Of The Spirits by Catherine Aerie
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Kingdom of Shadows by Barbara Erskine
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak 

Best Horror

The Enemy series by Charlie Higson
The Shining by Stephen King
Miss Peregrine’s Home for The Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
The Secret of Crickley Hall by James Herbert 

Best Humour

Geek Girl by Holly Smale
The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out Of The Window And Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson

How To Build A Girl by Caitlin Moran
Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams 

Best Mystery

And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

The Thing About Scorpions by Tiffany Nicole Smith
Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
Before I Go To Sleep by S.J. Watson

The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith
The Merchants House by Kate Ellis

Best Retelling

North Child/East by Edith Pattou
Cruel Beauty by Rosamond Hodge

Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire
Lavinia by Ursula K. Le Guin 

Best Romance

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell III
One Day by David Nicholls
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephenie Perkins II
The Darkest Hour by Barbara Erskine

Best Sci-Fi

Dune by Frank Herbert
The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer

Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins III
Red Rising by Pierce Brown
The Road by Cormac McCarthy II
Divergent by Veronica Roth
The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin

Best Thriller

Quicksilver by RJ Anderson
Forbidden Territory by Melissa Pearl

Dangerous Girls by Abigail Haas
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
The Blackhouse by Peter May (The Lewis Trilogy)

Authors

Best Female Author

Maya Van Wagenen
Marissa Meyer

J.K Rowling IV
Marie Lu
Nicole Williams
Diana Gabaldon
Kasie West
Jandy Nelson
Michelle Hodkin
Sarah Dessen

Barbara Erskine
Ursula K. Le Guin

Best Male Author

Rick Riordan II
Brandon Sanderson

James Dashner
Anthony Horowitz
Charlie Higson
John Green IV
Patrick Ness II
Phil Rickman
Charles Dickens
Paulo Coelho

Best Middle Grade Author

Kim Harrington
Rick Riordan IV

Ann Brashares
Louis Sachar
Frances Hardinge

J.K Rowling

Best YA Author

Rainbow Rowell IV
Richelle Mead

Jennifer Estep
Marissa Meyer II
John Green II
Cassandra Clare
Veronica Roth
Celia Rees
Kristin Cashore 

Best Adult Author

James Patterson
Karen Maitland

George. R.R. Martin
Giovanna Fletcher
Jeffrey Eugenides
Haruka Murakami
Peter May

Friendliest Author

J.K. Rowling III
Maya Van Wagenen

Maria V Snyder
Cassandra Clare II
Rick Riordan
Rainbow Rowell
Hayley J. Lawson

Favourite Newcomer 2014

Danielle L. Jensen
Sally Green
Lily Paradis
Julie Murphy

Elisabeth Gifford
Karina Sumner-Smith

Characters

Favourite Female Protagonist

America Singer (The Selection by Kiera Cass)
Blue (The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater)

Rose Hathaway (Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead)
Adelina Amouteru (The Young Elites by Marie Lu)
Yelana (The Study Series by Maria V. Snyder)
Katniss Everdeen (The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins) II
Karou (Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor)
Celaena Sardothien (Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas)
Ellie Linton (The Tomorrow Series by John Marsden)
Liesel Meminger (The Book Thief by Markus Zusak) II
Penryn Young (Penryn and the End of Days by Susan Ee)

Merrily Watkins (Merrily Watkins by Phil Rickman)
Lyra (Northern Lights/The Golden Compass Philip Pullman)

Favourite Male Protagonist

Percy Jackson (Percy Jackson and the Olympians and Heroes of Olympus by Rick Riordan) V
David (The Reckoners by Brandon Sanderson)

Tristan (Stolen Songbird by Danielle L. Jensen)
Harry Potter (Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling) III
Artemis Fowl (Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer)
Ren (Tiger’s Curse by Colleen Houck)

Wesley Peterson (Wesley Peterson Series by Kate Ellis)
Yossarian (Catch 22)

Favourite Female Supporting Character

Hermione Granger (Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling) VI
Sydney (Vicious by V.E. Schwab)

Isabelle Lightwood (The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare)
Macey Mchenry (The Gallagher Girls by Ally Carter)
Art3mis (Ready Player One ny Ernest Cline)
Tanith Low (Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy)
Eleanor (Illusions of Fate by Kiersten White)
Luna Lovegood (Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling)
Ringer (The Fifth Wave by Rick Yancey)

Favourite Male Supporting Character

Hermes (Antigoddess by Kendare Blake)
Ron Weasley (Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling) III
Coach Hedge (The Heroes of Olympus by Rick Riordan)
Marc (Stolen Songbird by Danielle L. Jensen)

Valek (The Study Series by Maria V. Snyder)
Finnick Odair (The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins)
Josh (Anna and the French Kiss by Stephenie Perkins)
Isaac (The Fault in Our Stars by John Green)
Foaly (Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer)

Kishan (Tiger’s Curse by Colleen Houck)
Caravaggio (The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje)
Patrick (The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky) 

Best Villain

Teren Santoro (The Young Elites by Marie Lu)
Voldemort (Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling) III

Queen Levana (Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer)
Mother (Renegade by J.A. Souders)
The Queen of Hearts (Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll)

Ships

Favourite Romantic Ship

Katniss and Peeta (The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins)
Eleanor and Park (from Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell) II

Dimitri and Rose (Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead)
Cecile and Tristan (Stolen Songbird by Danielle L. Jensen)
Hermione and Ron (Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling) II
Ruby and Liam (The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken)

Percy and Annabeth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians and The Heroes of Olympus by Rick Riordan) II
Chaol and Celaena (Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas) II
Hazel and Gus (The Fault in Our Stars by John Green)
Will and Tessa (The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare)
Mara and Noah (The Mara Dyer Trilogy by Michelle Hodkin)
Penryn Young and Raffe (Angelfall by Susan Ee)
Owen Armstrong and Annabel Greene (Just Listen by Sarah Dessen)

Scarlett and Rhett (Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchel)

Fire and Prince Brigan (Fire by Kristin Cashore) 

Favourite Love Triangle

Jem/Tessa/Will (The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare) IV
Bryn/William/Patrick (The Eden Series by Nicole Williams)
Katniss/Peeta/Gayle (The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins)

Favourite Friendship

Abby and Caitlin (Parallel by Lauren Miller)
Simon and Clary (The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare)

Mildred Hubble and Enid Nightshade (The Worst Witch Series by Jill Murphy)
Harry, Ron, and Hermione (Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling) II
Will Herondale and Jem Carstairs (The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare) II
Cath and Reagan (Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell) II
Tessa/Will/Jem (The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare)
Emily and Sloane (Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson)

Scarlett and Halley (Someone Like You by Sarah Dessen)

Charlie and Patrick (The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky) 

Favourite Family 

The Applewhites (Surviving the Applewhites by Stephanie S. Tolan)
The Weasleys (Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling) X
Herondales (The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare)

The Starks (A Song of Fire And Ice by George R.R. Martin)

Favourite Siblings

Fred and George Weasley (Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling) VI
Bianca and Nico di Angelo (Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan)

Violetta and Adelina (The Young Elites by Marie Lu)
Yelana and Lief (The Study Series by Maria V. Snyder)
Cinder and Peony (Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer)
Baudelaire siblings (A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket)
Jude and Noah (I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson) III
Katniss and Prim (The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins) II

Scenes

Funniest Scene

When Matilda makes the chalk levitate (Matilda by Roald Dahl)
“There’s no need to call me sir, Professor” (Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling)

When Alice is reciting all the states to stop Edward from hearing her thoughts (Twilight saga by Stephenie Meyer)
Will Herondale’s Demon Pox song (The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare)
The fart joke (Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver)
The Supreme Utility of the Towel (Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams) 

This Scene Broke My Heart

When Peeta strangles Katniss (The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins)
Snape and Lily (Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling)

Dumbledore falling from the Astronomy tower (Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling)
The epilogue of Clockwork Princess (The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare)
When Jem and Tessa say goodbye in Clockwork Princess (The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare)
When Sam dies in The Assassin’s Blade (Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas)
Hazel finds out about Gus’ death (The Fault in Our Stars by John Green)
When Liesel finds out that everyone died/the final bombing (The Book Thief by Markus Zusak) II
The end of the Darkest Minds (Alexandra Bracken)

When Ginger dies (Black Beauty by Anna Sewell)

Best Kiss

America and Maxon’s first kiss (The Selection by Kiera Cass)
Percy and Annabeth’s underwater kiss (Percy Jackson and the Last Olympian) II

Jack and Hazel (The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black)
Will and Tessa (The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare)
Karou and Akiva (Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor)
After Cath overcomes her fear/anxiety thing of kissing Levi (Fangirl)
Raffe and Penryn (Angelfall by Susan Ee)
Gus and Hazel’s first kiss (The Faulit in Our Stars by John Green)
Tris and Four (Divergent by Veronica Roth)

Seraphina and Kiggs (Seraphina by Rachel Hartman) 

Did Not See That Coming

The ending of Parallel (Lauren Miller)
The ending of Catching Fire (Suzanne Collins)
Dimitri Becoming Strigoi (Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead)

The ending of The Last Academy (Anne Applegate)
The ending of The Iron Trial (Holly Black and Cassandra Clare)
Peeta’s brainwashing in Mockingjay (Suzanne Collins)
Allegiant (Veronica Roth) II
Daughter of Smoke & Bone (Laini Taylor)
We were liars (E. Lockhart)
Gone Girl (Gillian Flynn)
Snape isn’t the baddie, Quirrell is (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K Rowling)

Everything Harry learns during Snape’s memory sequence (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling)

Phew. As you can see quite a few nominations!

So what’s next?

As I didn’t expect this many nominations, I’ve decided to change things a bit. The nominations were round 1. Now it’s time for round 2, to short down the list of nominees in most categories. If a category has five or less nominees, then all the nominees automatically go to round 3. These categories are: Best (Auto)Biography, Best Dystopian, Best Horror, Best Humour, Best Retelling, Best Romance, Best Thriller, Best Villain, Favourite Love Triangle and Favourite Family.

For all the other categories you will be able to vote for your favourites until April 30th. If something has been nominated more than once (Like Harry Potter being nominated for Best Series nine times), it will automatically go to round 3.
There will be no posts promoting these nominees, not until round 3. More information about round 3 will follow after the voting has closed.

IMPORTANT

Now, the WordPress poll closes after a week, so that’s a no go. Do any of you know about a website where I can make polls and put them on here? The poll has to be active for at least a month and I need to be able to hide the results (to keep it more exciting of course!).

I’m very excited now that The Book Awards are really starting! :D

– The Writing Hufflepuff

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23 thoughts on “The Nominees of The Book Awards 2015 Are…

  1. Wow, that’s a lot of nominations! I don’t know of any other poll sites, but you can actually set the WordPress poll expiration to “never” or “1 month” if you want to.

  2. I’ve used a WordPress poll and it stays open for as long as I keep it open… I’m pretty sure it’s just a normal WordPress poll I use. I know there’s others like polldaddy, but I don’t know if WordPress.com allows them. Great first round! R x

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