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 General


 

The Other Side of Quiet The McCarren Collection Wreckage The Healer Shattered Hearts
The Other Side of Quiet The McCarran Collection Wreckage* The Healer Shattered Hearts
Tara C. Allred Liz Adair Emily Bleeker Gregg Luke Stacy Lynn Carroll

 


 Historical


 

Rules in Rome Light of the Candle A Hope Remembered Doing No harm Bondage
The Rules in Rome Light of the Candle* A Hope Remembered Doing No Harm The Moses Chronicles: Bondage
A.L. Sowards Carol Pratt Bradley Stacy Henrie Carla Kelly H.B. Moore

 


Mystery/Suspense


 

Played for a Fool Lie Catchers Lost King The Angel Court Affair Failsafe
Played for a Fool Lie Catchers Lost King The Angel Court Affair Failsafe
Stephanie Black Paul Bishop H.B. Moore Anne Perry Traci Hunter Abramson

 


Romance


 

Always Will Lord Fenton's Folly Eleanor and the Iron King Miss Burton Unmasks a Prince Kisses in the Rain
Always Will Lord Fenton’s Folly Eleanor and the Iron King Miss Burton Unmasks a Prince Kisses in the Rain
Melanie Jacobson Josi S. Kilpack Julie Daines Jennifer Moore Krista Lynne Jensen

 


Speculative


 

Shadows of Self Devil's Only Friend The Summer Queen Caretaker Truth of Embers
Shadows of Self The Devil’s Only Friend Summer Queen Caretaker* Truth of Embers
Brandon Sanderson Dan Wells Amber Argyle Josi Russell Caitlyn McFarland

 


Middle Grade


 

Fires of Invention Mark of the Thief A Night Divided Fire Keep Mothman's Curse
Fires of Invention (Mysteries of Cove) Mark of the Thief A Night Divided Far World: Fire Keep Mothman’s Curse*
J. Scott Savage Jennifer Nielsen Jennifer Nielsen J. Scott Savage Christine Hayes

 


General Young Adult Fiction


 

Calvin Never Said The Fill-In Boyfriend Has to Be Love Ink and Ashes
Calvin Never Said The Fill-In Boyfriend Has to Be Love Ink and Ashes*
Martine Leavitt Carol Lynch Williams Kasie West Jolene Perry Valynne E. Maetani

 


 Speculative Young Adult Fiction


 

Firefight Followed by Frost This Monstrous Thing Airships of Camelot A Thousand Faces
Firefight Followed by Frost This Monstrous Thing* Airships of Camelot A Thousand Faces
Brandon Sanderson Charlie N. Holmberg Mackenzi Lee Robison Wells Janci Patterson

 


Best Novel by a New Author


 

Light of the Candle This Monstrous Thing Wreckage Caretaker Ink and Ashes Mothman's Curse
Light of the Candle This Monstrous Thing Wreckage Caretaker Ink and Ashes Mothman’s Curse
Carol Pratt Bradley Mackenzi Lee Emily Bleeker Josi Russell Valynne E. Maetani Christine Hayes


NOTE: We would like to thank all of our judges, who volunteered their time to carefully read and consider each nominee in their category. We appreciate their love of and dedication to good literature, and recognize their efforts in judging for the Whitneys. The Whitney committee has done our utmost to ensure the award process is as fair as possible. Any questions/concerns may be directed to whitneyawards@gmail.com. Please keep in mind that all committee members and judges are volunteers.

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