Whitney Award Winners
14th Annual Winners
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Novel of the Year: Adult Fiction:
The Will and the Wilds
Charlie N. Holmberg

Novel of the Year: Youth Fiction:
What Stars Are Made Of
Sarah Allen

Bost Novel by a Debut Author:
96 Miles
J. L. Esplin

Adult Speculative Fiction:
The Will and the Wilds
Charlie N. Holmberg

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Historical Romance:
Lakeshire Park
Megan Walker

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Romance:
Miracle Creek Christmas
Krista Jensen

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Mystery/Suspense:
A Stranger Watches
Kathi Oram Peterson

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Adult General Fiction:
Of Lands High and Low
Martha Keyes

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Young Adult Fantasy:
The Bone Thief
Breeana Shields

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Young Adult Speculative:
Lifelike
Sheila A. Nielson

Young Adult General:
Furia
Yamile Saied Méndez

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Middle Grade:
What Stars Are Made Of
Sarah Allen

2019 Winners
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Novel of the Year: Adult Fiction:
Sanctuary
Traci Hunter Abramson

Novel of the Year: Youth Fiction:
Lovely War
Julie Berry

Bost Novel by a Debut Author:
Scars Like Wings
Erin Stewart

Speculative Fiction:
The First Girl Child
Amy Harmon

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Historical Romance:
What the Wind Knows
Amy Harmon

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Romance:
Finding Jack
Melanie Jacobson

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Mystery/Suspense:
Mistaken Reality
Traci Hunter Abramson

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General Fiction:
Muddy: Where Faith and Polygamy Collide
Dean Hughes

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Young Adult Fantasy:
The Bone Charmer
Breeana Shields

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Young Adul Speculative:
The Last Voyage of Poe Blythe
Ally Condie

Young Adult General:
Lovely War
Julie Berry

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Middle Grade:
Master of the Phantom Isle
Brandon Mull

2018 Winners
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Novel of the Year: Adult Fiction:

As Wide as the Sky
Jessica Pack

Novel of the Year: Youth Fiction:

Resistance
Jennifer A. Nielsen

Bost Novel by a Debut Author:

Girl at the Grave
Teri Bailey Black

Speculative Fiction:
Witchy Winter
D.J. Butler

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Historical Romance:
Seeing Miss Heartstone
Nichole Van

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Romance:
Perfect Set
Melanie Jacobson

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Mystery/Suspense:
A Familiar Fear
Kathi Oram Peterson

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General Fiction:
As Wide as the Sky
Jessica Pack

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Young Adult Fantasy:
The Traitor’s Game
Jennifer A. Nielsen

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Young Adul Speculative:
First Kisses Suck
Ali Cross

Young Adult General:
Girl at the Grave
Teri Bailey Black

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Middle Grade:
Resistance
Jennifer A. Nielsen

2017 Winners
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Novel of the Year: Adult Fiction:
Safe House
Traci Hunter Abramson

Novel of the Year: Youth Fiction:
The Hundredth Queen
Emily R. King

Bost Novel by a Debut Author:
The Hundredth Queen
Emily R. King

Speculative Fiction:
The Fifth Doll
Charlie N. Holmberg

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Historical Romance:
Love Remains
Sarah M. Eden

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Romance:
Lies Jane Austen Told Me
Julie Wright

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Mystery/Suspense:
Safe House
Traci Hunter Abramson

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General Fiction:
The Fattest Mormon
Tyson Abaroa

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Historical Fiction:
Condemn Me Not
Heather B. Moore

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Young Adult Fantasy:
Blood Rose Rebellion
Rosalyn Eves

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Young Adul Speculative:
Ones and Zeroes
Dan Wells

Young Adult General:
Girl at the Grave
Teri Bailey Black

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Middle Grade:
Paper Chains
Elaine Vickers

2016 Winners
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Novel of the Year: Adult Fiction:
From Sand and Ash
Amy Harmon

Novel of the Year: Youth Fiction:
Summerlost
Allie Condie

Bost Novel by a Debut Author:
The Serpent King
Jeff Zentner

Speculative Fiction:
The Bands of Mourning
Brandon Sanderson

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Historical Romance:
My Fair Gentleman
Nancy Allen Campbell

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Romance:
Love at First Note
Jenny Proctor

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Mystery/Suspense:
Pimpernel
Sheralyn Pratt

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General Fiction:
The Orphan Keeper
Camron Wright

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Historical Fiction:
From Sand and Ash
Amy Harmon

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Young Adul Speculative:
Calamity
Brandon Sanderson

Young Adult General:
The Passion of Dolssa
Julie Berry

Middle Grade:
Summerlost
Ally Condie

2015 Winners
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Novel of the Year: Adult Fiction:
Lord Fenton’s Folly
Josi S. Kilpack

Novel of the Year: Youth Fiction:
A Night Divided
Jennifer A. Nielsen

Bost Novel by a Debut Author:
Ink and Ashes
Valynne E. Maetani

Speculative Fiction:
The Devil’s Ony Friend
Dan Wells

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Historical:
The Rules in Rome
A. L. Sowards

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Romance:
Lord Fenton’s Folly
Josi S. Kilpack

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Mystery/Suspense:
Failsafe
Traci Hunter Abramson

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General Fiction:
The Other Side of Quiet
Tara C. Allred

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Young Adul Speculative:
Firefight
Brandon Sanderson

Young Adult General:
Calvin
Martine Leavitt

Middle Grade:
A Night Divided
Jennifer A. Nielsen

 

2014 Winners

 

Middle Grade – Marion Jensen for ALMOST SUPER.

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General Youth Fiction – Chris Crowe for DEATH COMING UP THE HILL.

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Speculative Youth Fiction – Kiersten White for ILLUSIONS OF FATE.

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Historical – Carla Kelly for SOFTLY FALLING.

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General Fiction – Amy Harmon for THE LAW OF MOSES.

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Speculative – Brandon Sanderson for WORDS OF RADIANCE.

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Romance – Sarah M. Eden for LONGING FOR HOME: HOPE SPRINGS.

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Mystery/Suspense – Josi S. Kilpack for WEDDING CAKE.

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Best Novel by a New Author – Jennifer Lunt Moore for BECOMING LADY LOCKWOOD.

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Best Youth Novel of the Year – Julie Berry for THE SCANDALOUS SISTERHOOD OF PRICKWILLOW PLACE.

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Best Novel of the Year – Sarah M. Eden for LONGING FOR HOME: HOPE SPRINGS.

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2013 Winners

Best Novel

Blackmoore by Julianne Donaldson

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Best Youth Novel

Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson

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Best Novel by a New Author

Pivot Point by Kasie West

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Best General Novel

Mile 21 by Sarah Dunster

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Best Historical Novel

Esther the Queen

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Best Romance Novel

Blackmoore by Julianne Donaldson

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Best Mystery/Suspense Novel

Deep Cover by Traci Hunter Abramson

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Best Speculative Novel

Dark Memories by Jeffrey S. Savage

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Best Young Adult Speculative Novel

Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson

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Best Young Adult General Novel

All the Truth That’s in Me by Julie Berry

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Best Middle Grade Novel

The Runaway King by Jennifer A. Nielsen

 

2012 Winners

Best Young Adult Speculative Novel

EVERNEATH By Brodi Ashton

Best Young Adult General Novel

AFTER HELLO By Lisa Mangum

Best Middle Grade Novel

THE FALSE PRINCE By Jennifer A. Nielsen

Best General Novel

THE RENT COLLECTOR By Camron Wright

Best Historical Novel

MY LOVING VIGIL KEEPING By Carla Kelly

Best Romance Novel

EDENBROOKE By Julianne Donaldson

Best Mystery/Suspense Novel

CODE WORD By Traci Hunter Abramson

Best Speculative Novel

THE HOLLOW CITY By Dan Wells

Best Youth Novel of the Year

THE FALSE PRINCE By Jennifer A. Nielsen

Best Novel by a New Author

EDENBROOKE By Julianne Donaldson

Best Novel of the Year

THE RENT COLLECTOR By Camron Wright

2011 Winners

Best Novel of the Year

I Don’t Want to Kill You

by Dan Wells

Best Novel by a New Author

With a Name Like Love

by Tess Hilmo

Best General Fiction

Before I Say Goodbye

by Rachel Ann Nunes

Best Historical

Letters in the Jade Dragon Box

by Gale Sears

Best Romance

Borrowed Light

by Carla Kelly

Best Mystery/Suspense

Rearview Mirror

by Stephanie Black

Best Youth Fiction – General

With a Name Like Love

by Tess Hilmo

Best Youth Fiction – Speculative

Variant

by Robison Wells

Best Speculative Fiction

The Alloy of Law: A Mistborn Novel

by Brandon Sanderson

2010 Winners

Best Novel of the Year (TIE)

The Way of Kings

by Brandon Sanderson

Mr. Monster

by Dan Wells

Best Novel by a New Author

Paranormalcy

by Kiersten White

Best Romance

Cross My Heart

by Julie Wright

Best Mystery/Suspense

Cold As Ice

by Stephanie Black

Best Youth Fiction – General

The Healing Spell

by Kimberley Griffiths Little

Best Youth Fiction – Speculative

Matched

by Ally Condie

Best Speculative Fiction

The Way of Kings

by Brandon Sanderson

Best Historical

Trespass

by Sandra Grey

Best General Fiction

Band of Sisters

by Annette Lyon

2009 Winners

Best Novel of the Year

In the Company of Angels

by David Farland

Best Novel by a New Author (TIE)

Gravity vs. The Girl

by Riley Noehren

I Am Not A Serial Killer

by Dan Wells

Best Romance

Counting the Cost

by Liz Adair

Best General Fiction

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet

by Jamie Ford

Best Mystery/Suspense

Methods of Madness

by Stephanie Black

Best Youth Fiction

The Chosen One

by Carol Lynch Williams

Best Speculative Fiction

Servant of a Dark God

by John Brown

Best Historical

The Last Waltz

by G.G. Vandagriff

2008 Winners

Best Novel of the Year

Traitor

by Sandra Grey

Best Novel by a New Author

Bound on Earth

by Angela Hallstrom

Best Romance

Spare Change

by Aubrey Mace

Best Mystery/Suspense

Fool Me Twice

by Stephanie Black

Best Youth Fiction

The 13th Reality

by James Dashner

Best Speculative Fiction

The Hero of Ages (Mistborn, Book 3)

by Brandon Sanderson

Best Historical

Abinadi

by H. B. Moore

Best General Fiction

Waiting For the Light to Change

by Annette Haws

2007 Winners

Best Novel of the Year

On The Road To Heaven

by Coke Newell

Best Novel by a New Author

Dragon Slippers

by Jessica Day George

Best Romance/Women’s Fiction

Counting Stars

by Michele Paige Holmes

Best Mystery/Suspense

Sheep’s Clothing

by Josi Kilpack

Best Youth Fiction

Rise of the Evening Star (Fablehaven, Book 2)

by Brandon Mull

Best Speculative Fiction

Book of a Thousand Days

by Shannon Hale

Best Historical

Out of Jerusalem: Land of Inheritance

by H. B. Moore