The votes and in and counted. Rebecca LuElla Miller, chairman of the Clive Staples Award, announced the finalists and the winner this morning.
According to Rebecca, “The leading novel finished with 33% of the first place votes, 12% of the second place votes, and 5% of the third place votes, meaning that this book received votes on 50% of the ballots. The nearest other nomination received votes on 38% of the ballots.” Click here to read her full post.
And here are the top five. Click on the title to view the Novel Teen review of the book.
Number 5: Lunatic by Ted Dekker and Kaci Hill (Thomas Nelson). This is the fifth book in the Lost Books series, a young adult spin off series that takes place in the same storyworld as Ted Dekker’s Circle Books.
Number 4: By Darkness Hid by Jill Williamson (Marcher Lord Press). Yay! Yay! 🙂
Number 3: Curse of the Spider King by Wayne Thomas Batson and Christopher Hopper (Thomas Nelson).
Number 2: Vanishing Sculptor by Donita K Paul (WaterBrook/Multnomah).
Congrats to you, Bryan!
My Novel Teen blog has not reviewed Bones of Makaidos, but you can read what others are saying on Amazon.com by clicking on this link. And click here to read my interview with author Bryan Davis.
I think it’s awesome that ALL FIVE FINALISTS are novels written for teens. I’m honored to have been a finalist in this award. Congrats to all the nominees, the finalists, and to Bryan. And thanks for writing such wonderful clean books for teens to read.