The 2018 Cybils finalists have been announced!
Here are the titles that my panel selected for the Middle Grade Speculative Fiction category:
Inkling by Kenneth Oppel
Love Sugar Magic: A Dash of Trouble by Anna Meriano
Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend
Snared: Escape to the Above (Wily Snare) by Adam Jay Epstein
Sweep: The Story of a Girl and Her Monster by Jonathan Auxier
The Stone Girl’s Story by Sarah Beth Durst
Thisby Thestoop and the Black Mountain by Zac Gorman
Thanks to my fellow panelists for being such a great team to work with!
I was super geeked to find out that three of the books I nominated in other categories made it to the finals – a record for me. Here they are:
The Tea Dragon Society by Katie O’Neill in Elementary/Middle Grade Graphic Novels
The Parker Inheritance by Varian Johnson in Middle Grade Fiction
Dread Nation by Justina Ireland in Young Adult Speculative Fiction (and Tess of the Road, which I reviewed in the same post, also made it!)
[1/18/19: updating this post to add links to books reviewed since the original.]
I love this mix of books for us round two judges! Some of these I’ve read, some are on my TBR, and some are brand new to me. Looking forward to enjoying each of these titles over the next couple weeks 🙂
Happy reading! I’m so curious to hear what your team decides!