2021 Cybils Finalists and Ones that Got Away

Happy New Year, dear readers! Here is the fantastic list of Elementary/Middle Grade Speculative Fiction Finalists the other panelists and I put together. (Click through the link to read our beautifully crafted blurbs! It’s always hard to trim the list down to the required length, but I’m really proud of this list.

Here’s the list with links to my own reviews:

And here are some of my favorites that didn’t make the list. There are a variety of different reasons – but all of these have stuck with me, and are ones I’ll recommend to people regardless.

Once I’ve read a couple of romance novels as a palate cleanser, I’ll go on to read the finalists in other categories. If you’re here, you might also enjoy some of my favorite other categories – Middle Grade Fiction, Graphic Novels, and Young Adult Speculative Fiction.

Have you or do you want to read any of these books? What’s next on your TBR?

About Katy K.

I'm a librarian and book worm who believes that children and adults deserve great books to read.
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8 Responses to 2021 Cybils Finalists and Ones that Got Away

  1. It’s hard when favorites don’t make the list. I would have liked to see This Fallen Star on the list.

  2. There were lots of great books on the nominated lists: we had a hard time narrowing down the YA Spec fic finalists, too, but I think we came up with a stellar list of finalists. I love how diverse all our shortlists are! Can’t wait to start reading the Middle-Grade selections now!

  3. No surprise that you and the others have made a great selection! Many of these books are on my TBR but only one I’ve already read (Too Bright To See). Well, I’ve now read The Last Cuentista and I’m working on The Troubled Girls of Dragomir Academy this weekend. Root Magic and Anya and the Dragon (then perhaps Nightingale if I’m keen on the first book) are ones I will also definitely pick up some day.

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