Wednesday, January 17, 2018

2017 RT Reviewers' Choice Award Nominees

RT Book Reviews has announced their 2017 Reviewers’ Choice Award nominees. Nominees are announced in many categories including Science Fiction/Fantasy/Paranormal. You can view all of the categories here. Winners will be announced at the 2018 RT Booklovers Convention in Reno, NV.


Sci-Fi Novel
  • A Closed and Common Orbit by Becky Chambers (Harper Voyager)
  • All Systems Red by Martha Wells (
  • The Prey of Gods by Nicky Drayden (Harper Voyager) (also nominated for RT Book of the Year)
  • Tomorrow’s Kin by Nancy Kress (Tor Books)
  • Sea of Rust by C. Robert Cargill (Harper Voyager)
  • The Will to Battle by Ada Palmer (Tor Books)

Fantasy Novel
  • Dusk or Dark or Dawn or Day by Seanan McGuire (
  • Winter Tide by Ruthanna Emrys (
  • Within the Sanctuary of Wings by Marie Brennan (Tor Books)
  • The Long Past & Other Stories by Ginn Hale (Blind Eye Books)

Epic Fantasy Novel
  • Death’s Mistress by Terry Goodkind (Tor Books)
  • The Queen of Swords by R.S. Belcher (Tor Books)
  • The Witchwood Crown by Tad Williams (DAW)
  • The Stone Sky by N.K. Jemisin (Orbit)

Fantasy Adventure
  • Heartstone by Elle Katharine White (Harper Voyager)
  • The Sapphire Manticore by Marie Andreas (Maria Andreas)
  • Ruins & Revenge by Lisa Shearin (NLA Digital LLC)
  • The Dreamer’s Song by Lynn Kurland (Berkley)


Urban Fantasy Novel
  • The Ghoul Vendetta by Lisa Shearin (Ace)
  • Hungry Ghosts by Stephen Blackmoore (DAW)
  • Silence Fallen by Patricia Briggs (Ace)
  • Heroine Worship by Sarah Kuhn (DAW)
  • White Trash Zombie Unchained by Diana Rowland (DAW)
  • All Those Explosions Were Someone Else’s Fault by James Alan Gardner (Tor Books)

Urban Fantasy Worldbuilding
  • Battle Hill Bolero by Daniel José Older (Ace)
  • Etched in Bone by Anne Bishop (Roc)
  • Bound by Benedict Jacka (Ace)
  • Blade Bound by Chloe Neill (Berkley)
  • Snared by Jennifer Estep (Pocket Books)

Indie Press/Self-Pub Urban Fantasy
  • Blue Blooded by Amanda Carlson
  • A Dragon of a Different Color by Rachel Aaron
  • Godkiller by Colleen Vanderlinden
  • Volatile Bonds by Jaye Wells
  • Midnight Labyrinth by Elizabeth Hunter

Paranormal Romance
  • Thirst by Jacquelyn Frank (Loveswept)
  • Bound Together by Christine Feehan (Berkley)
  • Into the Fire by Jeaniene Frost (Avon)
  • Red Wolf by Jennifer Ashley (Berkley)
  • Wildfire by Ilona Andrews (Avon)
  • Booke of the Hidden by Jeri Westerson (Diversion Publishing)

Paranormal Worldbuilding
  • The Unyielding by Shelly Laurenston (Kensington)
  • Wicked Abyss by Kresley Cole (Gallery Books)
  • Silver Silence by Nalini Singh (Berkley)
  • The Demon Prince by Ann Aguirre (Ann/Aguirre)

Fantasy Romance
  • Breath of Fire by Amanda Bouchet (Sourcebooks Casablanca)
  • Wardance by Elizabeth Vaughan (Birch Cove Press)
  • The Sea King by C.L. Wilson (Avon)
  • Heart Sight by Robin D. Owens (Berkley)
  • The Kingpin of Camelot by Cassandra Gannon (Star Turtle Publishing)

Futuristic Romance
  • Born of Vengeance by Sherrilyn Kenyon (St. Martin's Press)
  • One Fell Sweep by Ilona Andrews (Create Space)
  • Sky Raiders by Michelle Diener (Eclipse)


Young Adult Fantasy
  • Caraval by Stephanie Garber (Flatiron Books)
  • Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh (G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Reader)
  • A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas (Bloomsbury USA Childrens)
  • Shimmer and Burn by Mary Taranta (Margaret K. McElderry Books)
  • One Dark Throne by Kendare Blake (HarperTeen)
  • Akata Warrior by Nnedi Okorafor (Viking Books for Young Readers)

Young Adult Paranormal/SF
  • Freeks by Amanda Hocking (St. Martin's Griffin)
  • Our Dark Duet by Victoria Schwab (Greenwillow Books)
  • Loved by P.C. Cast, Kristin Cast (Blackstone Publishing)
  • Body Parts by Jessica Kapp (Diversion Publishing)
  • The Mortician’s Daughter: One Foot in the Grave by C.C. Hunter (EverAfter Romance)


Paranormal Romantic Suspense
  • Stormchaser by Cherry Adair (St. Martin's Paperbacks)
  • Her True Match by Paige Tyler (Sourcebooks Casablanca)
  • Twisted Truths by Rebecca Zannetti (Forever)


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