This month the Cybils nominations opened up, though the winners will not be announced until February 2010. Or thereabouts. But then again there are a lot of nominations to read through. Looking over the nominations, I was pleased to see some of my favorite reads of 2009 there, as well as quite a few of my to-reads.

In the Sci-fi/ Fantasy category, covering both MG and YA, were the following that I have read, my favorites in bold, well liked are starred:

  • Darkwood by M. E. Breen
  • Dragon Spear by Jessica Day George (Third and final in her Dragon series)
  • Dragon of Trelian by Michelle Knudsen
  • Faery Rebels: Spell Hunter / Knife by R. J. Anderson (2009 Debutante)
  • Immortal Fire (Cronus Chronicles)  by Anne Ursu (3 of 3)
  • The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians) by Rick Riordan (5 of 5)
  • Mousekeeper by Alex Milway
  • Roar by Emma Clayton
  • Sent (Book 2 of The Missing) by Margaret Peterson Haddix
  • Magic Thief: Lost by Sarah Prineas
  • Poisons of Caux: The Hollow Bettle by Susannah Appelbaum
  • Sisters Grimm: The Ever After War (7th) by Michael Buckley
  • Theodosia and the Staff of Osiris by R. L. LaFevers
  • Academy 7 by Anne Osterlund
  • Amaranth Enchantment by Julie Berry (Debutante)*
  • Catching Fire (Hunger Games, book 2 of 3?) by Suzanne Collins*
  • City of Glass by Cassandra Clare ( 3 of 4 in The Mortal Instruments Series)
  • Daughter of Flame by Zoe Marriott
  • Eyes Like Stars by Lisa Mantchev (Act I of III in the Theatre Illuminata Series) (Debutante)*
  • Fade by Lisa McMann (Wake, Book 2)
  • Forest Born (Books of Bayern, 4) by Shannon Hale
  • Hunger (Gone,Book 2) by Michael Grant
  • My Fair Godmother by Janette Rallison
  • Once A Princess (1 of 2, Sasharia En Garde) by Sherwood Smith*
  • Princess of the Midnight Ball (A Retelling of The Twelve Dancing Princesses) by Jessica Day George*
  • Silver Phoenix (1 of ?) by Cindy Pon
  • The Singing (4 of 4 for Pellinor)  by Allison Croggon
  • The Sorceress (The Immortal Secrets of Nicholas Flamel, 3 of 6) by Michael Scott*
  • Soulstice (Book 2 of The Devouring) by Simon Holt*
  • Tiger Moon by Antonia Micahaelis
  • The Thirteenth Child (Frontier Magic, Book One) by Patricia C. Wrede
  • Wings (1 of 4?) by Aprilynne Pike
  • Wondrous Strange (book 1 of 3) by Lesley Livingston*

To-read from the nominations list:

  • Damsel by Susan E. Connolly
  • Flight of the Phoenix by R. L. LaFevers (Nathaniel Fludd, Beastologist, Book One)
  • Magickeepers: The Eternal Hourglass by Erica Kirov
  • The Shifter (The Healing Wars, Book One) by Janice Hardy
  • Tentacles by Roland Smith
  • Arch Enemy (The Looking Glass Wars, Book Three) by Frank Beddor
  • Another Faust by Daniel and Dira Nayeri
  • As You Wish by Jackson Pearce
  • Ballad by Maggie Stiefvater
  • Betraying Season (2 of 3 of The Leland Sisters) by Marissa Doyle
  • Demon Lexicon by Sarah Rees Brennan
  • Dreaming Anastasia by Joy Preble
  • Girl in the Arena Lise Haines
  • Give Up the Ghost by Megan Crewe
  • The Hollow by Jessica Verday (1 of 3?)
  • Ice by Sarah Beth Durst (Retelling of East o’ the Sun, West o’ the Moon)
  • Immortal by Gillian Shields
  • Kiss in Time by Alex Flinn (Rerelling of Sleeping Beauty)
  • Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld
  • Meridian by Amber Kizer
  • My Soul To Take by Rachel Vincent
  • Past world by Ian Beck
  • Radiant Darkness by Emily Whitman (About Persephone)
  • Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

And two that were not nominated, but which deserved to be:

  • Time Quake by Linda Buckley-Archer (3 of 3 in the Gideon Trilogy)
  • The Silver Blade by Sally Gardner (2 of 2 in The French Revolution series)

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