The Locus Awards--Leviathan wins best YA

The Locus Awards, for books published in the previous calendar year, have been announced-- And the best young adult novel is: LEVIATHAN, by Scott Westerfeld

The others on the short list:

The Hotel Under the Sand, Kage Baker
Going Bovine, Libba Bray
Catching Fire, Suzanne Collins
Liar, Justine Larbalestier

This award is determined by a poll of Locus Magazine's subscribers....I think that I would have picked Leviathan too, if these books were all I had to choose from. But my favorite YA sci fi/fantasy of last year (to the best of my recollection) would probably be The Demon's Lexicon, by Sarah Rees Brennan. Leviathan was very good indeed (here's my review), but didn't quite fill me with the joy of being alive and having more pages left to turn, the way one's favorite books do...

Which one of the short list would you have voted for?


  1. I have a copy of Leviathan but I haven't read it! I should bump it up my TBR. The only book that I've read in that list is Catching Fire so I can't really choose.

  2. Charlotte, what images do you use for the book covers in your reviews? I've been toying with the idea, but am not sure about reproducing the covers.

  3. Hi Bookwyrme,

    I just pull covers off of google images...covers are fair use, when you are talking about the book in question. After all, it's bringing the book to the attention of the reading public, which makes the publishers happy!

    Leviathan's a fun one, Chachic--I wouldn't immediatly say to myself "Chachic must read it or her life will be meaningless" but I bet you will enjoy it!


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