2017 RT Book Reviews Awards Nominees

RT Book Reviews has announced their 2017 Reviewers’ Choice award nominees.

Here are the finalists in the categories of genre interest.


Urban Fantasy Novel

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

Urban Fantasy Worldbuilding

  • Battle Hill Bolero by Daniel José Older
  • Etched in Bone by Anne Bishop
  • Bound by Benedict Jacka
  • Blade Bound by Chloe Neill
  • Snared by Jennifer Estep

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
  • Bound Together by Christine Feehan
  • Into the Fire by Jeaniene Frost
  • Red Wolf by Jennifer Ashley
  • Booke of the Hidden by Jeri Westerson

Paranormal Worldbuilding

  • The Unyielding by Shelly Laurenston
  • Wicked Abyss by Kresley Cole
  • Silver Silence by Nalini Singh
  • The Demon Prince by Ann Aguirre

Fantasy Romance

  • Breath of Fire by Amanda Bouchet
  • Wardance by Elizabeth Vaughan
  • The Sea King by C.L. Wilson
  • Heart Sight by Robin D. Owens
  • The Kingpin of Camelot by Cassandra Gannon

Futuristic Romance

  • Born of Vengeance by Sherrilyn Kenyon
  • One Fell Sweep by Ilona Andrews
  • Sky Raiders by Michelle Diener


Sci-Fi Novel

  • A Closed and Common Orbit by Becky Chambers
  • All Systems Red by Martha Wells
  • The Prey of Gods by Nicky Drayden
  • Tomorrow’s Kin by Nancy Kress
  • Sea of Rust by C. Robert Cargill
  • The Will to Battle by Ada Palmer

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
  • The Long Past & Other Stories by Ginn Hale

Epic Fantasy Novel

  • Death’s Mistress by Terry Goodkind
  • The Queen of Swords by R.S. Belcher
  • The Witchwood Crown by Tad Williams
  • The Stone Sky by N.K. Jemisin

Fantasy Adventure

  • Heartstone by Elle Katharine White
  • The Sapphire Manticore by Marie Andreas
  • Ruins & Revenge by Lisa Shearin
  • The Dreamer’s Song by Lynn Kurland


Young Adult Paranormal/SF

  • Freeks by Amanda Hocking
  • Our Dark Duet by Victoria Schwab
  • Loved by P.C. Cast, Kristin Cast
  • Body Parts by Jessica Kapp
  • The Mortician’s Daughter: One Foot in the Grave by C.C. Hunter

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