Okay, okay, two posts in one day doesn't make it the end of the world.
Have you heard of Team Epic Reads? They're a sub-part of HarperTeen (they're a publishing company if you don't know), and they're all about YA books. They're awesome people, and they host what's called a Book Shimmy Award at the end of each year. It's kind of like Goodreads, where you can vote for your favorite books of the year. Expect at Epic Reads, which is just YA books, the categories are all YA book based. Which is totally awesome.
So, yesterday was the award ceremony/show, where the winners were announced. And though I'm about a day behind from when the event actually happened, that doesn't mean I can't express my love of it nonetheless.
I just want to extend my congratulations to those that won. Because the books that won? They are awesome books. Those that were nominated, but didn't win? Also awesome books. Basically, every book nominated was awesome, and that's a lot of awesomeness all around.
Congratulations to The One (Kiera Cass), Snow Like Ashes (Sara Raasch), A Thousand Pieces of You (Claudia Gray), Mockingjay (Suzanne Collins), To All The Boys I've Loved Before (Jenny Han), Panic (Lauren Oliver), Isla and the Happily Ever After (Stephanie Perkins), Heir of Fire (Sarah J. Maas), The Young Elites (Marie Lu), Ignite Me (Tahereh Mafi), City of Heavenly Fire (Cassandra Clare), We Were Liars (E. Lockhart), and Four: A Divergent Collection (Veronica Roth)!
Want to know what they all won for? Head over to EpicReads.com to find out (Sorry...I don't have time to put all the categories up at the moment)!
Also, if you haven't read some of these before, do it now!