We are excited to announce the Short Listers of the 2017 Dante Rossetti Book Awards for Young Adult Fiction.
The SPIRIT SHIELD SAGA: SEER of SOULS by Susan Faw – Epic Fantasy, Mythology & Folklore, Coming of Age Y/A
Larger-than-life storytelling at it's best as epic villains and courageous heroes face off in the first book in The Spirit Shield Saga, an entertaining and spell-binding Y/A Fantasy for all ages.
In a realm tipping on the brink of destruction, can one young troubadour fulfill the legend of old and bring peace with her song magick?
The HARRIET CLUB: A NOVEL of SAN FRANCISCO by Kathe Maguire – Literary, Y/A Mystery/Thriller, Romance
Obsession and dedication go hand in hand in Kathe McGuire's The Harriet Club, a gritty Y/A mystery thriller set in the shadow of San Francisco.
The following titles and their authors have made it past the initial “Slush-Pile Rounds” and will compete in the next rounds to see which titles will be Short Listed for the 2017 Dante Rossetti Book Awards.
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A School of Magic YA novel that is fast-paced, good humored, beautifully penned, with engaging characters. Very smart!
Realistic teen life plus a hefty dose of magic realism equals a mighty fine read! Gretchen Wing's "The Flying Burgowski" will lift you above it all and satisfy your longing for a really good YA book.
DIGGER: SIERRA and the CASE of the CHIMERA KILLER by Robert D. Calkins – Y/A, Mystery/Thriller, Crime Fiction
One boy and his search-and-rescue dog seek for the truth among a serial killer’s grisly work in the Pacific Northwest. Readers, young and adult alike, will be charmed and intrigued by the subtleties of this well-conceived and cinematic mystery.