VOYA Best SF, Fantasy and Horror

I always love seeing what VOYA has dubbed the best science fiction, fantasy and horror books.  Will my favorites make it?  How about yours?

Take a look at the list.  It is a pdf file and may require patience to load.


Here are ones I am glad to see on the list:

The Sweet Far Thing by Libba Bray

Igraine the Brave by Cornelia Funke (I wish this had been a Cybil nominee!)

Book of a Thousand Days by Shannon Hale (Yes!  The best of the year!)

Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy (Hurrah!  Love this one!)

The Chaos King by Laura Ruby


But there are so many I didn’t read and so many that were never on our list to consider for the Cybils!  Any other must-reads on the list?  Some of my favorites are missing.  Where is Epic?  Where is Wildwood Dancing?  Any others that should be on such a lengthy list?

Carnegie Medal Shortlist

The CILIP Carnegie Medal Shortlist for 2008 has been announced:


Gatty’s Tale by Kevin Crossley-Holland

Ruby Red by Linzi Alex Glass

Crusade by Elizabeth Laird

Apache by Tanya Landman

Here Lies Arthur by Philip Reeve

What I Was by Meg Rosoff

Finding Violet Park by Jenny Valentine (published in the U.S. as Me, the Missing and the Dead)


Remember, this is a British award, so some of the books aren’t released in the U.S. yet.

Has anyone got any favorites?  I haven’t read any of these!