The shortlist for the 2010 William C. Morris YA Debut Award has been announced!
Ash by Malinda Lo (my review)
Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
The Everafter by Amy Huntley
Flash Burnout by L.K. Madigan
hold still by Nina LaCour
Congratulations to the authors, and many thanks to the hard-working Morris committee!
I will hopefully be writing blog posts on all the shortlisted titles in the coming weeks; the only monkey wrench is my feverish work on the reader's advisory guide that I'm writing. My deadline is December 31, so I might not get all my Morris posts done until right before Midwinter. But here's hoping!