So, to get you started thinking about participating and voting, here are a few of the books on the nomination list.
One of my favorite books of the last year is on the list. The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson is a story of love and deception. Set in a time and kingdom where marriages among the royalty were often made for political gain. When our protagonist runs away from her obligation and hides among the commoners, she is pursued by both her betrothed and those who want to be sure that the alliance never happens. The second book in this series, The Heart of Betrayal has just been released, and I'm told it is even better than the first.
The second title that has gained good reviews is The Shadow Throne by Jennifer A. Nielsen. This is the third in a series. The first is The False Prince and second is The Runaway King. This trilogy involves impersonations, struggle for power, and war. When it's all over, who will have the throne?
The last book that I will mention off of the nomination list is The Young Elites by Marie Lu. A decade ago, an illness spread through the nation. Very few survived, but those who did are thought to have special powers and are known as The Young Elite. While some want to gather The Young Elites together, others want to destroy them. Adelina has this power, along with a vengeful heart that will destroy any who cross her.
So, check out the nomination list, enjoy reading some really good books, and make plans to vote in August.