Goodreads announces 2014 Best Book winners


we were liars e lockhartGoodreads announced the winners of their 2014 best book winners, as voted by their users.

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart took home the general YA prize. The much adored suspense novel takes place on a private island where a group of friends lie to everybody.

Cassandra Clare’s City of Heavenly Fire won this year’s science fiction and fantasy YA category. Clary and her friends must battle Sebastian Morgenstern in the conclusion of the epic Mortal Instruments series.

But young adult fans didn’t just have their own designated categories this star won't go out esther earlto celebrate winning. The prize for best memoir went to This Star Won’t Go Out, which is a collection of journal entries, stories, and drawings from the late Esther Earl. Earl is part of the inspiration for John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars.

Helen Rappaport takes her readers into an intimate look at the long lost Russian grand dutchesses with her book The Romanov Sisters: The Lost Lives of the Daughters of Nicholas and Alexandria, which won best history book this year. The Romanov Sisters is often considered a nonfiction history YA title.

Fangirl author Rainbow Rowell’s new adult book took this year’s general fiction prize. Landline focuses on a woman named Georgie McCool, her troubled marriage, and some time travel.

Rick Riordan’s Blood of Olympus won the middle grade category. In this modern fantasy full of crossover appeal, the crewmembers of the Argo II must travel to Athens to defeat Gaea, the earth mother Riordan once again manages to beautifully combine mythology with the modern world in this excellent middle grade book.

Do you agree with the winners of each category? What do you think was the best YA title of the year?



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Lauren Byrnes

Lauren is a college student working towards a degree in history and education. She writes a little and reads a lot. In addition to the YA world, her interests include historical nonfiction, showtunes, coffee, gender studies, and red lipstick.

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