The Alliance Award Nominees Have Been Selected

The Alliance Award Nominees Have Been Selected

You nominated; we tabulated. You made the list; we checked it twice! Without further ado, here are the books that received 10 or more nominations.

The Ascension: Richard Spillman

As Far Away As Possible: Barry Napier

Blood & Bond: Laura VanArendonk Baugh

Brand of Light:  Ronie Kendig

Captive and Crowned: Elizabeth Newsom

Chieftain’s Daughter: Alisa Hope Wagner

Coral: Sara Ella

The Divided Nation: Angela R Watts

A Dragon’s Fate: Daniel Swenson

Dragons, Unicorns, Chimeras & Clickers: Laura VanArendonk Baugh

Fire Dancer: Catherine Jones Payne

Flight of the Raven: Morgan Busse

If Wishes Were Curses: Janeen Ippolito

Keen: Laura L Zimmerman

Last Hope: Joshua C Chadd

The Line Between: Tosca Lee

Romanov: Nadine Brandes

Seventh City: Emily Hayse

Shard & Shield: Laura VanArendonk Baugh

A Single Light: Tosca Lee

Soul Hacker: Sarah Rosinski

The Story Raider: Lindsay A Franklin

To Best the Boys: Mary Weber


Congratulations, Semi-Finalists!


What’s next?

We’re so glad you asked!

You may vote for finalists from May 1st to May 21st.

Be sure to review and pay close attentiontothe eligibility requirements:



  • You’ll only get to submit the form once. Multiple entries will be disqualified.
  • You can only vote for books you’ve actually read, so read all the books you want to vote on before submitting the form.
  • If you have read a minimum of two bookson the nomination list, you’re eligible to vote.
  • For each book you’veactually read(minimum of two), we’re asking for a star rating and justification.
    • Star Ratings: 5 stars (Fabulous book!), 4 stars (Excellent book), 3 stars (Good book), 2 stars (It was just OK), 1 star (Poor)
    • You’ll also be required to include a brief but specific explanation of the reason you assigned the particular star rating you chose (max 500 characters).
    • This means you’ll be able to move books up in ranking by giving a high star rating and to move books down by giving them a lower score—as long as you can justify your rating.
    • Don’t five-star a book and one-star everything else, Maleficent. That’s a good way to get your vote disqualified. Be thoughtful. The authors deserve that.


Remember, with great power comes great responsibility. Use your power wisely. You only have one chance to vote.


Visit on May 1st to have your say. In the meantime, maybe you have some reading to do?

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