I’ve seen this on Regan’s channel on Booktube and it looked like such fun. So I decided to do my own! Keep in mind that these are books that I READ in 2015. They didn’t necissarily come out in 2015.
First I’m going to list the nominees and then the winner will be highlighted in a different color.
Best Male Protagonist
– The Dragon (Uprooted)
– Will Herondale (The Infernal Devices)
– Dorian Havilliard (Throne of Glass)
– Kell (A Darker Shade of Magic)
– Tamlin (A Court of Thorns and Roses)
I chose Kell because he was the most unique out of the five in my opinion. He was the most memorable. Even though Will Herondale is totally my book boyfriend, Kell had to win. When I was reading ADSOM I found Kell to be extremely unpredictable and endlessly fascinating.
Best Female Protagonist
– Celaena Sardothien (Throne of Glass)
– Tessa Gray (The Infernal Devices)
-Tiger Lily (Tiger Lily)
– Clare Beauchamp (Outlander)
– Elisa (The Girl of Fire and Thorns)
I had to pick Tessa. She’s everything I could ever want in a protagonist. She’s smart, she’s witty and she always does what she feels is right. She doesn’t let anyone decide her fate, she takes control of her own life.
Best Plot Twist
– Clockwork Princess
– Kiss of Deception
– City of Heavenly Fire
– The Wicked Will Rise
The ending was just so perfect. I was so worried about it because I was spoiled for part of it. It ended up being perfect. I was so happy about it. I cried a lot. But half of those tears were out of joy, I promise. That twist gave me a HUGE book hangover.
Best Book Cover
Winner: The Heart of Betrayal
Best Supporting Character
– Earl (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl)
– Magnus Bane (The Mortal Instruments)
– Storm (The Girl of Fire and Thorns)
– Tik Tok (Tiger Lily)
– Kasia (Uprooted)
Even though I didn’t particularly love the book, most of my problems were with the main character. Earl was one of the realest characters I’ve ever read about and one of the few book characters I would legitimately want to be friends with in real life.
Most Unique World
I have never read about a universe more creative than the one in Magonia. Just the whole idea of the world above the clouds but not quite in space was sort of mind blowing to me. Even though it wasn’t my absolute favorite of the year, I can’t say any other is more unique.
Best Screenplay Adaptation
Winner: Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
I liked the movie more than I liked the book. I think in the film they actually fixed a lot of the problems that I had with the book. Earl was always present, Greg wasn’t such an idiot, and I emotionally connected to it. I did like Paper Towns and Mockingjay, but I couldn’t say I liked them more than Me and Earl and the Dying Girl.
A Book you would love to see Animated
Winner: Through the Woods
It was hard for me to think of the books I read other than Armada as animated features. But Through the Woods would make an awesome animated movie. It’s creepy, it’s intriguing and I would definitely watch it if they were to make it.
Best Author (Who you read for the first time this year)
– Sarah J. Maas
– Rae Carson
– Diana Gabaldon
– Naomi Novik
– Patrick Ness
I couldn’t not pick her. I absolutely adore everything I’ve read by her. EVERYTHING.
Best Collection of Short Stories
It was the only one I read last year. So, it wins by default. But I did really enjoy it. It brought more perspective to the series.
Best Historical or Historical Fiction
Winner: Vive la Revolution: A Stand-Up History of the French Revoltuion
I loved this book so much. It was such a new approach to reading about history. Especially about a subject that I love so much. I would recommend it to anyone who’s intimidated by historical novels. It was so hilarious and I refer to it a lot.
Best Book of the Year
If you’ve read my blog, this should be no surprise. I just listened to it on audiobook as a refresher for when A Court of Mist and Fury comes out. I loved it just as much the second time. I fangirled so hard each time and I still think about it all the time.
I hope you enjoyed this post! Let me know which of the books you would have picked.
~The Grisha Lieutenant
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