Wednesday, September 26, 2012

The Inky's Shortlist

If you know me but at all, you will know that Australian YA is my jam....... as in, can't eat can't sleep just want to gobble them all up like the hungry caterpillar.

For those of you who have never heard of the Inky Awards (get thee out from under that rock fool), they are Australia's teen-choice awards which have been voted for online my readers of Basically, they recognises the amazing Aussie talent with the Gold Inky and international talent with the Silver Inky.  And guess what?! they've only gone and announced the shortlist!


Shift by Em Bailey
Night Beach by Kirsty Eagar
Act of Faith by Kelly Gardiner
Queen of the Night by Leanne Hall
The Reluctant Hallelujah by Gabrielle Williams


BZRK by Michael Grant
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

Voting is now open on for 12 - 20 year olds which is why these awards are so very special - see, I don't know about you but books winning awards as voted for by teens makes my old withered heart OH SO HAPPY, because yay books and teens. So if you have read any of the books and fall into the age bracket above then GO FORTH and vote!

The winners will be announced at The Inky Awards event on the 23rd October. (I'm keeping my fingers crossed for Kirsty....Night Beach is PHENOMENAL. )


  1. I looove the cover of the book "why we broke up" !! :)) It's so out of the ordinary it draws you in right away :))

    1. so cute right? and the pictures inside are just darling

  2. I've read all but 2 of the gold list and wish I was still a teen so I could vote!!

  3. Why We Broke Up is such a good book! But so is Daughter of Smoke and Bone and The Fault in Our Stars. Hard to choose...

    Crazy Red Pen

    1. right? the shortlists are both just full of crazy amazing books. can't wait to see who wins!!

  4. okay, i honestly haven't read why we broke up yet. but i love that cover. and apparently there's all sorts of pretty-like pics in it. i own it and it is HEAVY and i think it got lost in the melee that is my bookshelf rearranging process.

    1. it does it does!! the cover makes me soooo happy because it looks like the words have been spilled out of the teacup - i bet cap would have a field day with that beauty.