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 insideadog.com.au. 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 insideadog.com.au/vote 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. )