2016 Book Awards

Happy new year!

I haven’t got all reviews for 2016 up yet, but I wanted to put this up today so I finished up the award banners this morning and I will – hopefully – get all of the missing reviews up tomorrow.

If you didn’t know, I’m an award-show-geek and this is a homage to some of the best books and worst books I read in the year of 2016. If you want to see the awards given out for the books I read during 2015, please go here.

There are 32 awards – some for good books, some for bad books, some for authors, some for characters, some for romantic ships etc. Each category has a winner and a runner-up – winners get banners that be posted both here and on their Goodreads book reviews. And unlike last year I haven’t written any reasons why I’ve chosen certain characters/ships/authors etc because I didn’t have the energy to do it.

LET’S GO!

Book Categories

2016definitelyrereading

A book that I will have no trouble re-reading without being bothered by the fact that I already know everything that will happen.

Winner: Prince’s Gambit
Runner-Up: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

2016mostgorgeouscover

A cover that made me drool because of the gorgeousness it presented!

Winner: Death Sworn
Runner-Up: The Sleeping Prince

2016mostactionpacked

Action = not necessarily lots of fighting and wars and stuff, but things happening. All. The. Time.

Winner: Empire of Storms
Runner-Up: Ruined

2016bestcontemporary

A book set in the modern day world (may include flashbacks to past events).

Winner: The Ridge
Runner-Up: Puck

2016bestdystopian

A book set in a future where everything’s gone to hell.

Winner: Rook
Runner-Up:
 The Jewel

2016bestfantasy

A book that might involve magic, possibly set in another world and with other creatures than humans involved. Not to be mixed up with Sci-Fi!

Winner: The Sleeping Prince
Runner-Up: A Court of Mist and Fury

2016besthistorical

A story set in the past – opposite of Contemporary.

Winner: The Great Gatsby
Runner-Up: Gilded Cage

2016bestnonfiction

A book that tells of real life events.

Winner: Från Holmes till Sherlock
Runner-Up: I actually didn’t read more than one non-fiction book in 2016, so no runner-up

2016bestscifi

Set in the future, involves complicated technology, possibly other races than humans.

Winner: Cress
Runner-Up: The Forgetting

2016beststeampunk

Complicated technology in Victorian times.

Winner: The Girl with the Wind-Up Heart
Runner-Up: Timekeeper

2016mostdisappointing

A book that I had heard a lot of good things about but found that I did not enjoy even half as much or the sequel to a book I enjoyed a lot that did not live up to my own hype.

Winner: Death Marked
Runner-Up: The Glittering Court

2016mostpredictable

A book where I could easily determine what would happen next – not something I enjoy!

Winner: The Blazing Star
Runner-Up: The Forever Song

2016worstread

The overall worst read of the year (not including possible DNF).

Winner: Death Marked
Runner-Up: The Blazing Star

2016bestshortstory

A short-story that accompanies a series or stands alone. Might be included in a collection!

Winner: Ghost of Christmas Past (8th Doctor Christmas Story)
Runner-Up: The Gift (11th Doctor Christmas Story)

2016bestnovel

Best full-length novel of 2016.

Winner: A Court of Mist and Fury
Runner-Up: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone


Character Categories

2016-bestcommentary-laurent

Winner: Prince Laurent (Captive Prince)
Runner-Up:
 Percy Jackson (Percy Jackson and the Olympians)

2016-hottestcrush-rhysand

Hottest Crush: Rhysand (A Court of Thorns and Roses)
Runner-Up:
 Carswell Thorne (Lunar Chronicles)

2016-lovehatecharacter-adelina

Winner: Adelina Amouteru (The Young Elites)
Runner-Up:
 Jason Grace (The Heroes of Olympus)

2016-mostannoying-dinah

Winner: Princess Dinah (Queen of Hearts)
Runner-Up:
Kahlen (The Siren)

2016-villainoftheyear-thesleepingprince

Winner: The Sleeping Prince (The Sin Eater’s Daughter)
Runner-Up:
 Malcolm Fade (The Dark Artifices)

2016-promqueen-mila

Winner: Mila (Steampunk Chronicles)
Runner-Up: 
Kestrel (The Winner’s Trilogy)

2016-promking-laurent

Winner: Prince Laurent (Captive Prince)
Runner-Up:
Carswell Thorne (The Lunar Chronicles)

2016-bestfemalepov-alexa

Winner: Alexa Hollen (Defy)
Runner-Up:
 Feyre (A Court of Thorns and Roses)

2016-bestmalepov-percy

Winner: Percy Jackson (Percy Jackson and the Olympians)
Runner-Up:
 Isaac Vainio (Magic Ex Libris)

2016-heroineoftheyear-feyre

Winner: Feyre (A Court of Thorns and Roses)
Runner-Up:
 Nym (The Storm Siren Trilogy)

2016-herooftheyear-damen

Winner: Damen (Captive Prince)
Runner-Up:
 Percy Jackson (Percy Jackson and the Olympians)


Ship Categories

2016-friendsforever-dorianaelin

No romance here! These two characters are destined to be nothing more than friends – and I hope the author listens to that!

Winner: Dorian & Aelin (Throne of Glass)
Runner-Up:
 Safiya & Iseult (Truthwitch)

2016-notpoftheyear-thedarklingalina

This pairing made me want to vomit. Not a pairing I root for. Nope.

Winner: The Darkling/Alina (The Grisha)
Runner-Up:
 Seth/Alex (The Covenant)

2016-aushipoftheyear-albusscorpius

These two characters haven’t even met or aren’t involved romantically in any way and still I root for them to become an actual couple. Pleeeeeeease!

Winner: Albus/Scorpius (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child)
Runner-Up:
 Aeduan/Iseult (Truthwitch)

2016-otpoftheyear-rhysandfeyre

God, I love these two together – and I live in constant fear that something’s going to happen to them!

Winner: Rhysand/Feyre (A Court of Thorns and Roses)
Runner-Up:
 Damen/Laurent (Captive Prince)


Author Categories

2016newdiscovery-cspacat

Winner: C.S Pacat
Runner-Up:
 Rick Riordan

2016-bestauthor-sarahjmaas

Winner: Sarah J Maas
Runner-Up:
 C.S Pacat

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