What do you do when you haven’t been reading enough to post a review? You do a book tag! So welcome to the 2018 Bookish Academy Awards! All books were read for the first time by me in 2017 and all awards are decided by me, cause my opinions the only one that matters. Just kidding, maybe.
P.S I skipped some questions, because, well, I can. Also, I had no answer.
Best Actor (Best Male Protagonist):
Leo Valdez| The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan (book 5 in the Heroes of Olympus series)
While Percy Jackson was the king of sarcasm, he has now been thoroughly dethroned by Leo. He is a constant flow of sarcastic humour and will go to any length to get the girl.
Best Actress (Best Female Protagonist):
Cinder | Winter by Marissa Meyer (Book 1 in The Lunar Chronicles)
Talk about a badass do it all character. From mechanic, spaceship leader, and rebel warrior, Cinder is your girl. From dealing with evil stepmothers to evil queens, she doesn’t give up. You can read my entire series review here.
Best Cinematography (Best Plot Twist):
Little Monsters by Kara Thomas
This entire book is a plot twist. At every turn, we are shocked and deceived by what we find. You can read my fall review here.
Best Costume Design (Best Book Cover):
Draekora by Lynette Noni
I think the cover speaks for itself, it is stunning. Just please hurry up and take me to Draekora.
Best Supporting Actress and Actor (Best Male and Female Sidekick):
Magnus Chase and the Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan (Book 1 in the Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard series)
All of the sidekick characters’s in Rick Riordan’s books are fantastical, and this one is no exception.
Best Original Screenplay (Most Unique Plot/World):
The Call by Peadar Ó Guilín
This world and this story are completely and utterly terrifying; I shudder just thinking about it. The Call is the stuff of nightmares and it’s like nothing I’ve ever read, it is not your typical YA. (Please be warned you might have nightmares for the rest of your life)
Best Adapted Screenplay (Best Book to Movie Adaptation):
Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
What a heartbreaking story and loveable adaptation. While it didn’t pack quite as much of an emotional punch as the book It was a truly faithful and beautiful adaptation. You can read my full thoughts here,
Best Director (A Writer You Discovered for the First Time):
S.J. Kincaid Author of The Diabolic
I loved The Diabolic, and The Empress left me wanting more, and I can’t wait for S.J. to bring it.
Best Visual Effects (Best Action):
A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas
It all came crashing to an end in this action packed and intense kind of conclusion. It was emotionally traumatising and utterly satisfying.
Best Picture (Best Stand Alone):
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
Fangirl has stolen my heart and soul, and I will never stop raving about it. I still have a lot of feelings about it okay!!!!
Best Documentary (Best Historical Fiction):
A Gentlemen’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzie Lee
I only read one book that fit this category so yea… But I did enjoy this book, it was a ball of sarcastic fun, even though I dislike historical fiction.
That wraps up this year’s Bookish Academy Awards!