2017 RT Reviewers' Choice Award Nominees


2017 RT Reviewers' Choice Award Nominees

2017 RT Reviewers' Choice Award Nominees

2017 RT Reviewers' Choice Award Nominees

RT Book Reviews has announced their 2017 Reviewers’ Choice Award nominees. Nominees are announced in many categories including Science Fiction/Fantasy/Paranormal. You can view all of the categories here. Winners will be announced at the 2018 RT Booklovers Convention in Reno, NV.


Sci-Fi Novel
  • A Closed and Common Orbit by Becky Chambers (Harper Voyager)
  • All Systems Red by Martha Wells (
  • The Prey of Gods by Nicky Drayden (Harper Voyager) (also nominated for RT Book of the Year)
  • Tomorrow’s Kin by Nancy Kress (Tor Books)
  • Sea of Rust by C. Robert Cargill (Harper Voyager)
  • The Will to Battle by Ada Palmer (Tor Books)

Fantasy Novel
  • Dusk or Dark or Dawn or Day by Seanan McGuire (
  • Winter Tide by Ruthanna Emrys (
  • Within the Sanctuary of Wings by Marie Brennan (Tor Books)
  • The Long Past & Other Stories by Ginn Hale (Blind Eye Books)

Epic Fantasy Novel
  • Death’s Mistress by Terry Goodkind (Tor Books)
  • The Queen of Swords by R.S. Belcher (Tor Books)
  • The Witchwood Crown by Tad Williams (DAW)
  • The Stone Sky by N.K. Jemisin (Orbit)

Fantasy Adventure
  • Heartstone by Elle Katharine White (Harper Voyager)
  • The Sapphire Manticore by Marie Andreas (Maria Andreas)
  • Ruins & Revenge by Lisa Shearin (NLA Digital LLC)
  • The Dreamer’s Song by Lynn Kurland (Berkley)


Urban Fantasy Novel
  • The Ghoul Vendetta by Lisa Shearin (Ace)
  • Hungry Ghosts by Stephen Blackmoore (DAW)
  • Silence Fallen by Patricia Briggs (Ace)
  • Heroine Worship by Sarah Kuhn (DAW)
  • White Trash Zombie Unchained by Diana Rowland (DAW)
  • All Those Explosions Were Someone Else’s Fault by James Alan Gardner (Tor Books)

Urban Fantasy Worldbuilding
  • Battle Hill Bolero by Daniel José Older (Ace)
  • Etched in Bone by Anne Bishop (Roc)
  • Bound by Benedict Jacka (Ace)
  • Blade Bound by Chloe Neill (Berkley)
  • Snared by Jennifer Estep (Pocket Books)

Indie Press/Self-Pub Urban Fantasy
  • Blue Blooded by Amanda Carlson
  • A Dragon of a Different Color by Rachel Aaron
  • Godkiller by Colleen Vanderlinden
  • Volatile Bonds by Jaye Wells
  • Midnight Labyrinth by Elizabeth Hunter

Paranormal Romance
  • Thirst by Jacquelyn Frank (Loveswept)
  • Bound Together by Christine Feehan (Berkley)
  • Into the Fire by Jeaniene Frost (Avon)
  • Red Wolf by Jennifer Ashley (Berkley)
  • Wildfire by Ilona Andrews (Avon)
  • Booke of the Hidden by Jeri Westerson (Diversion Publishing)

Paranormal Worldbuilding
  • The Unyielding by Shelly Laurenston (Kensington)
  • Wicked Abyss by Kresley Cole (Gallery Books)
  • Silver Silence by Nalini Singh (Berkley)
  • The Demon Prince by Ann Aguirre (Ann/Aguirre)

Fantasy Romance
  • Breath of Fire by Amanda Bouchet (Sourcebooks Casablanca)
  • Wardance by Elizabeth Vaughan (Birch Cove Press)
  • The Sea King by C.L. Wilson (Avon)
  • Heart Sight by Robin D. Owens (Berkley)
  • The Kingpin of Camelot by Cassandra Gannon (Star Turtle Publishing)

Futuristic Romance
  • Born of Vengeance by Sherrilyn Kenyon (St. Martin's Press)
  • One Fell Sweep by Ilona Andrews (Create Space)
  • Sky Raiders by Michelle Diener (Eclipse)


Young Adult Fantasy
  • Caraval by Stephanie Garber (Flatiron Books)
  • Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh (G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Reader)
  • A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas (Bloomsbury USA Childrens)
  • Shimmer and Burn by Mary Taranta (Margaret K. McElderry Books)
  • One Dark Throne by Kendare Blake (HarperTeen)
  • Akata Warrior by Nnedi Okorafor (Viking Books for Young Readers)

Young Adult Paranormal/SF
  • Freeks by Amanda Hocking (St. Martin's Griffin)
  • Our Dark Duet by Victoria Schwab (Greenwillow Books)
  • Loved by P.C. Cast, Kristin Cast (Blackstone Publishing)
  • Body Parts by Jessica Kapp (Diversion Publishing)
  • The Mortician’s Daughter: One Foot in the Grave by C.C. Hunter (EverAfter Romance)


Paranormal Romantic Suspense
  • Stormchaser by Cherry Adair (St. Martin's Paperbacks)
  • Her True Match by Paige Tyler (Sourcebooks Casablanca)
  • Twisted Truths by Rebecca Zannetti (Forever)
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