In two weeks of public voting, almost 3,800 votes came in from 48 countries around the world, including: Tunisia, Slovenia, Russia, Korea, Greece, New Zealand, Australia, Peru, the Netherlands, South Africa, Saudia Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Malawi, Egypt, Iraq, Suriname, Brazil, Colombia, the Dominican Republic and many more!
Hosted by CMT’s Katie Cook, the show had heart and humor. Joining her on stage was Eternal Hope book cover model, Collin Patrick. With his dress shirt hanging open, and washboard abs on display, Collin took Katie’s “ribbings” in stride.
We’d like to give a big thank you to your sponsors:
Regina Wamba from Mae I Design was the official utopYA Awards photographer. She captured the spirit of the Awards and rocked our faces off!
Last, but not least, a tremendous thank you to the multi-talented Amanda Havard, who wrote songs for three of the nominated authors — Chelsea Fine, Quinn Loftis and Amy Bartol — as well as unveiled one of her own from The Survivors series of books. The four performances, two of which included accompaniment by Ink Slinger PR’s K.P. Simmon and marketing maven Erica Erwin, respectively, were highlights of the night. We look forward to sharing those performances with you very soon.
Without further ado…
We proudly present the Winners of the Second Annual utopYA Awards:
Best Dystopian Book of the Year: Insurgent by Veronica Roth
Best Sci-Fi Book of the Year: Onyx by Jennifer Armentrout
Best Supernatural Novella of the Year: Elixir by Jennifer Armentrout
Best Fantasy Book of the Year: Fairest: An Unfortunate Fairy Tale by Chanda Hahn
Best Paranormal Book of the Year: Borrowed Ember by Samantha Young
Best Book Cover of the Year: Incendiary by Amy Bartol
Best Book Trailer of the Year: Ceaseless by Abbi Glines, produced by Hellion Works
Best Edited Book of the Year: Avow by Chelsea Fine
Most Innovative Marketing of the Year: Fate & Fury by Quinn Loftis
Best Hero/Shero of the Year: Logan (The Celestra Series) by Addison Moore
Best Villain of the Year: Brennus (Incendiary) by Amy Bartol
Best Kiss: Gemma and Alex (Shattered Promises) by Jessica Sorensen
Best Couple: Tristan & Scarlet (Avow) by Chelsea Fine
Best Debut Novel of the Year: Inception by Teal Haviland
Best Blog of the Year: YA Reads
Blogger of the Year: Delphina Miyares (Delphina Reads Too Much)
Breakout Author of the Year: Jessica Sorensen
Best Supernatural Series of the Year: The Grey Wolves by Quinn Loftis
Book of the Year: Elfin by Quinn Loftis
Author of the Year: Quinn Loftis
Congratulations to the Winners and all the Nominees of this year’s awards!