Winners of the Second Annual utopYA Awards

Utopia Announcements, Authors, utopYA Awards

utopYA AwardsWe are soooo happy to announce the winners of the Second Annual utopYA Awards. Thank you to the utopYA Academy members who nominated their peers, and thank you to the public for your votes.

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!

And thank you to author Frankie Rose of Hellion Works, our official video sponsor. She created a gorgeous trailer for the Awards and the Nominee stingers up on the screen at the Awards show.

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!