Best Concept: goes to The Ghosts of Heaven by Marcus Sedgwick for being mind blowingly brilliant.
Best Picture Book: The Tea Party in the Woods by Akiko Miyakoshi was my favourite picture book of the year and is both whimsical and gorgeously illustrated.
Best End to a Series: Though I was sad it ended, How to Fight a Dragon’s Fury by Cressida Cowell brought the How to Train Your Dragon series to a perfecting conclusion.
Best Start to a Series: Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo is twisty, action packed and just all around awesome. I can’t wait to see what happens next!
Best Adult: This one was easy (and not only because I didn’t read that many adult books this year) but Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro is extremely thought provoking and extraordinarily well written.
Best Young Adult: I fell in love with Seraphina and it’s sequel Shadow Scale by Rachel Hartman this year. They are both brilliant fantasy novels; replete with strong characters, fantastic world building, lyrical writing and so much heart.