As announced by the SFWA Awards folk, it's the Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy
* Ship Breaker, Paolo Bacigalupi (Little, Brown)
* White Cat, Holly Black (McElderry)
* Mockingjay, Suzanne Collins (Scholastic Press; Scholastic UK)
* Hereville: How Mirka Got Her Sword, Barry Deutsch (Amulet)
* The Boy from Ilysies, Pearl North (Tor Teen)
* I Shall Wear Midnight, Terry Pratchett (Gollancz; Harper)
* A Conspiracy of Kings, Megan Whalen Turner (Greenwillow)
* Behemoth, Scott Westerfeld (Simon Pulse; Simon & Schuster UK)
Ahh, it feels good to have read five out of eight of them so far. What about you?
Sadly, I couldn't get into the first Westerfeld novel, so the second one isn't on my list -- I maybe need to try again? Or, if you've read the second one, is it stand-alone-y enough to read? I just realized I never reviewed the Cybils nominated Pratchett novel here -- since I read it twice this weekend -- again -- perhaps I should do that!
Has anyone read Hereville? I like a novel with a girl and a sword. That sounds promising...