The Morris Award is a new award given to outstanding first-time YA authors. Official wording and award info here.
Here are the five finalists:
- Curse as Dark as Gold by Elizabeth Bunce
- Graceling by Kristin Cashore
- Absolute Brightness by James Lecesne
- Madapple by Christine Meldrum
- Me, the Missing, and the Dead by Jenny Valentine
I have only read Graceling but Madapple and Me, the Missing, and the Dead are on my to-read pile. I’m not doing very well with reading award finalists or winners so far this year.