The finalists for the best young adult novel are Rebecca Lim’s The Astrologer’s Daughter, Jaclyn Moriarty’s The Cracks in the Kingdom, Garth Nix’s Clariel, Nova Weetman’s The Haunting of Lily Frost and Scott Westerfeld’s Afterworlds.
Scott Westerfeld’s YA Afterworlds is also a finalist for the best fantasy novel. This Shattered World by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner, the second in their YA Starbound trilogy, is a finalist for best fantasy novel and best science-fiction novel.
The finalists for best young adult short story are Goldie Alexander’s “In Hades,” Liz Argall’s “Falling Leaves,” David Cornish’s “The Fuller and the Bogle,” Dirk Flinthart’s “Vanilla,” and Faith Mudge’s “Signature.”
For more, visit the Aurealis Award website.