The Children’s Book Council and Every Child a Reader announced the finalists for the 2017 Children’s and Teen Choice Book Awards. The young adult titles nominated this year are A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas, Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo, The Crown by Kiera Cass, Harry Potter and The Cursed Child: Parts 1 and 2 by J.K. Rowling, The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon, This Is Where it Ends by Marieke Nijkamp and A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir.
In A Court of Mist and Fury, Feyre survived Amarantha’s clutches to return to the Spring Court–but at a steep cost. Her heart remains human, and it can’t forget the terrible deeds she performed to save Tamlin’s people.
In Crooked Kingdom, Kaz Brekker and his crew have just pulled off a heist so daring even they didn’t think they’d survive. But instead of divvying up a fat reward, they’re right back to fighting for their lives.
In The Crown, twenty years have passed since the events of The One, and America and Maxon’s daughter is the first princess to hold a Selection of her own. Now she must make a difficult choice.
In Harry Potter and The Cursed Child, Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, while his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted.
In The Sun Is Also a Star, Natasha, a girl who doesn’t believe in fate, is twelve hours away from being deported to Jamaica when she meets Daniel, a boy on his way to a life-changing college interview. Daniel has always been the good son, never the dreamer. But something about Natasha makes him think that fate has something extraordinary in store for them.
In This Is Where it Ends, when the students get up to leave the auditorium for their next class, the auditorium doors won’t open. Terror reigns as someone starts shooting and one student’s calculated revenge turns into the ultimate game of survival.
In A Torch Against the Night, Laia and Elias must outfox their enemies and confront the treacherousness of their own hearts while being hunted by Empire soldiers, manipulated by the Commandant, and haunted by their pasts.
This is the 10th year award will be given. This year’s winners will be announced during BookExpo on May 31 and will feature Gene Luen Yang, the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature.