The complete list of all the winners of the 2014 Book Shimmy Awards –– honoring the best of the best in young adult lit! The Book Shimmy Awards are 100% nominated and voted on by the YA community and they are a bunch of smarties because they chose some amazing books to win this year!
We revealed the winners live via YouTube on December 3rd but you can watch the replay here!
After counting 116,000 votes, here are the winners!
BEST OF SHELF
Award given to the overall best book of the year.
Winner: The One by Kiera Cass
Runners-up: City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare, Cress by Marissa Meyer, Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi
Award given to the favorite YA author of the year.
Winner: Kiera Cass
Runners-up: Cassandra Clare, Veronica Roth, Sarah J. Maas
NEW KID ON THE SHELF
Award for the best debut novel of the year.
Winner: Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch
Runners-up: The Jewel by Amy Ewing, Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige, Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge
COVER LUST AWARD
Award for the best book design of the year.
Winner: A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray
Runners-up: The Retribution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin, The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski, Jackaby by William Ritter
SILVER SCREEN AWARD
Award for the best YA book adaptation.
Winner: Mockingjay: Part 1
Runners-up: The Fault in Our Stars, Divergent, The Maze Runner
I SHIP IT! AWARD
Award for the best YA couple of the year.
Winner: America + Maxon from The One
Runners-up: Magnus + Alex from City of Heavenly Fire, Cress and Thorne from Cress, Katy and Daemon from Opposition
WE NEED DIVERSE BOOKS AWARD
Award honoring diversity in YA lit.
Winner: To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
Runners-up: Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour, Guardian by Alex London, Pointe by Brandy Colbert
ALL BY MYSELF AWARD
Award for the best standalone novel of the year.
Winner: Panic by Lauren Oliver
Runners up: The Geography of You and Me and Jennifer E. Smith, Don’t Look Back by Jennifer L. Armentrout, Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge
THE HERE AND NOW AWARD
Award for best contemporary novel of the year.
Winner: Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins
Runners up: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han, Faking Normal by Courtney C. Stevens, Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson
A WHOLE NEW WORLD AWARD
Award for the best fantasy novel of the year.
HOT UNDER THE COVERS AWARD
Award for the sexiest novel of the year.
Winner: Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi
Runners up: Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge, Opposition by Jennifer L. Armentrout, Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins
END OF AN ERA AWARD
Award for the best series that ended in 2014.
Winner: The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare
Runners up: Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi, The Darkest Minds by Alex Bracken, Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
TEARDROPS ON MY SHELF AWARD
Award for the book that made you cry the most.
Winner: We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
Runners up: Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira, I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson, Falling Into Place by Amy Zhang
THE VILLAIN YOU LOVE TO HATE AWARD
Award for the favorite villainous character of the year.
Winner: Warner from Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi
Runners up: Dorothy from Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige, Queen Levana from Cress by Marissa Meyer, The Darkling from Ruin & Rising by Leigh Bardugo
LEADER OF THE PACK AWARD
Award for favorite main character of the year.
Winner: Tobias from Four: A Divergent Collection by Veronica Roth
Runners up: America from The One by Kiera Cass, Celaena from Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas, Cassie from The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey
BOOK NERD OF THE YEAR
Award for favorite member to the YA book community.
Winner: Christine of youtube.com/polandbananasBOOKS
Runners up: Wendy Darling of themidnightgarden.net, Jesse of youtube.com/Jessethereader, Sasha of youtube.com/abookutopia
Here are all the winners! Thank you to everyone who voted and helped to spread the word about the Book Shimmy Awards!