The Girl and the City of Books Awards 2022

And with that, the 2022 season draws to a close. It’s that time of year again to raise a glass and celebrate. So, without further ado, here is this blogs bookish themed awards for the past year, with new and revamped categories.

Book of the Year: Crescent City: House of Sky and Breath by Sarah J Mass

Best Fantasy Book: The Atlas Six by Olieve Blake

Best Dark Academia Book: A Deadly Education By Naomi Novak

Best Murder Mystery Book: Murder at the Victoria and Albert Museum by Jim Eldridge

Best Spy Thriller Book: City of Spies by Mara Timon

Best Sci-Fi Book: Time Police: Doing Time by Jodi Taylor

Best Romance Book: Hook, Line and Sinker by Tessa Bailey

Beat Period Set Book: Infamous by Alex Croucher

Best Short Story: The Course of True Love and First Dates by Cassandra Clare

Best YA Book: The Fever Code by James Dashner

Best Adult Book: Book of Night by Holly Black

Author of the Year: Sarah J Mass

Best Fantasy/Sci-Fi Author: Jodi Taylor

Best Murder Mystery or Spy Author: Jim Eldridge

Best Romance Author: Tessa Bailey

Favourite Protagonist: Jane (from The Time Police series by Jodi Taylor)

Favourite Antagonist: The Darkling (from Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo)

Favourite Ship: Bryce and Hunt (from the Crescent 🌙 City series by Sarah J Mass)

Favourite Friendship: Jane, Matthew and Luke in the Time Police series by Jodi Taylor

Best Fight Scene: The ‘graduation’ in the The Last Graduate in the Deadly Education Series by Naomi Novak

Best LOL Moment: The Time Police’s reactions to Jane and Grint’s date in the series by Jodi Taylor

Best Romantic/Love Scene: When Hannah and Fox admit their feelings in Hook, Line and Sinker by Tessa Bailey

Best Plot Twist: The ending of the House of Sky and Breath by Sarah J Mass

Best Book 2 TV Adaptation: Heart-stopper

Best Book 2 Movie Adaptation: The School for Good and Evil

Most Anticipated 2023 Book Adaptation: Bridgerton Season 3

Most Anticipated 2023 Book: The Curse of Saints by Kate Dramis

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