It is finally time... after much consultation between Movellas, the Reading Agency and Random House, we are ready to announce our shortlist of ten incredible novels.
This has been one of the hardest judging experiences - over a hundred novels were submitted, each with a distinct style, unique voice and captivating plotline. I don't think anyone involved in the competition could believe the consistently high quality of writing, made especially outstanding because of the age of so many of the authors. We will be releasing a collected feedback post next week.
In no particular order, here is the shortlist:
WINGS by Danielle Paige, 16 from Norfolk
MY CORRUPTED LUNGS by Kyra Schlachter. 16 from Essex
GIRL WITH A THOUSAND FACES by Emma Yeo, 17 from Tyne and Wear
NAME UPON YOUR WRIST by Helen Hiorns, 19 from Coventry
THE LIVES WE LIVE by Edie Dams, 14 from Brighton
THE ART OF FORGETTING by Warona Jolomba., 16 from Warwickshire
THE THORN IN MY FLESH by Alexandra Morley. 19 from Kingston
GIFT: THE REBELLION by Saskia Ross, 16 from Buckinghamshire
I DARE YOU by Molly Looby, 18 from Essex
THE MENDACII KEY by Annabel Green, 15 from Somerset
The winner and runners up will be announced on the 15th of July 2013 at a glamorous awards ceremony, at King’s Place, London, sponsored by Sony Reader Store. International winners will be contacted in the next 2 weeks and a separate announcement made.
We will be running several activities in the coming weeks where you could win tickets to attend, so make sure you keep checking back.