Earlier this morning, we announced the six finalists vying for the 2010 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award. A few weeks ago, I mentioned that this year's contest has an exciting new element: a Young Adult Fiction prize, in addition to the General Fiction prize. Editors at Penguin have selected the six finalists--three in General Fiction, three in Young Adult Fiction--and now the fun part starts. We need your help deciding which entries should win.
Visit the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award page to read excerpts from the finalists, check out reviews from our expert panelists (including outstanding feedback from Tana French, Sarah Dessen, and Nancy Werlin), then vote for your favorite in General Fiction and Young Adult Fiction. Voting ends June 2.
The General Fiction finalists are:
And the Young Adult Fiction finalists are:
The Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award winners will each receive a publishing contract with Penguin, which includes a $15,000 advance. We'll be announcing the winners on June 14, so check back to see if your favorite finalists made the cut!