We like to throw a bit of shade from time to time. Here’s a random list of books that are authored by women, are in the category of young adult, in the genre of sci-fi/fantasy, and were published in 2015. That’s oddly specific, you might be thinking.
Well, yes, it is –these books also happen to qualify for the Locus Award. In this year’s YA category there were no female authors! We loved Shadowshaper here on the blog, but we were disappointed (with the rest of Twitter) that there wasn’t more variety. Women make up the majority of YA authors, but the magazine managed to find zero of them to nominate in this category. What a SHAME!
(As if we don’t already have enough to deal with for the Hugos…)
Without further ado, here’s a list that we came up with pretty quickly… there are plenty more worth reading!
Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers) Yes, by a woman!
The Walls Around Us by Nova Ren Suma (Algonquin Young Readers)
Soundless by Rachel Mead (Razorbill)
A History of Glitter and Blood by Hannah Moskowitz (Chronicle Books)
A Whole New World by Liz Braswell (Disney Press)
Wake of Vultures by Lila Bowen (Orbit)
Reawakened by Colleen Houck (Delacorte Press)
Dreamstrider by Lindsay Smith (Roaring Brook Press)
Court of Fives by Kate Elliot (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)
The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh (G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers)
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas (Bloomsbury Children’s)
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo (Henry Holt and Company )
Hit by Delilah S. Dawson (Simon Pulse)
Seriously Wicked by Tina Connolly (Tor Teen)
Magonia by Maria Dahvana Headly (HarperTeen)
Girl at Midnight by Melissa Grey (Delacorte Press)
And many more! Add them to the comments!