2014 Inky Awards Longlist

The Inky Awards recognise high-quality young adult literature, with the longlist and shortlist selected by young adults, and the winners voted for online by the teen readers of InsideaDog.com.au. There are two awards: the Gold Inky Award for an Australian book, and the Silver Inky Award for an international book.

Here is the longlist for 2014

Zac & Mia by AJ Betts – The last person Zac expects in the room next door is a girl like Mia, angry and feisty with questionable taste in music. In the real world, he wouldn’t—couldn’t—be friends with her. In hospital…
All This Could End by Steph Bowe – What’s the craziest thing your mum has asked you to do? Nina doesn’t have a conventional family. Her family robs banks—even she and her twelve-year-old brother…
Steal My Sunshine by Emily Gale – During a Melbourne heatwave, Hannah’s family life begins to distort beyond her deepest fears. It’s going to take more than a cool change to fix it, but how can a girl who lives in the shadows take…

The Whole of My World‘Today I am free. No guilt for who’s missing, what’s been left behind. My face aches from smiling in the wind and my voice rasps from all the screaming, and I know that it’s been forever since… 

These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner – It’s a night like any other on board the Icarus. Then, catastrophe strikes: the massive luxury spaceliner is yanked out of hyperspace and plummets into the nearest planet.

The First Third by Will Kostakis – Life is made up of three parts: in the first third, you’re embarrassed by your family; in the second, you make a family of your own; and in the end, you just embarrass the family you’ve made….

Every Breath by Ellie Marney – Rachel Watts has just moved to Melbourne from the country, but the city is the last place she wants to be.

Fairytales for Wilde Girls by Allyse Near – A deliciously dark bubblegum-gothic fairytale

Run by Tim Sinclair – Dee lives for two things: the physical/mental discipline of parkour, and the dystopic scenarios he invents to escape his mundane life.

The Sky so Heavy by Claire Zorn – For Fin, it’s just like any other day – racing for the school bus, bluffing his way through class and trying to remain cool in front of the most sophisticated girl in his universe. Only it’s not…

All the Truth That’s in Me by Julie Berry – Four years ago, Judith and her best friend disappeared from their small town of Roswell Station. Two years later, only Judith returned, permanently mutilated, reviled and ignored by her friends…

Where the Stars Still Shine by Trish Doller – Stolen as a child from her large and loving family, and on the run with her mom for more than ten years, Callie has only the barest idea of what normal life might be like. She’s never had a home,…

Seraphina by Rachel Hartman – The kingdom of Goredd is populated by humans and by dragons who fold themselves into a human form. Though they live alongside each other, the peace between them is uneasy. But…

When We Wake by Karen Healey – My name is Tegan Oglietti, and on the last day of my first lifetime, I was so, so happy.

Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan – Seventeen-year-olds Craig and Harry are trying to set a new Guinness World Record for kissing.  Around them, Ryan and Avery are falling in love, Neil and Peter are falling out of love,…

ACID by Emma Pass – 2113. In Jenna Strong’s world, ACID – the most brutal, controlling police force in history – rule supreme. No throwaway comment or muttered dissent goes unnoticed – or unpunished. And it…

Man Made Boy by Jon Skovron – Sixteen-year-old Boy’s never left home. When you’re the son of Frankenstein’s monster and the Bride, it’s tough to go out in public, unless you want to draw the attention of a torch-wielding mob….

Winger by Andrew Smith – Ryan Dean West is a fourteen-year-old junior at a boarding school for rich kids. He’s living in Opportunity Hall, the dorm for troublemakers, and rooming with the biggest bully on the rugby team….

Wild Awake by Hilary T Smith – Things you earnestly believe will happen while your parents are away:   1. You will remember to water the azaleas. 2. You will take detailed, accurate messages….

Lockwood & Co: The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud – Hauntings are our business . . .
Ghosts crowd the streets and houses of London. Anthony Lockwood, with his slightly grumpy deputy George, and his junior field operative Lucy,…

Get along to the Inside a Dog website for more information on each longlisted book and to write a review.

The shortlist will be coming out in August and the winners will be announced on 21 October 2014

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