The Fantasy Hive blog have an awesome Women in SFF feature, and July is the month for it! As part of this, there’s a really fun photo challenge, and we’re taking some of those to the next level! Today’s prompt is ‘Life-Time Achievement Award’ (actually, it’s yesterday’s prompt, but life gets in the way). We decided to do something a little different for it, and we set five categories and nominated a book, author, or character each. Here are our final choices, but we’d love to hear what you think!
Best Fight Scene
Ariana’s Nomination: Fitz and Nighteyes during the battle against the Forged Ones in Royal Assassin by Robin Hobb.
Gemma’s Nomination: the fight between Kaz and the Dregs in Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo.
Best World Building
Ariana’s Nomination: after some deliberation (but not much) it has to be The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon.
Gemma’s Nomination: not hard for Gemma to choose the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling, the spark of her love of reading.
Best Character Arc
Ariana’s Nomination: recently the best one has definitely been Keyne in Lucy Holland’s Sistersong.
Gemma’s Nomination: Maddy Smith in Runemarks by Joanne M. Harris.
Biggest Plot Twist
Ariana’s Nomination: Legendborn by Tracy Deonn.
Gemma’s Nomination: King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo.
Ariana’s Nomination: The Lady from Jordan Ifueko’s Raybearer.
Gemma’s Nomination: Allegra from The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern.