- Prisoner of the Inquisition by Theresa Breslin.
- The Death Defying Pepper Roux by Geraldine McCaughrean
- Monsters of Men by Patrick Ness
- The Brides Farewell by Meg Rosoff
- White Crow by Marcus Sedgewick
- Out of Shadows by Jason Wallace.
As a book club, everyone was disappointed.We all expected Monsters of Men to be shortlisted (the other two in the series were in previous years), but no-one thought any of the others would make it(apart from a friend, who thought White Crow might).
So- my thoughts
Prisoner of the Inquisition- I tried reading it, but I didnt really like it.
The Death Defying Pepper Roux looks odd...
Monsters of Men. Read it, enjoyed it a bit, forgotten about it. Will have to re-read.
The Brides Farewell looks good.
White Crow. Read it, enjoyed it, don't see how it all fits together. Will re-read.
Out of shadows. Looks good, looks different.
Last year we shadowed the Carnegie as a book club, and won a trip to the awards ceremony. We know personally one third of the authors on that list. Yes, that is only two. And?
Also, we are going to be having a visit from Marcus Sedgewick at some point. Sounds like fun? Hope so.
As a book club, we might make our own shortlist, thats better. And we probably will follow the Kate Greenaway award too. Not sure on that.
What does every one else think of this shortlist? Are you disappointed, or are some of these your favourites?