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Saturday, August 22, 2009

2008 Reviewer's Choice Awards

Original Books Awards of 2008:

Top Books of the Year:

(grouped by star rating)

1. By Reason of Insanity by Randy Singer\The Face by Angela Hunt\Perfect by Harry Kraus\Ever After by Karen Kingsbury\Merciless by Robin Parrish\Embrace Me by Lisa Samson

2. Broken Angel by Sigmund Brouwer\Deeper Water by Robert Whitlow\Dogwood by Chris Fabry\Winter Haven by Athol Dickson\Sinner by Ted Dekker

3. Nobody by Creston Mapes\The Whole Truth by James Scott Bell\Blood Brothers by Rick Acker\Oceans Apart by Karen Kingsbury\The Shape of Mercy by Susan Meissner\Skid by Rene Gutteridge\Out of the Devil's Mouth by Travis Thrasher\The Rook by Steven James\The Unseen by T L Hines\Less Than Dead by Tim Downs

4. Try Darkness by James Scott Bell\The Almost True Story of Ryan Fisher by Rob Stennet

5. Isle of Fire by Wayne Thomas Batson\The Battle for Vast Dominion by George Brian Polivka\ Conspiracy in Kiev by Noel Hynd

Author of the Year:

(This award is reserved for the author with the most Elite books in the year.)

Karen Kingsbury

True Suspense Award:

(Since the suspense on the market these days are not really suspense, we deemed this award nessecary. True suspense is truly not knowing what's going on or how the plot is going to turn out. Suspense is not merely a string of dramatic scenes and panicked dialogue.)

The Face by Angela Hunt

Character of the Year:

Tami Taylor from Deeper Water by Robert Whitlow

Publisher of the Year:

(This award is reserved for the publishing company with the most books in the top books.)


New Author of the Year:

(This award is reserved for the author of the highest rated debut novel of the year.)

Chris Fabry

Most Surprising End of the Year:

By Reason of Insanity by Randy Singer

Reader's Choice Books of the Year:

1. Merciless by Robin Parrish (30%)

2. By Reason of Insanity by Randy Singer\The Face by Angela Hunt (both 23%)

3. Ever After by Karen Kingsbury (15%)

4. Perfect by Harry Kraus (7%)

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