04 April 2012

D is for DABWAHA

For April I'm Blogging the Alphabet through YA Book Awards!  Find out more Here!

DABWAHA, or the Dear Author Bitchery Writing Award for Hella Authors, is a March-Madness type bracket for romance novels sponsored by a prominent book blogger "Dear Author Bitch".   However, even though the bracket is romance it is traditionally inclusive of YA Science Fiction and Fantasy.  There is a category for just YA that is chock full of them this year, and there are some other ones scattered around.  Books are voted on by site visitors during the month of March.  2012 is the second year of the tournament, and I think it's just plain fun to have a March Madness bracket I understand and can intelligently pick from :P

YA Finalists that are Science Fiction or Fantasy:
The Shattering by Karen Healey
Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake
Huntress by Malinda Lo
Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson
Divergent by Veronica Roth

Novel with Romantic Elements/Crossover Finalists that are YA SF/F:
Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
Shadowfever by Karen Marie Moning

Paranormal/UF/SFR Finalists that are YA:

Radiant Desire by Inara Scott


  1. Never heard of this group--- thanks for sharing!
    Look forward to your challenge run…
    --Damyanti, Co-host A to Z Challenge April 2012

    Twitter: @AprilA2Z

    1. I'll be honest, I had to look them up for a D award. It was great fun, though, so I'll be back next year!

  2. It's always nice to find out about resources for women writers. :)
    Follow & A to Z Visiting: http://whemkateblogs.blogspot.com

    1. Thanks for visiting! I'm glad you found something useful :D