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Standings for category: Young Adult Books

1. The One: Children of Destiny, Paul Copeland, J. Ellington Ashton, [link] [comments]
2. Morris Mansion, Rita Dear, Eutopian Press, [link] [comments]
3. Hidden Wings, Cameo Renae, Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly Publishing, [link] [comments]
4. Stopped Cold, Gail Pallotta, CreateSpace Independent publishing platform, [link] [comments]
5. Koolura and the Mystery at Camp Saddleback, Michael Thal, Solstice Publishing, [link] [comments]
6. Justice, Rebecca Royce, Decadent Publishing, [link] [comments]
7. The Wrong One, K.C. Sprayberry, Solstice Publishing, [link] [comments]
7. Enchanted Skean, Vonnie Winslow Crist, Mockingbird Lane Press, [link]
7. GIRL Z: My Life as a Teenage Zombie, C.A. Verstraete, Intrigue Publishing, [link] [comments]
8. Feudlings, Wendy Knight, Astraea Press,
9. Glass Frost, Liz DeJesus, Musa Publishing, [link] [comments]

9. Taking the High Ground, Amy Alessio, 4RV Publishing, [link]
9. Dragon Fire, Dina von Lowenkraft, Twilight Times Books, [link] [comments]
10. Faizah's Destiny, Marva Dasef, MuseItUp Publishing, [link]
10. Glancing Through the Glimmer, Pat McDermott, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, [link] [comments]
11. How to Be Almost Famous in Ten Days, Kathleen S. Allen, Gypsy Shadow Publishing, [link] [comments]
11. It's All in Your Mind, Ann Herrick, Books We Love, Ltd., [link]
11. Persephone's Orchard, Molly Ringle, Central Avenue Publishing, [link] [comments]
12. Stolen Luck, Jaclyn Weist, Wee Creek Press, [link]
12. Dance of the Scorpion, Bobbie Shafer, Caliburn Books, [link]
13. Escapement, Ciara Knight, Ciara Knight, [link]
14. Fire & Ice (Faerie Song Trilogy 1), Michele Barrow-Belisle, Astraea Press, [link] [comments]
14. King of Bad, Kai Strand, Whiskey Creek, [link] [comments]
15. January Black, Wendy S. Russo, Crescent Moon Press, [link] [comments]
15. Tex, the Witch Boy, Stuart R. West, MuseItUp Publishing, [link] [comments]
16. Sphie's Secret Crush, Tara West, self publishsed, [link] [comments]
16. Banacor: In The Beginning, Charlie Wilcox, Wee Creek Press, [link]
16. The Julius Romeros Extravaganza Part 2, A New Adventure, Hayley Lawson-Smith, ASJ Publishing, [link]
16. Warrior Beautiful, Wendy Knight, Astraea Press, [link]
16. Sophie's Secret Crush, Tara West, Self Published [comments]
16. Quest of the Hart, Mary Waibel, MuseItUp Publishing, [link]
17. Sidekicks, Linda Palmer, Uncial Press, [link]
18. Curtsies & Conspiracies, Gail Carriger, Little Brown, [link]
19. No More Goddesses, Kim Baccellia, Zumaya, [link]
19. Three Against The Stars, Joe Bonadonna, Airship 27, [link]
19. Cinderella Geek, K. Sean Jennkrist, Create Space, [link]
19. Xenostorm: Rising, Brian Clegg, ReAnimus Press, [link]
19. Severed Ties, Angie Skelhorn, Damnation Books, [link] [comments]
20. The Adventures of Captain Kitchen, Shawn Oetzel, Belfire Press, [link]
20. Sabaska's Tale, J. A. Campbell, Untold Press, [link]
20. Faire Eve, Catherine Stovall, Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly Publishing, [link]
20. Lights of Aurora, Theresa McClinton, Noor Press, [link]
20. The Divide, Book One: Uprising, Kim Flowers, QueerTeen Press, [link] [comments]
20. Sensations, Towan Shannigan, Gypsy Shadow Publishing, [link]
20. Inception (The Reaping Chronicles, 1), Teal Haviland, Embolden Press, [link]

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