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SPFBO 2018 - DETAILS

Write on: Sat, 23 Jun 2018 by  in Blog 1 comment Read 4950

BookNest has once again the honor to be one of the 10 Judges in this year's SPFBO. As a matter of fact, we were so excited that we ended up buying some cosplay costumes. From now on, whenever we judge a book we will be dressed like this:

In a previous post on our Facebook Group, I announced that Dyrk Ashton, a fan favorite of our community, and Rob J. Hayes, the winner of last year's SPFBO, will join the BookNest.eu team for the first round of this year's contest. In this post I'll introduce the other members of our team, and how things will go down on our side. 

Our initial batch of 30 books has been split into 6 groups of 5 books each. Dyrk Ashton and Rob J. Hayes will join our very own Michael McLendon, C.T. Phipps and Katerina Papasotiriou, as well as the guest Lynn Kempner (Grimmedian). Each one of them will read the 5 books assigned to them, review all of them (*without* rating them) and pick the best one among them, which will proceed to the second phase of the 1st round as a Semi-Finalist. That's right, you understood correctly - we will review all 30 books assigned to us! I (Petros) will then proceed to read all 6 semi-finalists and pick the best one among them to be our Finalist in the 2nd round of the SPFBO

In the second round I'll be joined by Rita Sloan to read and review the Finalists of the other 9 Judges.

Here's the aforementioned groups, and the Judges assigned to them:

 

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Since several of our members read We Ride the Storm and found it to be *excellent*, we've decided to promote it as an *extra*, 7th Semi-Finalist.

Michael will still pick a Semi-Finalist from his remaining batch of 4 books.

C.T. Phipps Dyrk Ashton
The Cave Between Worlds by Andy Cooke The Ember Child by Anthony Mitchell
Runeforged by Justin DePaoli (Semi-Finalist) Orconomics by J. Zachary Pike (Semi-Finalist)
Crystalline Vision by Barbara Snow Dragon Bones by D.K. Holmberg
Doormaker by Jamie Thornton Ghost Electricity by Sean Cunningham
The Lost Voice by L.F. Oake Twin Spirit by Matthew Thompson
   
Rob J. Hayes Michael McLendon
Memories by Stephan Morse We Ride the Storm by Devin Madson (*Extra* Semi-Finalist)
Brutal by James Alderdice Cardboard Castles by K.L. Young
The Stars Were Right by K.M. Alexander (Semi-Finalist) The Water Road by J.D. Byrne
The Dragon Orb by Mike Shelton The Curse Recalled by J.E. Merritt
The Culling by Roberto Calas Whispers of Flame by Louis Emery
   
Katerina Papasotiriou Lynn Kempner
Magic-Price by C.L. Schneider The Great Restoration by William Ray
Keys of Candor by Casey Eanes & Seth Ervin Blue Prometheus by Ned Marcus
The Tainted Crown by Meg Cowley (Semi-Finalist) The Memoirs of a Faun by Caldon Mull
The Summoner and the Seer by C. Gold RhythmInTheMind - Touch
Siege of the Northland by Ruth Rathband Corruption of Honor by A.M. Rycroft

 

Best of luck to all of you,

The BookNest.eu Team 

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Last modified on Saturday, 01 December 2018 15:40
Petros

Petros is the creator & owner of BookNest. He lives in Patrai, Greece, where he works as a betting agent.

In his free time you may find him reading books, watching TV, and participating in Roman orgies (not really). 

He also has an infatuation with sloths that others might call unhealthy.

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