Book Lists Including Seraphina
As I study successful speculative fiction debuts at my blog -- http://fiftyonedebuts.wordpress.com -- I will add the books to this list. Each of these books, as the title suggests, was one of the five finalists for a Locus First Novel Award between 2004 and 2013.
First started in 1996 these lists are our bi-annual attempt to identify as many high-quality titles as possible from among the numerous new middle-grade and young-adult fiction books. NECBA booksellers read ARCs from as many publishers as possible, and review and rate as many of as we can using The NECBA Rating Scale.