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In cased you missed our announcement regarding the annual Book Bloggers’ Novel of the Year Awards, we’re taking part in this years awards as a panelist!

This is a great honour for us at Uncharted Library as it’s our first time taking part in a book blogging event, especially as we’re still a young new blog. Acting as a panelist comes with responsibility as we’ll be reading through entrant’s books and judging them. But this of course also means we get to read more great indie books and discover talented new authors.

BBNYA is a book award competition designed to showcase the amazing indie and self-published authors out there. Naturally, we couldn’t miss out on this chance to promote indies as that’s what we’re here for!

The first round of judging is currently underway, and I’ve already read through my excerpts and chosen which books are worthy of the next round. I had a great time reading these excerpts, which were a nice mix of fantasy, urban fantasy, dystopian, and some sci-fi. There were honestly some fantastic opening chapters here, and I can’t wait to read more in the coming rounds. There was also one that really blew me away, but I can’t say anymore! Regardless of how well these books do in the overall competition, I’ll be picking up these to review on our blog.

Now that the competition has started, I’d like to introduce the other amazing book bloggers part of my team! These folks deserve some love, so check them out.

Click on the headers to visit their blog:

Emma’s Biblio Treasures

A lovely blog and Bookstagram by Emma, who reviews a wide variety of books and especially enjoys historical fiction and thrillers.

Holly Loves Books

One of the team leaders for our group of bloggers, Holly just loves books, as you can tell by visiting her blog which is stuffed full of book reviews and other features! As well as hoarding quite an impressive TBR collection, Holly also regularly takes part in blog tours.

Myth and Magic

A great blog for paranormal romance, urban fantasy, YA fantasy and more! Myth and Magic are ran by two bloggers, Jill and Katie, and they have a unique scoring system for their book reviews based on the world building (or myth!) and magic system of the story. If you like your fantasy with some romance, then check out their recommendations!

Nadaness In Motion

A blog owned by Nada Adel Sobhi which includes a wide variety of honest reviews and author interviews. You’ll also find a great collection of book reviews and features here, as well as poetry, flash fiction, and writing prompts.

Shauna Lawless is writing

An avid writer and reader, Shauna specialises in Irish mythology and history, which you can learn about on her blog! She also reviews fantasy books and provides interviews with authors.

The Artsy Reader

Another team leader for our group of bloggers, The Artsy Reader is a great blog by Noly covering a wide variety of books through reviews and blog tours, as well as blogging about cute DIY crafts!

The Chronicles of Tick Tock

A lovely blog by Flick, who covers a wide variety of fantasy books through their reviews and blog tours!

The Pen not the Sword

A blog dedicated to all things literary! Charlotte reviews fantasy books as well as takes part in regular book tours, and I love the regular book quotes posted on this blog too!

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