The Bookish Academy Awards 2015!

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Welcome to the first instalment of the Bookish Academy Awards! It's that time of the year, where we award books and their characters for excelling in different fields. The judge: me. Welcome, to a night (or rather Tag) filled with books, books and more books.

We shall begin tonight's event by stating the number of books that were read by our most honourable judge during the reading year of 2015. And that was a grand total of 31 books. A round of applause please. *claps*

Finally, we move on to the awards.

Best Actor (Best Male Protagonist):

And the award goes to...

Kvothe from The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss. Kvothe was a character I found extremely compelling and flawed. He is an exceptionally talented character, but he has to work just as hard as the next person to get into the University of his choice (which, might I add is a pretty cool one) and for anything else. Kvothe is very relatable, is flawed (like I mentioned before), very sarcastic, so proficient at music I could almost hear it and is awesome as hell. His tale was very interesting, and as a whole, he was a completely new and fascinating character. I have not met a character as different as Kvothe.

Other nominees: Skulduggery Pleasant from the Skulduggery Pleasant series by Derek Landy

Kelsier from the Mistborn trilogy by Branden Sanderson

Best Actress (Best Female Protagonist):

The award goes to...

Valkyrie Cain from Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy. Valkyrie has, is and will always be one of my favourite protagonists (male or female) of all time. She is funny, sarcastic, smart, kick-ass and like Kvothe, flawed. I've come across a lot of protagonists that are awesome, but very few authors portray them in a bad light; their flaws do not exist, they seem too perfect to exist out of that book. But what makes Valkyrie perfect is her imperfection (awesome dialogue right there). Her character development throughout the whole series is just amazing; she goes through so much with her friends, family and other characters, faces so many trials and emerges as a really well developed character that I would absolutely love to see more of. And I wouldn't mind being her best friend, like... seriously wouldn't mind it.

Other nominees: Celaena Sardothien from the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J Maas

Vin from the Mistborn trilogy by Branden Sanderson

Best Cinematography (Best Plot Twist):

And the award goes to...

The Dying of the Light by Derek Landy, the last book in the Skulduggery Pleasant series. This book was responsible for all of the twelve heart attacks it gave me while I was reading it. All those plot twists just drove my brain crazy and my heart went on a rollercoaster ride that could give the Leviathan a run for its money. There were times in the book where things were happening at the speed of light and so much of stuff was taking place and there were so many plot twists and turns and it was just insane (in a good way. No, in an awesome way). I. Loved. It. Even though some parts killed me.

Other nominees: Queen of Shadows, the fourth book in the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J Maas

Best Costume Design (Best Book Cover):

And the award goes to...

The Dying of the Light by Derek Landy. Two awards in a row! The cover linked in the media shall serve as my explanation, for words cannot describe how much I love this cover.

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