Category Winner - Young Adult
The Monster Realm
By Nara Duffie
Winner: Young Adult | Purchase →
Medusa aimed her poisoned arrow right at Lillian …
Lillian always loved stories about myths and monsters–until she found herself inside one, fighting for her life!
Joined by her best friends, Katy and Maisy, Lillian must cross a sea guarded by Krakens and sirens, race through a dark forest haunted by elves and chimeras, and cross mountains ruled by griffins and rocs.
Where in this world is Lillian’s sister? Who is the mysterious boy with the stone medallion? Why do the monsters hold an ancient grudge against humanity? And what is the secret hiding at the heart of it all?
About Nara Duffie
Nara Duffie completed “The Monster Realm” 11 days before her 11th birthday. She loves origami, crochet, and spending time in nature. She is currently teaching a western scrub jay to eat from her hand.
Other Honors and Awards
Next Generation Indie Book Award: Winner — Young Author (under age 25)
National Indie Excellence Awards: Finalist Pre-Teen Fiction
Moonbeam Bronze Award: Pre-Teen Fantasy
Books and Author Book of the Year: Juvenile/Teen/YA
Beverly Hills Book Awards: Finalist — Fantasy