Here are This Year's Fantasy and Sci-Fi Winners of the Goodreads Choice Awards

Goodreads recently announced the winners of their annual Choice Awards, and I thought I’d share the winners for Fantasy and Science Fiction with everyone. Goodreads received more than 5 million votes to help determine which books from 2018 were the best in a wide variety of categories, but alas, not all can be #1.

The winner for Best Fantasy was Madeline Miller’s Circe.

In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child—not powerful, like her father, nor viciously alluring like her mother. Turning to the world of mortals for companionship, she discovers that she does possess power—the power of witchcraft, which can transform rivals into monsters and menace the gods themselves.

Threatened, Zeus banishes her to a deserted island, where she hones her occult craft, tames wild beasts and crosses paths with many of the most famous figures in all of mythology, including the Minotaur, Daedalus and his doomed son Icarus, the murderous Medea, and, of course, wily Odysseus.

But there is danger, too, for a woman who stands alone, and Circe unwittingly draws the wrath of both men and gods, ultimately finding herself pitted against one of the most terrifying and vengeful of the Olympians. To protect what she loves most, Circe must summon all her strength and choose, once and for all, whether she belongs with the gods she is born from, or the mortals she has come to love.

You can check out the runners-up as well and let us know if you agree with the fantastical choice.

The title of Best Science Fiction was awarded to Vengeful by V.E. Schwab.

Eli Ever and Victor Vale were only medical students when their mutual discovery that near-death experiences can, under the right conditions, manifest extraordinary abilities.

They were best friends, and rivals, and then enemies. They were dead, then alive, and then—-Eli killed Victor, once and for all.

Or so he thought—-but Sydney Clarke felt otherwise, and used her own superpower to tip the scales. Now, a trio hides in the shadows, while another takes advantages of post-death life to take over the city of Merit.

If there can be life after death—will there be calm after vengeance, or will chaos rule?

Once again, here’s the list of runners-up to allow some comparison.

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