The end is upon us! #SPFBO

Posted On 3 March 2016

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It’s difficult to believe but the 12 month period allotted to the SPFBO has finally come to a conclusion.  I can’t believe how quickly the time has flown.  The brainchild of Mark Lawrence the SPFBO brought together ten bloggers and over 250 different books/authors.  I’ve enjoyed this event – it was tough I admit, particularly whittling down over 25 books to just one entry for the first round!  And, I confess, that I find it difficult to rate books.  But all is now complete and we have an overall winner which is great.

I would love to say a huge thank you to all the authors who submitted their books for such scrutiny and also to Mark Lawrence for pulling this all together.

The overall winner was The Thief Who Pulled on Trouble’s Braids by Michael McClung – congratulations Michael, a very enjoyable read and a series that I will definitely continue to read 😀


Second and Third places were: Ben Galley’s Blood Rush and The Weight of a Crown by Tavish Kaeden.

The Weight of a Crown was the book I put forward from round one and Blood Rush was my final choice for favourite book overall.  The scores make for interesting reading and for a full summary please check out this page here.  The other bloggers who took part were:

  1. Bookworm Blues
  2. Elitist Book Reviews
  3. Fantasy Faction
  4. Fantasy Book Critic
  5. The Fictional Hangout
  6. Beauty in Ruins
  7. Bibliotropic
  8. The Speculative Book Review
  9. Fantasy Book Review

It was great reading all their thoughts and reviews as the event progressed.  What I found particularly interesting was how we varied so much in our opinions – going from a 4* rating for example to a 8.5* rating for one particular book.  I think this demonstrates perfectly how different we all really are and so whilst one person might not love your book the next person might do.

Anyway, that’s it for me folks with just a final round of applause for all 10 finalists and a huge thanks for all the authors who contributed work.




4 Responses to “The end is upon us! #SPFBO”

  1. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    Congratulations to the authors of your top picks! Guess now I need to check out The Thief Who Pulled on Trouble’s Braids 😀

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, I’ll be interested to see what you make of that one and Blood Rush.
      Lynn 😀

  2. Lisa (@TenaciousReader)

    Yes, definitely interesting seeing the rating spread! 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      It’s interesting isn’t it to see the differences we all felt about certain of the books.
      Lynn 😀

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