#SPFBO wrap up post

Posted On 2 May 2020

Filed under #SPFBO, Book Reviews

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Another SPFBO competition concludes, on a wonderful high note I think.  This is going to be a quick post to highlight the finalists and the results.  Feast your eyes on the 10 finalists:

And, *drum roll* here are the finalists in order with their average scores and links to Goodreads:

I would like to congratulate ML wang for such a fantastic final score.  There were some incredible books submitted this year and so this is a truly impressive achievement.  I heartily recommend you take a look at the finalists – there’s something here for everyone and I’ve had a great time reading them.  My thanks to all the authors who submitted their books – there wouldn’t be a competition without you and, commiserations, there can be only one winner after all, but I hope everyone took something more away from the competition in terms of friendships made.  Finally a massive thank you to Mark Lawrence for organising the competition and all the other judges for making it possible, not to mention creating a nail biting finale.

Will there be a SPFBO 6? I think so, but keep your eyes on Mark Lawrence’s blog for further news on that front.







9 Responses to “#SPFBO wrap up post”

  1. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    Congrats to all the finalists and especially to ML Wang! I think it’s really cool that in past SPFBOs we’ve seen even authors who don’t get the top score go on to have massive success or book contracts, so I hope that’s what will happen here too! And also great job to you for completing another year of judging, way to go!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yay. It’s always mixed feelings for me at the end of SPFBO. A bit of a breather and great to see the overall scores but kind of sad that it’s over.
      Lynn 😀

  2. bkfrgr

    Wow! Such an impressive group! ❤
    You kind of blow my mind being an SPFBO judge – it seems such a mammoth task, albeit, I'm sure, incredibly rewarding. My hat is permanently off to you, Lynn! 😀

    • @lynnsbooks

      Aww, thank you. It’s a great competition and this year had some incredible entries.
      Lynn 😀

  3. Tammy

    Congrats to all the finalists! I personally have copies of The Sword of Kaigen and Never Die, which I hope to read soon. And for those who aren’t in the top spot, get ready because you will most likely have lots of attention as well. I hope you get to participate in #6, looking forward to it:-)

    • @lynnsbooks

      Thanks Tammy. Hope you enjoy your reads – I also highly recommend Blood of Heirs and Fortune’s Fool which were in the top three. Both were really good.
      Lynn 😀

  4. waytoofantasy

    Congratulations on finishing up another SPFBO, Lynn! I’ve loved seeing your reviews for these. I think I’ll have to pick up a copy of The Sword of Kaigen at some point since so many people liked that one.

    • @lynnsbooks

      I hope you enjoy it. I also highly recommend Fortune’s Fool.
      Lynn 😀

      • waytoofantasy

        Definitely going to read that one as well, from everything I’ve heard it would probably be right up my alley. 🙂

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