Nightingale Wins Hollywood Book Festival
David Farland’s Nightingale has been named as the Grand Prize winner of the 2012 Hollywood Book Festival.
IBNA: According to davidfarland.net, David Farland’s Nightingale has been named as the Grand Prize winner of the 2012 Hollywood Book Festival on July 8, 2012.
The festival honors books that deserve further attention from the film, television and multimedia communities.
David Farland’s contemporary fantasy tells of sixteen-year-old Bron Jones, abandoned at birth and raised in foster care. He is kicked out of one home after another for being “too strange,” until he meets Olivia, a foster mother who recognizes that Bron isn’t even human. He’s a “nightingale,” a member of an ancient species left to be raised among mankind. This news launches Bron on a quest to discover where he came from, how to use his unique abilities, and most importantly, to learn precisely what he is.
The judges declared, “Despite its fantastic premise, the book also is a touching tale of the dreams and desires of a young man abandoned at birth and making his way in the world.”
One reviewer described Nightingale as “High School Musical falls in love with Twilight and has Harry Potter babies.” Upon hearing that, Farland laughed and said, “I’ve been trying to figure out ‘What it’s like,’ since it’s not quite like anything that I’ve ever seen, and that description kind of fits.” Many reviewers recommend it as a book for fans of The Hunger Games.
David Farland is a New York Times bestselling author of the Runelords fantasy series, and has worked with such major franchises as Star Wars, the Mummy, and Starcraft, in addition to his own works. Farland has won several awards in the past, including the Philip K. Dick Memorial Special Award for Best Novel in the English Language (science fiction), and the Whitney Award for Best Novel of the Year (historical fiction).
Nightingale has been racking up awards as one of the hottest books of the summer. It recently won the International Book Awards, as Best Young Adult Novel of the Year, and it is currently a finalist for Global E-book Award, also as Best Young Adult Novel of the Year.
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