THE NAMELESS CITY BY FAITH ERIN HICKS
Has been named this years Rocky Mountain Book Award Winner.
The City has many names... and no name.
Built on an ancient mountain pass, the City is forever being invaded by one nation or another, and every new master gives it a new name. But for the natives, their home is the Nameless City, and those who try to name it are forever outsiders.
Dreamy, sheltered Kaidu is one such outsider. He's a Dao born and bred--a son of the latest nation to occupy the Nameless City. Cynical, street-smart Rat is a native, and at first she hates Kai for everything he stands for. But Kai's love of his new home may be the one thing that can unite these two unlikely friends. And they will need to stand together at all costs...
...because the fate of the Nameless City rests in their hands.
Well I was secretly hoping that OCDaniel would also win this one, but I don't have the say, the readers across Alberta do. I am a little surprised that a graphic novel has won for a second year in a row, but obviously they speak to a large group (myself included). I read this quite awhile ago so I not as familiar as I could be, but I have just recently read the third and final book and enjoyed the action, the suspense and of course the resolution (happy ending). Look forward to purchasing The Divided Earth for Lakie readers for next year.