Win the YA Book Prize 2022 shortlist and 3 months of Bookily

10 books teens will love (and so will you!)

This year's YA Book Prize shortlist has been revealed and we're delighted to give away sets of all 10 books to three lucky winners – plus a 3-month Bookily card loaded with £8.99 per month so readers can pick a new YA book each month in bookshops or online.

The YA Book Prize launched in 2014 as the first prize to focus specifically on British and Irish fiction for young adults. The prize celebrates great books for young people and aims to get more teens reading and buying books.

This year's amazing shortlist features:

Ace of Spades by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé
The Yearbook by Holly Bourne
Skin of the Sea by Natasha Bowen 
Afterlove by Tanya Byrne 
The Upper World by Femi Fadugba 
You're The One That I Want by Simon James Green
Hani and Ishu's Fake Guide to Dating by Adiba Jaigirdar
The Crossing by Manjeet Mann
House of Hollow by Krystal Sutherland
First Day of My Life by Lisa Williamson

There's something for everyone on the list, which features a whole host of genres – from contemporary to fantasy to thrillers and romance – and covers a wide range of themes and issues including institutional racism, time travel, first loves, friendship, and the refugee crisis.

The YA Book Prize 2022 winner will be revealed in a live ceremony at Edinburgh International Book Festival (sponsored by National Book Tokens for over 35 years!) on Thursday 25th August.

Bookily is a monthly National Book Token that can be used in hundreds of bookshops, and online. Find out more at bookily.co.uk.

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Win the ultimate prize for book-loving teens

Enter now and collect 5 Caboodle Points. This competition will close after 11/08/2022.

Terms and Conditions

3 x winners will receive the YA Book Prize 2022 shortlist (listed above) and a Bookily card loaded with £8.99 for 3 months (if UK) or a €30 National Book Tokens gift card (if in Ireland)

  • By entering this competition, you also agree to the Caboodle Terms and Conditions and Caboodle Points Terms and Conditions.
  • Closing date: 11:59pm, Thursday 11th August 2022.
  • No purchase necessary.
  • Only one entry per person will be accepted. Entrants may not win more than one prize.
  • The competition is open to UK and Republic of Ireland residents except employees of the Booksellers Association and Book Tokens Ltd., their families, employees of participating bookshops, and anyone else connected with this promotion.
  • Entrants must be aged 16 or over.
  • The Promoter accepts no responsibility for entries that are incomplete, illegible, incorrect, corrupted or fail to reach the Promoter by the closing date for any reason. Automatically generated entries or entries via third parties are invalid and shall not be considered.
  • Entrants agree to the Promoter using their details in post-competition publicity. Your details will not be used for any other purpose, or passed onto any third parties, unless specified. Winners’ details may be shared securely with a third party (such as the publisher) in order to fulfil the dispatch of competition prizes.
  • Entrants will automatically collect 5 Caboodle Points. Find out more about How Caboodle Works.
  • The prizes are non-transferable and there are no cash alternatives, and are subject to availability. The Promoter reserves the right to amend the specification of the prize or offer an alternative prize. In exceptional circumstances, the Promoter reserves the right to foreclose the competition without notice.
  • If National Book Tokens gift cards or e-Gift cards are included in the prize, they can be spent in participating bookshops. Find out more.
  • If signed copies are included in the prize, books will either be signed directly by the author/illustrator(s) or signed bookplates will be provided (either separately or stuck in the book).
  • The Promoter will choose winners at random from all qualifying entries.
  • The Promoter will contact winners by email shortly after the closing date. In the event of a winner not responding after 14 days, the Promoter reserves the right to allocate the prize to another winner, or foreclose the prize. Unsuccessful entrants will not be contacted.
  • The Promoter accepts no responsibility for winners not receiving the Promoter’s communications due to their spam filter, accidental deletion, incorrect email provided, or for any other reason. In the event of this, the Promoter is unable to provide compensation.
  • The Promoter accepts no responsibility for winners not receiving their prize once it has been dispatched. On a case-by-case basis, the Promoter will do their best to compensate the winner but regretfully this may not always be possible.
  • The Promoter’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • The Promoter will only use your email address and other personal information as outlined in our privacy policy.
  • Promoter: Book Tokens Ltd, 6 Bell Yard, London, WC2A 2JR.
  • Due to the ongoing pandemic (COVID-19), there may be a delay in prizes being dispatched or delay in contacting winners due to the availability of such prizes. The Promoter accepts no liability for the delay of prizes being received and is unable to compensate for delays or any other unavoidable issues.

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