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he second annual Youtinee Awards have come and gone. Long have you waited for the results after weeks of casting your votes. And we can assure you - it was definitely worth the wait.

That’s right - the time has come to announce and celebrate the winners of this past year’s publishing lineup. Here’s a rundown of the winners in each category.

Book of the Year:

  • Victory's Price by Alexander Freed
  • WINNER! Light of the Jedi by Charles Soule
  • The Rising Storm by Cavan Scott
  • Thrawn Ascendancy: Lesser Evil by Timothy Zahn

Comic of the Year:

  • War of the Bounty Hunters
  • WINNER! The High Republic
  • The High Republic Adventures
  • Darth Vader

Moment of the Year:

  • Victory's Price - Yrica Quell having a breakthrough with an imagined version of ITO
  • Light of the Jedi - Avar Kriss announcing the Jedi arrival at Hetzal Prime
  • WINNER! The Rising Storm - Elzar Mann throwing a lightsaber from the back of a dragon

Quote of the Year:

  • “Only rebellions are built on hope. Republics need sturdier foundations.” - Hera Syndulla, Victory's Price
  • WINNER! “Across the atrium, against the stars, lightsabers ignited. Hundreds, in all the colors of the Jedi Order, a salute, held high. In the space outside the station, anyone who looked would see a surging glow rush out from the beautiful, open space at its heart, pushing back the darkness. The light of the Jedi.” - Light of the Jedi
  • “Elzar Mann was riding a dragon into the middle of a dogfight. Because who else would it be.” - The Rising Storm
  • "The odds are never impossible," Thrawn said calmly. "Merely unfavorable." - Thrawn Ascendancy: Greater Good

Best EU Character:

  • Yrica Quell
  • Stellan Gios
  • Elzar Mann
  • WINNER! Bell Zetifar

Social Butterfly:

  • WINNER! Daniel José Older
  • Emma Mieko Candon
  • Charles Soule
  • Ario Anindito

Best Cover Art:

  • Victory's Price
  • Star Wars Visions: Ronin
  • Light of the Jedi
  • WINNER! The Rising Storm (OOP Variant)

Best Easter Egg: A Test of Courage -  p7 prologue (this story was released BEFORE The Rising Storm): "The last thing we want is survivors. This should be a disaster that will make the Legacy Run look like a DAY AT THE FAIR."

Author of the Year: Cavan Scott

From all of us at Youtini, congratulations to this year's winners! See you next year!

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Meg is a writer, podcaster, and photographer. She lives in Illinois with her dog and medal-worthy book collection, and believes any conversation in which Star Wars references are applicable is one worth having.