The RT Seal Of Excellence Index

The RT Seal of Excellence is awarded to the one title each month that stands out from all the rest. The RT staff nominates contenders which the RT editors then read and discuss at length. Sometimes a book is propelled to the top of the list by an innovative twist on a familiar story, or a villain that leaves readers chilled to the bone. In other instances the setting or the author's writing style has set the story apart. But every title that wins the RT Seal of Excellence is our pick for the best read of the month.

 

 

2014 RT SEAL OF EXCELLENCE WINNERS

 AUGUST

 

 JULY


 

JUNE

 

MAY

    

The Girl in 6E

by A.R. Torre

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The Mark of the Tala

by Jeffe Kennedy

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  Sweet Filthy Boy

by Christina Lauren

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APRIL

 

MARCH


 

FEBRUARY

 

JANUARY

Three Weeks with Lady X

by Eloisa James

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  House of Glass

by Sophie Littlefield

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   Prince of Shadows

by Rachel Caine

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  No One Else Can Have You

by Kathleen Hale

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2013 RT SEAL OF EXCELLENCE WINNERS

DECEMBER

 

NOVEMBER


 

OCTOBER 

 

SEPTEMBER

No Good Duke Goes Unpunished

by Sarah MacLean

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  Broken

by CJ Lyons

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   Sleep With the Lights On

by Maggie Shayne

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  Tear Your Apart

by Megan Hart

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  AUGUST

 

 JULY

 

JUNE 

 

MAY

Omens

by Kelley Armstrong

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  A Woman Entangled

by Cecilia Grant

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The Shining Girls

by Lauren Beukes

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Wicked As She Wants

by Delilah S. Dawson

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 APRIL

 

MARCH 

 

 FEBRUARY 

 

JANUARY

Let It Be Me

by Kate Noble

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Written in Red

by Anne Bishop

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The Best of All Possible Worlds

by Karen Lord

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The Chocolate Kiss

by Laura Florand

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2012 RT SEAL OF EXCELLENCE WINNERS

 DECEMBER

 

NOVEMBER

 

OCTOBER

 

SEPTEMBER

Came Upon A Midnight Clear

by Katie Porter

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When Snow Falls

by Brenda Novak

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Tempting the Bride

by Sherry Thomas

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Riveted

by Meljean Brook

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 AUGUST

 

JULY

 

JUNE

 

MAY

A Lady Never Lies

by Juliana Gray

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"The Theory of Attraction"

by Delphine Dryden

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Gone Girl
by Gillian Flynn

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Ghost Flower
by Michele Jaffe

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 APRIL

 

MARCH

 

FEBRUARY

 

JANUARY

Taming an Impossible Rogue
by Suzanne Enoch

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And She Was
by Alison Gaylin

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Firelight
by Kristen Callihan

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Sleepwalker
by Karen Robards

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2011 RT SEAL OF EXCELLENCE WINNERS

DECEMBER

 

NOVEMBER

 

OCTOBER

 

SEPTEMBER

Within the Flames
by Marjorie M. Liu

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Scandalous Desires
by Elizabeth Hoyt

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Animal Attraction
by Jill Shalvis

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No Proper Lady
by Isabel Cooper

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AUGUST

 

JULY

 

JUNE

 

MAY

In Search of the Rose Notes
by Emily Arsenault

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You're Next
by Gregg Hurwitz

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Beauty Queens
by Libba Bray

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Dragon Bound
by Thea Harrison

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APRIL

 

MARCH

 

FEBRUARY

 

JANUARY

The Illusion of Murder
by Carol McCleary

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Aftertime
by Sophie Littlefield

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The Perfect Play
by Jaci Burton

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Across the Universe
by Beth Revis

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2010 RT SEAL OF EXCELLENCE WINNERS

DECEMBER

 

NOVEMBER

 

OCTOBER

 

SEPTEMBER

The Winter Sea
by Susanna Kearsley

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High-Caliber Christmas
by B.J. Daniels

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The Iron Duke
by Meljean Brook

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The Hunger Games series
by Suzanne Collins

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AUGUST

 

JULY

 

JUNE

 

MAY

 

APRIL

Shades of Milk and Honey
by Mary Robinette Kowal

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This Must Be the Place
by Kate Racculia

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Ice Cold
by Tess Gerritsen

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Moonshine
by Alaya Johnson

 

Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake
by Sarah MacLean