This post from Bibliotropic caught my eye: Ria’s cut her list from 26 entries to eight strong contenders. That sounds to me like a very sensible thing to do, and you can click through and read this and related posts and see what kinds of thoughts led Ria to change her approach to the challenge.
Just as a side note, as far as I’m concerned, looking at Ria’s eight contenders, Auguries of Dawn by Peyton Reynolds has the most appealing cover AND the most appealing title. City of Burning Shadows by Barbara J Webb has the most intriguing back cover copy.
Here’s a link to the Speculative Book Review’s second set of books.
Of those, I like best the title of A Dream of Hope and Sorrow by Jonathan Crocker, and the cover and description of A Soul For Trouble by Crista McHugh.