Smugglers Stash YA Appreciation Month

Smugglers Stash

Greetings from your friendly neighbourhood book smugglers!

We open the stash today with a Very Special Ceremony: the official unveiling of our banner for the upcoming YA Appreciation Month. Excuse us for the pomp and circumstance, but we happen to be totally in love with the beautiful banner that our good friend Kmont from Lurv a la Mode has created for us. Check it and out:

Isn’t it gorgeous? A big thank you to Kmont!!! EDIT: You can snag the banner for yourself; it will link to all of our Young Adult Month updates.

The Young Adult Appreciation Month will take place between July 19th to August 15thand we will be discussing the genre, talking to other bloggers and writers such as Kim Harrison, Claudia Gray, Melissa Marr and others.

Plus a bunch of reviews:

And speaking of reviews….

This week on the Book Smugglers:

Ana reviews Eyes Like Stars by Lisa Mantchev on Monday. (This review was supposed to have been published last Sunday but alas, unexpected developments kept us from posting it then.)

On Tuesday , Thea reviews, the historical fiction novel, The French Mistress by Susan Holloway Scott

Also on Tuesday we will be guest blogging at Fantasy Cafe : we were asked to write a piece about what would happen if our favorite character went to Vegas. Well, we went a little bit crazy and wrote a piece in which Edward Cullen is taught by 5 of the most interesting male characters in literature on how to behave like a man, in Vegas. Yeah. The Education of Edward Cullen, folks. Next Tuesday, at Fantasy Cafe!

And on Wednesday Susan will be blogging with us about her Inspiration and Influences.

On Thursday, Ana reviews The Angel’s Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafon the prequel to the highly acclaimed The Shadow of the Wind (one of Ana’s favourite books of all time)

Finally on Friday, Ana reviews Fantasy novel Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson.

And that’s it from us today folks. A rather short stash but you can find out more about upcoming books and publishing news by checking out Sci-fi Guy’s awesome weekend report.

Hasta la vista, baby!

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  • Collette
    July 5, 2009 at 10:11 am

    I seem to have gotten a head start on YA appreciation month. I just finished Fragile Eternity from Melissa Marr and Graceling by Kristin Cashore, both of which were excellent reads. My next YA is Kim Harrision’s Once Dead, Twice Shy that I downloaded from the library onto my reader. I’d better hurry before it’s due!

    I’m really looking forward to YA month.

  • Beth
    July 5, 2009 at 12:19 pm

    Wow! Gorgeous banner indeed! Looking forward to checking out the festivities!

  • katiebabs
    July 5, 2009 at 12:26 pm

    Gimme banner!!

  • janicu
    July 5, 2009 at 1:34 pm

    Hmm, I’ve read De Lint’s The Blue Girl a couple of years ago, interested to see your thoughts!

    That banner is SO lovely. I wish I had Kmont’s skills.

  • Chicory
    July 5, 2009 at 2:02 pm

    Yay! As a long-time YA fan, the appreciation of YA lit is deeply (ahem) appreciated. Beautiful banner, by the way. 🙂

  • KMont
    July 5, 2009 at 2:07 pm

    Whoa! The banner looks HUGE! I always make things big. Hmmm, wonder why?

    I decided I needed to read yet more of the passages I skipped over in Warbreaker before doing my review. Can’t wait for your review here, Ana.

    Until then…Viva Young Adult Month!

  • orannia
    July 5, 2009 at 5:41 pm

    That is one gorgeous banner! Am so looking forward to YA Appreciation Month (and another exciting week with the Smugglers 🙂 )

    …wrote a piece in which Edward Cullen is taught by 5 of the most interesting male characters in literature on how to behave like a man, in Vegas.

    Oh, I so can’t wait! And I still haven’t met Edward yet…I have the joy in the next week or two when I finally pick up Twilight! Should I be scared?

  • Maya M.
    July 5, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    I’m a tech-doof. How would I put your YA banner on my blog, if I wanted?
    (Step by step required)

  • Angie
    July 5, 2009 at 7:35 pm

    KMont, that banner is teh bomb! I <3 it. Very excited, guys.

  • Sharry
    July 6, 2009 at 12:05 am

    Looking forward to reading about how Edward Cullen was educated!

  • edifanob
    July 6, 2009 at 4:10 am

    Great banner!

    Look forward to read your Angel’s Game review. The Shadow of The Wind is one of the best books I read in my life.

    I read the whole Mistborn trilogy by Brandon Sanderson in a row and I have been blown away. What can I expect from Warbreaker?

    So I wil be back on Thursday and Friday :mrgreen:

  • Kate
    July 7, 2009 at 9:50 pm

    Can’t wait to read your Zafon review! I nearly picked up the book the other day.

  • Christine
    July 9, 2009 at 8:00 am

    Can’t wait for YA Appreciation… you know I’m a fan! 🙂

    Kudos for KMont with her banner skillz! 8)

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