Well folks, it’s finally here. This Sunday, we cordially kick off our second annual Young Adult Appreciation Month!
Because we had SO much fun last year with YAAM, we of course had to make it an annual event. This year, YAAM runs from July 18th to August 21st, and is our month-long celebration of all things Young Adult. Over the course of the month (actually, if you look at the dates, it’s a five week celebration – because in the Smugglerverse, 1 mo = 5 wks), we will be exclusively reviewing YA – everything from dystopian SF to GLBT, from contemporary to paranormal, and everything in between. We’ll also be having our very favorite YA authors over for guest blogs about their writing, including Sarah Rees Brennan, Michael Grant, Zetta Elliott, amongst many others.
So, without further ado, we present you with the schedule for Week 1 of YAAM 2010!
On Monday, we kick things off with Ana as she reviews two romantic young adult titles, Forget You by Jennifer Echols (one of her favorite YA contemporary authors) and Beastly by Alex Flinn.
On Tuesday, Thea covers one of her favorite subgenres – YA dystopia/apocalypse – with reviews of Birthmarked by Caragh O’Brien and POD by Stephen Wallenfels.
Wednesday, Ana reviews the highly anticipated Kiss Me Deadly anthology…
…and on Thursdsay we have our first Joint Review of the event, as we take on Fat Vampire by Adam Rex.
On Friday, Thea reviews For The Win by Cory Doctorow – with a giveaway opportunity, of course.
And on Saturday, we close out the week with our first author guest post, from Michael Grant – author of the GONE books (one of Thea’s favorite series’).
It’s gonna be a busy one, and we hope you enjoy!