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Hello everyone, and Happy Sunday!

Rick Yancey’s Monstrumologist Series Gets A Reprieve!

In case you haven’t heard the fantastic, amazing, wonderful news, Rick Yancey’s Monstrumologist series will get a fourth book from publisher Simon & Schuster. Here’s Rick Yancey’s announcement, via his facebook page:

I have just received confirmation that one week after the campaign began, Simon & Schuster has reversed its decision and will publish the fourth volume of Will Henry’s journals. Monstrumology lives. I didn’t bring it back to life – so don’t congratulate me. Toast yourselves, honorary monstrumologists, for YOU did
it. In the words of Eliot Ness, “Never stop. Never stop fighting till the
fight is done. Here endeth the lesson.” Quixotic quest?? I stand corrected.

Thanks to the efforts of readers, impassioned fans, awesome bloggers, and other publishing media attention, S&S has changed their minds and extended Will Henry and the Monstrumologist a reprieve. I don’t know how that makes you feel, but it makes me want to do some sweet air kicks and fist pumps. To everyone that wrote in to the publisher, or posted about the situation on their blogs, facebook, or twitter: Guys. We did it. A truly fantastic and worthy series is getting an extension in some part because of the fans. I don’t think there’s anything better than that.

This Week on The Book Smugglers:

On Monday, Ana reviews Shut Out by Kody Keplinger, a contemporary YA spin on Lysistrata.

Tuesday, Ana reviews award-winning Nothing by Janne Teller. Also, Thea reviews moving YA historical novel The Berlin Boxing Club by Robert Sharenow.

On Wednesday, Thea reviews a good old fashioned Victorian ghost story with The Poisoned House by Michael Ford.

Thursday, Thea reviews grimly funny dystopian adult novel The Postmortal by Drew Magary.

Friday, we close out the week with a joint review of The Shattering by the wonderful Karen Healey – one of our communal most highly anticipated books of the year!

Until tomorrow, we remain…

~ Your Friendly Neighborhood Book Smugglers

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  • Li
    August 21, 2011 at 7:50 am

    Ack – I LOVE that My Little Pony!!!

  • Heidi
    August 21, 2011 at 7:59 am

    Any good Doctor Who reference will make my day. Any good Doctor Who reference that ties in My Little Ponies may just win my heart forever. Thanks ladies!

    Also very excited to hear about Monstrumologist…was actually putting off starting the series because I didn’t want my heart broken when there weren’t anymore.

  • Karen Healey
    August 21, 2011 at 8:13 am

    Freaking out, you guys. FREAKING. OUT.

  • tess
    August 21, 2011 at 8:24 am

    I hope you like Nothing. That was my favourite YA book of 2010. Super disturbing and effective.

    And I’m so happy that The Monstrumologist is back! Yay!

  • Jennygirl
    August 21, 2011 at 5:52 pm

    I LOVE the Doctor Pretty Pony thingy!!! I am so putting that on my blog. Do you mind?
    Second part of the season starts this Saturday and I can’t freaking wait!!! 🙂

  • John
    August 21, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    I need to read the Monstrumologist books. I have the first two and they look amazing, but I haven’t gotten around to them, yet.

    My main issue (and I know I’m being a Negative Nancy here) that I was recently discussing someone is that Yancy’s relationship with S&S could be a problem now. He did mention someone telling him that the publisher was “pissed”, and the overall reaction was at least marginally in his control. At the very least he could have talked about alternative publishing options and clearly separated himself from the campaign for the series. While the next book may be published, who knows what will happen with the next? Or if he starts a new series?

    I’m glad it’s staying with its publisher and will continue to be available to fans, but I can’t help but wonder if the far reaching effects of the Monstrumologist effort will be negative or positive.

  • HollyG
    August 22, 2011 at 11:34 am

    Doctor Who is back on Saturday! I cannot wait. That Pony even looks like him, how is that possible?

    Loving the look of The Postmortal.

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