Hello everyone, and Happy Sunday! While Ana is off enjoying the beach and sunshine in Greece, at least I can content myself with absolute blog power! *cue evil laugh*
Ahem. Down to business.
The lucky winner of After Obsession by Carrie Jones and Steven Wedel is…
Congratulations! You know the drill. Send an email to contact AT thebooksmugglers DOT com with your snail mail address, and we’ll get your winnings out to you as soon as possible.
We have just learned that for the second year we have been awarded the coveted title of Best Speculative Fiction Book Blog for Book Blogger Appreciation Week 2011!!! WOOHOO! Thanks so much to everyone that voted for us – we are thrilled, humbled, and so honored by this award. And a huge thank you to the good folks behind the labor of love that is BBAW – we couldn’t participate this year (Ana on vacation, me back in grad school), but we have enjoyed reading everyone’s excellent posts over the course of last week.
This Week on The Book Smugglers:
It’s (finally!) the week of coveted BEA ARCs! On Monday, Thea reviews the highly anticipated apocalyptic/zombie-ish novel Ashes from Ilsa J. Bick.
Tuesday, it’s Ana’s turn with a review of Maureen Johnson’s newest novel, historical suspense with a supernatural twist, The Name of the Star.
On Wednesday, Thea reviews Rae Carson’s debut fantasy novel The Girl of Fire and Thorns.
And on Thursday, we have a joint review of much-buzzed about novel Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Smuggler favorite author Laini Taylor!
On Friday, we close out the week with our second official Dark Days Tour post, as Claudia Gray talks about her top recommended Titanic reads in celebration of the release of her newest novel, Fateful.
PHEW. It’s a busy week ahead! Until tomorrow, we remain…
REVENGE! Revenge for my godzilla-trounced comrades!
~ Your Friendly Neighborhood Book Smugglers