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Hello everyone! Thea here, reporting live from chilly San Francisco! Let’s get down to business, shall we?

Giveaway Winners:

The winner of our Transcendence giveaway is…

John Jacobson

Congratulations to the winner! You know the drill. Shoot an email to us at contact AT thebooksmugglers DOT com with your snail mail address, and we’ll get your winnings out to you as soon as possible!

A Really Cool Flow Chart:

This week, our attention was drawn to this amazing flowchart/graphic designed and created by the folks at, titled “Which Books Should You Read This Summer.”

To help navigate the literacy maze this season, and to encourage children to read this summer (to combat the summer slide), and USC Rossier Online have worked hard to visualize the best titles out there by genre (click to enlarge):

Via and USC Rossier Online

Pretty cool, no?

This Week on The Book Smugglers:

On Monday, Ana reviews MG/YA historical fiction novel Racing the Moon by Alan Armstrong.

Tuesday, Ana is back with a review of one of her most highly anticipated books of the year, YA paranormal hold-the-vampire-romance-please Team Human by Justine Larbalastier and Sarah Rees Brennan.

On Wednesday, it’s Thea’s turn with a review of surprisingly hard science fiction novel Losers In Space by John Barnes (holy freaking physics, batman! Spoiler Alert: IT IS AWESOME.).

Thursday, Thea reviews apocalyptic, character-driven novel The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker.

And, on Friday, we close out the week with another of our most highly anticipated books of 2012, the follow up to our collective FAVORITE book of 2012 so far, The Shadowed Sun by N.K. Jemisin.

Until tomorrow, we remain…

Vintage Poster by Ridder645

~ Your Friendly Neighborhood Book Smugglers

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  • Jackie Kessler
    June 24, 2012 at 4:03 am

    Holy cats, that summer reading poster is phenomenal!

  • Karen
    June 24, 2012 at 7:04 am

    Ooh, Losers in Space! I LOVED Tales of the Madman Underground, so I will def. check it out!

  • Heidi
    June 24, 2012 at 8:05 am

    Gah! I can’t wait to hear thoughts on Team Human (I am crossing my fingers and praying you think it’s good). Also I need to hurry up and read The Killing Moon already.

  • Phoebe
    June 24, 2012 at 8:13 am

    Ooh, psyched to hear what you thought of Racing the Moon! And Losers in Space–the editor was kind enough to just send Sean & I review copies. Exciiiiiited.

  • Liz
    June 24, 2012 at 9:06 am

    I can’t wait to hear what you guys think of Team Human; I’ve been looking forward to that one so long!

  • Ana
    June 24, 2012 at 9:19 am

    You guys I shall placate your angst over Team Human: it was awesome, even more than I expected.

    And Phoebe: I read your review and I basically agree with you on many points. There are things that made me think and i have been thinking about the “second chances” theme ever since. I’d love if you stopped by to chat about it when I post the review.

  • Linda W
    June 24, 2012 at 5:40 pm flow chart–awesome!
    Looking forward to the Team Human review!

  • Michelle
    June 24, 2012 at 6:52 pm

    Also looking forward to Team Human, glad you enjoyed it. It’s a stand alone isn’t it, or is it open ended?

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