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Hello everyone! Happy Sunday! Let’s get straight down to business.

Giveaway Winners:

The winner of a copy of Cinders and Sapphires by Leila Rasheed is…

Cinders and Sapphires

erin f (comment #29)

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

This Week on The Book Smugglers:

On Monday, Thea kicks off the week with a review of UK dystopian novel, The Disappeared by C.J. Harper. We’re also a stop on the official blog tour for the book, and have a guest post from C.J.

The Disappeared The Disappeared Blog Tour

Tuesday, Thea is back with a review of YA science fiction novel Academy 7 by Anne Osterlund.

Academy 7

Then it’s another installment in our Old School Wednesday series, as Ana reviews The Catalogue of the Universe by Margaret Mahy (originally published in 1985).

The Catalogue of the Universe

On Thursday, we bring back another feature. One of our 2013 New Year Resolutions is to alternate one Dare and one What She Said feature each month – this Thursday, we do our first What She Said reviews of the year, with Ana’s review of Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu (a MG fantasy novel that Thea adored) and Thea’s review of The Broken Lands by Kate Milford (the prequel to The Boneshaker, and a book that Ana adored).

Breadcrumbs The Broken Lands

On Friday, we close out the week with a joint review of science fiction novel The Best of All Possible Worlds by Karen Lord. Plus, over at Kirkus, Ana reviews Urban Fantasy superhero novel Fade to Black by Francis Knight.

The Best Of All Possible Worlds Fade to Black

PHEW. It’s a VERY busy week! Until tomorrow, we remain…

Our Lady of Skepticism

Dana Scully from Hey Monster

~ Your Friendly Neighborhood Book Smugglers

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  • Phoebe
    January 27, 2013 at 11:09 am

    Yay, Academy 7! Book really deserves a rerelease now that YA sci-fi is in vogue (ugh, that cover.)

  • Eliza
    January 27, 2013 at 11:46 am

    Yay Breadcrumbs and The Broken Lands. I loved them both and can’t wait to hear what you both thought of them.

    Here’s hoping that Fade to Black breaks your disappointing superhero book streak. If it does, I’ll pick it up ’cause a good, nonsexist superhero book isn’t that easy to find.

  • Katharine
    January 29, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    I loved Breadcrumbs!

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