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Hello everyone, and Happy Mother’s Day! Here’s what we have planned for the coming week…

Lady Business+ Podcast

Lady Business+

Recently, our very own Ana Grilo was interviewed by Renay over at Lady Business+ (even though she didn’t realize it was an interview until the end)! Check out the podcast HERE.

SpecFic ’13 Winners:

Our giveaway of 2 copies of Speculative Fiction 2013 has now come to a close! And the lucky winners are…

Speculative Fiction 2013 (Final)

Les Kaye

Bridget McKinney

Congratulations! 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 things off with a review of the excellent (and deceptive) YA science fiction novel Expiration Day by William Campbell Powell.

Expiration Day

Tuesday, Ana reviews one of the most eagerly anticipated and hyped books of the year, contemporary YA novel We Were Liars by E. Lockhart.

We Were Liars

On Wednesday, Thea returns to the Old School(ish) with a review of fantasy/post-apocalyptic novel Bones of Faerie by Janni Lee Simner.

Bones of Faerie

And on Thursday, we are thrilled to have author Jim C. Hines over as this month’s guest on our regular SFF in Conversation feature.


Friday, we close out the week with a joint review of Sophia McDougall’s middle grade science fiction novel Mars Evacuees (at long last!). Plus, over at Kirkus, Ana reviews fantasy novel A Creature of Moonlight by Rebecca Hahn.

Mars Evacuees Creature of Moonlight

Phew. It’s another busy week! Until tomorrow, we remain…

Tsundoku (Japanese)

Illustrations of Untranslatable Words by Anjana Iyer

~ Your Friendly Neighborhood Book Smugglers

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  • hapax
    May 11, 2014 at 10:07 am

    Tsundoku — oh, that is so me; as I am constantly bewailing to Spouse “There is a serious shortage of horizontal surfaces in the universe!”

    I can’t wait to here what Ana thinks of A CREATURE BY MOONLIGHT; I know that we don’t often agree on books, but I’ve got my fingers crossed that she loved it as much as I did.

  • Ana
    May 12, 2014 at 5:14 am

    Hapax, I’ve read about 15% of the book and thus far, I FREAKING LOVE IT.

  • Lindsay Elizabeth
    May 13, 2014 at 6:58 pm

    Hey, have y’all heard of Intisar Khanani? I just devoured her two published books in the last two days. The first was a retelling of the Goose Girl and the second a YA fantasy in a Middle Eastern setting.

    I know you have SO MUCH to read, but I really liked both books! And with the current call for diverse characters (both worlds have high diversity and POC protagonists) and fairy tale retellings, I thought they were right up your alley.

  • Ana
    May 19, 2014 at 4:17 am

    Linday – I have not heard of this author but I will look her up STRAIGHT AWAY. Thanks for the heads-up

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