YA Appreciation Month 2010

Young Adult Appreciation Month: An Introduction

Well folks, it’s finally here. This Sunday, we cordially kick off our second annual Young Adult Appreciation Month!

Because we had SO much fun last year with YAAM, we of course had to make it an annual event. This year, YAAM runs from July 18th to August 21st, and is our month-long celebration of all things Young Adult. Over the course of the month (actually, if you look at the dates, it’s a five week celebration – because in the Smugglerverse, 1 mo = 5 wks), we will be exclusively reviewing YA – everything from dystopian SF to GLBT, from contemporary to paranormal, and everything in between. We’ll also be having our very favorite YA authors over for guest blogs about their writing, including Sarah Rees Brennan, Michael Grant, Zetta Elliott, amongst many others.

So, without further ado, we present you with the schedule for Week 1 of YAAM 2010!

On Monday, we kick things off with Ana as she reviews two romantic young adult titles, Forget You by Jennifer Echols (one of her favorite YA contemporary authors) and Beastly by Alex Flinn.

On Tuesday, Thea covers one of her favorite subgenres – YA dystopia/apocalypse – with reviews of Birthmarked by Caragh O’Brien and POD by Stephen Wallenfels.

Wednesday, Ana reviews the highly anticipated Kiss Me Deadly anthology…

…and on Thursdsay we have our first Joint Review of the event, as we take on Fat Vampire by Adam Rex.

On Friday, Thea reviews For The Win by Cory Doctorow – with a giveaway opportunity, of course.

And on Saturday, we close out the week with our first author guest post, from Michael Grant – author of the GONE books (one of Thea’s favorite series’).

It’s gonna be a busy one, and we hope you enjoy!

~ Your Friendly Neighborhood Book Smugglers

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14 Comments

  • Iris
    July 18, 2010 at 5:09 am

    It looks great and I am looking forward to all of those reviews πŸ™‚

  • MikeMagpuyo
    July 18, 2010 at 5:59 am

    Same here, it’s going to be a fun month.

  • Megan
    July 18, 2010 at 7:25 am

    Woah, I just finished reading Grant’s Gone this afternoon and only second ago wrote a review of it. Spooky… (Spooky or not, I’m definitely looking forward to his guest post!)

    I have a feelings this month is going to make my book buying budget very sad, but my hungry hungry bookshelves very happy!

  • Kia
    July 18, 2010 at 7:52 am

    Looks interesting, I’m not too familiar with most of those. Fat Vampire is the only one that makes me say ‘ugh’ because, well…

    ‘Fat’ related novels tend to be a huge turn-off in the first place, and using one to just capitalize on the vampire trend leaves more than a slightly bad taste in my mouth.

  • Etta
    July 18, 2010 at 8:38 am

    I’m really excited for YA month, since I seem to be reading a lot of YA lately. I’m especially looking forward to your reviews of Beastly and Birth Marked. I really liked the former, and I’ve got the latter on my to-read list.

  • Chachic
    July 18, 2010 at 8:54 am

    Yay for your YA month! YA books are ♥

  • katiebabs
    July 18, 2010 at 9:24 am

    Hurrah for YA book love!

  • Jamie
    July 18, 2010 at 1:11 pm

    I have been looking forward to this all year. It’s like Christmas has come early!! =]

  • Ari
    July 18, 2010 at 10:57 pm

    Oh I’m exicted! Can’t wait to see your review of Fat vampire, it’s a book that I want to read but I can’t decide if I should read it asap or wait a bit πŸ™‚

  • Bella F.
    July 19, 2010 at 12:40 am

    awwww! Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?!!
    i had totally forgotten about her!

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  • Mrs. DeRaps
    July 19, 2010 at 6:52 am

    Can’t wait! Some of these titles are the ones I’ve been looking forward to for a long time!

  • Bien
    July 20, 2010 at 7:31 am

    Love the Where’s Waldo? and Where in the world is Carmen San Diego? picture! XD

  • Anonymous
    August 19, 2010 at 9:46 am

    😳 πŸ™„ rocks

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