Hello everyone! Happy Sunday!
Not much to report from NY Smugglers Headquarters, so this will be short and sweet.
Children’s Choice Book Awards:
Voting is officially open for the 2012 Children’s Choice Book Awards! Here are the finalists in the MG and YA categories:
FIFTH GRADE TO SIXTH GRADE BOOK OF THE YEAR
Bad Island by Doug TenNapel (GRAPHIX/Scholastic)
How to Survive Anything by Rachel Buchholz, illustrated by Chris Philpot (National Geographic)
Lost & Found by Shaun Tan (Arthur A. Levine/Scholastic)
Okay for Now by Gary D. Schmidt (Clarion Books/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
Racing in the Rain: My Life as a Dog by Garth Stein (HarperCollins)
TEEN BOOK OF THE YEAR
Clockwork Prince: The Infernal Devices, Book Two by Cassandra Clare (Margaret K. McElderry Books/Simon & Schuster)
Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor (Little, Brown)
Divergent by Veronica Roth (Katherine Tegen Books/HarperCollins)
Passion: A Fallen Novel by Lauren Kate (Delacorte/Random House)
Perfect by Ellen Hopkins (Margaret K. McElderry Books/Simon & Schuster)
We’ve voted for our favorites – we encourage you all to do the same!
This Week on The Book Smugglers:
On Monday, Thea kicks it off with a review of The Comet’s Curse and The Web of Titan – books 1 and 2 in Dom Testa’s awesome YA SF Galahad Series.
Tuesday, we are thrilled to be a stop on Jackie Kessler’s Blog Tour, celebrating the release of Loss, the third book in her Riders of the Apocalypse series! We’ll have a guest post from Jackie, plus Ana’s review, and a chance to win the book.
On Wednesday, we have a joint review of historical gothic novel The Haunting of Maddy Clare by Simone St. James.
Thursday, Thea is back with a review of YA fantasy Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood…
And on Friday we close out the week with a review of YA fantasy novel Peaceweaver by Rebecca Barnhouse.
OH BUT THAT’S NOT ALL! As you know, The Hunger Games movie is out this Thursday and we could not be more excited. To celebrate the release of the film, we’ll be having a Hunger Games inspired post and giveaway on Friday…with a movie review to follow (obviously Thea has her tickets and cannot wait to watch the film). Stay tuned.
And that’s it from us today! Until tomorrow we remain…
~Your Friendly Neighborhood Book Smugglers