Hello, everyone! Happy Sunday!
Before I drive myself crazy in anticipation for the 49ers game, here are some of the things we have planned for the week, as well as some cool news and other tidbits.
World Book Night 2012
As Lavanya posted about earlier today, World Book Night is coming up and the deadline to apply to become a book giver is February 1. Sign up now, or head on over to World Book Night to learn more about the event.
The Edgar Awards
The list of Edgar nominees for 2012 are now out, and we are thrilled with the Juvenile (aka Middle Grade) and Young Adult selections. Check it out:
Horton Halfpott by Tom Angleberger (Abrams – Amulet Books)
It Happened on a Train by Mac Barnett (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers)
Vanished by Sheela Chari (Disney Book Group – Disney Hyperion)
Icefall by Matthew J. Kirby (Scholastic Press)
The Wizard of Dark Street by Shawn Thomas Odyssey (Egmont USA)
Shelter by Harlan Coben (Penguin Young Readers Group – G.P. Putnam’s Sons)
The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson (Penguin Young Readers Group – G.P. Putnam’s Sons)
The Silence of Murder by Dandi Daley Mackall (Random House Children’s Books – Knopf BFYR)
The Girl is Murder by Kathryn Miller Haines (Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group – Roaring Creek Press)
Kill You Last by Todd Strasser (Egmont USA)
The awards will be presented on 4/26. Check out the full list of nominees here.
Fly Into Fire eBook Deal
As you may have realized, Ana is a big fan of the Extrahumans series (Broken and Fly into Fire) by Susan J. Bigelow. To celebrate the release of Fly into Fire, publisher Candlemark & Gleam is offering Broken for only $0.99 via Amazon and B&N through January 26. Or, if you’d rather wait until January 24, you can head over to www.candlemarkandgleam.com and download Broken for free.
We *highly* recommend you take a look.
This Week on The Book Smugglers:
On Monday, Ana opens up the week with a review of contemporary YA novel My Awesome/Awful Popularity Plan by Seth Rudetsky.
On Tuesday, we have a joint review of the highly anticipated apocalyptic-grade outbreak novel, The Way We Fall by Megan Crewe, followed by a guest post from the author.
Wednesday, Thea reviews a new Urban Fantasy crossover novel The Rook by Daniel O’Malley.
Thursday, Ana reviews supernatural YA novel Hollow Pike by James Dawson, followed by Thea’s review of dystopian YA title Article 5 by Kristen Simmons.
On Friday we close out the week with a joint review of YA fantasy novel Daughter of the Centaurs by Kate Klimo.
Until tomorrow we remain…
Super awesome Jean Grey via Phil Noto
~ Your Friendly Neighborhood Book Smugglers