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Smugglers’ Stash and News

Ana here! Happy Sunday Everybody! Hope everybody is doing well?

A few bits and bobs then down to business:

Giveaway winners:

The winners of The Iron Thorn and The Nightmare Garden are:



Congratulations to the winners! You know the drill. Send an email to us at contact AT thebooksmugglers DOT com, and we’ll get your winnings off to you as soon as possible.

March Newsletter:

We will be sending our March Newsletter to our subscribers this week. Inspired by the upcoming release of The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller (one of Ana’s top 10 novels of 2011) in the US, this month’s theme is Mythology/Historical reads. We will be featuring a newsletter-only interview with Madeline Miller as well as a giveaway of the book. Plus, the usual tidbits with upcoming reviews, fave reads of the previous month and more. If you haven’t subscribed yet, you can do so here:

If you have trouble using the signup form above, you can visit the form directly online HERE.

2011 Nebula Awards Nominees:

The 2011 Nebula Awards Nominees were announced this week:


Among Others, Jo Walton (Tor)
Embassytown, China Miéville (Macmillan UK; Del Rey; Subterranean Press)
Firebird, Jack McDevitt (Ace Books)
God’s War, Kameron Hurley (Night Shade Books)
Mechanique: A Tale of the Circus Tresaulti, Genevieve Valentine (Prime Books)
The Kingdom of Gods, N.K. Jemisin (Orbit US; Orbit UK)

Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy Book:

Akata Witch, Nnedi Okorafor (Viking Juvenile)
Chime, Franny Billingsley (Dial Books; Bloomsbury)
Daughter of Smoke and Bone, Laini Taylor (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers; Hodder & Stoughton)
Everybody Sees the Ants, A.S. King (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)
The Boy at the End of the World, Greg van Eekhout (Bloomsbury Children’s Books)
The Freedom Maze, Delia Sherman (Big Mouth House)
The Girl of Fire and Thorns, Rae Carson (Greenwillow Books)
Ultraviolet, R.J. Anderson (Orchard Books; Carolrhoda Lab)

We haven’t read any of the adult novels nominated but we read most of the YA ones (apart from Akata Witch and The Freedom Maze which I will be reading this week) and we loved them, although if you ask, there is a clear winner in the bunch: I am rooting for Chime (one of my top 10 books last year).

You can read about all the categories HERE.

This week on The Book Smugglers:

On Monday, we will have Tobias S Buckell as a guest then Thea reviews Arctic Rising

On Tuesday, Ana reviews The Freedom Maze by Delia Sherman…

Thea is back on Wednesday with a review of The Darkangel by Meredith Ann Pierce.

On Thursday, we welcome the lovely Y.S. Lee back to the blog and then Thea reviews The Traitor and the Tunnel (the Agency #3)…

Then Ana closes the week with a review of The Sunbird by Elizabeth Wein on Friday.

And that’s it from us today! As usual, we remain…

Han and Leia as Pixar Characters

~ Your Friendly Neighborhood Book Smugglers


  • Celine
    February 26, 2012 at 4:09 am

    The Darkangel 🙂

  • Su
    February 26, 2012 at 8:50 am

    What Celine said! I’m really looking forward to your review of The Darkangel.

  • Megan no h
    February 26, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    OH MAAA GOD, I can’t wait for Wednesday! Unless you don’t like it, in which I will back slowly out of the room, hide and pretend I never talked it up the other week, heh.

  • Celine
    February 27, 2012 at 1:21 am

    Just to be clear ( though I’m really looking forward to the review) I was only pointing out the (now fixed) typo in the The Darkangel section. I haven’t yet read it. (roll on the review though!)

  • Jodie
    February 27, 2012 at 2:09 am

    Looking forward to hearing what you think of The Agency 3. It wasn’t my favourite, although it was still good, but so looking forward to what it sets up for the final book.

  • Chachic
    February 27, 2012 at 2:24 am

    Love the Andre Norton YA titles. I’ve read a couple of them, I should read the rest. Also looking forward to Thea’s review of The Darkangel and of course, Ana’s review of The Sunbird. :mrgreen:

  • Emily
    February 27, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    I’ll echo everyone else and say that The Darkangel review is the one I’m most excited for. It’s one of those books I read years and years ago and forgot about, only to now be reminded that yes, this book exists and I did indeed read it. 🙂

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