Hello everyone, and Happy Superbowl Sunday! Just a short stash today, before diving back into pre-game preparations.
World Book Night:
As you may have heard, World Book Night has extended the book giver sign-up deadline to Monday, February 6, at midnight EST. If you haven’t signed up, or want to learn more about WBN 2012, make sure to head over to the official website, or you can read more about the event and how you can get involved here.
This Week on The Book Smugglers:
On Monday, Ana reviews one of her most highly anticipated books of the year, fantasy novel When We Were Executioners by J.M. McDermott and sequel to last year’s phenomenal Never Knew Another (which made Ana’s Top 10 list of 2011). Thea also follows up with her (admittedly overdue) review of Julianna Baggott’s post-apocalyptic dystopian novel Pure.
On Tuesday, Thea reviews Incarnate by Jodi Meadows, a genre-bending YA paranormal/fantasy/dystopian-ish tale of souls that have been reincarnated for thousands of years.
Wednesday, Ana reviews The Knife and the Butterfly by Ashley Hope Perez, followed by a guest post from the author and a giveaway of the book.
Thursday, we have a joint review and giveaway opportunity for adventure fantasy novel The Thief’s Covenant by Ari Marmell.
And, on Friday, we close out the week with a review of historical YA novel Code Name Verity, plus a guest post from author Elizabeth Wein, and giveaway opportunity.
That’s it for now! Until tomorrow, we remain…
Art by Sean Anderson
~ Your Friendly Neighborhood Book Smugglers
Meg LarsonFebruary 5, 2012 at 8:33 am
I love your site. My only complaint is that many of the books do not seem to be ebooks are Barnes and noble. I wish you would comment on if a book is an ebook or not and maybe how many pages.
TheaFebruary 5, 2012 at 8:40 am
Meg – Thanks for your comment! We actually do include buy-links for every one of the books we review, including ebooks (and including B&N nook products). We also make sure to note page number in each of our reviews! Please let us know if you have any trouble finding that info, and Ana or I would be happy to help you out 🙂
JodieFebruary 5, 2012 at 10:25 am
Soooo looking forward to hearing about Codename Verity. Another interesting world war YA addition that veers outside the usual stories we hear in adult novels.
NoemyFebruary 5, 2012 at 1:09 pm
I got Code name verity last week! I haven’t started it yet but I can’t wait to read what you both thought about it 🙂
EstaraFebruary 5, 2012 at 1:16 pm
Heh, sharing the CNV love ^^ *waves banner*.
It is going to be an interesting review to read, whether you liked it or not (of course, I hope you’ll have liked ‘Verity’ and Maddie, heh).
BibliotropicFebruary 5, 2012 at 1:29 pm
I’m really hoping that next year, World Book Night extends into Canada. I’d really love to take part.
Looking forward to the review of “Pure.” I’m going to be reading that one for myself this week.
ChachicFebruary 5, 2012 at 7:24 pm
Code Name Verity! Can’t wait to see what you’ll both say about that. I think it’s great that EWein will be in the Smuggler limelight.
Ashley Hope PérezFebruary 6, 2012 at 11:12 am
I am psyched to appear in the same week as Elizabeth and CODE NAME VERITY. Presently, I am rubbing my grubby paws together in anticipation of the arrival of her book to my door in Paris!