Welcome to Smugglivus 2012! Throughout this month, we will have daily guests – authors and bloggers alike – looking back at their favorite reads of 2012, and looking forward to events and upcoming books in 2013.
Who: Celine Kiernan, lovely Irish author, writer of the awesome Moorehawke Trilogy , one of Ana’s all time favourites.
Recent Work: Into the Grey winner of the 2012 CBI Book of the Year and the CBI Childrens Choice (to be released in the US/UK next year)
Give a warm hand to Celine, folks!
So, anyone who’s friended me on Goodreads pretty much knows I ain’t no reviewer. If I don’t like a book I rarely even have the patience to finish it, let alone take time to do a well-rounded critique. I usually just mark unloved books as ‘gave up’ and move on. I do however love pimping books that I’ve enjoyed. I’m the world’s most enthusiastic book pimp. Which is why going on the radio and blathering about my five favorite YA and Kids books of 2012 was the perfect task for me! So perfect that five kind of became nine (I mean come on! Who only has five favorites in one year?)
The smugglers (in their insanity) thought you might fancy listening to my yammering (hideous Dublin accent and frogtastic laugh notwithstanding) So here it is Celine Kiernan’s top five (which ended up as nine!) Kids and YA reads for 2012
As the presenter Chris Donoghue mentions quite a few times, my novel Into the Grey won the 2012 CBI Book of the Year and the CBI Childrens Choice (It was the first book ever to have won both awards.) Yippee, I still haven’t stopped grinning! Into the Grey isn’t due to be released in the UK/US until August 2013 but I thought I’d give the smugglers a copy of the Irish edition to give away just to celebrate!
Thanks again to the Smugglers for inviting me to celebrate Smugglivus with you this year. Have a great holiday everyone and a peaceful, healthy and happy 2013.
You heard the lady! Comment away for a chance to win a copy of Into the Grey. Contest is open to ALL and will run until Saturday January 5 at 11:59 PM (PST). Good luck!