Hello everyone, and Happy Sunday!
Is anyone else enjoying a Game of Thrones finale party? Big props to HBO for doing such a great job with the first season adaptation of the novel. The question now becomes, what on earth do we do to fill the big ASoIaF-shaped hole in our lives?
The Lost Heiress Giveaway Winner:
First, some business! The lucky winner of a copy of The Lost Heiress by Catherine Fisher is…
Congratulations! You know the drill. Send us an email (contact AT thebooksmugglers DOT com) with your snail mail address, and we will get your winnings out to you as soon as possible. Remember, our Beauty Queens Island Survival Kit giveaway is still open, so make sure to enter before next Sunday!
American Gods Comes to HBO – For Realsies:
We were thrilled by the final announcement that came out earlier this week, confirming a rumor that we had previously posted about: Neil Gaiman’s American Gods is indeed coming to HBO, for a whopping SIX SEASONS, and is scheduled for a 2013 release *does fist pump of joy* According to Mr. Gaiman himself, this means he has to start writing more, and he’s now at work on the sequel to the titular novel.
We cannot think of anyone or any book more deserving – and great timing, too, considering the awesomeness of Neil Gaiman’s Doctor Who episode “The Doctor’s Wife” and with the 10th anniversary release of the HBO-optioned novel.
The Epic-est of Epic Trailers:
You’ve probably watched this trailer upwards of 10 times by now – and so have we. The End. It is coming, guys.
This Week on The Book Smugglers:
We’ve got a packed schedule this week, dear readers. On Monday, Ana kicks-off the week with the review of a middle grade title: The Boy at the End of the World by Greg van Eekhout.
On Tuesday, Thea does her review of satirical dystopian novel Bumped by Megan Mccafferty.
Wednesday, Ana reviews contemporary YA novel The 10 PM Question by Kate De Goldi (which is completely character centric, but with little to no plot), while Thea counters with her review of Leviathan Wakes by James S.A. Corey (which is completely plot centric, but with little character development).
Thursday, Thea reviews the highly-anticipated apocalyptic zombie novel The Dead by Charlie Higson, while Ana reviews The Fecund’s Melancholy Daughter by Brent Hayward.
On Friday, we have a joint review of After the Golden Age by Carrie Vaughn…
…which is quite fitting, because on Saturday we post our roundup of the many superhero flicks that have come out this summer, complete with our own Smugglerific breakdown.
It’s a BUSY week, and we hope you enjoy it! Until tomorrow, we remain…