Hello everybody, as you read this post, I will be going on holidays with my family who are visiting from Brazil. Yay! I shall be away from the Internets for the duration (two weeks! GAAH!) but I’ve left a few reviews scheduled and Thea in charge (carte blanche, Thea, carte blanche) so there won’t be any disruptions in our regular activities.

Meanwhile, a few bits and bobs before I leave:

Fury Giveaway Winner:

The lucky winner of one of copy if Fury by Elizabeth Miles is…

Sarah Webster

Isle of Night Giveaway Winner:

The winner of one of copy if Isle of Night by Veronica Wolff is

Candice J

Congratulations to the winners! You know the drill. Send an email to contact AT thebooksmugglers DOT com with your snail mail address and we will get your winnings out to you as soon as possible.

Book Blogger Appreciation Week:

The shortlist nominees have been officially announced for this year’s Book Blogger Appreciation Week – and we, your friendly neighborhood Book Smugglers, have made the cut for Best Speculative Fiction Blog! We are thrilled and honored to have made the shortlist with fantastic co-nominees Book Chick City and Fantasy Literature). Of course, we hope that you will vote for us so that we can hoist that Best SF Banner with pride!

This Week on The Book Smugglers:

On Monday, Thea reviews one of her most anticipated reads of 2011: Isle of Blood by one of her favorite authors Rick Yancey, followed by a guest post from the author – in which he gives us an exclusive interview with Dr. Pellinore Warthrop himself.

On Tuesday, Ana reviews Wisdom’s Kiss, an epistolary YA novel by Catherine Gilbert Murdock.

On Wednesday it’s Ana’s turn again with a review of Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos.

On Thursday, as part of the official blog tour, Thea reviews After Obsession by Carrie Jones and Steven E. Wedel (with a chance to win the book, of course).

And on Friday, Ana reviews highly anticipated (and hyped) PNR YA title The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin.

And that’s it from us today! See you when I get back.

As usual, we remain….

~ Your Friendly Neighborhood Book Smugglers
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6 Responses to Smugglers’ Stash and News

  1. Carla says:

    to say i am looking forward to ana’s mara review is an understatement of EPIC proportions!

  2. Nicole says:

    Just wanted to say, I love that picture of Rory, hilarious.

  3. Thea says:

    Carla – You will NOT be disappointed ;)

    Nicole – YES. Rory = LOVE. Hee.

  4. Celine says:

    So nice to stumble upon a random and unexpected picture of Rory :D I love the last centurion!

  5. capillya says:

    Congrats on making the shortlist, smugglers! Well-deserved indeed! Also, like Carla I’m really interested in hearing your opinion on Mara. I feel like reviews for that novel has been all over the board.

    Your final pic of this post has been my absolute favorite one so far. ;)

  6. Karen says:

    Ooh, sounds like a great week! Monstumology and Carrie Jones, fun times. And unexpected Rory is, indeed, ALWAYS a bonus.

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