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The Book Smugglers’ Newsletter:

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This Week on The Book Smugglers:

On Monday, Thea kicks off the week with a review of highly anticipated YA dystopian SFF novel The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau.

The Testing

We cannot wait for Tuesday because it is the day that we fangirl all over Neil Gaiman with a joint review of his newest book, The Ocean at the End of the Lane. WHEE!

The Ocean at the End of the Lane (US) The Ocean at the End of the Lane (UK)

Then it is full speed ahead to Old School Wednesday! We will have our poll for July up (seriously, how did that happen so quickly!?) plus a review of Dreamhunter by Elizabeth Knox – the first in a YA fantasy duology.

Dreamhunter 2 Dreamhunter

On Thursday, Ana takes over with a review of another highly anticipated book, the multiple award-winning historical LGBT novel Silhouette of a Sparrow by Molly Beth Griffin.

Silhouette of a Sparrow

On Friday, we close out the week with Ana’s review of the hotly contested September Girls by Bennett Madison (will she love it or hate it?!). Plus, Thea is over at Kirkus with a review of science fiction novel Reboot by Amy Tintera (with a list of other great cyborg-type SF reads).

September Girls Reboot

PHEW. It’s another busy one over here! Until next week, we remain…

Shall We Begin (by Andry Rajoelina)

“Shall We Begin?” by Andry Rajoelina

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3 Responses to Smugglers’ Stash & News

  1. Wow, this is going to be a great week! I burned out on dystopian YA for the most part a while back, so I was never too interested in The Testing even though I keep seeing it everywhere.

    Neil Gaiman’s adult novels, for whatever reason, have always failed to catch my interest. I wanted Coraline and got it and enjoyed it, but his adult stuff? Nada. Maybe it’ll all click with me in the future. I’m a weird reader.

    And September Girls and Reboot all in the same day? THAT is going to be a good week-ender right there. I laughed so hard at Steph and Blythe when they suffered while reading the former and my coblogger liked the latter but wouldn’t have recommended it to me. SG has been on my avoid list just from the quotes. Out-of-context or not, it’s more than I can tolerate. Whatever the case, enjoy what the week has in store for you, ladies!

    (Fun fact, but I thought SG was LGBT YA when I first saw it because for whatever reason, the guy’s head looked like a girl’s head to me. Reading the jacket copy was like WHERE IS THE LGBT, PEOPLE? It took me a few weeks to realize I was wrong, wrong, wrong.)

  2. Linda W says:

    I’ll be fangirling with you over Neil’s new book!!!

  3. I think the best part of this post is the Star Trek art at the bottom. My family are huge Trekkie fans. I’d be interested to know what you both thought of the new movie, if you’ve seen it?

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