It’s Friday, which means we are over at Kirkus for our regular weekly column! It’s Thea’s turn again this Friday, and she is list-making, inspired by her recent read of Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel. All the buzz right now, Sleeping Giants is an epistolary science fiction novel that tells the story of impossibly large […]
In which Thea reveals her list of the best TV, movies, podcasts of 2015. Clearly, both Ana and Thea are bananas, and in addition to reading and reviewing obscene amounts of books, we also obsess over multiple television shows, movies, video games, and all other manner of geekery. With that in mind, we needed to […]
In which we Book Smugglers present our top 10 books of 2015… Ana: Hello, I’m Ana. Thea: And I’m Thea. Ana & Thea: And we are…BOOK SMUGGLERS!!!!!!! *play facemelting riffs on air guitars* We’ve brought you some of our favorite authors and bloggers with their reflections on 2015… We’ve once again proved that the hardest […]
It’s Friday Monday, which means we are over at Kirkus for our regular weekly column! Today, it’s Thea’s turn to geek out about TV–because tonight, The Expanse officially debuts on SyFy. To celebrate the two-night premiere event, Thea is list-making with some recommended reading for fans of The Expanse (and the original book that started […]
It’s Friday, which means we are over at Kirkus for our regular weekly column! Today, Thea takes over with more list-making–this time, with a list of the best books of 2015… that she hasn’t read yet. The list includes page counts–so she’s got 6,000+ pages to read and review before 12/31/2015. Go here to get […]
It’s Friday, which means we are over at Kirkus for our regular weekly column! Today Thea gushes over The Empress Game by Rhonda Mason… Inspired by her love for this awesome, action-packed, intricately built space opera, Thea talks about other kickass female characters in science fiction with a list of some books to try after […]
In which we roundup our favorite things from San Diego Comic Con, and offer up a giveaway of some of the goodies snagged from SDCC! Last weekend was San Diego Comic Con–a ginormous annual congregation of literally hundreds of thousands of comics, tv, movie, and SFF nerds in sunny Southern California. SDCC is always an […]
It’s Friday Saturday, which means we are over at Kirkus for our regular weekly column! Thea is talking about book one in a new series, A School for Unusual Girls by Kathleen Baldwin today! Stranje House takes a familiar premise, in which troublesome young ladies are sent away from their embarrassed parents to finishing school, […]
Hello everybody! Tomorrow is JULY, which means it is that time of year again: time for us to look back at our reviews and list our fave books of 2015…at least, so far. We Book Smugglers are proud to present you with: our Best Books Read, Reviewed and Published in 2015 (so far); our Best […]
It’s Friday, which means we are over at Kirkus for our regular weekly column! Today it is Thea’s turn to take over the column – fresh from reading Touch by Claire North (review to come next week here on The Book Smugglers). Touch is a thought-provoking thriller that raises all kinds of ethical quandaries – […]
It’s Friday, which means we Book Smugglers are over at Kirkus! Today, Thea is list-making (yes, yes, again) – this time with horror on the high seas in mind. After reading The Deep by Nick Cutter (author of The Troop), it’s hard not to have watery, claustrophobic horror on the mind. Despite some uneven transitions, […]
Ana: Hello, I’m Ana. Thea: And I’m Thea. Ana & Thea: And we are…BOOK SMUGGLERS!!!!!!! *play facemelting riffs on air guitars* We’ve brought you some of our favorite authors and bloggers with their reflections on 2014… We’ve once again proved that the hardest Feat of Strength is to restrain ourselves NOT TO BUY ALL THE […]
It’s Friday, which means we’re over at Kirkus! Today Thea takes over with a list of the best speculative fiction titles of 2014… …that she hasn’t read yet. Go forth here to get the full scoop.
It’s Tuesday, which means we’re over at Kirkus! (Well, not usually, but today that is the case!) Today, Thea takes over with some list-making with short fiction on the brain… Because sometimes, during the hectic rush of the holidays, it’s easier to escape in a short story, novelette, or novella, than it is to dive […]
It’s Friday, which means we are over at Kirkus! Today Thea is back at her list-making again with a primer to historical romantic fantasy… Inspired by Juliet Marillier’s newest novel Dreamer’s Pool – the first in a brand new trilogy – Thea lists her favorite Marillier titles, and romantic historical fantasy novels (adult and YA) […]
It’s Friday Saturday, which means we are over at Kirkus! Today, Thea talks about an upcoming book event with serious promise: The INSPIRE! Toronto International Book Fair. From November 13-16, the INSPIRE! Book Fair will draw book lovers, publishers, and authors from across the globe to the city of Toronto. Your friendly neighborhood Book Smugglers […]
It’s Friday, which means we are over at Kirkus! Today Thea reflects on The Time Roads by Beth Bernobich – a challenging, ambitious novel that blends steampunk-ish elements with alternate history, math, and romance. Inspired by The Time Roads and its vision of an alternate ruling empire in Éire, Thea talks about some of her […]
It’s Friday, which means we are over at Kirkus! Today it’s Thea’s turn as she talks about the Southern Reach trilogy by Jeff VanderMeer… Thea reflects on the trilogy (which she found fascinating, frustrating, and utterly memorable), and recommends three books to try once you’re done exploring Area X. Enter at your own peril HERE.
It’s Friday, which means we’re over at Kirkus! Today it’s Thea’s turn to take over, with a list… Inspired by the very fun Child of A Hidden Sea by A.M. Dellamonica (which Thea will review here next week), here’s a list of some similar parallel/hidden magical worlds. Go fort and check out the list here!
It’s Wednesday which means… well, it doesn’t usually mean that we’re over at Kirkus, but today we are! Thea is over at Kirkus talking about Guardians of the Galaxy. Inspired by that awesome movie (SERIOUSLY GO OUT AND WATCH IT), Thea put together her own Awesome Mix – a Star-Lord worthy list of books to […]
It’s Friday, and that means we’re over at Kirkus! This week, Thea takes the helm as she list-makes, yet again… This time the focus is on SFF books to read on this fourth of July long weekend (with an unintentional focus on horror novels). Go forth and get the full list here!
Another week, another post over at Kirkus! Today we are listing out our most coveted speculative fiction titles at Book Expo America: the 2014 edition. From Lauren Beukes to Holly Black, and Michael Grant to Kate Milford, we’ve got a nice mix of middle grade, young adult, and adult age SFF on our list this […]
Happy Valentine’s Day, folks! It’s Friday, which means we’re over at Kirkus! Today Thea is list-making (yes, AGAIN) with romance and science fiction on the brain. Thea lists some of her favorite and anticipated romantic science fiction novels to celebrate the most romantic of holidays. Go here for the full rundown! (Also note: Thea is […]
It’s Friday, which means we’re over at Kirkus! Today Thea is list-making once again with dystopias on the brain. Thea lists 2014 dystopian fiction for readers of all persuasions – YA dystopian fans, Sci-Fi dystopian fans, literary dystopian types, and so on. Go here for the full rundown!
THE END (of the year) IS NEAR. November is almost over, Smugglivus is just around the corner (yay!) and I am FREAKING OUT. Every year is the same vicious circle: Day Job becomes increasingly demanding before Christmas, I get super tired and stressed because of that, then end up not reading as much as I […]
The Book Smugglers
1 : a book review blog specializing in speculative fiction and popgeekery for all ages since 2008.
2 : a digital-first publisher of speculative fiction and nonfiction since 2014.
3 : 2014 Hugo Nominee for Best Fanzine
4 : a duo of awesomely badass book nerds