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 […]
It’s Monday, which means we’re over at Kirkus! (Well, we’re not usually over at Kirkus on Mondays, but today we are!) After reading and highly enjoying Rachel Bach’s Fortune’s Pawn, Thea compiles a list of some notable military science fiction heroines. Go forth HERE to get the full list. (And please let us know what […]
Greetings, boys and ghouls! It is almost Halloween, and I have been a very bad Crypt Keeper indeed. I realize that this year, I have yet to post a SINGLE list of horror goodness! But fear not, darlings, for I have decided to combine all of my half-concocted list ideas into a single post – […]
It’s Friday, and we are over at Kirkus! Today, Thea celebrates the start of fall with a list of ten new horror novels to read on a cold night… (I haven’t actually read all of them, but I’m looking forward to making some headway on this list as Halloween approaches!) Go HERE to get the […]
It’s Friday, which means we are over at Kirkus! Today, Thea lists some of her recommended books – both old school and contemporary – to get young or new readers in the mood for fantasy. The list is inpsired by comments we received on our last Old School Wednesday Readalong of Alison Croggon’s The Naming […]
It’s Monday, which means we are over at Kirkus! Wait, what? No seriously! We’re over at Kirkus. Today, following Thea’s slightly disappointing experience with Strangelets by Michelle Gagnon, she’s over at Kirkus with… …a list of 10 books that are similar in premise, feel and potential to Strangelets (but deliver a little more in the […]
Hello everyone, and welcome once again to Mystery Appreciation Week! It wouldn’t be a *real* Appreciation Week without some kind of list, so today we bring you two: a list of current/recent television shows (Ana is addicted), AND a list of recent Mystery/Thriller YA releases, On the Smugglers’ Radar-style. Mystery has always been a popular […]
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 2012 and plans for 2013… We’ve brought you a crapload of wallet-killing ‘best of’ lists… But now it’s finally time […]
It’s Friday so this means we are over at Kirkus! This week, we give our list of 10 highly anticipated speculative fiction titles of 2013 (for all ages, naturally). Our picks run the gamut from favorite old authors like Brandon Sanderson, to new debut authors like Phoebe North, to first books in new series’, to […]
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