From Little Brown Books for Young Readers:
Voting is OPEN for the 2012 Children’s Choice Book Awards, and Daughter of Smoke and Bone is up for Teen Choice Book of the Year! At Little, Brown, we’re thrilled about the nomination and can’t wait to further spread the word about Laini’s spellbinding novel. Thank you to all of you who blogged, tweeted and posted about Daughter of Smoke and Bone—YOU have all been so instrumental in the book’s success in the blogosphere.
Here is a note from Laini:
Dear readers, Daughter of Smoke & Bone has been out in the world now for almost half a year, and it has been the best almost half a year of my writing life. The support I’ve felt from the online community has had the effect, so many times, of energizing me in writing the sequel (which I can’t wait to give you!). Thank you for loving Karou and Brimstone and Akiva and Zuzana and Issa and even Kaz. I’m thrilled that Daughter is in the running for Children’s Book Council Teen Book of the Year. With such an amazing field of contenders, it’s a huge honor to be in the final round, all the more so because it is an honor awarded by reader votes. *pinches self.* Thank you so much to everyone who has read and recommended my book, and possibly dyed their hair blue (or wished they could) and daydreamed of Prague. You can show your support again on 3/14 by voting in the final round. I’m showing great restraint in not plaguing the competition with a scourge of scuppies! Thank you so very much!
All best,Laini Taylor
More information about the award, the other finalists and the Children’s Book Week can be found here: http://www.
bookweekonline.com. Voting is open from March 14-May 3.