smart;popSmart Pop contains essays on some popular books such as Divergent, Zombies, The Hunger Games, Veronica Mars and FanFiction.  Some of the books mentioned in here I have already read, others were already on my to-read list (I’ll get around to it someday!) and others I have since added to the list after reading it.  It is a nice compilation of other’s thoughts on what is coming out! I especially loved the write up on Veronica Mars! (I love that series and the first book is on my bedroom floor – otherwise known as my “to read list”!)

I received a free e-copy in order to write this review I was not otherwise compensated.

About the Book

Get a sneak peak at Smart Pop’s 2013 titles with this preview volume of standalone essays!

Volume Includes:

“Truth and Lies” – Debra Driza Downtown Chicago Faction Map from “Mapping Divergent’s Chicago” – V. Arrow From Divergent Thinking: YA Authors on Veronica Roth’s Divergent Trilogy, edited by Leah Wilson

“Welcome to the Zombie Apocalypse” and “Overnight of the Living Dead French Toast” – Lauren Wilson From The Art of Eating Through the Zombie Apocalypse: A Cookbook and Culinary Survival Guide

“Crime of Fashion” – Terri Clark From The Girl Who Was on Fire – Movie Edition, edited by Leah Wilson

“Truly, My Name Is Cinna” – V. Arrow From The Panem Companion: An Unofficial Guide to Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games, From Mellark Bakery to Mockingjays

“Lawless Neptune” – Alafair Burke From Neptune Noir: Unauthorized Investigations into Veronica Mars, edited by Rob Thomas

“Introduction: Why Fic?” – Anne Jamison “Blurring the Lines” – Amber Benson From Fic: Why Fanfiction Is Taking Over the World, by Anne Jamison

Plus an excerpt from the first book of Joanna Wiebe’s new YA trilogy, The Unseemly Education of Anne Merchant

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