Smugglers Stash

Smugglers’ Stash & News

Hello folks! Happy Sunday! As we finally bid Smugglivus goodbye, we’ve also got a ton of stuff happening this week, so let’s get down to business…

Giveaway Winner:

The winner of 2 books chosen by Ana from her Top 10 of 2011 (The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller and Chime by Franny Billingsley), 2 books chosen by from Thea from her top of 2011 (A Long Long Sleep by Anna Sheehan and Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion), PLUS a fifth book of his/her choice from either of our Best of 2011 Lists is…

Becky B

Congratulations! You know the drill. Send an email to us (contact AT the book smugglers DOT com) with your snail mail address AND your choice of fifth book, and we’ll get your winnings out to you as soon as possible.

The Newsletter:

Our first ever Book Smuggler Newsletter went out this morning – if you’ve already subscribed, we hope you enjoy issue #1 (aka, The Dystopian/Apocalyptic Issue)! We’ve included a few interesting tidbits, including an exclusive Megan Crewe interview and a giveaway of three Dystopian/Apocalyptic novels (two new and one old favorite). If you missed out on this issue, fear not! You can sign up for February using the form below (and if you really want the January issue, you can email us and we’ll forward it to ya).

If you have trouble using the signup form above, you can visit the form directly online HERE.

Also included in the newsletter is some larger news we want to share with all concerning an upcoming book event…

Forbidden Planet Signing:

Amanda Hocking (the twenty-something self-publishing phenomenon that has been since picked up by St. Martin’s in the US and Tor in the UK) will be signing the new release of her million ebook-selling Switched at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Saturday 21st January from 1 – 2pm. We encourage everyone in the London area to check it out (Ana will be there)! PLUS, courtesy of Forbidden Planet, anyone that attends the event and mentions The Book Smugglers will receive a free poster (while supplies last).

To celebrate the event internationally, we’ll also be holding our own international giveaway this coming Saturday (January 14) for one signed copy of Switched as well as a voucher for £10 good at

This Week on The Book Smugglers:

It’s the week of anticipated sequels here at Book Smuggler Headquarters! On Monday, Ana kicks off the return to our regularly scheduled programming with a review of YA National Book Award finalist My Name is Not Easy by Debbie Dahl Edwardson.

Tuesday, Ana takes on Fly Into Fire by Susan Bigelow, the much anticipated post-apocalyptic superhero sequel to last year’s Broken.

On Wednesday, Thea reviews one of her most highly anticipated SF/dystopian novels of the month, Across the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi.

And then on Thursday, Thea takes on Ghost Country by Patrick Lee, the post-apocalyptic(ish), Science Fiction thriller sequel to The Breach (which Thea read for one of her Smugglivus Feats of Strength and freaking’ LOVED).

On Friday, we post our joint review for the highly anticipated Martha Wells novel The Serpent Sea, sequel to The Cloud Roads (one of our favorite books of 2011 – it even made Ana’s Top 10!).

Saturday, we open up our Forbidden Planet competition – an autographed copy of Switched by Amanda Hocking and a voucher at Forbidden Planet.

Phew. It’s a busy week of reviews! Until tomorrow, we remain…

~ Your Friendly Neighborhood Book Smugglers


  • Bibliotropic
    January 8, 2012 at 6:49 am

    I’m looking forward to reading both “The Cloud Roads” and “The Serpent Sea.” I bought the first one and got the second as a review copy, and they both seem like fantastic books, from everything I’ve been hearing.

  • draconismoi
    January 8, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    Normally when I read your highlights for the coming week, I get excited about books. But today? Today I drooling over those cupcakes. CUPCAKES!

  • Katy
    January 8, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    When I saw Cloud Roads on the top ten list and discovered the sequel coming in early January, I immediately ran (maybe sprinted) to my library and checked it out. I am on page 120 ( out of 278) and vowing to have it finished before your review of The Serpent Sea (with luck, leprechauns, and fuzzy rabbit ears on my side)!

  • capillya
    January 8, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    Woot! Looking forward to My Name is Not Easy’s review!

    And omg those cupcakes.

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