Smugglers Stash

Smugglers’ Stash & News

Hello everyone! Ana is off to Brazil for a week to be with her sister, mom, and new niece – which means I. HAVE. THE. POWER.


Ahem. I promise not to abuse it…too much. Let’s get down to business, shall we?

Giveaway Winners:

The winner of a copy of Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan is…



The winner of a signed ARC of The Life of Tao by Wesley Chu is…

The Lives of Tao


Congratulations to the winners! You know the drill – send an email to us (contact at thebooksmugglers dot com) with your snail mail address, and we’ll get your winnings out to you as soon as possible!

And if you didn’t win, don’t fret – we’re still running a few more giveaways.Unraveling/Unbreakable and The Resurrectionist are both still up for grabs! Go forth and enter NOW.

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This Week on The Book Smugglers:

Our first post of the week is actually later today! We have author Freda Warrington over to talk about her Aetherial Tales series, the third book of which – Grail of the Summer Stars just came out!

Grail of the Summer Stars Freda Warrington

On Monday, we kick off the week with an interview with Christian Schoon, author of young adult science fiction novel Zenn Scarlett – plus, Thea reviews the book later in the day. We’ll also have an Inspirations & Influences guest post from T. Michael Martin, author of YA SFF/Horror novel The End Games.

Zenn Scarlett The End Games

On Tuesday, Rick Yancey’s The 5th Wave is finally here! One of the most highly anticipated books of the year, Thea reviews the highly-hyped alien invasion novel (spoiler alert: she loved it).

The 5th Wave

We celebrate Old School Wednesday with Ana’s review of historical time-travel-y YA novel Charlotte Sometimes by Penelope Farmer.

Charlotte Sometimes

On Thursday, we have Paul Cornell, author of contemporary urban fantasy London Falling over to talk about his Inspirations and Influences. Later in the day, we kick off a brand new feature called SFF in Conversation – in which we invite guests to talk about important topics in the genre, with a special focus on inclusivity and diversity in SFF. We are THRILLED to start the new series with guest author Aliette de Bodard, who will be talking about the roles Vietnamese and Chinese traditions play in her fiction.

London Falling US Aliette de Bodard

Friday, we are back to The Resurrectionist by E.B. Hudspeth! We unveil three more images from the book (with a little more explanation from the author), and have another giveaway chance to win a final copy of the book + poster. Plus, Thea is over at Kirkus with a review of the highly anticipated third book in the Glamourist Histories, Without a Summer by Mary Robinette Kowal.

The Resurrectionist Without a Summer

On Saturday we close out the week with our *official* stop on the international The 5th Wave blog tour! We have an exclusive audio snippet of the book, plus Thea talks about what she would put in her survival pack in case of an alien invasion – as well as list a few alien invasion-y favorites (you know, tips for the avid prepper that wants to do research before the aliens start their attack). Plus, we’ve got 2 chances to win a copy of The 5th Wave.

5th Wave Blog Tour

PHEW. It’s a crazy busy week – we hope you enjoy it! Until tomorrow, we remain…

Iron Man 3

Amazing ‘Iron Man 3’ novelization poster from Paulo Rivera

~ Your Friendly Neighborhood Book Smugglers

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  • Linda W
    May 5, 2013 at 7:24 am

    Congrats to the winners. And congrats to Ana for her upcoming trip. Yay! Sounds like a great week coming up! Relish the power!!!!

  • Bibliotropic
    May 5, 2013 at 7:46 am

    A crazy busy week indeed! Lucky Ana, though, to be going on such a nice trip!

  • Christina (BookTasty)
    May 5, 2013 at 9:32 am

    Oh my gosh I LOVE that Iron Man poster! How cool is that?! I wish they would make those for all movies :p

  • Ashleigh Paige
    May 5, 2013 at 10:35 am

    Congrats to Ana and her family for the arrival of a new little family member! Babies are so cute (when they’re not yours :P)

    So you loved The 5th Wave, eh? I MUST SEE THIS REVIEW. Once scene bugged me, but other than that, the novel was amazing and I almost wish I wasn’t passing it on to my coblogger so she can read it to. Almost, but not quite. Her need to read this is greater than my greedy desire to keep it and snuggle it.

  • Eliza
    May 5, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    Ana – have a great trip and get back soon before Thea becomes power hungry. Let us know what books you’re giving your lovely little niece.

    The End Games and The Resurrectionist – how AWESOME is are those covers? There are soooo many bad ones that you just have to rejoice and celebrate the good ones when you see them. I’ve been dying to find out more about these books since they were featured in Smuggler’s Stash and News.

    The 5th Wave – I’ve been reading nothing but great things about this book and excited to hear that you think of it, Thea.

    OSW – time-travel-y historical novel = sounds just like something I’d like.

    Aliette de Bodard – looking forward to reading what she says and am excited to find out about the Vietnamese and Chinese lore in her books, which is something I don’t know much about and would love to learn more. Sounds like a really interesting series. I love how you keep expanding this blog and each addition just makes it better and more interesting.

  • Emily
    June 16, 2013 at 7:23 pm

    That Iron Man 3 novelization poster is so cool! The movie was amazing, too. 🙂 But yeah. THEY MUST DO THAT FOR ALL MOVIES. OMG. “A new Tony Stark mystery”–how cool is that? PEPPER AND TONY <333 and Happy Hogan rules. Like really. Rules. Yeah.

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