A Smugglerific Cover (& Giveaway): The Glass Republic by Tom Pollock

Today, we are happy to be hosting the US cover reveal for Tom Pollock’s The Glass Republic, the sequel to The City’s Son (one of Ana’s Notable Reads of 2012) and a highly anticipated read for 2013.

Behold! The Smugglerific Cover (and summary)!


Glass Republic


Pen’s life is all about secrets: the secret of the city’s spirits, deities and monsters her best friend Beth discovered, living just beyond the notice of modern Londoners; the secret of how she got the intricate scars that disfigure her so cruelly – and the most closely guarded secret of all: Parva, her mirror-sister, forged from her reflections in a school bathroom mirror. Pen’s reflected twin is the only girl who really understands her.

Then Parva is abducted and Pen makes a terrible bargain for the means to track her down. In London-Under-Glass looks are currency, and Pen’s scars make her a rare and valuable commodity. But some in the reflected city will do anything to keep Pen from the secret of what happened to the sister who shared her face.


“If you’ve not met her already, let me introduce you to Pen.

For an ordinary girl from a nice British Pakistani family, Pen’s been through a lot in the last few months. She was kidnapped by a barbed wire demon, rode at the head of an army of scaffolding wolves and fought in a war against a demolition god, all in the name of her best friend.

Now back at school, she wears the scars of that war on her face, and the only person who knows what that’s like is her mirror-sister Parva: a doppleganger who only exists in London-Under-Glass, the city of London’s reflections. Parva’s her own person, but she shares all of Pen’s memories and she understands.

When Parva goes missing, Pen ventures into London-Under-Glass to find her. It’s a strange city, where it rains brick and concrete as well as water, where beauty is currency and a well-turned eyebrow is worth killing for, a city dominated by the dangerous politics of the Mirrorstocracy.

At its heart though, this story’s about something very simple, the search of a scarred, scared, brave girl for the soul in all the worlds that’s closest to her own. I really hope you enjoy it.”


We are giving away one US Hardback copy of City’s Son (to be delivered immediately) AND a US ARC of The Glass Republic (to be delivered when available – likely May) to a lucky winner! The giveaway is open to ALL and to enter, use the form below. The contest will run until Saturday January 19 2013 at 12:00 AM (EST). Good luck!

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134 Responses to “A Smugglerific Cover (& Giveaway): The Glass Republic by Tom Pollock”

  1. Phoebe January 11, 2013 at 12:20 am #

    A cover with a girl wearing a hijab?! WICKED AWESOME.

  2. Gabriella January 11, 2013 at 12:47 am #

    Ackkk this is so awesome!!

  3. Franki January 11, 2013 at 2:35 am #

    Oh my gosh, this looks SO SO GOOD. It’s so refreshing and exciting not only to see a FANTASY story whose main character is a POC, but wherein the focal relationship is a FRIENDSHIP. I need this book in my life. <3

  4. Braiden @ Book Probe January 11, 2013 at 2:53 am #

    I’ve been meaning to get to The City’s Son but this looks like the perfect opportunity to! The cover looks pretty neat.

  5. Terah January 11, 2013 at 2:58 am #

    OMG squeal. A badass hijabi on the cover? Great job!

  6. Gerd D. January 11, 2013 at 3:28 am #

    London under glass does sound like a fascinating world.

  7. Hafsah January 11, 2013 at 4:53 am #

    EEEP! I love the cover. You don’t see a teen hijabi on a YA cover everyday!

  8. Moonshine January 11, 2013 at 5:09 am #

    I really hope the British cover will be as brave. Such a lovely guy Tom is too!

  9. Lexi January 11, 2013 at 5:35 am #

    I love the cover. I only wish I had it last year for some of my students.

  10. Paige January 11, 2013 at 5:35 am #

    Oh!!!!! The first book in this series was so brilliant! And the next one sounds so good, too…

  11. Mieneke January 11, 2013 at 5:40 am #

    I adored The City’s Son and that cover looks amazing!

  12. Kitty January 11, 2013 at 6:19 am #

    Sounds like a great read. Great cover too.

  13. Serenity January 11, 2013 at 6:31 am #

    Heard great things about The City’s Son, would love to get my hands on it AND the sequel!

  14. Katie January 11, 2013 at 6:44 am #

    I’ve never heard of these books before, but they look good.

  15. Kate K.F. January 11, 2013 at 6:53 am #

    Great cover and The City’s Son sounded like a great read as does this.

  16. AnimeJune January 11, 2013 at 7:03 am #

    Love the cover! A nice kick in the balls to the whitewashing fans.

  17. Emilie January 11, 2013 at 7:25 am #

    So excited for this sequel! Love the cover.

  18. tina January 11, 2013 at 7:51 am #

    Yes, I loved this novel and I cannot wait for a story from inside Pen’s head!

  19. Melissa P. January 11, 2013 at 8:08 am #

    Looks like an interesting book.

  20. Aaron Teplitsky (@yyr_) January 11, 2013 at 8:13 am #

    Really enjoyed The City’s Son…can’t wait to dig into this one!!!

  21. Superbwg January 11, 2013 at 8:15 am #

    Love the premise of these books, very awesome

  22. kelly January 11, 2013 at 8:37 am #

    Oooo! Am midway through THE CITY’S SON. So, so good!

  23. Kay-Kay-Bay January 11, 2013 at 8:42 am #

    Yay for a book with a female friendship! There are FAR too few of those.

  24. Shannon H January 11, 2013 at 8:55 am #

    I got City’s Son for Christmas and cannot wait for the sequel! Also, I appreciate the accurate looking cover, not enough of those…

  25. Marie-Claude January 11, 2013 at 9:17 am #

    I love the cover!!! It ‘s the first time a see a girl wearing a hijab on a book cover.

  26. Andrea Chettle January 11, 2013 at 9:20 am #

    Fantastic cover I loved the first book (I think it might be my favourite book of 2012) and I cannot wait to read the second Thanks for making this giveaway available to all

  27. Elyse January 11, 2013 at 9:25 am #

    Wow, this looks cool. I love the hijab!

  28. Nikki Egerton January 11, 2013 at 9:32 am #

    I’d like to echo the excitement to read a book where friendship is the focus rather than true love!

  29. Jae Lee January 11, 2013 at 9:36 am #

    I just got The City’s Son from the library and I was planning on spending the weekend with it. It would be dope to get an ARC of the sequel.

  30. Victoria Janssen January 11, 2013 at 9:48 am #

    Ooh, a sequel to The City’s Son! I love urban magic.

  31. Glen Mehn January 11, 2013 at 9:49 am #


  32. Samantha January 11, 2013 at 9:54 am #

    The first book has been on my TBR wish list since I saw it in the store. I’d love to read both of the books. They look amazing

  33. Brendan H January 11, 2013 at 10:01 am #

    Looks and sounds interesting to say the least.

  34. Nadine January 11, 2013 at 10:05 am #

    Honestly, while I thought both the covers for the first book looked intriguing, I wasn’t quite sure it was for me. But this cover is so interesting it makes me immediately want to grab the book and browse through it.

  35. Alison January 11, 2013 at 10:25 am #

    These books look great! They are definitely going on my “to read” list.

  36. Stephanie January 11, 2013 at 10:27 am #

    I’ve already been drooling over The City Son and wanting, but this has me even more intrigued by this world. Scars and mirrors and such unique stuff!

  37. Sheila January 11, 2013 at 10:50 am #

    Just gonna quote Phoebe here:
    A cover with a girl wearing a hijab?! WICKED AWESOME.

  38. Genevieve January 11, 2013 at 11:28 am #

    The City Son has been on my tbr list for a while. It would be lovely to get a chance to win a copy.

  39. Chenise Jones January 11, 2013 at 11:52 am #

    This cover has such an interesting look to it! Can’t wait to read this series!

  40. Anonymous January 11, 2013 at 11:52 am #

    Wow — could that cover be more different than City’s Son?? That first cover screamed urban fantasy, but this one looks a bit more down to earth. Of course, we shouldn’t judge books by their covers, but you know we all secretly do!

    Eh, it’s Tom Pollock, so who gives a crap about the cover anyway, since we all know it’s going to be awesome.

  41. jenmitch January 11, 2013 at 11:55 am #

    thanks for the giveaway, would love to start reading the series :)

  42. Lillian January 11, 2013 at 12:36 pm #

    This sounds really interesting. I really enjoy the cover of The Glass Republic.

  43. Charlee Vale January 11, 2013 at 1:00 pm #

    I’m reading City’s Son right now! EEE!


  44. Jennifer January 11, 2013 at 1:43 pm #

    I am adding the first book on my list to “maybe” read (“maybe” because it’s a “to read” list but with that many titles on it, any title de facto becomes a maybe).

  45. nicole belletiere January 11, 2013 at 1:54 pm #

    I would love to read this

  46. Mindy January 11, 2013 at 1:55 pm #

    This sounds neat. In some ways the concept of London-under-glass is reminding me of Neverwhere and A Face Like Glass. Added to Mount TBR.

  47. Mel S January 11, 2013 at 4:10 pm #

    I loved the first book and I’m fascinated to see what London Under Glass will be like – very excited. Plus the cover looks great! :-)

  48. Alexandra the Great January 11, 2013 at 4:15 pm #

    This looks like a really neat series! And I’m always up for reading a book set in London…

  49. Heidi January 11, 2013 at 4:31 pm #

    Okay, I’ll admit it: I still haven’t read The City’s Son, but it’s certainly on my must read list to hit soon. I’ve heard such good things from so many people, and the sequel looks fantastic! Huzzah for PoC features on covers.

  50. leanna January 11, 2013 at 4:34 pm #

    ooh!! This sounds amazing — I’m shooting over to mark it as to-read on Goodreads asap! xo leanna

  51. Ellie January 11, 2013 at 4:35 pm #

    The City’s Son has been on my TBR list since your review…it sounds so good!

  52. Ilana January 11, 2013 at 4:37 pm #

    Tres interesante :)

  53. Barbara Elness January 11, 2013 at 5:15 pm #

    Wow, The Glass Republic sounds like an awesome story. I’m very interested in reading it.

  54. Tricia C. January 11, 2013 at 6:24 pm #

    I’m not familiar with The City’s Son; I’m definitely going to be investigating it. The Glass Republic sounds fascinating!

  55. Renee G January 11, 2013 at 6:35 pm #

    I haven’t read the Cities Son yet, but these both look good.

  56. LisaC January 11, 2013 at 6:42 pm #

    This looks and sounds amazing.

  57. Jamie January 11, 2013 at 6:51 pm #

    That sounds really amazing.

  58. Ariana A. January 11, 2013 at 7:07 pm #

    Love the premise here. Sounds great.

  59. JenP January 11, 2013 at 7:20 pm #

    Sounds so original!

  60. Hannah January 11, 2013 at 8:20 pm #

    That’s a lovely cover- it reminds me a little of the Angry Robots one. The book sounds interesting, and I have no idea how I missed the City’s Son. Well, another for my TBR pile.

  61. erinf1 January 11, 2013 at 8:27 pm #

    Sounds fantastic! Thanks for sharing!

  62. Nathan January 11, 2013 at 8:27 pm #

    That is a unique looking cover. Can’t think of any that are really like it.

  63. Julie January 11, 2013 at 10:31 pm #

    I can’t wait!

  64. Judith R. January 11, 2013 at 10:55 pm #

    Sounds like a great read.

  65. Stephanie January 11, 2013 at 11:28 pm #

    I’m ready for this book!

  66. Summer Sears January 12, 2013 at 1:08 am #

    Me please!

  67. Anonymous January 12, 2013 at 1:21 am #

    Yeah, this is going in my TBR pile as of right now.

  68. Jasmine Stairs January 12, 2013 at 7:42 am #

    This book sounds VERY interesting. And the cover is both beautiful and taking a risk with a girl in a hijab, which “everyone knows” won’t make it sell well. I hope it’s a NYT bestseller.

  69. Dovile January 12, 2013 at 8:11 am #

    The plot sounds quite unique, I’d like to read the books!

  70. Anonymous January 12, 2013 at 9:08 am #

    I’ve wanted to read The City’s Son since I heard that it had come out. The cover looks amazing on both books and I can’t wait until I finally get my hands on them!

  71. Laura January 12, 2013 at 11:08 am #

    This sounds great.

  72. Bethany January 12, 2013 at 11:19 am #

    Would love to read this- putting it on my very long list now

  73. Emma January 12, 2013 at 11:26 am #

    This sounds cool! I’d never heard of this series before.

  74. Van P. January 12, 2013 at 12:55 pm #

    Sounds interesting, thanks for the giveaway!

  75. Dana January 12, 2013 at 1:39 pm #

    Sounds amazing and the cover is gorgeous… Thanks for the giveaway

  76. Alyssa Susanna January 12, 2013 at 2:29 pm #

    WOW!!! Very different! I like it! The brownish-gold tones are very nice! Great job, cover artists!

  77. Vanessa January 12, 2013 at 3:46 pm #

    The City’s Son has been on my TBR list for a while, now I want them both.

  78. bn100 January 12, 2013 at 5:00 pm #

    This sounds interesting.

  79. Lori Walker January 12, 2013 at 5:03 pm #

    I think I’ll add this to my GoodReads wishlist!

  80. Mary Preston January 12, 2013 at 10:02 pm #

    This series does look fantastic.

  81. Stephanie L. January 13, 2013 at 3:50 am #

    This sounds like a great read

  82. Marie Chettle January 13, 2013 at 12:46 pm #

    Thanks for a great giveaway.

  83. scribe k. January 13, 2013 at 4:20 pm #

    this books sounds great!

  84. Allison January 13, 2013 at 4:45 pm #

    I love that cover<3

  85. Mariska January 13, 2013 at 10:54 pm #

    interesting cover. yeap. i want to read it !

  86. Debbie January 14, 2013 at 11:52 am #

    This looks great. I love that the main character is of Pakistani descent.

  87. Serena January 14, 2013 at 4:00 pm #

    Never heard of it, but sounds good!

  88. Shelver506 January 14, 2013 at 6:02 pm #

    I don’t know why, but I’m a sucker for unexplained scars. Can’t wait to read this one!

  89. Teresa January 14, 2013 at 8:11 pm #

    I’m not sure I’ve ever heard of a book like this before…I’m very interested! It’ll go on my To-Read list for sure.

  90. Brightsuzaku January 14, 2013 at 9:21 pm #

    So, I’m guessing despite all my rank speculation, there are *no* cranes around St. Paul’s Under Glass, eh? Hahaha.

    Also, brave as it is, Pen just wouldn’t be Pen unless she was wearing hijab! But, that in mind, I’m getting the itchy story is about bravery, in all kinds of ways.

    Maybe, in that sense, this talk about the hijab (thankfully, positive!) is appropriate for a world so focused, apparently, on looks. After all, just what do YOU see when you see a girl in hijab? I for one, respect our Lady Ninjas.

  91. Brightsuzaku January 14, 2013 at 9:22 pm #

    The “itchy feeling”. *sigh* This is probably what I deserve for trying to write a comment using my phone! Spffft~~

  92. hapax January 15, 2013 at 9:32 am #

    That cover is STUNNING. I’ve been meaning to read the first book, and now I can’t wait.

  93. Rhys January 15, 2013 at 9:43 am #

    Man, the first book was stunning, I can’t wait to read The Glass Republic.

  94. jillheather January 15, 2013 at 6:14 pm #

    I delayed and delayed reading The City’s Son and I only wish I had delayed more so I wouldn’t’ve had to wait so long until the sequel.

  95. Oona January 16, 2013 at 9:59 am #

    I really, really like the idea of a main character who both wears a headscarf and is not perfectly beautiful. Such risk-taking (which shouldn’t even be considered risk-taking, really) is quite rare in the YA world.

  96. Billy S January 16, 2013 at 2:45 pm #

    i hope i win, the book looks great

  97. Tasnim January 16, 2013 at 3:58 pm #

    Cool, this series sounds awesome!

  98. Daniel M January 16, 2013 at 4:32 pm #

    sounds like a fun one thanks for the giveaway!

  99. Ed Nemmers January 17, 2013 at 2:23 pm #

    I would like to read Tom Pollock!

  100. Anneke January 17, 2013 at 3:04 pm #

    This sounds like a fun book. Thanks for the giveaway!

  101. Valerie Taylor Mabrey January 17, 2013 at 3:15 pm #

    looks like a good read
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  102. Tricha January 17, 2013 at 7:39 pm #

    sounds intereesting

  103. Melinda January 17, 2013 at 8:02 pm #

    Definitely an interesting story!

  104. Gem January 18, 2013 at 12:33 am #

    Thank you for the giveaway! The series intrigued me since the setting reminds me a bit of Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere. Seems like a cool series to try out.

  105. Mary DeBorde January 18, 2013 at 3:05 am #

    Sounds like creepy fun – thank you for the nice giveaway!! <3

  106. Jason McDermott January 18, 2013 at 8:46 am #

    Looks cool

  107. kathy pease January 18, 2013 at 9:30 am #

    Thank you for the great giveaway please count me in :)

  108. Sandy V. January 18, 2013 at 10:09 am #

    These sound like good books.

  109. Miranda Gonzalez January 18, 2013 at 10:15 am #

    I would love to win these books. Thanks for the giveaway!

  110. Amanda N January 18, 2013 at 10:16 am #

    I loved The City’s Son and am really looking forward to The Glass Republic. The series is great and I can’t wait for more!

  111. Kari Flores January 18, 2013 at 10:36 am #

    I love reading new authors and books. Thanks for the giveaway.

  112. Marlene Schwark January 18, 2013 at 10:44 am #

    The sounds like my kind of read. Thank you

  113. Jenny January 18, 2013 at 11:07 am #

    Looks like a great book!

  114. Saver Sara January 18, 2013 at 12:03 pm #

    Looks like a great read. Thanks for the chance to win.

  115. coni guerin January 18, 2013 at 12:54 pm #

    Sounds great! Thanks for the giveaway!

  116. Sally Wilsey January 18, 2013 at 1:18 pm #

    Sounds interesting would love to win this book.

  117. susan smoaks January 18, 2013 at 1:39 pm #

    i love to read and i love a good book!

  118. Melanie Rivers January 18, 2013 at 2:06 pm #

    Sounds intresting.

  119. Josie Hink January 18, 2013 at 3:06 pm #

    Great giveaway…Thanks for the chance!!

  120. KATHY DALTON January 18, 2013 at 3:19 pm #


  121. Jessica Poston January 18, 2013 at 4:10 pm #

    It sounds like an interesting book!

  122. Beth C January 18, 2013 at 4:50 pm #

    looks good

  123. Breanne January 18, 2013 at 5:26 pm #

    Sounds good!

  124. Charlene Shaver January 18, 2013 at 5:53 pm #

    Looks like a great read :)

  125. Debbie Lewis January 18, 2013 at 6:32 pm #

    I love giveaways that includes books as prizes

  126. Danielle Porter January 18, 2013 at 6:45 pm #

    I love getting new books to read! Thanks. 😉

  127. laurie brown January 18, 2013 at 6:56 pm #

    Great giveaway!

  128. Emi January 18, 2013 at 8:02 pm #

    Wow! You get both books! Looks like a great story for me to read and pass on to our teen.

  129. Robyn R January 18, 2013 at 8:41 pm #

    Sounds like a totally intriguing read. I’m loving the names in London-Under-Glass.

  130. Wayne Lecoy January 18, 2013 at 8:41 pm #

    Please Enter Me In Your The Glass Republic Giveaway
    It Would Be Great To Win A Copy of The City’s Son
    and ARC of The Glass Republic by Tom Pollack.
    I Enjoy Reading And Discovering New Authors.
    Thank You For Having This Giveaway.

  131. Lacey January 18, 2013 at 8:55 pm #

    These books sound great. I love the cover. Thanks!

  132. Buddy Garrett January 18, 2013 at 9:39 pm #

    These books sound very interesting. Thanks.


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