Saturday, August 18, 2012

PSC Giveaway: Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff

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Sadly, Jay Kristoff was unable to join us in the event but he and his publisher were gracious enough to offer up one (1) copy of STORMDANCER to a lucky reader!

This book has what is probably the coolest cover of the year (which you can learn more about on Tor.com). Plus, STORMDANCER is a most excellent blend of Japanese-inspired dystopian, steampunk, and fantasy. How can you not want to read it?!

STORMDANCER comes out on September 18 in Canada and the US. (Lucky folks in the UK and Australia get it earlier.) Mark it in your calendars, folks!

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More about STORMDANCER:

Jay Kristoff Stormdancer

The first in an epic new fantasy series, introducing an unforgettable new heroine and a stunningly original dystopian steampunk world with a flavor of feudal Japan.

A DYING LAND 
The Shima Imperium  verges on the brink of environmental collapse; an island nation once rich in tradition and myth, now decimated by clockwork industrialization and the machine-worshipers of the Lotus Guild. The skies are red as blood, the land is choked with toxic pollution, and the great spirit animals that once roamed its wilds have departed forever.

AN IMPOSSIBLE QUEST 
The hunters of Shima's imperial court are charged by their Shōgun to capture a thunder tiger – a legendary creature, half-eagle, half-tiger. But any fool knows the beasts have been extinct for more than a century, and the price of failing the Shōgun is death.

A HIDDEN GIFT 
Yukiko is a child of the Fox clan, possessed of a talent that if discovered, would see her executed by the Lotus Guild. Accompanying her father on the Shōgun’s hunt, she finds herself stranded: a young woman alone in Shima’s last wilderness, with only a furious, crippled thunder tiger for company. Even though she can hear his thoughts, even though she saved his life, all she knows for certain is he’d rather see her dead than help her.

But together, the pair will form an indomitable friendship, and rise to challenge the might of an empire.

Jenn's thoughts

Read an excerpt

Purchase: Amazon | Book Depository

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US/Canada only

Ends Wednesday, September 5th, 2012
(like all of our Paranormal Summer Camp giveaways)

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jaykristoff Jay Kristoff grew up in the most isolated capital city on earth and fled at his earliest convenience, although he’s been known to trek back for weddings of the particularly nice and funerals of the particularly wealthy. Being the holder of an Arts degree, he has no education to speak of.

He is 6’7 and has approximately 13,870 days to live. He lives in Melbourne with his wife, and the world’s laziest Jack Russell Terrier.

 

Website | Facebook | Twitter

Jenn

Born and raised in the Toronto area, Jenn moved to St. John's, Newfoundland, eight years ago for school. She's still in school (thankfully on another degree!), now trapped in her dissertation. When she's not dissertating, which happens more often than it should, Jenn spends her time reading, watching movies, playing volleyball, travelling, and enjoying the local music scene. Her latest addictions: yoga and Almond Crunch cereal.

53 People left their mark' :

  1. I love all things dystopian. I think I would lime this book.

    Lizzi0915 at aol dot com

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  2. I think that the mix of feudal Japan and steampunk sounds very interesting and I'm wondering how it is done

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  3. Cuz Jay Kristoff is awesome?! Duh?! He's hilarious. I can't imagine how good this book is going to be. Plus, Stormdancer sounds pretty cool. I liked Eon and Eona, and it sounds loosely like a similar idea. So, why not? :)
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  4. Steampunk + Japan sounds like a must read for me. I'll be adding this one to my list. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  5. I'm dying to read this book because of the combination of Japanese and dystopian elements. Can't wait!

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  6. This book sounds amazing. I think it will be unlike anything else out there. Plus, there's a thunder tiger. Come on. Who doesn't want to read about that?!

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  7. Two reasons: gorgeous cover and dystopian steampunk. It's a win all around!

    Thanks for the chance to win it!

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  8. I keep reading super amazing things about this one! :D

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  9. I would like to read Stormdancer because 1, I love dystopian books. 2, I love Steampunk, and 3, I love a strong female lead character. Thanks to you and the author for the giveaway.

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  10. I love the blend of feudal Japan and steampunk elements. Can't wait to read this one!

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  11. I put this book on my to read list and have been bouncing around in anticipation for it's release. I love the cover and strong female protagonists have always won cool points with me.

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  12. I want to read this because of the Japanese steampunk world and the half-eagle half-tiger creature.

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  13. Definitely love the steampunk genre. This one sounds like a refreshing read!

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  14. Japanese-inspired dystopian, steampunk, and fantasy, how can I not want to read it? :D

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  15. Let me count the ways: the epic cover, past excellent experiences with TOR books, the Japanese-Fantasy-Steampunk-Dystopian blend. The thrill of discovering a new book to share with honorary nieces & nephews.
    Why wouldn't I want to read this?

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  16. Everyone has been saying such amazing things about this book, and I've been feeling so dumb for not having heard of it until recently. It sounds super fantastic and I love that it combines so many different genres as well as Japanese culture!

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  17. JAPANESE STEAMPUNK. Nuff' said.

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  18. Everyone is loving the book so hard, I need my hands on it!! Besides that, I hear buzz of a kick-ass heroine with a katana good enough to make the manliest of men WEEP. I need that katana and this this book, period.

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  19. I love steampunk and always on the look out for new series. This one sounds like it has a new twist.

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  20. I completely agree with many of the previous posts...you had me at steampunk and Japanese. The story sounds very original, and the cover is to die for. This one is definitely going on my "Gotta Have" list.

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  21. Thanks for the incredible giveaway! I have had such book lust for this title ever since they unveiled the awesome cover. Japanese culture and mythology, steampunk... it sounds awesome!!!!

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  22. I have heard great things about it and I think it sounds awesome! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  23. Fantastic reviews and a great looking cover. That will get me started. Jay's writing can take over from there. Thanks!

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  24. I want to read this bad so bad it hurts. I have friends who LOVED it.

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  25. The cover would have been to lure me in, it's so stunning. The story itself sounds wicked, I would love to get to know Yukiko and especially the thunder tiger!

    Thanks so much for this giveaway!!! :)

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  26. So glad you're giving this one away! Definitely one of THE books of fall!

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  27. All I've heard about this book is how amazing it is!! I absolutely cannot wait until I can finally read it : )

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  28. I have been intrigued about this book since I first heard about it. Unfortunately I was turned down at NetGalley when I asked for it. I would love to win a copy.

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  29. A Japanese steam-punk! I haven't seen any books like it. It'll be such a new refreshing read for me. I've read SO many rave reviews for this book and new-to-me author. The book covers (US & UK) are stunning! Thank you for a chance to win it! :)
    DeAnna Schultz

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  30. I want to read it because it looks amazing and the cover is absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  31. I want to read Stormdancer because it's in Feudal Japan, it's a steampunk adventure, and it has samurai :o Plus, I've heard so many great reviews!

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  32. Sounds like a great read. I want to read it because of its setting. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  33. It sounds like a very good read. Please enter me in contest.

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  34. The heroine sounds kick-ass! And I love books that contain cultural influences. Can't wait to read it!!

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  35. I'd like to read it because the character sounds interesting.

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  36. Why do I want to read Stormdancer?
    1. Dystopian steampunk mixed with Japan.
    2. I've heard lots of good things about this one.
    3. The cover is so amazing.
    4. Tiger.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    Jean S.

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  37. The cover is gorgeous and the synopsis sounds very, very interesting.

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  38. I'd love to read this book because of the cover which is gorgeous but also cause of the great reviews about this book and also the japanese-steampunk combo makes it super interesting :D Thanks for the giveaway!

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  39. I'm actually in the middle of reading Stormdancer and loving it, but I know I won't be able to buy myself a copy so this is a great alternative! Here's hoping I win ;)

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  40. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  41. Ooh, I've been dying to read Stormdancer because the cover and premise are awesome and I've heard amazing things about it so far! Awesome giveaway, thank you!

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  42. I want to read this because it sounds really unique.

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  43. Every steampunk I've read has been in England or somewhere nearby in Europe. I think steampunk Japan would be awesome.

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  44. Ohhh.....pretty cover.

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  45. Dystopian and steampunk, sounds really interesting. I really enjoy those types of stories so to have them combined...sounds great. Thanks for the chance.

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  46. Thanks for all the SD love, folks. Good luck in the contest!

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  47. I wrote an entire blog post about why I want to read STORMDANCER here: http://gdonaldcribbsbooks.blogspot.com/2012/07/raiders-of-last-arc-official-entry-for.html But, mainly, because I already read the first 3 chapters online and it's so freaktastically amazing, I'm dying for release day. Winning it would slay me, but I'd gladly come back from the dead just to read and review it all over the internet. Thank you for the opportunity!

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  48. I've noticed a lot of people are tagging @torbooks on Twitter for this one, but the book's not actually published by Tor in the US. Tor UK (@UKTor), sure, but in the US, it's Thomas Dunne. Just FYI. It does look amazing though, doesn't it?

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  49. Japanese steampunk? Are you kidding me? This book was written for me.

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  50. Japanese steampunk is beast. I MUST READ THIS NOW.

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  51. I haven't heard of this book before but it looks great! Feudal Japan? Steampunk? Badass lady main character? Sign me up!

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  52. This book looks so different from what I usually read, and I need something new and different. It looks kick ass! :D Thanks for the giveaway!

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