Pick of the Week: Stormdancer!

"As the iron war club scythed toward her head, Yukiko couldn't help wishing she'd listened to her father."

So starts STORMDANCER, Jay Kristoff's action-packed steampunk dystopian fantasy debut that takes place in a feudal Japan-like world.

When 16-year-old Yukiko and her father are sent to capture the last of the griffins for a murderous Shogun, disaster befalls their mission and Yukiko finds herself stranded in the wilderness with a crippled griffin. Now it's up to Yokiko to heal the griffin and save her homelands from the evil Shogun.

"The innovative setting, fast-moving plot, vivid descriptions, and thrilling action scenes make this a refreshing addition to the steampunk canon." -Publishers Weekly (starred review, Pick of the Week)

potw"Debut author Kristoff's steampunk adventure whisks readers to a Japanese dystopia where some mythological beings still exist, a few people have fantastical gifts, and all people live under tyranny." -Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Barbara Hoffert from Library Journal selected STORMDANCER for her "Barbara's Picks" column and said, "Japanese steampunk? You bet. [...] This first in The Lotus War series has five-star early reviews, and nearly 1000 folks have lined up on Goodreads to crack the covers. Get it."

Sound good?

We have 10 galleys left to giveaway to interested librarians! The first ten librarians to leave a comment below will each receive a copy! This giveaway is open to current librarians in the U.S. only. Go!

STORMDANCER will be available in September from St. Martin's Press. More information and an excerpt here!

This sounds amazing! Our teens will LOVE this book, I think!

Maureen Ambrosino
July 25, 2012
11:31 am

I think you think right! I'll send you a copy today!

Ali Fisher
July 25, 2012
12:04 pm

This book sounds fascinating - and Barbara has never steered me wrong!

July 30, 2012
12:04 pm

Yes! Please!

July 30, 2012
12:10 pm

Sarah and Ms. W, I e-mailed you both a request for your mailing address. I look forward to sending out your copies!!

Ali Fisher
July 30, 2012
2:11 pm

Looking forward to what sounds to be a great read!

July 30, 2012
3:25 pm

Sounds like something my patrons would enjoy--I'd love to check it out!

Brianna Glenn
July 30, 2012
3:45 pm

Sounds like a good addition to our young adult section! We would also love to check it out! Yes, please!

Toya Peters
July 30, 2012
5:34 pm

Jettie, Brianna, and Toya - Check your e-mails! I have galleys for you!

Ali Fisher
July 30, 2012
7:10 pm

My staff steampunk advisor said "YES!"

Lisa Knasiak
July 30, 2012
8:09 pm

My teens will love this!

July 31, 2012
10:56 am

Lisa and Lauren - Thanks for your interest! I just sent you an e-mail to confirm your address. Thanks!

Ali Fisher
July 31, 2012
5:06 pm

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