Hi guys! Precious here. So today, I'm finally opening this tour. We've talked about this for many months before but now that there doesn't seem to be much activity in the next few months, I think: why not? This is one of my most favorite books ever. I hope you guys like it... (I posted the AU + UK cover since this is the copy we're using aka my extra copy.)
Title: Stormdancer (The Lotus War #1)
Author: Jay Kristoff
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia (AU)/St. Martin's Griffin (US)/Tor UK (UK)
Date of Publication: September 1, 2012
Genre: YA, Steampunk, Fantasy/Mythology (Japanese), Dystopia (for the dystopic society)
Griffins are supposed to be extinct. So when Yukiko and her warrior father Masaru are sent to capture one for the Shogun, they fear that their lives are over. Everyone knows what happens to those who fail him, no matter how hopeless the task.But the mission proves far less impossible, and far more deadly, than anyone expects – and soon Yukiko finds herself stranded: a young woman alone in her country's last wilderness, with only a furious, crippled griffin for company. But trapped together in the forest, Yukiko and Buruu soon discover a friendship that neither of them expected.Meanwhile, the country around them verges on the brink of collapse. A toxic fuel is slowly choking the land; the omnipotent, machine-powered Lotus Guild is publicly burning those they deem Impure; and the Shogun cares about nothing but his own dominion. Yukiko has always been uneasy in the shadow of power, when she learns the awful truth of what the Shogun has done, both to her country and to her own family she's determined to do something about it.Returning to the city, Yukiko and Buruu plan to make the Shogun pay for his crimes – but what can one girl and a flightless griffin do against the might of an empire?
Below, you can find the schedule for the tour. Thank you to all those who signed up!
We also have a giveaway for a SIGNED book plate and bookmark! Thank you to Louisse of The Soul Sisters for sponsoring this giveaway!