Next week is YA week at SciFiGuy.ca but I thought I would kick things off early with a giveaway of Behemoth by Scott Westerfield. Scott is one of the premier YA speculative fiction authors writing today with hugely popular series such as the Uglies series, Midnighters series, Risen Empire series, Leviathan series and several standalone novels.
Behemoth is the second book in the Leviathan steampunk adventure series following Leviathan and has just been released. Thanks to the generous folks at Simon & Schuster Canada, I have two (2) copies of this exciting book (hardcover) to give away. Beautifully put together with gorgeous endpapers and interior illustrations by Keith Thompson.
To enter the giveaway, tell me you favourite Scott Westerfield book or series, or if you have not read anything of his yet tell me what appeals to you about YA and steampunk. Contest guidelines are at the end of the post. I’m reading this now and will have a review for you next week.
Goliath the third book in the series will be released in October 2011.
Behemoth Book Synopsis:Here’s a sample chapter of Behemoth:
Publishers Weekly - The action is nonstop in Westerfeld's thrilling sequel to last year's Leviathan--fans of that book won't be disappointed. It's 1914 in the author's alternate world, the great powers are moving toward full-scale war, and Deryn, still posing as a boy, has found a place as a midshipman aboard the gigantic, living British airship Leviathan as it sails east on its secret mission to Istanbul. When Austria-Hungary enters the conflict, her friend Alek, the runaway heir to that empire, realizes that he must escape from the airship to avoid imprisonment, giving Deryn "a chance not just to help Alek but to change the course of the whole barking war." Battles abound between eccentric fighting machines and even stranger fabricated "beasties" as Deryn and Alek prove their courage and ingenuity while putting themselves in harm's way. This exciting and inventive tale of military conflict and wildly reimagined history should captivate a wide range of readers. Thompson's evocative and detailed spot art (as well as the luridly gorgeous endpapers) only sweetens the deal.
And here some of the gorgeous B&W illustrations done by Keith Thompson from Leviathan.
- To enter leave a comment telling me your favourite Scott Westerfield book or series, or if you have not read anything of his yet tell me what appeals to you about YA and steampunk.
- Two names will be drawn at random. Open to US and Canada.
- Giveaway runs until Midnight, Monday, October 25.
- Leave a way for me to contact you.
- Links to this post on your favourite social media sites, blogs, etc., would be appreciated.