Steampunk Giveaway #1: LEVIATHAN
Let’s kick off this Steampunk Month with some GIVEAWAY AWESOMENESS–whadaya say?
♥ And what’s more steampunky to giveaway than Scott Westerfeld’s Leviathan? ♥
Scott Westerfeld, author of the Uglies series, is seriously amazing. He’s on my I’m-Dying-To-Meet List. I mean, just read this great post from his blog (it’s a response to someone snobby knocking steampunk)–doesn’t that make you want to hug him and say, Thanks for sticking up for me. Genre cooties should not be tolerated.
“Prince Aleksander, would-be heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, is on the run. His own people have turned on him. His title is worthless. All he has is a battletorn war machine and a loyal crew of men.
Deryn Sharp is a commoner, disguised as a boy in the British Air Service. She’s a brilliant airman. But her secret is in constant danger of being discovered.
With World War I brewing, Alek and Deryn’s paths cross in the most unexpected way…taking them on a fantastical, around-the-world adventure that will change both their lives forever.”
Though Leviathan is labeled as young adult, it’s more middle grade (in my opinion). Either way, it’s PACKED with steampunky goodness: giant machines, monsters, and spunky protagonists. I mean, just LOOK at some of these illustrations!
And so, if you’re interested, please leave a comment below!
♥ And in a few weeks–on February 25th, to be exact–I’ll use random.org to select a winner. ♥
P.S. I dyed my hair blue in a REBELLIOUS ACT OF STEAMPUNK (what I’m rebelling against, I don’t know). Check it out here.
February 9, 2011 @ 10:24 am
Love those illustrations! I haven’t read very many speampunk books yet, but my love for them is growing. I hope I win! 😀
February 9, 2011 @ 1:05 pm
This book sounds pretty good. I’ve been weighing whether or not I want to start reading steampunk. This novel sounds like it’ll be a good start for me 🙂 Thanks for the contest.
February 9, 2011 @ 1:05 pm
Wow, the illustrations are absolutely awesome! I’ve been dying to get my hands on this 😀 So, yay!!
February 9, 2011 @ 1:07 pm
I’ve been dying to read this one! Count me in. 🙂
February 9, 2011 @ 2:08 pm
Yay, you’re picking a winner on your birthday! A reverse birthday present – I love those. 😀
I’d love to read this, if only to give Scott Westerfeld a chance to redeem his UGLIES trilogy.
February 9, 2011 @ 3:39 pm
Me, me! I’ve heard great things about him. 🙂
February 9, 2011 @ 3:57 pm
Awesome! And that artwork is incredible. Love it.
February 9, 2011 @ 5:18 pm
I’ve heard a lot of hype about this book and it’s about time for me to start my steampunk love affair. Count me in!
February 9, 2011 @ 6:00 pm
Free book contests are <3! And Author of the Uglies series FTW! YAYYYYY
Count me in too, pretty please. 🙂
February 9, 2011 @ 6:02 pm
Well this is just perfect! I’ve wanted to read Levithan in like FOREVER! I was absolutely blown away by the Uglies series, it really just… Wow… Took my breath away. One of my favorite books!!! 😀
February 9, 2011 @ 6:36 pm
I’ve been thinking about getting this book because I love the cover.
I mentioned your contest over on my blog too.
February 9, 2011 @ 8:21 pm
Count me in, please! I want to read this book!
Thanks for the giveaway!
February 9, 2011 @ 8:38 pm
This one is on my TBR list – count me in!
Love Westerfeld’s response!
February 9, 2011 @ 9:01 pm
been wanting to read this one for awhile. i agree on the illustrations, awesome!
February 9, 2011 @ 9:04 pm
LOVE the blue hair. Ah-dorable! It’s cute and fresh!
I always have way too many exclamation points.
I have not read leviathan. I would love to be in the drawing.
February 9, 2011 @ 9:17 pm
I love Leviathan. I`ve been meaning to read the sequel for some time. =D
The illustrations are my favorite. They`re so beautiful, and I wish that more books had pictures in them. lol
February 9, 2011 @ 9:26 pm
This looks great! Count me in and thanks for the contest. I really liked reading his post: those kids were amazing!
February 10, 2011 @ 4:42 am
Oh my, Leviathan! So high on my To Be Read pile, and so hard to find in my little patch of French land. ^^ I love the pictures (especially the hot air balloon one).
February 10, 2011 @ 10:47 pm
I have been looking forward to reading this for sometime. I hope I am random.
February 10, 2011 @ 11:44 pm
I’ve been trying to expand my steampunk reading horizons and this book has been on my to read list for a while now. Count me in, and thanks so much for this giveaway!
February 12, 2011 @ 10:34 pm
I’ve read a few of Scott Westerfeld’s books and loved them, and I’ve been meaning to check out Leviathan but haven’t had a chance to yet. It looks amazing!
February 13, 2011 @ 10:41 am
I heard plenty great things about Scott Westerfeld, he’s on my must-read-author list. So count me in this if it’s international!
February 16, 2011 @ 7:10 pm
So many books–not enuff time!I had never heard of Steampunk til I read your blog. ‘Course I am Steampunk–I just didn’t know what to to call it.Thanks!I’d love to read his books,& I love the artwork. Sounds really intriguing!
February 16, 2011 @ 10:15 pm
I downloaded the sample for this on my Kindle and practically gobbled it up. It’s been on my “to buy” list ever since…here’s to hoping =) *wood knocked on*
February 23, 2011 @ 1:58 am
I’ve heard a lot about this book, but I have yet to read it. My TBR list is so long…
February 23, 2011 @ 8:17 pm
I’ve never read any steampunk! I need to win. 🙂
February 24, 2011 @ 8:54 am
I can’t win if I don’t enter, so here I am! I loved Scott Westerfeld’s UGLY series, so I can only imagine what he’s done with Steampunk!
February 25, 2011 @ 3:52 am
I’m becoming quite a fan of Steampunk, oddly enough, ’cause it was a genre I NEVER thought I’d get into.
This book was my first introduction to Scott Westerfield, and I thought his writing was fantastic! He has totally hooked me on Steampunk. Thanks for this!
February 25, 2011 @ 6:43 am
Hahaha — I’ve heard that from a few people (that they didn’t *think* they’d like it). 🙂 Glad to hear he changed your mind!!
January 28, 2013 @ 4:01 am
I’ve read this its so good there are two others too!
Raymondo De Hitchmaux
February 23, 2013 @ 6:31 am
Was thinking about reading this. now maybe i can/will 😉