Cover Reveal and Giveaway for Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff

18 May, 2012 Cover Reveals, Giveaways 151 comments

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We here at Cuddlebuggery are excited to help reveal Jay Kristoff’s US cover for his debut novel, Stormdancer, to you all!  Aside from this incredibly awesome cover, there is also one giveaway hosted on our blog.  At the end of the post is an opportunity to enter a second Giveaway!  If you missed it, check out our interview with Jay Kristoff here.

The Shima Imperium verges on the brink of environmental collapse; decimated by clockwork industrialization and the machine-worshipers of the Lotus Guild. The skies are red as blood, land choked with toxic pollution, wildlife ravaged by mass extinctions.

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

Yukiko is a child of the Fox clan, possessed of a hidden gift that 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.

Stormdancer will be released on September 18th, 2012 through Thomas Dunne books/St Martin’s Press and Tor UK September 13th, 2012.

Cuddlebuggery Synopsis:
Kyoko has known ever since she can remember that she would inherit her family’s flower shop. That day suddenly comes sooner than expected when her grandmother dies, leaving her to run the family business alone. Stricken with grief, Kyoko throws herself into her work, vowing to be the best damn flower arranger the world has ever seen. But one day her shop is attacked by hooded ninjas and they manage to steal all of the red lotuses. Enraged, Kyoko grabs her magical katana and dons her warrior outfit. No one messes with her flowers and lives to tell the tale. No one. Will she succeed or be forced to choose an alternative career path as a cat lady instead?


Get excited because we are giving away one ARC of Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff!

Contest Rules:

  • To enter, please fill out the Raffelcopter form below.
  • We ask that all entrants be at least 13 years or older to enter.
  • The giveaway is open to everyone, US and international!
  • When the winners are chosen, it will be announced here and the winners will be emailed. Please check your email because we are only giving the winner 48 hours to respond! Otherwise another winner will have to be selected.
  • Please enter your email address in the Rafflecopter form and not the comments!
  • Also, please understand that we reserve the right to disqualify any entries we find gaming the system. Cheaters never prosper!


a Rafflecopter giveaway

Jay is also running a STORMDANCER Uber Giveaway on his own blog. For a another chance to win an ARC and some other Stormdancer-y goodness, click here for details. Our question for the Uber Giveaway is:


Question 9: Jay Kristoff is…

a.      A complete tosser for making me drag my butt around nine blogs on his stupid quiz

b.      Mildly amusing for a guy with such obvious birth defects

c.      My dark prophet, and yea, unto him do I pledge my life for this night, and all the nights to come

d.      CHEETOS

 Steph says: Darn, there’s no “All of the above.” Well, CHEETOS totally sounds legit.

[author] [author_image timthumb=’on’][/author_image] [author_info]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. He spent most of his formative years locked in his bedroom with piles of books, or gathered around dimly-lit tables rolling polyhedral dice. Being the holder of an Arts degree, he has no education to speak of. Jay’s debut novel, STORMDANCER, a Japanese-inspired steampunk fantasy, will be published by St Martin’s Press/Tor UK in September 2012 as the first installment of THE LOTUS WAR trilogy. Jay is 6’7 and has approximately 13870 days to live. He abides in Melbourne with his secret agent kung-fu assassin wife, and the world’s laziest Jack Russell. He does not believe in happy endings.

Visit him: Website | GoodReads | Facebook | Twitter[/author_info] [/author]


Kat Kennedy

Kat Kennedy

Co-blogger at Cuddlebuggery
Kat Kennedy is a book reviewer and aspiring author in the Young Adult genre. She reviews critically but humorously and get super excited about great books. Find her on GoodReads.
Kat Kennedy

151 Responses to “Cover Reveal and Giveaway for Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff”

  1. Yeti

    I’m soooooooooo excited about this book! The cover is delicious!!!!!! OMG!

  2. Lauren W

    The cover is AMAZING! And here I was thinking that nothing could beat the UK one… So badass.

  3. isamlq

    *stares at cover*
    wow… this book sounds like my kind of read. that cover, well… gorgeous about says it all. thank you for this most excellent giveaway, ladies!

  4. erinf1

    It’s gorgeous! Thanks for spotlight this book! This is the first I’ve come across it and it looks awesome!

  5. Rayne

    That cover is simply breathtaking! I seriously can’t wait for this novel. I’ve been obsessing over it for months now and that cover is not helping!
    By the way, awesome interview guys! As usual, informative without sacrificing fun and silliness, just like we love!
    But seriously, I need this book!

  6. Skyla

    I am so freaking excited for this book it isn’t even funny! As soon as I saw the US cover I started hyperventilating, I am just that excited about it.

    Please let me win. Please let me win. Please let me win. *crosses all fingers and toes and eyes and thinks positive thoughts and does crazy fan girl dance around office*

    OMG! I love it!
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  7. Zuleeza

    The Cover reminds me a lot of Kill Bill somehow. As awesome as it is, I’d buy the one with the UK cover because that one practically thrown me off balance! It is hauntingly beautiful~
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  8. Dani Nguyen

    You guys, I love this cover so, so much. This books sounds amazing. I need it now!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  9. Desiree

    I love, love, love this cover! At first I thought I liked the UK cover better but the more I see the US cover the more I NEED it! I think that Jay Kristoff has had subliminal messages put into the cover art to make me drool! You can bet your sweet biddies that I will be knocking down my book stores door on come opening time on Sep 18!

  10. Keertana A.

    I absolutely LOVE the cover! I’m so excited for this book! It has Japanese themes, is steam punk, and sounds totally kick-ass! I can’t wait to read this, so thanks for hosting a giveaway! 🙂

  11. Gaby

    Thank you so much for this giveaway!! I’m already in love with this book!!

  12. Isis

    I’ve been desperate to get my hands on this book for ages! Both covers are drool-inducing, I swear! And the story sounds utterly awesome!

  13. hrose2931

    I’m so glad for the reveal on your blog! I have spent the last two hours going from one blog post to the next reading so much interesting news and reviews! I am a definite fan of your blog and realize that this a** kissing in no way affects my chances of winning the ARC of STORMDANCER which I am actually dying to read! But I have found your site so interesting that I went to it first and now must back track to the other eight sites to enter the Uber drawing on Kristoff’s site. No matter! Maybe I’ll discover some other sites I’ll find interesting. I was just so happy the big reveal was not on TSS.


  14. Justine

    In a battle of the Cud­dle­bug­gery Syn­op­sis of Stormdancer vs. Jay Kristoff the man himself, it’s difficult for me to decide the winner. Clearly somebody else needs to judge this face-off for me.

  15. Krispy

    I love the cover! It’s beautiful! Been excited about this book for a while. 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway!

  16. Vorbis

    I was in love from the moment he mentioned he was too tall for Pat Rothfuss

  17. Alaiel Kreuz

    I’m completely in LOVE with this cover. Yep, that’s as much as I can say (unless you want me to write, I don’t know, a billion lines about all the good things it has).
    And I also LOVE the UK cover so, I’m pretty sure I’ll buy both editions xD

    Thanks also for the giveaway 😀
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  18. Cyna

    That is definitely a very lovely cover. I’m still slightly weary of a book set in Japan, with Japanese characters, written by someone who isn’t Japanese, but we’ll see. Lord knows I can’t turn down Japanese steampunk.
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  19. Kim

    Really looking forward to this book! That cover is awesome… Very badass

  20. Lynn K

    I’m burning with a need for this book now. September is so far away ahhhhh!! *A* The author interview was hilarious. 😛

  21. Michelle L.

    Great cover! The UK version was already so amazing, I didn’t think anything could top that. Both are amazing and when they come out I’m gonna buy a copy of both. 🙂

  22. Rachel Chan

    The cover is completely bad-ass! Thank you so much for hosting this giveaway, I am absolutely dying to read this!

  23. Paula

    The UK cover is gorgeous but this it´s just awesome I love it. Not really a fan of steampunk but i´m dying for this one.

  24. Anna

    Oh wow. That cover is amazing – I didn’t think it was possible, but now I’m even more excited to read the book!

  25. Brianna McBride

    Love the cover! Very stunning! I can’t wait to see this book!

  26. Sonia

    Love the cover! I can’t wait to read this book! Thanks for the giveaway. 🙂

  27. Cammie

    Like everyone else said, the cover 😮

    “An alternate path as a cat lady” lol…

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  28. joan

    wow! amazing cover. can’t wait to get my hands on this book. i hope it delivers. Thanks for the giveaway too

  29. Jen B.

    A gorgeous cover and a creative concept. I am looking forward to reading this book.

  30. Lexie B.

    I think I have spent more time looking at this cover than is strictly healthy.

    I don’t think it’s physically possible for it to be any more gorgeous/badass/perfect.

  31. Amy G

    I really want to read this book, so I would love to win a copy of this book!! I think the artwork by Jason is beautiful! Would love to have a beautiful artwork like that hanging in my room! 🙂

  32. Filia Oktarina

    That is def­i­nitely a very lovely cover. Hope i win this one:)

  33. Karen

    Japanese Steampunk sounds like an in interesting combination! Excellent interview with the author by the way.

  34. Max C

    The cover for both countries are awesome. That’s it. 😀

    Nah, just kidding. xD But seriously, I really wish I had a copy of this book. It seems pretty interesting, the author seems nice, the covers are pretty, and it comes out near my birthday. 8D Good luck to the rest of the participants though! 🙂
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  35. Taneika

    I think I’m going to die. THIS SOUNDS AMAZING. THIS COVER IS AMAZING. THAT BLURB IS AMAZING. I’m already fangirling all over the place over this book. Need. Immediately.
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  36. Ren Puspita

    I love when America’s author (or any Western authors) write book about East Mythology. I hope the story as great as the cover too

  37. Shelley

    I’m so excited for this book. The description sounds awesome. There’s not enough well written steampunk out there.

  38. Cassie F.

    OMG, this cover is phenomenal. *squee* If at all possible, seeing the cover has made me that much more excited to read Stormdancer! YAY! September come soon.

  39. jyanx

    I’m singing the Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy song at the thought of possibly bein able to read this early. Thank you for the chance.

  40. Rose

    I like this cover, but I still prefer the UK one. It’s more elegant, imo.

  41. Luly_ka

    I just found this book on goodreads, and I was already looking for the price on internet before I saw the release date. It was just ‘noooooo!’. Can’t wait for the book!

  42. pabkins

    This is such an awesome cover and the artist does some beautiful stuff all around. I must read it nowwwwww!

  43. Cecilia

    gahhh the cover…it’s too much…ASSUMING DIRECT CONTROL!!!!! Gosh this looks like an awesome book. Crossing my fingers and my toes, wondering if I’ll win, who knows…(it’s a doctor Suess night, so yeah).

  44. Primrose

    The cover is beyond cool..beyond awesome and totally bad ass! Being Asian I’m totally looking forward to this. Finally an Asian kick ass heroine!
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  45. Christina T

    The cover of this book is gorgeous and that alone sold me on, and then I read the synopsis and I know I have to get it. Thanks for the chance at this great giveaway!

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