The YAmazing Race

If you’re here for the YAmazing Race, but haven’t yet been to the Apocalypsies website, you may be lost! Click here to start from the beginning and read the entry rules. Otherwise, welcome and read on!

STORMDANCER by Jay Kristoff
The Shima Imperium is verging on the brink of environmental collapse; ruined by clockwork industrialization and the machine-worshippers of the Lotus Guild. The land is choked with pollution, animal life ravaged by mass extinctions.

The hunters of Shima’s imperial court are commanded to capture a griffin by their Shōgun. But any fool knows the beasts have been extinct for a century, and the price for failing the Shōgun is death.
Yukiko is a child of the Fox clan, possessed of a power that would see her executed by the Lotus Guild. Accompanying her father on the Shōgun’s hunt, she finds herself stranded in Shima’s last wilderness with only a crippled griffin 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.


That’s all you need to know. Somewhere in there is the answer to your quiz question. But, if you like the sound of the book, you can always hit it up on Goodreads.
Now, before you split – BONUS STAGE! If you follow me on Twitter this week, you’ll be entered to win a signed ARC of STORMDANCER! March like zombies and make with the clickies!

Ready to move on? Click HERE to go to the next stop on the race! Remember, you must complete ALL FIVE quizzes to be eligible for a prize pack, and failure to answer correctly will punished by state-sponsored bludgeoning (I kid, truly) Thanks for stopping by!

51 Responses to “The YAmazing Race”

  1. Sounds good! Twitter Follower: @fantasysink

  2. new2 me
    added 2 goodreads
    folow on twittr; rocapri
    good luck all
    n’d all the best with your debut

  3. Giada M. says:

    Thank you for the chance to win a signed ARC of STORMDANCER! 😀

  4. I absolutely LOVE the premise of this entire novel (and obviously, I’d only read about it today!). It’s going straight onto my list of books to buy. Also, I followed via Twitter! (@alexalovesbooks)

  5. hrose2931 says:

    Okay, that’s quite a label, Dystopian Japanese inspired Steampunk Fantasy! I used to think those were my three least favorite genres, but I’ve come to love them over the past year. So, throwing the Japanese element into it, I’ve got to read this one! It’s still quite a label, you’ll have to admit!
    It looks like I’m already following you on Twitter-Imburiedinbooks
    Must have heard about your book before now!
    Have fun!

    • Lol, it is a bit of a mouthful, yeah. At the heart, it’s a fantasy story, so if you dig fantasy you’re in. It’s just that there’s a lot of awesome fantasy stuff out there already, you know? I wanted to do something a little different.
      Thanks so much for dropping by. I’ll put you in the draw anyways, since you were nice enough to take the time to comment! 😀

      • hrose2931 says:

        You better! Your book is featured in my Waiting On Wednesday post this week!! Too bad the cover isn’t posted, but I think the book synopsis tells it all. I LOVE GRIFFINS!
        And I said, I changed. I used to not like those, I love them all now! Especially fantasy!
        Sorry for shouting above, has your hangover gone yet?

        • Hey thanks, that’s really awesome of you!
          We’ll have covers soon. We’re in the middle of casting for the photoshoot now (which is frackin’ exciting). And it’s totally OK to shout. Even if I’m hungover, you’re shouting about my book, so all is forgiven 😀

  6. Kim H. says:

    I’m following you on Twitter (kimscarecrow)! Thanks for the extra giveaway! Along with being part of the hop! Your book sounds great, and I can’t wait to read it!
    P.S. You look a bit like Dave Grohl in your picture

  7. I already follow via twitter (@safaripoet) and have STORMDANCER on my Goodreads to-read list. Thank you for the chance!
    The lotus must bloom? Is that another to say yours sincerely?

    • Hey Petra,
      No probs, I’ll enter you too 🙂
      Re: ‘The lotus must bloom’ – yeah, kinda. It’s a sign-off in Shima, kind of like ‘Go with god’. But it’s a little more political and sinister.
      You’ll understand when you read the book 😀

  8. Kai A. says:

    I’m a stalker, errr, I mean I’m a Twitter follower (@amaterasureads) and I’ve had Stormdancer on my GR list since… December!
    *I wonder if the Amaterasu in my twitter handle will earn me bonus points, since Amaterasu is the Japanese Sun Goddess* 😀

  9. Brodie says:

    Braaaaaaaaaaains…. or, well, aaaaaaaarrrrrrrccccccc *nomnomnom* Stormdancer sounds freaking AMAZING and those early reviews on Goodreads are doing nothing to help my patience. September? Really? But it’s January now….. I see a major problem here.
    Thanks so much for the giveaway!! Already added on GR and now following twitter @peacelovevegan

    • Yeah, it feels like a while away, doesn’t it? Let’s hope the Mayans were wrong. It’d suck to wait all this time and then have the world blow up on me.
      Thanks for the follow and the support on GR!

  10. Zoë says:

    sounds great, following @strandedhero
    thanks for hosting!

  11. Sounds great! I love zombie stories!
    Following you on Twitter! @Christasbooks

  12. I like your blog. STORMDANCER sounds awesome! I’m very excited to read it. I’ve added it to Goodreads and I’m following you on Twitter: @Screenplaydiva Would love to win a signed ARC. Yes, agreed…you look like Dave Grohl. You’re cute 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway!

  13. Baggins says:

    Thank you for the giveaway! Loving the sounds of STORMDANCER!
    Following you on Twitter now as @bookishbaggins!

  14. Aik says:

    Twitter follower @aikchien

  15. Lisa Walker says:

    I follow you on Twitter as Liese2.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  16. added it onto my goodreads list and noticed it doesn’t come out until september…that’s a long time to wait!!
    i also followed you on twitter: bamayankee
    thanks for being part of yamazing race 🙂

  17. Sarah says:

    Following on Twitter (silvergryphyn)!

  18. Emilia S. says:

    Thanks for the giveaway and the story sounds amazing, can’t wait to see the cover for this one.
    My twitter: @TheStorySeekers

  19. STORMDANCER looks awesome!
    Just followed you on twitter (I’m @writertessa)

  20. Hmm…I’m already a follower on Twitter – does that count? @BookSake
    – Jessica @ Book Sake

  21. Sharmaine C says:

    Intriguing! Thanks for the chance to win!

  22. Your wit and humor is absolutely refreshing. Will read this because of your awesomeness and of the synopsis as well. Just followed you via Twitter, too. I think if I got the chance to read this, it’d be my first taste of the Steampunk genre. 🙂

  23. I’m a twitter follower too: Cayce_23
    Stormdancer sounds great, as I love japanese inspired stories.
    cayce006 at yahoo dot com

  24. belleledonna says:

    Your book sounds amazing! I’ve now added it to my Goodreads to read list. Truly looking forward to an opportunity to read it. Can’t wait for its release later this year. Best of luck to you with the book tour!
    sadly, I don’t tweet.
    ~Lynne @ zypadeedodah [at] aol [dot] com

    • Hi Lynne
      Thanks so much, that’s really cool of you to say 😀
      That’s no probs about not being on Twitter – since you took the time to comment, I’ll put you in the draw anyways. Thanks for the add on GR, and good luck in the contest! (drawing it Monday night)

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