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Cover Reveal: STORMDANCER by Jay Kristoff!

YA Highway is happy to present the US cover for Jay Kristoff's upcoming release, Stormdancer



Check out the synopsis:

A DYING LAND
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.

AN IMPOSSIBLE QUEST
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.

A SIXTEEN YEAR OLD GIRL
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.



And the cover! 





We're giving away one ARC-- just comment below and we'll let the random number generator choose a winner. Jay is also running a Stormdancer Uber Giveaway on his own blog. For a chance to win another ARC and some other Stormdancer-y goodness, click here for details. Our question for the Uber Giveaway is:

Question 7: How old is Yukiko?


Stormdancer will be released September 18 in the US through Thomas Dunne books/St Martin’s Press. Congrats Jay!

ETA: Contest entries will close at 11:59 PM Central time on Thursday night (May 24)!

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128 comments:

  1. I really, REALLY want to see more hand-drawn covers like this start to pop up. They're so gorgeous!

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    1. I completely agree - this is gorgeous. We need more hand-drawn covers like this!

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  2. In a world where covers are starting to look boring and all the same, THIS IS NOT SO. The amount of drooling happening right now is utterly fantastic.

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  3. Very cool cover. I agree, I like illustrated covers like this.

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  4. Is that a gryfindor? I think I love the cover even more now. :D

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  5. Gah, I can't get over this cover. I drool. :)

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  6. How old is Yukiko?
    Er, isn't she 16, as it says in the blurb?

    I do agree that's a lovely cover, and the story premise sounds fascinating. :)

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  7. I love this cover. I want to hug it.

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  8. I agree with Kelley. More hand-drawn covs. Stat.

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  9. SO EXCITED FOR THIS BOOK!!! No, those all caps are not excessive!

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  10. I love the cover Yukiko looks awesome.
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  11. That cover is so cool! I was worried it wouldn't look as great as the UK one, but this one rocks :)

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  12. I love the cover it looks so cool!!

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  13. I like this cover a lot more than the UK one, which I didn't think was possible!

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  14. I can't stop looking at the cover! I didn't think it was possible for me to like the US one more than the UK one, but I do. Am tempted to buy both when it comes out. :)

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  15. I LOVE this cover! It is absolutely gorgeous and sooo going to buy a hardcover when it comes out, although I hope to get my hands on an ARC! can't *wait* for this one!

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  16. Gah! I want to read this badly! I love the cover and anything Japan themed is totally up my alley.

    Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  17. I love, love, love this cover. At first I thought that I liked the UK one better but the more I see this one the more I NEED it! You can bet I will be knocking down the book store's door at opening time on Sep 18!
    desiree1612@hotmail.com

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  18. I want to read this so badly! I am buying this for the cover alone! I'll read it too though! ;)

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  19. This looks so good!!! thanks for the giveaway!!

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  20. This cover is gorgeous. Can't wait to read it! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  21. Wow! I can't stop staring at this cover. Soooo gorgeous.

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  22. Love this kick-ass cover! Thanks for the giveaway!

    :) Aeicha
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  23. Thumbs-up to the painterly cover (I am SO tired of photographed teens on YA book covers!) and interesting premise.

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  24. OMG!! I'm on love with this cover it's freaking awesome!!
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  25. Great cover!

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  26. Answer: 16-year-old

    This is the most gorgeous cover I've ever seen. I'll be checking out the book JUST FOR THE COVER. *covets*

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  27. Omg! YAY!! I need this book. <3 it seems so so so so awesome. thank you for this amazing giveaway :) *fingers crossed.* <3
    Love, Carina ~ carina-olsen@hotmail.com

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  28. This cover is gorgeous! I actually love it more than the UK/Aussie cover and I feel as if it captures the mood of this novel perfectly! I can't wait to read it! :D

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  29. Woohoo!! At last the cover is revealed. Been waiting forever~
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  30. The cover is gorgeous! I love anything and everything Japanese, so now, I'm going to have to change my Japanese name to Yukiko!

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  31. This just might be the greatest cover ever in the history of covers. Or at least this year. =)

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  32. I love this cover and love the fact that its has to do with Japan!

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  33. The cover is great and it sounds like a awesome book!
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  34. I adore the cover, and omg Japanese steampunk?!!! Wow, enter me for sure!

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  35. The cover is amazing! Love the red!
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  36. Thanks for the giveaway! The cover is absolutely amazing!!!!

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  38. Stormdancer is one of my most anticipated reads of the year! (extemter at hotmail dot com)

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  39. This cover is beyond brilliant!! It sounds like it really suits the novel. Cannot wait to read it :D

    Vivien
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  40. Thanks for the cover reveal. It's beautiful!

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  41. thanks for participating :) sstogner1 at gmail dot com

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  42. 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

    My e-mail is: alaiel.kreuz AT gmail.com
    (Thanks for the giveaway)

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  43. That cover is gorgeous! Can't wait till September.
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  44. I love the US cover, but I've always been partial to works with Jason Chan's artwork on it. The only part of the US cover I don't very much like is the font of the title, which I know, is to suggest the exoticism of an Asian country -- but I find it cliched and annoying because it also suggests that an Asian character based in an Asian world is something 'exotic' in the literary world and media in general. The UK cover's title font has less of this issue, but the character on it kind of gives me the creeps, she's so gray and... dead-looking. She looks like a samurai zombie...

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  45. I really, really want this book. Somebody help me!
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  46. I love painted covers. The US cover totally screams 'badass' and it seems to fit the story more (what I get from the summary anyway).

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  47. OK!! This looks amazing!! I am so excited for the release of Stormdancer!!

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  48. I absolutely LOVE this cover! If the story is anything like the cover, it will be amazing! onpeakhill(at)gmail(dot)com.

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  49. So gorgeous!

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  50. I love the cover! I want to win.
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  51. Yey for gorgeous covers!!

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  53. Can't wait to read it! The cover is so eye catching!
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  54. Love the cover!

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  55. Jason Chan's artwork like usual is amazing. Both the UK and US covers are gorgeous and I'll probably buy a copy of both for my bookshelf.

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  56. Love love love the cover! I am so impressed by the color usage. :-)

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  57. I am so in love with this cover, I just want to stare at it all day...

    If your giveaway is international, please enter me! Thanks!

    Baggins
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  58. The cover is breathtaking. The best cover I've seen in a while. The synopsis is so intriguing too! :)

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  59. *fingers crossed* I never win these things, but here's hoping.

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  60. This cover is amazing!

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  61. BEAUTIFUL COOOOVVVEERR!!! *O*

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  62. Thank you SOOO MUCH for this fabulous giveaway!!!!
    The US cover is simply GORGEOUS<33333 I love the lettering of the title- it's SO similar to Katakana in Japanese! :D It actually reminds me a little of...MULAN! hahahah Anywayyy thanks again for this!!

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  63. Such a gorgeous cover!

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  64. Nine giveaways in a row is a whole lot of work. I must really want this book. :) (Answer: yes!)

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  65. Love the cover...fusion of steampunk and samurai warriors...AWESOME!!! My daughter and I are looking forward to reading about Yukiko's quest. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  66. Beautiful cover! Very nice coloring!

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  67. I love the cover! Can't wait to read this book! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  68. I personally think this cover will sell the book on it's own - it's absolutely stunning! But the story sounds great, too!!!

    Thanks for hosting this awesome giveaway :D
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  69. I dunno if your giveaway is international! :) If it is then enter me! :)
    Cover looks amazing!

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  70. I love this cover! its gorgeous!
    thanks for the giveaway.
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  71. OMG! I would love to win an ARC for Shadowdancer! I can't wait for the pub date to come around. It's just too far away!
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  73. I love the cover. It looks so cool.
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  74. Love the cover and the color/ animation choices! I'm so excited for this book :)
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  75. I absolutely love the cover!
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  76. The cover is awesome, if this is international I'd love to enter!

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  77. Thank you for this giveaway. The cover is GORGEOUS! I LOVE it. <3333

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  78. This cover is amazing. I would grab it at the store to check it out. jepebATverizonDOTnet

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  80. Sorry, typo in my email address. What I said before was that this book sounds AMAZING and it's already in my Goodreads to-read list.

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  81. I don't think I will ever get over how ridiculously wonderful this cover is.

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  82. That is a nice cover! All the best to Jay. :)

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  84. Sorry about that, anyway, definitely count me in to win an ARC, that cover is amazing!

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  85. I love LOVE the cover! At first I thought it wouldn't be as good as the UK cover (which was released earlier) but boy was I wrong. I'd want to get a copy just for the pretty cover.

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  86. Hey all, thanks so much for the cover love! It's much appreciated :)

    If you want another chance to win an ARC, remember there are nine more being given away this week - all the details are on my blog - www.jaykristoff.com.

    Good luck!

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  87. I think the cover artwork by Jason is absolutely beautiful!! I would love to have a copy of it!! I think the thunder tiger looks cool! I absolutely love the picture of Yukiko holding the sword with the wind blowing her hair! I like how her tattoo and the the red background with the lotus flower looks! It’s as though the lotus flowers are all stained blood red.

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  88. I can stop fangirling over this fabulous cover! I just love it so much. :)

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  89. This book looks like ten different kinds of awesomesauce!! The US cover is so much more badass than the UK cover to be honest though!

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  90. I like the UK cover, but this one is probably the best that I've seen in a long time. I hope this giveaway is international!!

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  91. Hard to choose between this one and the UK version, they're both so good.

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  92. There is so much detail in this cover!

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  93. Unf. This cover. It is the definition of cover lust. I thought I loved the UK version. I didn't realize that I'd love the US one more! (But I do.)

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  94. I do fall in love with covers and pick some books by them, but I had this one picked out well before any cover ever came on the scene. I cannot wait to read this. I know I have to wait until I have a copy, but I'd love to have a copy in my hands early!!!

    Heather
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  95. omg I love the cover it is wicked awesome!

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  96. This cover is simply the best! It took over the UK cover as my phone and desktop wallpaper. Just shows its superiority in my eyes.

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  97. Gorgeous cover - love it!

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  98. This is such a standout cover, it's incredible! Really really love this cover!

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  99. I'm always up for Steampunk in a new light.

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  100. Oh, I don't know if this one international or not, but enter me if yes.
    I love the cover :)

    Ren
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  101. i really love this cover. i love how the red like the sky is mixed in!

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  102. ...this sounds (and looks) FANTASTIC. Count me in!

    (Answer: 16 years old)

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  104. Amazing cover for what I predict will be an awesome book. Yay for giveaways!

    my email:
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  105. Oh dear ... I'll have to get both the UK and US editions now! Owning more than one edition of a book should always be encouraged. :P

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  106. This cover is so beautiful! I love it!

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  107. that cover is amazing so rich in color

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  108. I really really like the cover!
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  109. I love the cover and Thanks for the international giveaway!!

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  110. OMG! You guys! How gorgeous and exotic is this??!?!?! I can't WAIT!

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  112. Gorgeous cover.

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  113. Here's hoping! This is such a great cover.

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  114. I love that cover! gimmemorebooks10 [at] gmail [dot] com

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Item Reviewed: Cover Reveal: STORMDANCER by Jay Kristoff! Rating: 5 Reviewed By: Kate Hart