Thursday, February 11, 2010

2010 Debut Author Challenge: The Iron King

Have you heard of the 2010 Debut Author Challenge? Everyone's always asking how they can support the publishing industry (at least in my little reality), and this is a great way to do it. All you need to do is commit to reading a book a month by a debut author and post a review. And you can win ARCs. ARCs!

Noah ain't got nothing on these ARCs, bay-bee.

My second book is Julie Kagawa's The Iron King. Julie has a very pretty website. You should click it. And she has a very pretty cover. It's all pretty, all the time around here.

I feel pretty! Oh so pretty! And... uh... kingly?


And here's the thing about The Iron King: if you don't want to become completely obsessed, if you don't feel like staying up to 2 AM to finish just... one... more... chapter, if you don't enjoy a nice helping of awesomesauce, DON'T READ THIS BOOK. Most of the recent YA faerie books are urban fantasies, and don't get me wrong; I love those. But The Iron King is a classic faerie tale for modern times. There's a quest through exotic faerie lands, beasties galore, and a hot faerie guy.

I can't stress that enough. Hot. Faerie. Guy. Did I say "hot"? Did I say it with sufficient emphasis?

Anyway, the only way you're getting this book away from me is by prying it out of my cold, dead hands. Or if you're a hot faerie guy, I might be persuaded to give it to you. Maybe.

Did I mention that I liked this?

15 comments:

Scillius Maximus said...

Interesting.

Makes me wonder how much my testosterone level will drop from reading this book.

:)

Valerie said...

I just got this book yesterday! Glad to hear it's as awesome as I hoped. Your review inspired me to move it up towards the top of my TBR pile!

Kristi said...

Thanks Carrie - it just went onto my must read list!

Abby Annis said...

I just read the excerpt on Amazon and it sounds awesome! Thanks for the recommendation.

Carolyn V. said...

Sweet! So glad to hear it's good. I'm going out to get it!

SlayerOfBees said...

Now you're going to start getting hits from Google searches for "Hot Faerie Guy". Have fun with that!

Chandler Craig said...

I hadn't heard of the 2010 Debut Challenge. How fun!!

Mariah Irvin said...

I had to read that Noah joke more than once to understand it. I is very sleeeeepy today!

Andrea Cremer said...

I just read the Iron King - and you're so right. It is awesomesauce.

Natalie L. Sin said...

Will there be naked pictures of said hottie?

Keri Mikulski said...

Love your review. :)

I'm checking this out.

K.C. Shaw said...

I love that cover! The book sounds really good too.

I'm definitely putting that in my cart right now!

Nora MacFarlane said...

The Iron King is now on my list!

PJ Hoover said...

It certainly looks and sounds intriguing and is getting a ton of attention. I'm glad you like it!

Tiny T said...

I just read the expert and now I'm off to the library! :P Thanks.