#SteampunkHands My Favorite Things Giveaway: Steeplejack by A.J. Hartley


For our second giveaway for Steampunk Hands Around the World, I’ll be giving one lucky reader an advanced reader’s copy of A.J. Hartley’s Steeplejack, which will be published this June from Tor Teen. This book has already gotten some nice reviews, and I’ve already shared some of my thoughts about it too in my recent podcast with Minorities in Publishing. After the jump is a brief book description, and how readers can enter.

Book description:

Seventeen-year-old Anglet Sutonga, Ang for short, works repairing the chimneys, towers, and spires of Bar-Selehm, the ethnically-diverse industrial capital of a land resembling Victorian South Africa. The city was built on the trade of luxorite, a priceless glowing mineral. When the Beacon, a historical icon made of the largest piece of luxorite known to exist, is stolen, this news commands the headlines. Yet no one seems to care about the murder of Ang’s new apprentice Berrit. But when Josiah Willinghouse, an enigmatic young politician, offers her a job investigating his death, she plunges headlong into dangers she could not foresee. On top of this legwork, Ang struggles with the responsibility of caring for her sister’s newborn child.

As political secrets unfold and racial tensions surrounding the Beacon’s theft rise, Ang must navigate the constricting traditions of her people, the murderous intentions of her former boss, and the conflicting impulses of a fledgling romance. With no one to help her except a savvy newspaper girl and a kindhearted herder from the savannah, Ang must rely on her creative intellect and strength to resolve the mysterious link between Berrit and the missing Beacon before the city is plunged into riotous chaos.

Providing a fresh take on historical fantasy attune to today’s demand for multicultural YA, A.J. Hartley’s Steeplejack will also resonate with readers of all ages.

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How to enter:

1) This giveaway will be for one hard copy of the ARC.  Readers can only submit one entry per household. US and International entries are welcome.
2) Enter between February 8st 2016, through February 13th, 2016, at midnight EST (GMT -5:00).
3) Winners will be chosen via their comment number using Random.org. Winners will be contacted via email and must reply within 24 hours with their mailing address to claim their prize. Otherwise a new winner will be selected.


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25 responses to “#SteampunkHands My Favorite Things Giveaway: Steeplejack by A.J. Hartley

  1. This book sounds really interesting! I’d like to win it and pass it on to my daughter.

  2. Asia Nicholson


  3. This book looks quite promising. I’m looking forward to reading it whether I win or no.

  4. mcholly1

    I’m with Andrew. I’d think I’d get this whether or not I win. 🙂

  5. Rebecca

    Absolutely would love to win!

  6. Alleyne Dickens

    I love the South African setting. The plot also sounds exciting. Going on my TBR list!

  7. I’m eagerly awaiting this book release! It would be quite a treat to win an advance copy.

  8. stuartbeverly

    Looking forward to reading this!

  9. Gail Bailey

    An interesting sounding story I would like to read.

  10. Star Lavin

    I LOVE Steampunk!!

  11. Sarah

    Fingers crossed.

  12. Haley Fed

    Fingers crossed! I love AJ’s work so this should be no exception.

  13. Multi-cultural Steampunk? Yes please!!!

  14. Sounds great! Love Steampunk books set in other countries besides Britain!

  15. I love Steampunk books and any books that aren’t set in Britain or the US really, it’s refreshing to read those, it sounds really promising! 🙂

  16. Sounds wicked good. Love the historical resonances of luxorite, love the fact that family includes CHILDREN. I’ll be reading it anyway but I’d love to read it early.

  17. I’d love to read this book, then donate it to my local library, of which I am a director. I was amazed recently when I suggested buying some Steampunk books and nobody knew what I meant!! I’d give them some of mine but they’re all ebooks!

  18. Sounds like an exciting and fun read!

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  20. Ooh, what an interesting premise! I’d love to give this book a try!

  21. Angela

    This book has such an interesting concept 😀