For anyone interested, today I'm guest blogging over at Mrs. Magoo Reads. She interviewed me for her Blogger Profile feature and you're certainly invited to stop by and say hi. I'm also giving away a copy of Clockwork Heart by Dru Pagliassotti to one lucky commenter.
You've probably heard me go on about this book before. In my review, which you can read here, I had this to say:
This debut novel by Dru Pagliassotti is being billed as a steampunk romance/urban fantasy. And it is all of these. But it transcends each of them as well, making it IMO an incredibly enjoyable cross-genre read. I'm sitting here trying to think of someone I wouldn't recommend this book to and I'm coming up blank.Clockwork Heart delighted me. I went into it complacently, wanting to love some characters and hate others unreservedly, but Ms. Pagliassottii's multi-faceted characterization made that impossible. I was forced to sit up and care about all of them, to see their flaws and their virtues, to really understand them and how they were themselves but also the product of the unique world they lived in, the society they were born into. A world built on the carefully delineated contrast between humanity and technology, privilege and humility. A truly engrossing read.
Sounds good, no? The rules for the giveaway are simple. Simply leave a comment on Mrs. Magoo's post with your email address. For an extra entry, follow her blog AND my blog. Mrs. Magoo will announce the winner on July 22nd.