I happen to have an extra copy of The Book Eaters by Sunyi Dean from Tor Books.
I considered cutting it into strips to consume, but thought I’d run a giveaway instead to share this superb debut fantasy with someone else.
Out on the Yorkshire Moors lives a secret line of people for whom books are food, and who retain all of a book’s content after eating it. To them, spy novels are a peppery snack; romance novels are sweet and delicious. Eating a map can help them remember destinations, and children, when they misbehave, are forced to eat dry, musty pages from dictionaries.
Devon is part of The Family, an old and reclusive clan of book eaters. Her brothers grow up feasting on stories of valor and adventure, and Devon—like all other book eater women—is raised on a carefully curated diet of fairytales and cautionary stories.
But real life doesn’t always come with happy endings, as Devon learns when her son is born with a rare and darker kind of hunger—not for books, but for human minds.
The Book Eaters is a darkly sweet pastry of a book about family, betrayal, and the lengths we go to for the ones we love. A delicious modern fairy tale.Christopher Buehlman
My review of the novel will be coming here soon. But in the meantime, please enter to win this copy.
Here’s what you have to do to enter:
- Have a US mailing address
- Follow this blog
- Have a Twitter account and reply to my Tweet of the giveaway here.
The winner will be chosen randomly from the Tweet replies and will be contacted via Twitter.
Ends Friday 5th August at 8PM ET