Win Nightingale by David Farland [Giveaway]

Utah Book Month

[Don’t miss the giveaway at the bottom of the post! You can enter every day until next Thursday! We’ll select a winner on Friday]

August is Utah Book Month, and here at Attack of the Books, we’re excited.  Some of our favorite authors live and write right here in Utah, including including Shannon Hale, Brandon Mull, Ally Condie, James Dashner, Brandon Sanderson, and, of course, David Farland (whose fantastic The Sum of All Men we reviewed just yesterday).

To kick off the fun, we’re offering a David Farland’s recent young adult novel, Nightingale, to one lucky reader.

Grand prize winner of the Hollywood Book Festival, winner of the 2012 International Book Award for Best Young Adult Novel of the Year, and a finalist in the Global Ebook Awards, Nightingale is the story of Bron, a young man with secrets:

Some people sing at night to drive back the darkness.  Others sing to summon it. . . .

Bron Jones was abandoned as a newborn. Thrown into foster care, he is rejected by one family after another, until he meets Olivia, a gifted and devoted high-school teacher who recognizes him for what he really is–what her people call a “nightingale.”

But Bron isn’t ready to learn the truth. There are secrets that have been hidden from mankind for hundreds of thousands of years, secrets that should remain hidden. Some things are too dangerous to know.  Bron’s secret may be the most dangerous of all.

In his remarkable young adult fantasy debut, David Farland shows why critics have called his work “compelling,” “engrossing,” “powerful,” “profound,” and “ultimately life-changing.”

We hope you’re as excited to read it as we are!  We’ll be posting a review a little later this month, but in the meantime, we want to hear who you plan on reading this month. Share what your August book list in the comments, and get a few extra entries in the contest.

Come back new entry, or more, every day from now until next Thursday, and we’ll announce the winner on Friday August 9th.


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About Daniel

Daniel Burton lives in Salt Lake County, Utah, where he practices law by day and everything else by night. He reads about history, politics, and current events, as well as more serious genres such as science fiction and fantasy. You can also follow him on his blog PubliusOnline.com where he muses on politics, the law, books and ideas.

  • What a lovely giveaway! Thank you so much for participating in Utah Book Month. I’m a little ashamed to say that I had not heard of Dave McFarland before you requested to do a spotlight of him. I’m very much looking forward to adding him to my TBR list.

    As for what I hope to get to during UBM, I posted a whole list on my blog, but at the top of the list are BACK WHEN YOU WERE EASIER TO LIVE, by Emily Wing Smith, THE LUCY VARIATIONS, by Sara Zarr, and THE WORLD’S STRONGEST LIBRARIAN, by Josh Hanagarne.

    • Oops. Make that David Farland. 🙂

    • I think you’ll enjoy him…though, I gotta be honest that I’m not sure whether fantasy or science fiction are your cup of tea.

      I’ve been following Josh Hanagarne for a while, and I was excited when I saw he had finished a book. I’m looking forward to reading it, as well. It has been recommended to me by several people.

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  • Utah has some pretty great authors 🙂 I can’t wait to read Nightingale!

    • It’s true, Heather…we’re lucky to have you among them.

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