Last week I had a rough time at work, but the weekend rocked. You want to know why? KILLER UNICORNS. Yep, I said it. If you are paying very close attention (scarily close attention, really…which…I’m not gonna lie, might be creepy) you might remember that I was reading Diana Peterfreund’s Rampant back in October. I didn’t write a review at the time, even though I finished the book.
Since then I’ve been following Ms. Peterfreund on Twitter, and I have to say, the lady is HI-larious. When I found out that she’d be on ‘Topics in Young Adult Fiction’ panel at the Annapolis Book Festival last Saturday, it felt like fate. Or…a half-mad imagining. So that’s where I was on Saturday around midday. I even have a kind of blurry photo to prove it. Diana has a WAY clearer one on her blog.
Real unicorns are venomous, man-eating monsters with huge fangs and razor-sharp horns. Fortunately, they've been extinct for a hundred and fifty years.
Astrid had always scoffed at her eccentric mother's stories about killer unicorns. But when one of the monsters attacks her boyfriend—thereby ruining any chance of him taking her to the prom—Astrid finds herself headed to Rome to train as a unicorn hunter at the ancient cloisters the hunters have used for centuries.
However, at the cloisters all is not what it seems. Outside, the unicorns wait to attack. And within, Astrid faces other, unexpected threats: from the crumbling, bone-covered walls that vibrate with a terrible power to the hidden agendas of her fellow hunters to—perhaps most dangerously of all—her growing attraction to a handsome art student . . . an attraction that could jeopardize everything.
Added to the awesomeness of a book on KILLER UNICORNS (I like it better spelled in all caps like that. Don’t ask me why), in September a short story anthology called Zombies vs. Unicorns comes out. I don’t think I need to explain how happy that makes me. But just in case, check out this t-shirt I bought recently.
To celebrate the KILLER UNICORNS, I’m giving away two signed copies of Rampant. The lovely author was also so kind as to give me several of bookmarks, so I’ll be handing out five of those too.
Leave a comment on this post telling me whether you’re with the KILLER UNICORNS or with the zombies.
Please include your email address or another method of contact. Giveaway is open internationally. Comments will close on May 7 at 11:59pm EST, and I will notify the randomly selected winners via email.
And…just because…the culprit behind the fuzzy photo (well, and me with a chocolate peanut butter ice cream cone). Did I mention that Annapolis was fun? Because it was. *grin*