Showing posts with label new releases. Show all posts
Showing posts with label new releases. Show all posts

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

10 Most Anticipated Releases For The First Half Of 2017 feat. Riley Redgate, Jeff Zentner & more | Top Ten Tuesday



2017 is such a good year for books. There are so many fantastic novels that I'm looking forward in the first half only that I just have to share.




CARAVAL - Stephanie Garber
I've never seen a book get so hyped such a long time before its release before and I can't wait to hold a finished copy in my hands. (Jan 31st 2017, Flatiron Books) Goodreads

DEFY THE STARS - Claudia Gray
After finishing her excellent Firebird trilogy I would've bought anything she'd release next at this point. I like robots, so hey let's go. (Apr 4th 2017, Little Brown Books) Goodreads

10 THINGS I CAN SEE FROM HERE - Carrie Mac
A f/f love story with a protagonist that has anxiety! Come on my shelf right now! (Feb 28th, Henry Holt) Goodreads



GOODBYE DAYS - Jeff Zentner
My god, that blurb. A boy kills his three best friends in a car crash. I want this heartbreaking lil book on my shelf asap. (March 7th, Crown Books) Goodreads

QUEENS OF GEEK - Jen Wilde
I've been waiting for this book for ages. A bisexual love triangle set at comic con! Need! (March 14th 2017, Swoon Reads) Goodreads

WAKING GODS (Sleeping Giants #2) - Sylvain Neuvel
SLEEPING GIANTS was the cause of the worst reading slump I've had in months. Ancient robots from outer space, Round #2. Can't wait. (Apr 4th 2017, Del Rey) Goodreads



NOTEWORTHY - Riley Redgate
A bisexual protagonist in acapella camp! Gimme! (May 2nd 2017, Amulet Books) Goodreads


ROMANCING THE THRONE - Nadine Jolie Courtney
Sisters competing for a prince! Am I getting THE SELECTION vibes? Need! (May 30th 2017, Katherine Tegen Books) Goodreads

INTERNET FAMOUS - Danika Stone
One more story by Danika Stone centered around fandoms and bloggers! Yas! (June 6th 2017, Swoon Reads) Goodreads


TASH HEARTS TOLSTOY - Kathryn Ormsbee
Bloggers and an asexual lead. Honestly my most anticipated release of 2017. (June 6th 2017, Simon & Schuster) Goodreads


Which books are you looking forward to the most in 2017?

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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Read Only Popular Newly-Released Books? NAH! Reasons to Read Backlist Books




In the blogosphere you'll often notice that many bloggers seem to only be reviewing popular books. There are many reasons for that, free review copies, the hype around those books, or simply just seeing them in a bookstore and being unable to resist. 

Whichever reasons you may have for predominantly reading new books, allow me to introduce another concept: b a c k l i s t books.

What's a backlist book?

A backlist book is a book that has been out for quite some time. It's typically not promoted as much anymore, and probably not hyped as much anymore.

But won't reviewing "old" books impact my views negatively?

I mean, it's no secret that reviews aren't necessarily the way to go if you care a LOT about your views and only want to post stuff that will possibly blow up and go viral. Whether you review backlist or frontlist books, you won't get a lot views either way. 

But the thing is, not all bloggers are always on the lookout for the newest books. And bloggers aren't your only readers anyway, there are lots of people who read book blogs but don't blog themselves. And they won't have the faintest idea what you recently got in your inbox, what book just got sent out to reviewers and is everything everyone is reading. 

From experience, my own and that of others, I know that most people either go for reviews of 

a) books they have read                   or                      b) books they have heard a lot about. 

And either can be backlist or frontlist. It really, really, really doesn't matter to your readers what you review. If you are still skeptical, go for backlist books that have a lot of reviews and generally have been popular.

But why should I even read them?

Because it helps the authors and publishers tremendously! And we all should generally just stop always chasing the newest hit, this is super boring, don't you think? 
  • Imagine a world in which authors only get buzz in the first year that their book is out. 
  • Imagine a world in which you can't be a successful author unless you put out a new book every year. 
Sounds boring, doesn't it.

Backlist books don't bite, I don't get why this is even an issue I have to address. Do you purposely walk past book stores and not buy what's on sale unless it's a brand new book? C'mon. Stop this. Review backlist and frontlist, guys. 

Do you read backlist or frontlist books or a mix of both?

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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Six 2016 Releases I'm Buying the SECOND they come out






I feel like I'm always waiting for a book to come out. I think we all are. 
Here are some of the books that I NEED I just NEED them right now and I will immediately buy them the minute they come out.



6. ALIGHT (Generations #2) - Scott Sigler: April 5th 2016
The world Sigler created is absolutely amazing. The first book, ALIVE, ends in the most inconvenient cliffhanger of all time, I need to know what happens next, oh my god!

5. SLEEPING GIANTS - Sylvain Neuvel: April 26th 2016
I feel like this has been on my wishlist for 37292 years. I just want to read it already.

4. MY BEST FRIEND'S EXORCISM - Grady Hendrix: May 17th 2016
This premise is absolute gold and I am confident Hendrix will yet again give me another trauma. Bring on the creepy stuff!



3. THE PROBLEM WITH FOREVER - Jennifer L. Armentrout: May 17th 2016
I just can't say no to an Armentrout book. Always chasing that high I got from her Lux Series. This sounds promising. I want to read it.

2. YOU KNOW ME WELL - Nina LaCour & David Levithan: June 7th 2016
This has been on my blog 3216 times and it's not even released yet. I just really love David Levithan.

1. A MILLION WORLDS WITH YOU (Firebird #3) - Claudia Gray: November 1st 2016
DONT GET ME STARTED ON THIS THE FIREBIRD SERIES IS ONE MY FAVORITE SERIES OF ALL TIME AND I AM FOREVER BITTER THAT I HAVE TO WAIT FOR THE SEQUEL I AM GOING TO HAVE A HEART ATTACK I NEED TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENS NEXT OH MY GOD


What are your most anticipated releases of 2016?

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