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I want to start out with a bit of blog news this week. I’m so excited to announce that I’ve been named an Avon Addict! The Avon Addict program is one in which the publisher Avon will send me six boxes of books throughout the year full of books they’d like me to check out and promote. My understanding is that a review isn’t required, but don’t be surprised if you start seeing more books from Avon popping up on my blog. Though let’s be real, I already read a ton of Avon romances, so it really might not change that much!
In light of this and a really interesting and impressive article series that Racked recently published about free stuff given to reporters in beauty and fashion journalism, I’ve decided to put together my own ethics policy for my blog. Basically I just want to make sure that any of my relationships with publishers or booksellers are as transparent as possible. You can view it here, along with a list of my affiliations, like NetGalley and Avon Addicts.
If you have any questions about my ethics policy or affiliations, feel free to leave a comment below or email me. It’s really important to me to maintain transparency so that you can put your complete trust in any reviews I give you, so don’t hesitate to reach out with any concerns.
Ok, back to our regularly scheduled programming! The book news I’m most excited for by far is the title reveal for Sarah J. Maas’ upcoming ACOTAR novella: A Court of Frost and Starlight! Maas also shared a lot more details in her Instagram post below about the plot of the book. I wasn’t thrilled with how the trilogy ended and I’m still not convinced this new series or novella is necessary, but I love this world so much that I really don’t even care and I can’t wait to read this book!
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And the title for the next ACOTAR installment is… 😁😁😁 A little bit about A Court of Frost and Starlight: this tale bridges the first three books and the upcoming spinoff novels. It’s a bit longer than a novella, but not a full-length book, and I had a total blast while writing it (I actually began writing it while working on ACOWAR, just as a fun side project!)! It takes place several months after the events of ACOWAR, during the Winter Solstice, and both Feyre and Rhys narrate it (along with a few others!). ACOFAS releases in May 2018, and I seriously can’t wait for you guys to read it!! 💖❄️✨❄️✨💖 Here’s a (brief) synopsis: Feyre, Rhys, and their close-knit circle of friends are still busy rebuilding the Night Court and the vastly-changed world beyond. But Winter Solstice is finally near, and with it, a hard-earned reprieve. Yet even the festive atmosphere can't keep the shadows of the past from looming. As Feyre navigates her first Winter Solstice as High Lady, she finds that those dearest to her have more wounds than she anticipated–scars that will have far-reaching impact on the future of their Court. #acofas #acowar #acomaf #acotar #yayyyyyyyy
Another upcoming book for Rick Riordan Presents has been announced! Carlos Hernandez will be writing a book titled Sal and Gabi Break the Universe, due out in spring 2019. See more details in the tweet below.
We have a cover for Becky Albertalli’s new book! It’s a direct sequel to Simon Vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, which is a pretty cute book that’s due to come to the big screen in March. Leah on the Offbeat will hit shelves on April 24, 2018.
I also have preorder information for Heart on Fire by Amanda Bouchet! This book is one of my most anticipated books this winter (keep an eye out for the full list tomorrow!) and I’ve been waiting for it ever since I binged the first two books last January. Follow the link below to share your order info and get a special edition poster.
If you still haven’t ordered a copy of The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo yet, Bardugo is going to be doing meet and greets in Los Angeles and San Diego in early December where you can get an exclusive limited edition print. For those who don’t leave nearby, you can order signed and personalized copies of the book from the bookstores and get the print as well. Full details are here. The poster is really pretty and kind of making me wish I’d waited to order my book…
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So excited to share this gorgeous Language of Thorns print by Sara Kipin with you! Only two stores have them (they ship 😊) and I'll be doing Grishaverse holiday meet-and-greets at both of them. Come see me at @chevaliersbooks in Los Angeles or @mystgalaxybooks in San Diego. And if you can't come, you can still order signed and personalized books + get this limited edition print signed by me and Sara with any TLoT order. Link in my bio (click & scroll down) 💜🌙 #grishaverse #holidaygifts #thelanguageofthorns #sixofcrows #shadowandbone #leighbardugo #bookstagram #artistsoninstagram
And that’s it for this week’s book news! Is anyone else excited about the new Sarah J. Maas book? And how cool is the cover for Leah on the Offbeat? Let me know your thoughts about this week’s book news in the comments!