Friday, September 21, 2007

Christmas in September

As you know, I recently reviewed the book Marked: A House of Night Novel by PC Cast and Kristin Cast for You can read my review here. It's the first in a new YA Vampire series and I was really impressed with how good it was. Yesterday, I went out to the mailbox and there was a package waiting for me from CurledUp. Now...I thought this was strange, since I got a package of Young Adult books last week. Imagine my surprise when I opened it to find the second installment of the House of Night Novels called Betrayed!! This book is not scheduled for release until Oct. 2nd! I was doing a happy dance in front of the mailbox!! It looks like I'll be reading this one.....sooner than I had hoped!!

This has actually be a great week for receiving ARC's. (not that I need anything to read mind you, but who can pass up on free books!) As I said, I just last week got a box of YA books from CurledUp. I like reviewing YA books, so they sent me some more!! 7 books that I would like to have reviewed by the end of the year:

  • Girl 15, Charming but Insane by Sue Limb
  • Better than Running at Night by Hillary Frank
  • Journey to Mythaca by Eve Baumohl Neuhaus
  • Kiss & Blog by Alyson Noel
  • Saving Zoe by Alyson Noel
  • School's Out by Christophe Dufosse
  • Psyche in a Dress by Francesca Lia Block

In addition to those, 4 more came this week. Barnes & Noble book groups is now offering a "First Look" club (and I think you can still sign up for it). They sent me an ARC that looks just fabulous, as well as 3 others from various publishers:

  • The Monsters of Templeton by Lauren Groff (B&N First Look)
  • The Lace Reader by Brunonia Barry (FlapJack Press)
  • The Spanish Bow by Andromeda Romano-Lax (Harcourt)
  • The Reincarnationist by M. J. Rose (Mira)

Having a book blog has definitely increased my list of review books!! In fact, I need to finish up some challenge books and get going on these!!


Chris said...

Wow...WOW! That's some bunch of books! I really need to get more into this ARC thing. I signed up for Harper Collins' first look program, but they always deny me the books :( I got one ARC from LibraryThings new early reviewer program and I was so excited about that one! :) Looks like you have some very cool reading ahead of you!!

Chris said...

I don't know you do it ;)

I got The Lace Reader in the mail today too. I hope it's as good as it looks.

Angela/SciFiChick said...

Those look great! I love reading young adult books, gives a nice break when I'm reading darker stuff.

Stephanie said...

Chris - yeah...I'm not sure what happened!! Every once in a while, I still get a First Look book from Harper Collins. But I signed up to do reviews with CurledUp and they have a HUGE selection of books to pick from! My first box had 8 and the second one had 7 (not including Betrayed!) The other just kind of fell into my lap. You should look at the B&N thing. The book looks really good!

Chris - I don't know either!! The Lace Reader DOES look better than I was expecting! I'll get to it in the next month or so!

Angela - YA books are usually lighter and quicker reads for me. Like now, I'm in the middle of a couple long books and it's just taking me forever to read them! They all look really good. I'm excited!!

Kailana said...

I signed up for the B&N thing too, Steph! So, we have the same book. :)

I have the M.J. Ross book, too. I see some other interesting books from you as well.

naida said...

very cool reading!

tanabata said...

Wow! Lucky you! 'Christmas in September' is a very good title for this post! I wish I lived somewhere that publishers would like to send books to! I'm looking forward to hearing your thoughts on the books as you read them.

Anonymous said...

That is Christmas in September! I don't see how you do it all. You still amaze me!

Trish said...

Fabulous! I've heard that the Spanish Bow is a good read.

Dana said...

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I even bought a book to help me make my blog better. hope you enjoy it. Dana

3M said...

Free books--how wonderful!

jean pierre said...

ooh ooh ooh!!

i hope "betrayed" is good, it'll be nice if it becomes a reallly good series.

jenclair said...

I loved The Spanish Bow! Hope you enjoy it, too.