I am going to preface this by saying that I am not a person who pre-orders often. In fact the first and last time I did so it was for the second book in The Children of Blood and Bone Series.
That was a Christmas gift to myself last year. Pre-ordering certainly has its benefits- at least from Amazon. But since I am a person who largely reads sporadically based on my mood I rarely feel a sense of urgency in getting a book as soon as it comes out.
This month is different. Maybe it is me. Maybe it is the quarantine. Either way I book binged on a small scale for three titles and authors that moved me.
The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins
When I heard that Suzanne Collins was releasing a Hunger Games prequel I was just thrilled. I can’t really recall having read a dystopian book before The Hunger Games and I just couldn’t get the idea out of my head. I’ve seen the movie an embarrassing number of times.
I think the concept of such a world should horrify a person of any age. Despite not being part of the Young Adult target audience this series stuck with me. Like a bad dream or a train wreck. Only this time I loved it!
As far as I was concerned May couldn’t get here fast enough for the release of The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes.
A Deadly Inside Scoop by Abby Collette
But as I waited a couple of things happened. I saw this gorgeous book cover- hang on I’m not entirely vapid- and it intrigued me. A Deadly Inside Scoop by Abby Collette had my attention.
All I want to know is how was I to resist? We have a black main character in a mystery, that lovely pink background and ice cream.
Okay maybe I’m so lactose intolerant that saying ice cream makes me nervous yet hungry. Okay maybe I’m allergic to kitty cats. Let’s not get into it- okay? Do me that favor.
Because after I read the sample from the first chapter I knew that it would be worth it. It also may be the closest I can come to ice cream or cats without harming myself.
What You Don’t See by Tracy Clark
It is no secret that I love and adore Troi Towel. He is by far my favorite Booktuber. There are so many great authors that I have been introduced to through him.
I must admit that Tracy Clark is a prime example of the great reads he shares.
I am currently finishing her book Broken Places and will hopefully have finished the next in the series, Borrowed Time, before I receive the upcoming release in the mail.
Keeping Essential Workers Safe is the Most Important Thing!
We live in a whole new world from the one we lived in when I made my first pre-order. And I almost forgot that until I saw my estimated delivery dates for these May releases. The earliest I can expect to receive them is in June.
But for me that is okay! I have plenty of other books to tide me over until that time. To me nothing is more important than preserving the lives and health of us all. I am truly thankful that we have people working to even produce these books from content creation to destination. Praying for all my family, friends and readers to stay safe, stay home and mask up.
Let’s keep the death in our lives limited to the pages of these mysteries as much as we can.