So when I started blogging, I was really interested in getting books before they came out. I’d heard that it was the best way to get people to start reading your reviews and build a decent following. I found some websites that sent out books for review on my own and others I found because someone mentioned them in a blog post. I’m someone who doesn’t have a massive amount of followers and because of that, I’m not working with big-time publishers or anything like that. That being said, I’m still able to get books sent to me for review.
Also, my internet cut out on Thanksgiving so my phone kept posting an unfinished version of my post. That post will be up on Tuesday and I hope it didn’t confuse people too much!
1. Blogging for Books
This is a site where anyone with a blog can sign up. They have a decent amount of books that you can choose from and they continue to supply you with books in exchange for reviews. I really like this site because they have young adult books as well as historical novels. You can choose between an E-book or a physical book and this is something I really like because not everyone likes to horde books.
2. Library Thing
This website is more for giveaways but once you start reviewing books, you have a better chance of getting books. I like this site because they have both E-books and print books, much like Blogging for Books. This site is a hit or miss, to be honest, but I do like some of the books that they put up!
This is a site where you can get an ample amount of free E-books. This site is always being updated and there are always really popular books on the site. The only thing is that you need to keep your rating up in order to get new books! That’s not the hardest thing if you only request books that you actually want to read. I’ll admit that I got a little excited when I first started and that meant that I requested books that I wasn’t entirely interested in.
So if you couldn’t tell, or you’re new to my blog, I love the Court of Thorns and Roses series. To death. I consider it my favorite new adult series and I just really like talking about it. Like, if I could talk about this book all day, I probably would.
The first time I ever really fell in love with a series like this was with the Tigers Curse series by Colleen Hooke. Then, after being introduced to YA books, I fell in love with the Mortal Instruments series, and I still love it. I think the TMI series will always have a special place in my heart because I have so many memories with it. It’s weird to think that a series can change you but it really did change the way I saw reading.
Now, back to ACOTAR because that’s what you are all here for. I hope.
So, I don’t actually love love love the first book in this series. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a great 5 star book but I definitely prefer the other two books. It’s to the point where I will pick them both up, sit in bed, and flip to the scenes that I’ve marked just so that I can go back into the world. This happened a few days ago and I basically ended up reading half of each book because I got sucked back into the story.
I just can’t get enough of this series because it is everywhere I look. I mean, that’s kind of what I wanted when I followed so many accounts that only post stuff about ACOTAR. I follow accounts on Tumblr, Instagram, and Twitter and it is one of the best things that I’ve done. I love reading the discussions between fans and just readings AU’s (alternate universes) where the characters are just living.
These books are also gorgeous to look at! Like, have you seen the design on them? They’re just so pretty and I love looking at them before I finally open them up to reimmerse myself into the wonderful world of Feyre and Rhysand. I can’t get enough of their world and every so often I just have the urge to go back into their world. They’ve become something special to me and I really love them. I honestly can’t wait until the next book (or novella) comes out because it’s going to be so amazing!
I know this isn’t the longest post, or the most informative but I just wanted to talk about something I love. If any of you feel like discussing (or fangirling) about this series, definitely comment because I absolutely love talking about ACOTAR.