Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein, review at Calico Reaction
Dark Dates by Tracey Sinclair, review at Fangs For the Fantasy
Fly By Night by Frances Hardinge, review at The Book Smugglers
The Forever War by Joe Haldeman, review at SF Signal
Grave Witch by Kalayna Price, review at Vampire Book Club
House of Shadows by Rachel Neumeier, review at The Book Smugglers
Old Man’s War by John Scalzi, review at Reviews and Ramblings
Seraphina by Rachel Hartman, review at Stella Matutina
Sharps by K.J. Parker, review at Fantasy Book Critic
Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff, preview at Fantasy Café
What’s Left of Me by Kat Zhang, review at Cuddlebuggery
The ARC Controversy
For those who have not heard, there has been much blogger bashing and general unhappiness seemingly triggered by some bloggers taking “too many” ARCs away from the ALA Conference.
Thea at the The Book Smugglers includes a piece about the debacle in her weekly news update.
Stop the GR Bullies
Some authors do not like negative reviews of their books and sometimes they respond in a very unprofessional manner. This has been an issue on Goodreads for quite a time now. I find this particularly worrying because I post negative reviews myself, working on the principal that I want to review every book I read and that I believe that ignoring bad books undermines my integrity as a reviewer. I always try to be as calm as possible in these reviews, which can be difficult sometimes, and emphasize my disappointment rather than spewing hate at the author.
Sparky at Fangs For the Fantasy has a post about a new website blacklisting reviewers who are accused of being bullies.
SB Sarah at Smart Bitches Trashy Books has some words about the difference between bullying and reviewing.
Alliance Forged by Kylie Griffin at My Bookish Ways
House of Shadows by Rachel Neumeier at The Book Smugglers