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Fierce Reads Winter 2024 Digital Sampler

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I loved getting a sneak peek at upcoming books from all these authors from Fierce Reads. I always find something I want to purchase when I get these samples

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This book sampler features some exciting YA novels that left me eager to read their full versions. The YA genre is clearly thriving this year, and this sampler offers a tantalizing glimpse into what's in store. It's shaping up to be a year to indulge in YA literature!

I want to express my gratitude to MacMillan Children’s Publishing and NetGalley for providing me with a digital copy of this sampler.

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Thank you for this ARC. I can honestly say that I loved every single one of these books immensly and will pick up copies of each so that I may keep reading the stories. This is Me Trying was a suprise favorite, and I loved Most Ardently and A Tempest of Tea just as much as I thought I would.

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An amazing compilation with sneak peeks of books coming out in 2024.
This book allows you to get a feel for what the books will be about without providing too much information. The books chosen are amazing and definitely going onto my tbr!

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I am so happy I was able to preview these stories! I was already a fan of the author who wrote Ace Of Spades but super excited for her latest work. As most of these are soon to be released, i have taken the initiative to pre order several of these based on the teaser. I do also know that one or two will be featured in book subscription boxes. So excited for special editions amd full stories.

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I AM SO EXCITED FOR THESE UPCOMING RELEASES! Can we talk about all the queer rep with these selections?! It brings me so much joy - and I talk about it all of the time.
What a great upcoming reading year!

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So excited for so many of these! I have preordered quite a few!

I loved Tempest of Tea and The Last Bloodcarver!

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The Fierce Reads Winter 2024 Digital Sampler is another winning sample of books. I like using these in my classes so that students can get a taste of different titles to see which one they want to read and/or explore as a mentor text for their own writing.

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This was a great way to be able to decide if I was interested in these different books. Each author's work is shown by the first three chapters being here in this sampler. A few that I had wanted to read I was able to decide I could wait on. While others are I have to jump back into as soon as I can.

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Rating: 4
Genre: Mixed
Thank you Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group for providing an e-copy through NetGalley

This was an exciting sampler with many good reads! Out of the twelve books above, here are the two that I recommend (Bias: I tended to like fantasy over realistic).

A Tempest of Tea by Hafsah Faizal
Immediately hooks you from the start. The dual point of view is fantastic, and I already loved the contrast between the two main characters Arthie and Jin. The sample was so engrossing that I picked up the book and read the whole thing. 4.25/5

Where Sleeping Girls Lie by Faridah Abike-Iyimide
Chilling and dark. This author knows how to write a good thriller set in academia, with dark secrets around every corner. I want to know more about Sade and her haunted past. I picked it up the day of publication and am hooked.

Honorable mentions: I’m interested because of the premise, writing, or characters, so I will take a look and see how they are:

The Last Bloodcarver by Vanessa Le: Intriguing hook, Vietnamese fantasy.
Dear Wendy by Ann Zhao: Funny and endearing romance about fake advice.
Song of the Six Realms by July I. Lin: East-Asian fantasy with an exciting, romantic premise.

Thank you for the sampler!

Review Date: March 20, 2024

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Screaming, because this winter was fire when it came to YA fierce reads. I loved ALL of these, and usually I have one or two I'm not in love with when I read these samplers, but these were all great. I am especially looking forward to Lundy's book.

Thank you for the digital sampler!

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Wow! All of these authors were so talented, and I honestly fell in love with these teasers.
A Tempest of Tea was my favorite, and I can't wait to check out the book from my library! I was not sure I would like to read a sampler, since when I get into a book, I go full-on obsessed, but this really showed me some authors I can't wait to read more into (Marissa Meyer, I'm looking at you!)
Thank you, NetGalley, for providing me with these incredible samplers, and for introducing me to some people I hope will become my favorite authors!

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Thanks for NetGalley for providing access to this sampler! Something like this — a teaser for several books — would fit perfectly for First Chapter Fridays with my high school students to introduce them to new texts. I'm excited to read several of these titles in their entirety. I've already purchased With A Little Luck, and I look forward to getting Most Ardently and A Tempest of Tea soon (and perhaps others).

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Thanks to NetGalley for allowing me to read these short samples of various books before they are released. There were some titles that I cannot wait to read more of, I am looking forward to purchasing some of these books so i can fully binge read it in hopefully one sitting!

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Thank you for allowing me the advanced readers copy of this novel! I really enjoy reading these little excerpts of books that are going to be released soon. I definitely found a few that I can honestly say that I have added to my TBR pile, and I can't wait to read the whole novel when they are released!

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Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for sharing these samples of recent and upcoming YA releases. I’m looking forward to reading these books in full as they are on my anticipated list. Showcasing great diversity with characters, stories, and authors!

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I'm always a big fan of these samplers, and this one was absolutely fantastic! Fierce has such excellent YA titles. The YA genre has become so good and some of these titles, I am just dying to read. I especially look forward to the books by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé and Ciera Burch.

Thank you NetGalley and the publisher for providing this ARC. All thoughts are my own.

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I really enjoyed this edition of Buzz Books 2024! I am particularly looking forward to Ali Condie’s The Unwedding so that sneak peek was fantastic. In general, my favorite section was YA. This was my first time hearing about The Girl With No Reflection and It Waits in the Forest. I’m now looking forward to reading them both! In the adult section, I was interested to read Docile, Bound to the Shadow Prince, and The Return of Ellie Black. Thank you to all the authors, publishers, and Netgalley for a free ARC in exchange for honest feedback!

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An excellent look at upcoming books for early 2024. Left me wanting more of each. A great blend of genres and both debut and beloved authors. I immediately put all of these on my TBR and can't wait for them to come out!

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This is a collection of excerpts of recent releases that did help to peak my interest in some of these that I had not heard of before.

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