Member Reviews

MOST ARDENTLY by Gabe Cole Novoa
- I LOVED Most Ardently! I’m in the fortunate situation that I knew more about this book than just the sample since I’ve actually read it, and my goodness was this just a beautiful and amazingly written novel! 10/10 would recommend!

JUST SAY YES by Goldy Moldavsky
- This seems like so much fun! It’s my first introduction to the book and the author, so I can’t say too much more about it, but I’m definitely adding this to my TBR to read the full story!

WITH A LITTLE LUCK by Marissa Meyer
- LOVE Marissa Meyer. Period. I’ve already read and reviewed this one, though, so nothing new here!

A TEMPEST OF TEA by Hafsah Faizal
- Highly anticipated, beautiful sounding story. I’m really excited for this one and can’t wait to actually read the whole thing!

DAUGHTER OF THE BONE FOREST by Jasmine Skye
- Eh, I’m just not sure if this one is for me. I couldn’t really get into it and I wasn’t that interested in the plot to begin with.

WHERE SLEEPING GIRLS LIE by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé
- I’ve had this on my TBR, but honestly I don’t know if I’m actually going to sit down with it. Thriller/horror/mystery aren’t typically my thing and I also had a tough time getting interested in this one.

THE LAST BLOODCARVER by Vanessa Le
- Haha, I was interested solely based on the comparison to Cinder. Hopefully it pans out! This is such an interesting story idea and I hope the writing really brings it to life. So far, I feel like it’s very promising!

SOMETHING KINDRED by Ciera Burch
- This story in general just wasn’t for me from the start and I didn’t really get pulled in at all while reading the sample.

THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY WITH MURDER by Trish Lundy
- Honestly, the title alone kind of turned me away from this one. But, I do have to admit that I’m actually kind of intrigued by this premise. I might just stick it out and read The One that Got Away with Murder — though admittedly I’m more interested in the story behind the brothers than the main character so far.

THIS IS ME TRYING by Racquel Marie
- My goodness, this story is gonna have me in tears.

DEAR WENDY by Ann Zhao
- I love stories that have this trope of knowing each other and connecting in one vein where they’re also rivals or enemies in another. I can see myself just diving into and loving Dear Wendy SO much.

SONG OF THE SIX REALMS by Judy I. Lin
- I think this is something I would have adored as a teenager, but probably isn’t as much in my realm of loves as an adult. It’s not that I think it’s bad or anything, but rather that my interests have changed over the years. I will, however, definitely keep this in mind for future student recommendations!

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I loved this. A digital sampler gives a reader just enough of a taste to pick out what books they would like to read. I for one, am a big mystery/thriller/fiction lover, so I was able to pick and choose several books to read the first few chapters of.

The books I picked out where The One That Got Away with Murder, Where Sleeping Girls Lie and Something Kindred. All of which I now really want to and plan to read the entire books off.

Digital Samplers are a great idea to generate reader interest for future book purchases. I loved being able to sample some of the books coming out this year!

Thanks to The Teens & YA division of Macmillan Children's Publishing Group for a great taste of future reading!

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This had me wanting more!! I was honored to get the sampler, yet upset I was left with cliffhangers! lol The two books that I'm excited to get are Hafsah Faizal and Faridah Abike-Iyimide! Such a great way to have the readers wanting to read the actual books when they come out!

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So many new titles to look forward to! Standouts for me were Most Ardently, A Tempest of Tea and Daughter of the Bone Forest and I will 100% be purchasing

𝘛𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘬 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘵𝘰 𝘕𝘦𝘵𝘎𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘦𝘺 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘔𝘢𝘤𝘮𝘪𝘭𝘭𝘢𝘯 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘢𝘥𝘷𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘦𝘥 𝘤𝘰𝘱𝘺

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Great preview sampler! I was already interested in a couple of these titles but this introduced me to some new books. I'm definitely interested in continuing several of these books when they release.

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Such an awesome assortment coming for 2024! I like how it's a good mix of fantasy and contemporary. I look forward to reading as many of these as i can for my blog!

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I found so many new books I can't wait to read!

Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for this ARC!

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There are so many exciting books included in this sampler! I particularly enjoyed the first few chapters of Most Ardently. It seems like a truly fresh Pride and Prejudice reimagining, and I'd like to read the whole book. I adored A Tempest of Tea and Daughter of the Bone Forest, and I'm so looking forward to reading The last Bloodcarver and Song of the Six Realms!

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New amazing books are coming next year and I cannot wait any longer for them!
I had the opportunity to meet new authors while also discovering a new side of my favorite ones like Marissa Meyer, I´m particularly excited about Song of the Six Realms and a Tempest of Tea.

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I went into these excerpts with excitement and a small degree of fear. I bought four of the books featured in the fall Fierce Reads sampler, and I wasn't sure my bank account could handle another round. I'm going to need a second job at this rate because all of these excerpts sound AMAZING! I'm especially excited for A Tempest of Tea, Song of the Six Realms, and Most Ardently. I can't wait to get my hands on a physical copy!

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I only requested this so that I could read the section from A Tempest of Tea and it was totally worth it. I will definitely pick up the book when it comes out.

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Some of these books are on my 2024 most anticipated reads TBR and others I hadn't heard of but after reading the sample of some, I immediately added to TBR. Sounds like a great lineup of upcoming releases this month!

Thank you to the publisher and netgalley!

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This was such a cool sampler on upcoming reads! I'm so excited for all of them!! There's a cool mix of fantasy and contemporary books coming out from this publisher

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I would recommend this title to young adults everywhere. I enjoyed this and found myself coming back to it quite a few times. These authors are very inspiring to me and I want to continue to support their world. Ultimately, I will be promoting these authors more and more in the future. 10/10.

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I’m so excited for many of these titles! The Tempest of Tea sounds great from the excerpt. I can’t wait to read the full book, along with quite a few others. Thank you NetGalley and Fierce Reads for the opportunity to read excerpts of upcoming releases. I always find books I otherwise would not have known about so I look forward to the samplers.

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Thank you to Netgalley and Macmillan Childrens Publishing Group for the digital sampler!

This is such a strong collection of stories. There wasn't a single one that I didn't enjoy. There is a good blend of authors I knew, debut authors, and new to me authors. This made me even more excited for some of my most anticipated releases (Where Sleeping Girls Lie by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé; This Is Me Trying by Racquel Marie), while also putting new books on my radar (Most Ardently by Gabe Cole Novoa; The Last Bloodcarver by Vanessa Le; The One That Got Away by Trish Lundy; Something Kindred by Ciera Burch). I absolutely see myself picking all of these throughout the year at some point and I'm counting down the days for several of their releases. My TBR managed to get even bigger.

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I love reading all of the stories . I did like the tempest of tea the best . I think when these books come out, everyone will enjoy reading them

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Thanks for the samples. I love figuring out what to read in the following months. I can’t wait to purchase a few on the list!

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Thank you Fierce Reads for the sampler!

Some of these books are already my anticipated releases of 2024 hence I was excited to read an excerpt of them but I also found a few that I am now putting in my radar as well, such as Gabe Cole's classic remix.

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Thank you to NetGalley and Macmillan Childrens Publishing Group for this Winter 2024 digital sampler!

This is an effective way to learn about upcoming releases that otherwise might have gone off my radar. I am especially looking forward to Most Ardently by Gabe Cole Novoa and Song of the Six Realms by Judy I. Lin after reading their excerpts. I am interested in the queer twist on Pride and Prejudice in the former and the Asian-inspired fantasy elements of the latter. Something Kindred by Ciera Burch is also on my radar. I was drawn to the Southern gothic elements. The covers on all these books are also absolutely stunning!

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