Book Releases You Might Have Missed Due to Quarantine (March-May)

The rapid spread of COVID-19 and quarantine efforts globally have greatly impacted many industries, but especially the publishing industry. It’s difficult enough in the best of times for authors to break through the midlist, especially debut and/or authors of color who often times do not get any marketing support from publishers. But throw a global pandemic into the mix and there’s a whole new array of barriers!

The publishing industry already releaseses so many new books every month that I will not have enough hours in my lifetime to read everything I want to *sob*. I’m worried the books released in the last couple of months that didn’t get delayed will be lost in the hubub when the industry picks up again and focuses on their upcoming releases. So I’ve put together a Big Anticipated Reads list with all of the books you may have missed during quarantine!

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Anticipated Adventures: Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas

Anticipated Adventures is a regular feature at Reader Voracious where I highlight and discuss upcoming releases I can’t wait to get my hands on!

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I know what you’re thinking: “Kal, you already break my TBR monthly with Anticipated Reads!” Don’t worry, those posts aren’t going away. Anticipated Adventures is meant to spotlight releases further in advance, especially debuts and recently announced pre-order incentives.

📣 This week, I’m stoked to spotlight one of my most highly anticipated debuts of this year! Cemetery Boys is an LGBTQ+ paranormal YA fantasy with a trans gay main character with a stunning cover and preorder campaign!

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Here are 14 Anticipated Reads for January 2020

This post is late and it is the fault of all the amazing releases coming out in January! Literally the two times I have gotten prepared to write this post, another January title called to me and I decided it would be more fun to read it. Oops?

We are starting 2020 off with a bang and we’re sure to not climb out from our TBR Mountains anytime soon. I narrowed my initial list of 24 shiny releases for January down to 14; January 7th and 21st will prove to be TBR ruining. Hold on to your wallets, friends!

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Interview & Cover Reveal | Anna and the Moonlight Road (Metiks Fade Trilogy #2) by Thomas Welch

Anna Undreaming is the first physical book that I ever received for review, and I was absolutely blown away by it when I finally got around to reading this debut urban fantasy earlier this year.

I don’t normally post cover reveals on my blog, but when Thomas reached out to me to ask if I would like to take part in the cover reveal for the second book in The Metiks Fade Trilogy – Anna and the Moonlight Road – I was excited. But I wanted to do my own spin to it, so I asked him a few interview questions about the trilogy to include (and sway your opinions) in the post and he graciously accepted!

[scroll-box]Anna Undreaming coverAnna is a student surviving the city, and she lives by a simple credo, “Never play their game; their game is always rigged.” For every man she has ever known, it’s a saying that has served her well.

That all changes on the night of “The Big Storm,” when Anna is slipped a date rape drug. Though she saves herself and her best friend, Anna is lost to the dark heart of the city and finds herself hunted by The Night Collectors. Unsure if these monsters are real or hallucinations, Anna nonetheless fights them as best she can. The battle attracts a stranger—Teej—who saves her using powers she cannot understand. He explains that she is an Undreamer and possesses the same powers, and in the future, he will not be the one to save her. She will save him.

But Anna is not yet ready to join Teej and stand against The Dreamers. She has difficult decisions of her own to make. Decisions she has always run from. She still has her partner’s suicide letter. It remains unopened. She still wears his ring, though she can’t seem to remember his face.

Anna learns of The Dreamers – artists so preeminent in their respective fields that they can paint, dance, sew or sing new realities – and as she travels through their creations, she learns that there’s as much beauty in the world as there is horror. With a complex conspiracy at work within the community of Dreamers that threatens to undermine reality itself, Anna will have to look deep within herself, and eventually have to face the horrors of her own past, to save her old world as well as her new one.

Anna Undreaming is a dark urban fantasy, and the first book in The Metiks Fade trilogy.[/scroll-box]

Read my Spoiler-Free Review for Anna Undreaming

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