I am so overjoyed that I as invited to this event, and my anticipation and excitement were definitely worth it! This event lasted a little longer than some of the others that I’ve attended, but I actually preferred that because we had an hour to socialize before the presentation began, and I was able to connect and discuss books and blogging with fellow book bloggers! It was so great to meed some of the people that I had only ever interacted with online! Continue reading to see some awesome upcoming releases!
– Arriving at Indigo YA Preview –
I absolutely love the building in which the Indigo Books & Music Inc. home office is located! It’s an older building, and I looooove older buildings! The inside was white brick with light wooden floors, and I just had heart eyes while I was looking around.
There were also some amazing books on display, two of which are on my “most anticipated list” (Slayer by Kiersten White and Hocus Pocus & the All New Sequel), along with other amazing titles and some Indigo Boxes! As I mentioned in the intro, we had an hour to socialize, and there were also some yummy sandwiches, so we definitely took our time settling in. We also took some photos and said hello to old and new friends!
– Highly Anticipated –
These were very exciting to hear about, and I do plan on reading Fire & Blood eventually because I love the Targaryen family. I might read Queen of Air and Darkness if I ever end up reading any Cassandra Clare. I will read Kingdom of Ash once I get to that part of the series (once I start the series, haha, woops!) I have yet to read The Book Thief, so Bridge of Clay will have to wait, and the same goes with the Peregrin series and the upcoming A Map of Days! I already own a copy of The Hate U Give, but I won’t deny that I’m tempted to get the gold special edition (as well as the movie tie in edition)!
– Northern Lights –
I’ll be honest, I’m not much of a poetry reader. But, I do own Milk and Honey as well as The Sun and her Flowers, and I do plan to read them. I’m also very intrigued by It Begins With the Body after hearing about it from one of the Indigo staff. I am, however, excited that all of these poetry collections were written by Canadians!
– Great Books for YA Explorers –
This was an exciting section to read about! I’ve had my eye on Vivek Shraya for a while, but I didn’t know that she was coming out with a new book. I also really want to read Girl Squads, Unladylike, Modern Herstory, Everything’s Trash, But It’s Okay, and Super Chill! The last one intrigues me the most … maybe because it’s a collection of comics about anxiety and living with anxiety every day.
– Great New Graphic Novels –
This was another exciting section to hear about! I love Monstress and was excited to hear that an exclusive Indigo edition will be available for purchase. It was also awesome to hear about Saga, another favourite graphic novel series of mine, though it was sad to hear that after this volume is released on October 2nd, the creators will be taking a one year break from the comic! Ah! Oblivion Song also sounds interesting, and I love the covers for Tales From the Inner City and The Comet. Check Please: #Hockey is on my TBR and I plan on reading it today, actually, and I read the first volume of Fence last week and loved it! I can’t wait for the next volume which comes out on January 15th!
– Great New Manga –
I used to read a lot of manga when I was a teen. And I mean a lot. But I haven’t really picked any up in recent years except Attack on Titan and maybe one other title I can’t remember the name of right now. I will say that I’m super intrigued by the new Sailor Moon mangas coming out (look at those beautiful covers!) and also Ao Haru Ride after hearing how much other bloggers loved it! I will definitely have to pick those up!
– Great New Contemporary –
I have developed quite a love for YA contemporary over the past year, so I was quite excited for this portion of the presentation! I haven’t yet read any Rainbow Rowell, but I’m excited about her upcoming book Almost Midnight nonetheless. Dear Evan Hansen intrigues me, I will be reading and reviewing What If It’s Us in October, and I will be trying my best to get my hands on a copy of Pride which is a retelling of Pride and Prejudice with an Afro-Latina heroine set in New York City! I’m intrigued to read a contemporary written by Tahereh Mafi (A Large Expanse of Sea), and Hole in the Middle sounds very interesting because it’s about a girl who literally has a hole in the middle of her body. I have also added Sadie to my reading list and will be reading and reviewing it as soon as it arrives in the mail. I also plan on reading Darius the Great Is Not Okay in September! I guess you can tell from the length of this paragraph just how much I love (and am excited about) young adult contemporary books!
– Page to Screen –
– Great New Fantasy –
Some of you might have noticed that I’ve been taking a bit of a break from mainstream YA fantasy (mainly high fantasy world with a female protagonist), but I will definitely be reading Shadow of the Fox from this list, and am also very intrigued by Kill the Queen and Rule! I’m still debating whether to read Girls of Paper and Fire though, so let me know if you really liked that one! Also, I would really appreciate feedback about How Long ’til Black Future Month, the Three Dark Crowns series, and For a Muse of Fire!
– Great New Science Fiction & Dystopia –
I’m really excited to read Wildcard in September, and I also got an ARC of Light Years, so I will likely read that too. I’ve owned a copy of Red Rising for some time as well, so I should read that soon as well! Anyone know anything about the other books here?
– Great New Paranormal –
I used to read paranormal books all the time, but not so much these days. What about you guys? Just like Queen of Air and Darkness, I’ll likely read Lady Midnight if I ever get into that series, haha. Also, I won’t lie, I’m kind of intrigued by Nora Roberts’ new series. I used to read Nora Roberts while I was in high school, but not since then.
– Great New Romances –
Any romance fans out there?! I don’t read it a lot, but I will binge a bunch of romance books here and there! I’m intrigued by a few of these. Have any of you read advanced copies? And what did you think? Do you have any recommendations?
– Under the Radar –
It was so great to hear about some of these books, because they really haven’t had a lot of publicity. I knew about Empire of Sand, The Lantern’s Ember, Empress of All Seasons, and Jack of Hearts before going to Indigo YA Preview, but didn’t know about the rest.
– If You Love The Hate U Give –
I loooooved Emergency Contact! So, I definitely recommend that one. It might be my favourite book that I’ve read so far this year. I also need to read The Hate U Give and Monday’s Not Coming as soon as possible! Have you read them?
– Indigo Book Box –
And lastly, we talked about the Indigo Boxes we’ve had so far, and we were told that Indigo Boxes will continue into 2019! So, that’s exciting! Be sure to share to share with Indigo Teen on Twitter which books you’d like to see in future Indigo Boxes!
– Book and Swag Haul –
This was my first time at an Indigo YA Preview, so the swag bag was a complete surprise! There were so many books inside, as well as some pins to go with Vivek Shraya’s I’m Afraid of Men and some manga themed bookmarks! Yaaay!
Darius the Great Is Not Okay by Adib Khorram
Kens by Raziel Reid
Dear Evan Hansen by Val Emmich
Light Years by Kass Morgan
Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve
Be sure to keep an eye out for reviews and discussions about these books! Have you heard anything about any of these? Or are any of them on your TBRs?
Takane & Hana by Yuki Shiwasu
Empire of Sand by Tasha Suri
Hole in the Middle by Kendra Fortmeyer
The Greatest Love Story Ever Told by Nick Offerman, Megan Mullally
A Winter’s Promise by Christelle Dabos
THANK YOU FOR READING MY POST, AND I HOPE THAT YOU ENJOYED READING IT AS MUCH AS I ENJOYED WRITING IT! HAVE YOU EVER ATTENDED A BOOK EVENT LIKE THIS? OR ARE YOU ALREADY A VETERAN WHEN IT COMES TO THESE? WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE PART ABOUT THEM, OR WHAT IS THE THING YOU WOULD LOOK FORWARD TO MOST ABOUT AN EVENT LIKE THIS IF YOU WERE TO ATTEND ONE? LET ME KNOW IN THE COMMENTS!