Category: Spotlight

Spotlight: YA Anthologies

Posted April 19, 2019 / Features, Spotlight / 7 Comments
Spotlight: YA Anthologies

My new Spotlight feature highlights anything within the bookish world that I feel deserves a spotlight for a few minutes – publishers (or more specifically, imprints!), new or old favorite authors, bookish people/bloggers, covers or cover trends, topics/genres within books, and anything else that should be on your radar. Young Adult Anthologies My first Spotlight feature that came out recently highlighted a favorite publishing imprint, so this next installment will show another kind of ~thing~ I plan on focusing on – bookish trends and types of books! I’ve always been a sucker for short story collections, especially holiday ones like Let It Snow, Mistletoe, and Snow In Love. These have 3-4 stories, so I’m not going to talk about them here. I’m talking about big anthologies that have upwards of 10-15 stories in them, from prominent YA authors, centered around specific topics. I’ve noticed SO many more anthologies being announced lately, so I thought it’d be a fun list to round up. I’ll be ranking my favorite anthologies and talking about some I’m excited about. Anthologies I’ve Read, Ranked While I tend to look back on BOTH Perkins anthologies with rose-colored glasses, only one of them was really that great. I loved the stories in My True Love Gave to Me and found them to be such perfect cozy holiday stories. I love that Summer Days and Summer Nights has the same adorable cover style, but the stories themselves were very meh for me, for the most part. The Meet Cute […]

Spotlight: Forever Romance

Posted April 5, 2019 / Features, Spotlight / 5 Comments
Spotlight: Forever Romance

My new Spotlight feature highlights anything within the bookish world that I feel deserves a spotlight for a few minutes – publishers (or more specifically, imprints!), new or old favorite authors, bookish people/bloggers, covers or cover trends, topics/genres within books, and anything else that should be on your radar. Forever Romance Website | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook Am I biased about Forever because I love Estelle, their marketing/PR guru? Could be. But honestly, this imprint is one of my very favorites lately. The stories, authors, books – they all speak for themselves… and, of course, my ratings speak to how much I genuinely enjoy their titles. Forever Romance is an imprint under Grand Central Publishing (Hachette). They focus specifically on romance titles. Forever Yours focuses on ebooks and digital-first publishing. I came to know Forever when Estelle started her position there and it’s been so great to collaborate with her! You may remember during the holiday season when I worked with Forever on the All Hale Christmas Wishes read-a-long. Jenny Hale has been one of my favorite holiday writers for years now and being able to see one of my FAVORITES become a cute paperback through Forever was an awesome experience. Today I’ll be sharing some of my favorite things about Forever Romance, books I recommend (and books still on my TBR!), and why I think you should focus on this imprint for all of your romance needs 😉 Small Town Romance (Including Holiday Stories!) One of the biggest […]