*waves* Hope you guys are doing swell. Here's another brain-spew.
While I have a lot of thoughts on book hype, most are common opinions shared by most bloggers (as in *squee* I want that book!)... but I guess today I'm rambling about overhype. Yeah, I just might name books *gasp*
So... The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin.
Okay. I feel like now is the time to shut the computer window and go back to studying, but hey, I'm not called a professional procrastinator for nothing.
I was so stoked for this book-- way back in, I dunno, June of last year? Before the cover, I stumbled across Michelle's blog and the title just stuck with me and I've kept an eye out for it ever since.
Then the cover-splosion*. Then the widget-splosion. The twitter-avatar-splosion. And suddenly the ARC is the hottest commodity and I found myself starting to think "hey, I don't want this anymore."
And then I tilt my head and do that whole confused head-scratching thing. WHY? It looks awesome! Why am I not salivating after it like I am with LOLA?? (plug for Anna and the French Kiss zomg)
And honestly, I don't know. It might be because everybody wants it. It probably is. *shrugs* It doesn't mean that it's not a great book-- it probably is. It's just that this time around, I guess the hype just didn't do it for me. Too much too soon? Maybe. On the other hand, I've bought into the hype of other books a LOT (aha Wither, anybody?).
I'd love to hear your thoughts on book hype, but if you're thinking "uhmmmm, I'm too lazy to write a long comment" how about you let me know if this has ever happened to you and if you'd like, I'm interested to know which books.
*Hey, I posted about the cover too!
Bonus! if you like Game of Thrones (TV show) or Harry Potter, you might like this picture :p Clicky