Here it is: a brand-new round of You Review books!
What’s You Review, you ask? You Review is ABC’s book-reviewing program where you get free advance reader copies of upcoming books, we all get to read your thoughts on them, and you are rewarded with a € 7,50 ABC Gift Voucher at the very end of it all. Win-win-win! See previous You Reviews if you want to get an idea of what you’re getting yourself into.
Look at the list below which titles are available and see the instructions at the bottom of the post on how to get your free book and that ABC gift voucher to boot. As usual, be nimble and be quick because these always go like hot cakes!
UPDATE 16.6.14 afternoon: All books in this round have a home! 🙂
YOU REVIEW ROUND 32
- The Forgotten Man (Graphic Novel Edition) – Amity Shlaes (History, May 2014, Harper Collins) RESERVED
- Georgie & Elsa – Norman di Giovanni (Biography, May 2014, Harper Collins) RESERVED
- Who Invented the Bicycle Kick? – Paul Simpson & Uli Hesse (Sports, May 2014, Harper Collins) RESERVED
Fiction (including Mysteries/Thrillers and SF/Fantasy):
- The Bees – Laline Paull (Fiction, May 2014, Harper Collins) RESERVED
- Iron & Dust – Harry Sidebottom (Military Fiction, May 2014, Harper Collins) RESERVED
- Lonely Graves – Britta Bolt (Thriller (translated from Dutch), May 2014, Hodder & Stoughton) RESERVED
- The Oversight – Charlie Fletcher (Fantasy, May 2014, Little, Brown) RESERVED
- Queen of the Dark Things – C. Robert Cargill (Fantasy, May 2014, Harper Collins) RESERVED
- Fourth of July Creek – Smith Henderson (Fiction, June 2014, Harper Collins) RESERVED
- Elizabeth is Missing – Emma Healey (Thriller, June 2014, Penguin Books) RESERVED
- The Inheritance – Tilly Bagshawe (Romance, June 2014, Harper Collins) RESERVED
- The Pearl that Broke its Shell – Nadia Hashimi (Fiction, June 2014, Harper Collins) RESERVED
- We are Called to Rise – Laura McBride (Fiction, June 2014, Simon & Schuster) RESERVED
- Don’t Try to Find Me – Holly Brown (Thriller, July 2014, Harper Collins) RESERVED
- Half a King – Joe Abercrombie (Fantasy, July 2014, Harper Collins) RESERVED
- The Miniaturist – Jessie Burton (Fiction, July 2014, Pan Macmillan) RESERVED
- Munich Airport – Greg Baxter (Fiction, July 2014, Penguin Books) RESERVED
- The Queen of the Tearling – Erika Johansen (Fantasy, July 2014, Harper Collins) RESERVED
- The Spring of Kasper Meier – Ben Fergusson (Fiction, July 2014, Little, Brown) RESERVED
- Upstairs at the Party – Linda Grant (Fiction, July 2014, Little, Brown) RESERVED
- We are not Ourselves – Matthew Thomas (Fiction, August 2014, Harper Collins) RESERVED
- Edge of Eternity – Ken Follett (Thriller, September 2014, Penguin Books) RESERVED
- Gutenberg’s Apprentice – Alix Christie (Fiction, September 2014, Harper Collins) RESERVED
- Rooms – Lauren Oliver (Fiction, September 2014, Harper Collins) RESERVED
- The Heiresses – Sara Shepard (May 2014, Harper Collins) RESERVED
- The Worst Girlfriend in the World – Sarra Manning (May 2014, Little, Brown) RESERVED
- 17 First Kisses – Rachael Allen (June 2014, Harper Collins) RESERVED
- Say What You Will – Cammie McGovern (June 2014, Harper Collins) RESERVED
- The Perfectionists – Sara Shepard (July 2014, Harper Collins) RESERVED
- The Young World – Chris Weitz (July 2014, Little, Brown) RESERVED
- Made for You – Melissa Marr (September 2014, Harper Collins) RESERVED
- Messenger of Fear – Michael Grant (September 2014, Harper Collins) RESERVED
How to get your free book and ABC gift voucher
- You can sign up for the You Review program by e-mailing your address, phone number, photo and choice of book to email@example.com with “You Review”, the round number and the book’s title in the subject line.
- Give us some second, third, or even fourth and fifth choices, in case someone has already reserved your first choice but we haven’t had a chance to update this post yet.
- Please also tell us whether you would like to collect your book from ABC Amsterdam or ABC The Hague.
- The first person to reserve each book will get a free copy. We’ll also reward you with an ABC gift voucher when your review has been posted on the blog.
- For the complete You Review rules, see The Boring Bits directly below. Please read them, because Sophie and Ester tend to redden in their faces and necks and, well, over their whole bodies basically, when confronted with situations that can be avoided such as books that are sent to Amsterdam, but were meant to be picked up in The Hague by a reviewer who then has to wait three days at the store before the delivery van finally returns and we have to feed them coffee and stroopwafels and console them in their distressing times and then we get distressed and have to feed *ourselves* coffee and stroopwafels and then we run out of coffee beans and all our colleagues get upset at us and NOBODY WANTS THAT.
The Boring Bits
- You Review is open to residents of The Netherlands only.
- Your review should be in English, and of a reasonable standard. It doesn’t need to be perfect – we’ll do some editing where needed.
- Send your review to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- No stealing from other reviews or using your own reviews which have already been published elsewhere.
- Give an honest opinion – even if you hated the book!
- Reviews should be between 100 – 400 words long. 250 words is ideal. We reserve the right to change or shorten the review – this would be a first, though.
- There might be quite a wait between submitting your review and having it published on the blog since we wait for stock to arrive at the store first.
- We will send you an ABC gift voucher for EUR 7.50 once your review is published on the blog. It can take up to two months between blog publication and voucher – sorry!
- Still reading this? Awesome sauce.
- If this is your first time, please submit a photo along with your review. It can be an avatar of some type, too. Feel free to update your photo/avatar with any new review you write.
- The books are distributed on a first come, first serve basis.
- The book in your hands will be an Uncorrected Proof copy. Images may not be included, there may be some spelling errors, there might be other things slightly off. Don’t panic, this is par for the course and will be corrected by the time the book rolls of the printing press (…one hopes).
- Turn in your review within the agreed time, please. If you don’t, you will not be able to participate in future rounds (yes, we keep track)(but we’re also very willing to listen to good reasons for not being able to write or finish a review, so mail us if you’re having trouble).
- The American Book Center reserves the right to re-use your review in other publications (like our monthly News Mailing) – but you are also free to use your review wherever you like.
- More questions? Please mail email@example.com.