What I'm listening to: Bury It by Chvrches
Drink of the day: Lemonade
How I'm feeling: Grateful
I love how some authors create such amazing bonus items that you can get when you pre-order their new book. Not only does it help them in terms of marketing but I find that I feel genuinely happy knowing that I’m getting something so exclusive and that some authors take the time to add such an awesome feature.
At the beginning of this year, Veronica Roth sent an additional epilogue to the Divergent series to those who have pre-ordered a copy of her new book Carve the Mark with proof of receipt and I jumped at the chance to read anything involving the Divergent series. Though, I didn’t really enjoy where she went with the epilogue, I still thought it was such an awesome bonus item that really drew people to pre-order her new book. A few weeks ago, I was told by a friend about another awesome opportunity that involved Jay Kristoff and the pre-order of his soon-to-be released book Obsidio, book 3 of the Illuminae files. This year, he asked everyone who pre-ordered the book coming out next March to show proof of receipt and sign an agreement to allow them the possibility of using your name in the book’s casualty list. I was so excited and wrote in the email that I would love to die in their next book! Apparently he’s done something similar last year for the release of Gemina and I can’t believe I missed out! I’m crossing my fingers hoping that my name shows up in Obsidio. I signed up within the last few days of the contest and I can’t believe I have to wait until March to find out. It’s going to drive me crazy!
Now to the main reason of this weekly post. I was one day away to missing out on this one opportunity and I am so glad that I’m in two reading groups on Facebook because without it, I would have gone without ever knowing that Joelle Charbonneau had announced that with proof of pre-ordering her new book Dividing Eden, we would get a few extra items to go with the book. I had already pre-ordered Dividing Eden before I found this out and I was already excited to have received it early. The following day was the initial release date so I still had a chance to enter and this is what came in the mail! I received a signed poster, a signed letter, a bookmark that I will definitely be using when I read the book this summer and stickers that go with the story!
Have any of you received any cool bonus items from pre-ordering a book? I can’t believe I only noticed this year that this is a thing.