Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Bookish Things That Irk Me (2)

So, this is where I complain about little bookish things that get on my nerves once in a while. Reading is my favorite thing to do, but goodness knows there are some annoying things that happen a lot. Anyways, the second rant is this:

I don't like it when publishers move the date around several times or even once. 

Thankfully, this doesn't happen ALL the time, but enough. It really sucks when this happens, especially if it's only a few short months before the original publication date. Even if it's not, you were all set to get that awesome sequel on June 9th....but what's this?! It's been changed to August 23rd! My life is over.

I'm sure the publishing companies have their reasons for doing it; I mean, I've never worked in one and probably never will. But at the same time, it's very frustrating. Especially when they push the date back a long ways. 


The Eternity Cure (Blood of Eden, #2)

The Eternity Cure by Julie Kagawa - Goodreads tells me I finished The Immortal Rules on April 1st, so if the date hadn't gotten moved to April 30th, I could have had it by now. (I will not comment on the awful cover, I will not comment on the awful cover...)

Unravel Me (Shatter Me, #2)

Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi is probably the worst offender I can think of off the top of my head. Shatter Me came out in November, and this sequel was supposed to as well, but it got pushed all the way to February. Granted, Mafi wrote us a lovely novella to tide us over, but still, three months?

Entwined with You (Crossfire, #3)

Entwined with You by Sylvia Day (adult book) - The release date has flip-flopped back and forth for a while now. I don't think I can trust it anymore. I'll just buy it whenever I see it show up at the bookstore, I guess.

Oh well. I guess I'll just have to give my overwhelmingly large (seriously, there's no way I'll finish them all before I die, which is depressing) TBR list some more attention to distract myself from ever-changing dates.



  1. Hmm, I guess this has never really bothered me, but that doesn't mean it never will! I forgot that Shatter Me was pushed back a few months! I think it's funny that so many people dislike the cover for The Eternity Cure. I think it's gorgeous. :)

  2. I was soooo mad about the Shatter Me thing, lol. It's not the cover is bad, I guess, I just think it's a little plain, you know? Thanks for stopping by. :)

  3. I know what you mean, Rebecca! It's so irritating! Entwined with You was supposed to come out the end of December then it got pushed to April and the last I looked it was moved to June!! Ahh!! Shatter Me was annoying as well. *sigh*

  4. Yeah, it's beyond irritating. I wish they would wait to put out a date until they're positive.