|Wereling by Steve Feasey
Feiwel & Friends, (2010-04-27)
I read the first 20 pages of Wereling before I’d had enough with the pressure (see below rant).
It was a great 20 pages. I was hooked and wanted to keep reading.
I loved the opening scene. It was original and very visual.
I’ll probably pick it up again. Seeing as this released in April I can grab it pretty cheap used. 🙂
The purpose of this “non-review” is because a review is required for this ARC Tour. 😛
I received this book briefly for the Book It Forward ARC Tours, which I’ll never do again. 🙁
Why? Because I have a huge issue with putting my current read aside to read an ARC that’s on tour and I don’t respond well to pressure.
I’m not a fan of the pressure of ARC Tours and I don’t need anymore pressure to read than my TBPile. And yes, I did realize when I signed up that I promised to have the book read within a week and shipped on to the next person and that I was to link to my review.
So what happens when I receive Wereling? Nothing. I had just started a new job, was reading another book that I desperately wanted to finished before I started a new one. And before I knew it I had 2 days to read a book. Yeah, I’ve read books faster than that but with how my schedule was running it wasn’t going to happen without the loss of sleep.
Also, when I received the ARC Tour Schedule it clearly had me at the bottom of the list. I found out the day I emailed the Tour coordinator for an extension that I was NOT the last person on the tour and I would not be granted additional time to read. All in a not so very nice tone. Excuse me but I do not need to be reprimanded by you, I knew the rules and explained that to you in my initial email kthx. I was looking for some leeway and I was shot down.
Why the ARC Tour Schedule wasn’t in order by shipping I don’t know. Obviously if I wouldn’t have been at the bottom I would have known for sure I wasn’t the last on the tour and I might not have requested an extension and just backed out entirely and shipped to the next person. But I was the last person on the list…..
It looks like there’ll be a sequel to this book. 🙂
| Dark Moon: A Wereling Novel by Steve Feasey
Feiwel & Friends, (2011-02-01)
2 thoughts on “Non-Review: Wereling by Steve Feasey (ARC tour rant)”
I LOVE tours, but I totally understand what you’re saying. Sometimes life catches up with you. That’s why I always keep an eye on when books are coming to me so I can be sure that I’m not in the middle of a book when it shows up. It’s a difficult system, but I’ve found that it works. And I wouldn’t get to read such fab books without tours.
Also, if you still want to read WEREling, you can win it on my blog. Tee hee. I know that sounds like spam, sorry.
I haven’t done an ARC tour, tried to for Nightshade but the link I was given didn’t work and I’ve never done one before and I REALLY wanted to read Nightshade early because it sounds soooo good.
But I can see what you’re saying Jess. I don’t like to have to read a book in a certain amount of days. I like to read at my leisure. And especially if I was reading something really good, I wouldn’t want to stop for an ARC tour.
While I’ve never been in this situation I can understand your frustration, it would get to me too.