Monday, December 5, 2011

Three Books I am Excited for... and EVERNEATH gets a Starred Review

First off, the winner of the EVERNEATH mini-giveaway from the YA Scavenger Hunt is...

Tayte Hunter

Please email me your mailing address (brodiashton at gmail dot com) and I'll get that ARC in the mail.


Now that I've had a chance to breathe, I wanted to talk about some books I've read lately. Unfortunately, they haven't been released, but consider this your official "heads up" to keep an eye out for them!
INCARNATE is so different than most of the stuff out there! It's sort of Dystopian, sort of Fantasy, definitely romantic, and full of adventure. I thought it was a fabulous debut, and I can't wait to read the next one.

It comes out January 31st, and Jodi is touring with me, so that makes it doubly exciting!

Not only is Veronica Rossi a great person and a great friend, she is also an incredible storyteller. Under the Never Sky is a dystopian, where the worlds of the sheltered "pod-dwellers" and the "savage" outsiders collide, under threats from the ground and the sky. It's pretty incredible. 

And finally, I'm in the middle of reading THE SAVAGE GRACE, the final installment in Bree Despain's THE DARK DIVINE trilogy. 
So far, there has been an explosion, an ambush at demon rave, and lots of smoochies. Three things that will get me to read any book. :) I can't wait to get back to reading it! It comes out in March.

So, what have y'all been reading? What book have you fallen in love with? Which books are you most excited for?


EVERNEATH received a starred review from VOYA (Voice of Youth Advocates)
“The author brings a fresh, innovative concept to young adult fiction with well-developed characters and a fantastic plot line .... Libraries are advised to buy multiple copies-this one will fly off the shelves.”
— Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA) (Starred Review)

Publishers Weekly had this to say:

“Ashton’s debut, is complex and intriguing. Drawing inspiration from such myths as Osiris, Orpheus, and Persephone, it explores the nature of loss and longing and what it means to be alive.”
— Publishers Weekly

Thanks for sharing in the excitement with me! And don't forget to tell me about what you've been reading.


  1. Oooooo, fancy reviews, Brodi!! I'm so pleased for you and EVERNEATH. <3 <3

    (And thanks for the INCARNATE shout out!)

  2. I'm DYING to get my hands on EVERNEATH! Soooo stoked, Brodi! And I love your reviews. I'll be stoked to read Jodi, Veronica and Bree too ;)

  3. Jodi- Thank YOU for writing such an awesome book.

    Morgan- Thank you!

  4. Congratulations on the awesome reviews! Yay!!

  5. I love book recommendations & these all sound great! My book club is all set & ready to put your book on hold as soon as the libraries get them!!!

  6. Wow! Great reviews! That is so exciting! :D

    I can't wait to read all three of the books you featured today. They are going to be fantastic! :)

  7. Great news on those reviews. It's never bad when someone suggests libraries order several copies. Congrats.

    And thanks for the heads up on the other books.

  8. YAY Brodi! So happy about those reviews. And thanks for the heads up regarding the other novels mentioned as well.

  9. That's awesome, Brodi! Congratulations! :)

  10. Congratulations on the killer reviews, Brodi, and of course, in addition to your recommendations, I'm dying to read your book!

  11. Yeah for the starred review! (So deserved, says one who just finished your book and is trying to organize her thoughts for a review.)

  12. Thanks, y'all!

    And Melissa- so happy you liked it. :)

  13. Brodi!!! Doing a dance for the VOYA star!!! Everneath is so flying off the shelves. Congrats, you. And thanks for the mention on UNS, kid. *noogie*

  14. Congrats on the great reviews! Books I've enjoyed lately are: Leviathan, Behemoth, The Lost Hero, The Throne of Fire, and Matched. I can't wait to read yours!