Is there some sort of time etiquette, regarding when to post reviews of ARCS? I was tempted to ask this question earlier in the year. In January I read Orlev's upcoming middle grade release The Song of the Whales. Its a beautiful and magical story. Set in Israel and has nothing to do with the Holocaust. I can't wait to talk about but I must (at least I think I do) because it doesn't come out until April.
I just finished another soon to be released middle grade book, that I loved. How I, Nicky Flynn, Finally Get a Life (and a Dog) by Corriveau. It comes out in May. This MG debut reminded me of Shusterman's The Schwa was Here
I think the release dates of these two titles are too far away for me to review. It makes sense for bloggers who have professionals like, librarians, teachers, book buyers as followers, to review books three or even six months in advance.
I believe anyone else ( me included) should try to post closer to the release date. Reviews too far in advance might be forgotten by the time the book comes out. Though I do think its okay to review books in a series early. So people can check out the other books before the new one is released.
I would love to hear what others think
A question for bloggers - If you review a book months in advance, do you remind your readers of it when the book is released?
A question for authors - Would you like to see reviews of your upcoming novels months in advance or would you rather they be closer to the release date?
Two questions for readers - Do you add early reviewed titles to your reading list? Do you pre-order?