Brittany from The Book Addict’s Guide said it best, so we’re copying how she described our feature:
What is The Selective Collective? What started out as a Friday feature called Casting Call turned into a full out book club. We had so much fun with Casting Call – reading new books, casting our favorite books, sending massive emails to gush – that we decided to form an actual book club so we could all read the books at the same time and discuss them! We thought this would be a great opportunity to pick up new books and also to help promote these awesome reads and the authors who wrote them in the process. For each book that we read, each of the five blogs involved will feature a different part of the novel – a book review, Author Q&A, discussion questions, Casting Call, and a rotating “freebie” post which most often is some kind of discussion post inspired by the book and/or author. We also occasionally have a giveaway of the book we’re reading providing we are given an extra copy for giveaway purposes from the publisher.
What do you read? Our group tagline is “Fierce Reads for Fierce Readers” so we get especially excited when we get to read books about strong female characters! Our selections range from contemporary romance to a touch of paranormal and a dash of dystopian. We’re open to a lot of different genres, however we are specific to Young Adult fiction as well as New Adult.
How can I get my book featured with The Selective Collective? We want to read your books! Due to the sheer volume of amazing books and authors out there, we do have to abide by a few guidelines. Here is what we are looking for:
- Young Adult or New Adult fiction
- Represented by a publishing house (we are not accepting self-pub or indie-pub books at this time)
- Books with strong female heroines (always a plus, but not necessarily a requirement!)
- Contemporary romance, paranormal, dystopian (open to more, but these are the main genres)
- The ability to send at least seven copies of the book (since there are seven readers). Please keep in mind that almost all of us prefer physical copies and not everyone has an eReader.
- Books that are either debuts, the first in a series, or a stand-alone. Once again, since there are seven of us, it’s usually very difficult to pick up a book that is not the first in a series since chances are more than one of us has not read the rest of the series.
- A book that hasn’t released yet or is a brand new release: Part of the idea of Selective Collective is to help promote the books and our main focus are books that have yet to be released so we can help the authors and publishers create some buzz!
If you have a book in mind that fits within these guidelines, please send us an email. You can reach us via our Contact Form.
If you’re interested in contacting any one of us, please see each individual blog for their contact info and review policies.
Here are the books we’ve featured:
“The Elementals” by Francesca Lia Block, St. Martin’s Press
All posts live on October 31, 2012
Review: Tee @ YA Crush
Author Q &A + Giveaway: Candice @ The Grown-Up YA
Casting Call: Who would you cast in The Elementals? – Diana & Sandie @ Teen Lit Rocks
General Discussion/Book Club Questions – Dixie & Maggie @ Gone Pecan
Discussion: The Elementals: A Perfect Example of New Adult – Brittany @ The Book Addict’s Guide
“Meant to Be” by Lauren Morrill, Delacourte Books for Young Readers
All posts live on November 14, 2012
Tee @ YA Crush: Casting Call
Candice @ The Grown-Up YA: Round Table: Book Club discussion
Diana & Sandie @ Teen Lit Rocks: Opposites Attract in Meant To Be
Dixie & Maggie @ Gone Pecan: Author Q&A with Lauren Morrill and Meant To Be giveaway!
Brittany @ The Book Addict’s Guide: Meant to Be Review
“Love and Other Perishable Items” by Laura Buzo, Random House
Posts scheduled for Dec. 12, 2012
“Wentworth Hall” by Abby Grahame, Simon & Schuster
Posts scheduled for Jan. 2, 2012
“Eleanor & Park” by Rainbow Rowell, St. Martin’s Press