Reviews and Press Round Up

A strange thing that happens as your pub date looms is that people start talking about your book (YOUR BOOK!), writing reviews and featuring it on their blogs and just generally saying Very Nice Things Indeed. It’s a terrifying time, because it makes you realise that you have no control over your book anymore. All those things you suddenly wish you’d changed? Too late! And in today’s world of interconnectedness, you can’t hide from your readers (well, unless you disengage from the internet entirely). You will know exactly what they thought of your precious story.

And while it’s heart-wrenching when it’s not all positive, it is very lovely when readers are saying good things. And you get to see all the excitement and re-read the nice comments over and over until you’re giddy with it all. Here are some of those comments about The Elites that are getting my heart all in a twist …

Ellie from The Selkie Reads Stories said: “Words cannot express how much I need this book in my life right now. The summary completely sold me and I just can’t wait to immerse myself in the interesting new world that author Natasha Ngan created.”

Phoebe from Goodreads said: “Phenomenal read – completely absorbing from the first page!”

Hannah from Waterstones said: “For fans of YA dystopian, this is a book that I would highly recommend. I would argue that it brings something new to an over saturated genre and I can only hope that some sequels are planned!”

UK best-selling author Kerry Wilkinson said: “I read a preview copy of this – and it’s great. The writing is beautifully formed, full of description that paints the scene, an artiste using words as her craft.”

Kai from Amaterasu Reads said: “This is a debut? It just sounds so creative and imaginative you’d think this was written by someone who’s got a lot of books out already.”

Cah from Goodreads said: “This book pushes the limits of one’s own experience and demonstrates the resilience of its characters in adversity, emerging stronger and better when the image of the world as they know it is shattered. A powerful, inspiring and thoroughly enjoyable read.”

Fellow Hot Key author Edward Carey said: “Wonderful, wonderful heartbreaking book”

Laura from Bookish Treasures said: “I LOVED it, best YA book I have read so far this year”

*Happy dance!*

2 responses to “Reviews and Press Round Up”

  1. Natasha, I barely heard about your book a couple days ago from a blog I follow and I am SO excited to read your book! I’m from the US and I’m positive it will have wonderful reviews! Thank you for sharing the ups and downs of writing, it makes me feel like I’m not the only one. Seeing you debut is inspirational. I’m excited for you!

    1. Aw thanks Stephanie 🙂 there are always massive ups and downs! Good luck to you x