Marked has been out for a few days, and so far everyone seems to be very happy with it. Which I had a feeling was going to happen (I usually have at least a vague idea of how well a book’s likely to be received) but is very encouraging all the same, since if you like this one you’ll probably like the next one too. Here are some reviews, two shorter ones from I Smell Sheep and The Genre Minx, and a longer, more detailed one from More Books Than Time.
Next, for those who haven’t heard (or who have forgotten) I’ll be doing an AMA on Reddit Fantasy this Tuesday, on July 10th. You can read the one I did last year here, but for those who are new to it, AMA stands for ‘Ask Me Anything’ and it’s exactly what it sounds like. Some of the questions people will ask are highly likely to contain spoilers to Marked, so consider yourself warned! The AMA will start at 12 noon GMT on Tuesday, and I’ll try to answer every question I get in over the next 24 hours.
On the subject of Reddit, I get asked occasionally if there are any forums on this site where people can talk about the books. There aren’t, since forum hosting and maintenance is a major timesink that I don’t want to be spending my energy on, but there’s a Reddit sub, r/AlexVerus. I’d recommend going there.
And that’s it! See you on Tuesday!