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The reader reviews offered through BookBrowse's First Impressions program are trustworthy because only our members can post them. Members have the opportunity to request books to read months ahead of their publication dates in exchange for their honest opinion. They can request specific titles but the books are assigned by an algorithm. So, while it's conceivable that someone with a personal connection to the book might receive a copy to review, the chances of there being enough people to influence the overall consensus is effectively zero.

Below are this year's First Impressions titles, 42 in total. If you'd like to see more books, we have reviews of over 650 650 from previous years all available for you to browse!

  • Creatures
    Rating: 3.3 / 5
  • Lady Clementine
    Rating: 4.5 / 5
  • Welcome to the Pine Away Motel and Cabins
    Rating: 4.0 / 5
  • You Were There Too
    Rating: 4.0 / 5
  • Father of Lions
    Rating: 4.4 / 5
  • American Dirt
    Rating: 5.0 / 5
  • Remembrance
    Rating: 4.1 / 5
  • Small Days and Nights
    Rating: 3.5 / 5
  • Cartier's Hope
    Rating: 4.1 / 5
  • The Sun Down Motel
    Rating: 4.5 / 5
  • Red Letter Days
    Rating: 4.2 / 5
  • The Girl in White Gloves
    Rating: 3.8 / 5
  • The Splendid and the Vile
    Rating: 4.6 / 5
  • Actress
    Rating: 3.9 / 5
  • The Yellow Bird Sings
    Rating: 4.4 / 5
  • And They Called It Camelot
    Rating: 4.1 / 5
  • The Mountains Sing
    Rating: 4.6 / 5
  • I Want You to Know We're Still Here
    Rating: 4.3 / 5
  • Afterlife
    Rating: 4.5 / 5
  • Miss Austen
    Rating: 4.4 / 5
  • The Big Finish
    Rating: 4.1 / 5
  • The Women with Silver Wings
    Rating: 4.5 / 5
  • The Secrets of Love Story Bridge
    Rating: 4.0 / 5
  • The Paris Hours
    Rating: 4.7 / 5
  • Daughter of the Reich
    Rating: 4.2 / 5
  • The Prisoner's Wife
    Rating: 4.1 / 5
  • The Last Train to Key West
    Rating: 4.5 / 5
  • The Stone Girl
    Rating: 4.4 / 5
  • The Voyage of the Morning Light
    Rating: 3.7 / 5
  • He Started It
    Rating: 4.0 / 5
  • The Woman Before Wallis
    Rating: 4.2 / 5
  • Hieroglyphics
    Rating: 4.0 / 5
  • With or Without You
    Rating: 4.1 / 5
  • Ruthie Fear
    Rating: 4.0 / 5
  • Piranesi
    Rating: 4.5 / 5
  • The Blind Light
    Rating: 3.9 / 5
  • Stories from Suffragette City
    Rating: 4.7 / 5
  • A Girl is A Body of Water
    Rating: 4.5 / 5
  • Migrations
    Rating: 4.8 / 5
  • The Patron Saint of Pregnant Girls
    Rating: 3.9 / 5
  • The Smallest Lights in the Universe
    Rating: 4.6 / 5
  • The Mystery of Mrs. Christie
    Rating: 4.5 / 5

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