I have had Richelle Mead's The Golden Lily pre-ordered from Barnes and Noble for months now. I ordered it in hardback to go on my "Richelle Mead bookshelf". I love Richelle Mead that much, that I have an entire bookshelf in my bookcase devoted to her.
Anyway, something big happened this week, well, something big for me. I got an email Tuesday from Barnes and Noble saying that The Golden Lily had shipped. What in the world, I thought...I knew the release date was supposed to be 6/12/12. So, I went online and looked on Barnes' site, Richelle's site, Goodreads, and Amazon and they all listed the release date as 6/12/12.
I have no idea what happened, but I have my copy of The Golden Lily in my hands as of this evening. My faithful UPS man delivered it to me at 5:30 today! And you can bet your bottom dollar that I'm going to be reading it as soon as my baby goes to bed tonight!
So, what I want to know is: Am I the only one that this has happened to? Am I really this lucky? Or is The Golden Lily releasing earlier than expected? Has this kind of thing ever happened to you?