It’s time for my mid-month update on my NetGalley ARCs.
- Approved ARCs:32
- Feedback Sent: 22
- Feedback Ratio: 69%
My ratio is up 10% from last month and closing in on the coveted 80%, I’m really hoping to get there by the end of the year.
Books Read Since Last Update
I haven’t been on the greatest reading streak but I’ve been really in the mood for reading on my Kindle and enjoying knocking out ARCs. In the last month, I’ve read 5 ARCs!
Chasing Fireflies by Chloe Fowler (was published October 25, reviewed October 16)
I really enjoyed this contemporary YA tragic romance. Despite being a debut, it was beautifully written and the characters were solid. If you’re a fan of this genre, I recommend picking this one up. I gave it 3.5 stars and you can see my full review here.
All of Us Villains by Amanda Foody and Christine Lynn Herman (was published November 9, reviewed October 29)
I’m disappointed that I only gave this magical Hunger Games 3 stars. It had a lot of promise but way too many POVs that dragged down the plot and the ending really went in a direction I hated. I did enjoy my time but won’t be picking up the next book in the series. You can read my full review here.
A Marvellous Light by Freya Marske (was published November 2, reviewed November 1)
This book was so much fun! This adult fun, frothy fantasy with a mystery and a M/M romance set in the early 1900s was a delight and I’ll definitely be continuing the series. Another impressive debut and in this one, the multiple POVs worked beautifully. I gave it 4 stars. You can read my full review here.
A Light in the Sky by Shina Reynolds (was published November 9, reviewed November 7)
This is a classic YA fantasy/dystopian that is the first book in a series. Another debut and another 4 stars from me. I didn’t love the main character but I loved the plot and the world. I’ll be picking up the next one as soon as it’s available. You can read my full review here.
Loyalty, Love and Vermouth by Eric Peterson (will be published November 16, reviewed November 10)
This is an adult contemporary about a gay man trying to find his stolen dog. It is a story of found family and love of dogs and it was done so well. There were a couple scenes/storylines that I didn’t love but the descriptions of Mamie and how much she’s adored were just so perfect. I gave it 4 stars. You can read my full review here.
Approvals Since Last Update
Since my last update, I’ve been approved for three ARCs. One is A Marvellous Light which I’ve already read, see above. I was also approved for Castles in Their Bones by Laura Sebastian. This is the same author as The Ash Princess which I read earlier this year which I enjoyed but didn’t love as it was so reminiscent of typical YA fantasy, I’m hoping in this newer work it will be more creative. Lastly, I received approval for The Rumor Game by Dhionelle Clayton and Sona Charaipotra which sounded really interesting and like a good change of pace type book for me.
Current NetGalley Shelf
I currently have 10 books sitting on my NetGalley shelf.
- The Bone Shard Emperor by Andrea Stewart (November 23, 2021) – currently reading
- Old Music for New People by David Biddle (December 7, 2021)
- The Last She by H.J. Nelson (December 7, 2021)
- When You Get the Chance by Emma Lord (January 4, 2022)
- The Beholden by Cassandra Rose Clarke (January 18, 2022)
- Castles in Their Bones by Laura Sebastian (February 1, 2022)
- The Gaps by Leanne Hall (February 8, 2022)
- Bright Ruined Things by Samantha Cohoe (February 15, 2022)
- The Rumor Game by Dhionelle Clayton and Sona Charaipotra (March 1, 2022)
- Tell Me an Ending by Jo Harkin (March 1, 2022)