It’s time for my mid-month update on my NetGalley ARCs.
- Approved ARCs:34
- Feedback Sent: 27
- Feedback Ratio: 79%
I’m so close to my goal of 80%! One more book and I’ll be there.
Books Read Since Last Update
I have read 2 ARCs since my last update.
When You Get the Chance by Emma Lord (was published January 4, reviewed January 3)
I started off my reading in 2022 with this YA contemporary about an aspiring Broadway star who is trying to find her birth mom. I enjoyed this book but it also had some issues. I ended up giving it 3 stars, it was pretty middle of the road. You can see my full review here.
The Beholden by Cassandra Rose Clarke (will be published January 18, reviewed January 13)
Oh boy, this fantasy novel was bad. I hated the characters and the writing style (no chapter should take me almost 2 hours to read). The world was not described at all. The magic was not explained and was one of those magic systems that just sort of exists to do whatever is needed in a given scene which is the worst type of magic system, it never works for me. I don’t give a lot of 1 star reviews but this one earned it. You can see my full (and somewhat ranting) review here.
Approvals Since Last Update
I received one ARC approval since my last update. I’m excited about the book but it meant I had to read another one to get to 80%. Oh well, next book will do it. The approval was for By Any Other Name by Lauren Kate which looks super cute.
Current NetGalley Shelf
I currently have 7 books sitting on my NetGalley shelf. It’s looking like February is going to be a big ARC reading month, so many mid-February and March 1st publication dates. And then I better get requesting, I’ll be running out of books.
- Castles in Their Bones by Laura Sebastian (February 1)
- The Gaps by Leanne Hall (February 8)
- Bright Ruined Things by Samantha Cohoe (February 15)
- The Rumor Game by Dhionelle Clayton and Sona Charaipotra (March 1)
- Tell Me an Ending by Jo Harkin (March 1)
- By Any Other Name by Lauren Kate (March 1)
- A Magic Steeped in Poison by Judy I Lin (March 29)