Monthly NetGalley Updates, Reading Updates

NetGalley Update – July 2022

Here is my mid-month update on my NetGalley ARCs.


  • Approved ARCs: 46
  • Feedback Sent: 42
  • Feedback Ratio: 91%

Books Read Since Last Update

I’ve read four ARCs from NetGalley in the last month. All ARCs are reviewed in prior blog posts which are linked below, all links are just within my blog.

Upgrade by Blake Crouch (published July 12, reviewed June 26)

I had a lot of fun with the latest sci-fi thriller from Blake Crouch. Like the other book from Crouch I’ve read (Recursion), I suggest going in blind and letting the story unfold as you read it. It’s a fun time but I didn’t particularly connect with the characters. I gave it 4 stars and you can read my full review here.

Eclipse the Moon by Jessie Mihalik (published July 12, reviewed July 4)

I finally fell victim to the classic NetGalley problem of requesting a book without realizing it was a sequel in a series. I ended up reading the first book, Hunt the Stars and then my ARC of the sequel, Eclipse the Moon. I had a great time with this sci-fi romance series and plan to continue the series. I gave both books 4 stars and wrote a combined review that you can find here.

Hooked by AC Wise (published July 12, reviewed July 9)

Hooked is almost the opposite issue where I did a bunch of research before requesting and it is NOT listed as a sequel to Wendy, Darling by the same author. However, it definitely is a sequel no matter what their marketing says. I enjoyed Wendy, Darling a lot until I hated the ending and I found myself reading a sequel that continued the ending I hated. I read about 100 pages and then skimmed the rest but between reading the not sequel sequel and about a third of this one, I am not calling it a DNF. I gave it 1 star and I’m still angry that I wasted my time. If this was marketed properly, I never would have picked it up. You can read my complete review here.

The Littlest Library by Poppy Alexander (will be published July 19, reviewed July 14)

This was a middle-of-the-road contemporary that suffered from feeling like too many stories I’ve read and watched before. It was fine but not something I’ll remember. I gave it 3 stars, you can read my full thoughts here.

Approvals Since Last Update

I’ve received three (sort of) approvals since my last update. The sort of is because I clicked the button to read a book that didn’t require any approval. That is The Time Trials by Jon and Dayna McConnell which sounds like a fun YA sci-fi with time travel. I’m a little confused because the sequel to this is already on NetGalley and there are a ton of Goodreads reviews but I’ll be going by the publication date on NetGalley. I was also approved for Notorious Sorcerer by Davina Evans, a new fantasy series that caught my eye. Lastly, I was approved for an indie-published sci-fi, Catalyst by Brandon Crilly.

Current NetGalley Shelf

I currently have 4 books sitting on my NetGalley shelf and now that I made it through my mid-July books, I have a nice cushion before I actually need to get to any of them.

  • Notorious Sorcerer by Davina Evans (September 13)
  • The Time Trials by Jon and Dayna McConnell (September 21)
  • Catalyst by Brandon Crilly (October 11)
  • Tread of Angels by Rebecca Roanhorse (November 15)

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