One of my aims this year was to read more books but sadly on a student budget I can’t afford to always be filling my shelves with new reads. That is why I love NetGalley as it means I can request and read books on my TBR as well as being able to discover new and exciting reads. I’ve been very lucky recently as I’ve been approved on Net Galley for some seriously exciting reads all of which I freaked out about when I got the confirmation email! For those who don’t know Net Galley is a service that enables publishers and authors to upload books to its website prior to publication and allows “professional readers,” such as reviewers, to request copies.
I only requested four books this month as I didn’t want to overwhelm myself and I wanted to make sure I read and posted all my reviews on time. Anyway, these are the books that I was recently approved and expect honest reviews for all of them soon!
Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott – I’m so glad that I’ve got my hands on this book as I was only wishing I had it last week when I was writing my post on the upcoming YA film adaptations (which you can read here!). I’m already fully invested in these characters and their storyline which tells the story of two people who meet whilst receiving treatment for Cystic Fibrosis where physical contact could transmit fatal disease.
Enchantée by Gita Trelease – It was the cover which instantly drew my attention to this book and the fact that it got a lovely review off Stephanie Garber, author of the Caraval series. My excitement for this book doesn’t stop there as its also set in Paris during 1789 and is about seventeen year old Camillie who is a magician and must rely on her petty magic skills to provide for her brother and sister. But when her brother disappears Camille decides to pursue a richer, more dangerous mark: the glittering court of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette.
Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa – I’ve been meaning to read this book for ages and I had mini freak out when I saw that this book was available to ‘read now’ so if you’re a NetGalley member then go and download this book asap! Another one of my reading goals this year was to read more world literature and I’m really excited to learn more about Japanese mythology. When destiny calls, legends rise. Every millennium the missing pieces of the Scroll of a Thousand Prayers are hunted, for they hold the power to call the great Kami Dragon from the sea and ask for any one wish. As a temple burns to the ground Yumeko escapes with its greatest treasure — the first piece of the scroll. And when fate thrusts her into the path of a mysterious samurai she knows he seeks what she has!
The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon (Exclusive Early Extract on Read Now) – My excitement for this book is unreal and that fact that I get to read an early extract of it has me bouncing off the walls! If this isn’t on your TBR then it certainly will be after you’ve read the synopsis! From the internationally bestselling author of The Bone Season, a trailblazing, epic high fantasy about a world on the brink of war with dragons – and the women who must lead the fight to save it.