You may be thinking, why on earth is she requesting and wishing for books when her TBR is never-ending and her current reading performance isn’t proving successful? Well, the answer is simply that I couldn’t resist and plus there’s no harm in wishing for books, you never know I might get lucky!
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. It’s a great platform which helps readers like you and me discover new authors, genres and adventures. It’s not guaranteed that your request will be approved but if you maintain a good and prompt feedback score then odds will be more in your favour!
The Silvered Serpents by Roshani Chokshi – I found the first book in this series on my kindle a while back after reading all the reviews on Goodreads, it looks like i’m seriously missing out on an action-packed adventure. Someone I follow on Goodreads described it as a mix of Six of Crows and National Treasure (2004) so I’m hyped!
Before You Go by Tommy Butler – I don’t know what drew me to this book, but something did and I’m so glad as this sounds like such a beautifully deep and insightful read that explores the ache and wonder of being human and the quest for a meaningful life.
Forged in Fire and Stars by Andrea Robertson – The synopsis described this as a combination of Game of Thrones and Ember in the Ashes and I’m already sold! I’m a sucker for the classic ‘regaining the throne’ trope, so I might give this one a read.
Again Again by E. Lockhart – I’m still not over E. Lockhart’s We Were Liars, so it’s fair to say that I’ve got high expectations for this book. After a near-fatal family catastrophe and an unexpected romantic upheaval, Adelaide Buchwald finds herself catapulted into a summer of wild possibility, during which she will fall in and out of love a thousand times—while finally confronting the secrets she keeps, her ideas about love, and the weird grandiosity of the human mind.
The Princess Will Save You by Sarah Henning – This cover is stunning (Charlie Bowater you are a legend) and that title is everything! Inspired by The Princess Bride, this book follows Princess Amarande who is given an ultimatum: Marry the leader of one of the four neighboring kingdoms, or lose her crown. But Amarande was raised to be a warrior and nothing will stop her from saving her beloved and her kingdom.
Of Silver and Shadow by Jennifer Gruenke – Both the cover and the synopsis look great! It’s got everything I love in it, a rebellion, outlawed magic and of course a bit of healthy competition.
Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas – This book has been all over my socials so when I saw that it was available to ‘wish for’ on NetGalley, I couldn’t click that button fast enough. Let’s all pray to the book gods, because this sounds like such a unique and refreshing fantasy read!