My Recent Net Galley Approvals – Oct 2020

This week I’ve been having a much-needed sort out of my blog and all of my other bookish accounts, including my long forgotten Net Galley account! I’ve finally caught up on all of my reviews and decided to request a few new releases, most of which were approved! This little ebook haul has definitely reignited that urge to read more so much so that I’ve already got a plan of which books I want to read next!

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!

Net Galley is one of my favourites and is such a wonderful platform for book bloggers and reviewers, so my aim for next year is to review one book a month from Net Galley rather than requesting lots of books and being overwhelmed by looming deadlines and reviews! Anyway, I hope you enjoy this little ebook haul!

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E.Schwab

This is one of my most anticipated autumn releases for this year and I actually squealed when I saw the approval email in my inbox! Schwab is one of my favourite authors, her writing is wonderfully magical and her ability to craft intricate and uniquely beautiful characters is breathtaking. If you haven’t read her Shades of Magic series then I highly recommend that it makes it way on to your TBR now, it’s such a fabulous read that takes place in a world crafted with the upmost perfection and thought.

Blood Metal Bone by Lindsay Cummings

I stumbled across Lindsay’s new book announcement video a couple of weeks ago, so when I found this on Net Galley it was an instant request. Years ago I remember reading her Murder Complex series and really enjoying her writing style so I’m looking forward to reading another one of adventures. The synopsis for this book sounds intense so I’m eager to discover more about the mysterious Sonara and the world Lindsay has created!

The Witchling’s Girl by Helena Coggan

I’ve heard nothing but good things about this book, so this was another read that I had to request instantly! This year I want to make a conscious effort to read more spooky and witchy books in the lead up to Halloween, so this one will 100% be on my TBR for October. I keep re-reading the synopsis for this book and I’m obsessed, everything about it sounds so mysterious. There are so many book that I want to read, I’m struggling to decide which one to read first!

Secrets of the Starcrossed: The Once and Future Queen by Clara O’Connor

This is being marketed as a Panem meets Grishaverse, and I’m instantly sold! This has got all the classic tropes of any YA trilogy; star-crossed lovers, a rebellion and of course a little bit of magic and I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t intrigued.

In a world where the Roman Empire never fell, two star-crossed lovers fight to ignite the spark of rebellion.

The Cup and The Prince by Day Leitao

I was initially drawn to the book because of its cover but then I read the synopsis and I’m OBSESSED! The story follows Zora who steals the ex-boyfriends place in the legendary Blood Cup, to prove her worth and that she’s more than just a pretty face. I’m a sucker for any form of ‘fantasy games/competitions’ so I know that I’m going to love this, plus this book is guaranteed to have lots of action packed fight scenes and intense romance!


7 thoughts on “My Recent Net Galley Approvals – Oct 2020

  1. Great review! I also recently got the arc for secrets of the starcrossed and I was *also* so excited to read it, but I didn’t really enjoy it. Which I was disappointing because I thought it would be so good! The world was certainly an excellent idea. I got bored about half way through and ended up listening to it at 2x (that and the fact I was cutting it *very* close to the publish date…) so I might have missed some stuff lol. Not the best book. Here’s my review of it 🙂 https://hundredsandthousandsofbooks.blog/2021/01/20/arc-review-secrets-of-the-starcrossed/

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    1. Thank you! I’ve read a lot of books from Net Galley recently that sound amazing but turn out to be a bit of a disappointment! 💔 I agree with everything you’ve said and I’ll be sure to check out your review too! 🥰

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