For people who don’t know, Netgalley is a website which you can request arcs (advanced readers copies) of books from publishers in exchange for an honest review. I did incredibly well with the reviews back in 2015 when I first joined Netgalley. I request a fair few books and uploaded my reviews quickly. Then … I began to fail a little. However, recently I’ve gone back to my arcs and have started to plow through them; with reviews coming up left, right and centre.
And I’m always curious to know what arcs people have so I thought I’d share with you some of the arcs I own.
So let’s begin:
Quest of the Kings, by Robert Evert
Across the realms, the kings’ quests captivate the imaginations of nobles and commoners alike. These dangerous competitions pit the most daring adventures against each other as they compete for riches and glory for their kingdom. To take part is all that Natalie ever wanted, however she never expected to be thrown into like she is. To the point where her very life might be endanger as she becomes as strong and cunning as the adventurers of old just to stay alive.
Summoned, by Rainy Kaye
In this dark twist on genie folklore, we follow a reluctant criminal as he unravels the mystery of the paranormal bond controlling him.
Invictus, by Ryan Graudin
Faraway Gaius McCarthy is the captain of a ship that steals valuable items from the past for the black market.
But during a heist on the sinking Titanic, Far meets a mysterious girl who always seems to be one step ahead of him. Armed with knowledge that will bring Far’s very existence into question, she will lead Far and his team on a race through time to discover a frightening truth: History is not as steady as it seems.
Let the Dead Speak, by Jane Casey
Chloe Emery, eighteen, returns to her home in West London to find her mother missing and the house covered in blood. Everything points to murder, except one thing: there’s no sign of the body.
As a body fails to materialise, London detective Maeve Kerrigan must piece together a patchwork of testimonies and accusations. Who is lying, and who is not? And soon Maeve starts to realise that not only will the answer lead to Kate Emery, but more lives may hang in the balance.
The Thousandth Floor, by Katharine McGhee
A hundred years in the future, a thousandth storey tower stretches into the sky. The elite lie, backstab and betray each other to get to the top; literally. Everyone wants something and everyone has something to lose.
Alex and Eliza, by Melissa de la Cruz
As battle cries of the American Revolution echo in the distance, Eliza Schuyler and Alexander Hamilton meet. On that fatalful night of the Schuylers’ grand ball, an epic love story begins that would change the course of American History.
Good Me, Bad Me, by Ali Land
Milly’s mother is a serial killer. And Milly is the only one who can turn her into the police. After being given a fresh start: a new identity, a foster family, and a spot at an exclusive private school, Milly discovers that she has more of her mother in her than she first believed.
When tensions rise and Milly feels trapped by her new life, she has to decide: will she be good? Or is she bad? She is, after all, her mother’s daughter.
This Mortal Coil, by Emily Suvada
When a lone solider, Cole, arrives with news of Lachlan Agatta’s death, all hope seems lost for Catarina. her father was the world’s leading geneticists, and humanity’s best hope on beating a devastating virus. Then, hidden beneath Cole’s gene hacked enhancements she finds a message of hope: Lachlan created a vaccine. Only she can find and decrypt it, if she can unravel the clues he left for her.
The closer she gets, the more she finds herself at risk from Cartaxus, a shadowy organisation with a stranglehold on the world’s genetic tech. But it’s too late to turn back. As the pieces fit together it’s clear there is one final secret that Cat must unlock. A secret that will change everything.
Secrets for the Mad, by Dodie Clark
In this piece of non-fiction, Dodie talks about her history with mental health and how she has thought through it.
The Year They Burned Books, by Nancy Garden
When the editor for Wilson High’s newspaper writes an opinion piece in support of the new sex-ed curriculum she has no idea that a huge controversy is brewing. The newspaper staff find themselves in the centre of the storm, and things are complicated by the fact that Jamie is in the process of coming to terms with being gay, and her best friend, Terry, also gay, has fallen in love with a boy whose parents are anti-homosexual.
As Jamie’s and Terry’s sexual orientation becomes more obvious to other students, it looks as if the paper they’re fighting to keep alive and honest is going to be taken away from them.
Origin – Excerpt, by Dan Brown
Robert Langdon arrives at the ultramodern Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao to attend a major announcement – the unveiling of a discovery that “will change the face of science forever”.
As the event begins, Langdon and several hundred guests find themselves captivated by an utterly original presentation, which Langdon realises will be far more controversial than he ever imagined. But the meticulously orchestrated evening suddenly erupted into chaos. And Robert Langdon finds himself on a trail marked by modern art and enigmatic symbols that could ultimately bring him face to face with a shocking discovery and the breathtaking truth that has long eluded humanity.
Devil’s Day, by Andrew Michael Hurley
After the blizzard of 1913, it was weeks before anyone got in out. By that time, what had happened there, what the Devil had done, was already fable.
Devil’s Day is a day for children now, of course. A tradition it’s easy to mock, from the outside. But it’s important to remember why we do what we do. It’s important to know what our grandfathers have passed down to us. Because it’s hard to understand, if you’re not from the valley, how this place is in your blood.
That’s why I came back, with Kat, and not just because the Gaffer was dead. Though that year we may have let the Devil in after all …
Genuine Fraud, by E. Lockhart
Imogen is a runaway heiress, an orphan, a cook, and a cheat. Jule is a fighter, a social chameleon, and an athlete. An intense friendship. A disappearance. A murder, or maybe two. A bad romance, or maybe three. Blunt objects, disguises, blood, and chocolate. The American dread, superheroes, spies, and villains. A girl who refuses to give people what they want from her. A girl who refuses to be the person she once was.
And there we have it, there are the books that, at the moment, are on my Netgalley TBR. The last two have actually been on there since this time last year. It’s not that i’m not interested in them, it’s just that I keep forgetting about them.
Any books on this list you think I should pick up straight away? Or do you want to buddy read something with me? I’d love to know.
Book Total of 2017 – 122