ARCs and E-galleys I’m Excited to Read

Hey all, Dani here.

So, between my experience at BookExpo and BookCon and all of the e-galleys I am approved for thanks to NetGalley, there are a lot of books I am really excited to read. Today I figured I would just talk about some of the ones that I am super excited to read in the near future.

First up, is Invictus by Ryan Graudin, and this book will be released on September 26th. This is the next book I plan to read so expect a review for this probably next week. I picked up an ARC of this back at BookExpo and I really wanted to read it back then but I told myself to hold off. Well now is the time to go on a time traveling adventure.

Next is A Plague of Giants by Kevin Hearne, which will be out on October 17th. I have loved reading Hearne’s Iron Druid Chronicles, so I’m definitely excited to see how he handles an epic fantasy novel. Thankfully I have been granted a galley from NetGalley and I’m going to dive into this book as soon as I can.

The third book I want to mention is The Empress by S.J. Kincaid, which is coming out October 31st. When I read The Diabolic last year, I absolutely loved it, but I had heard that it was a standalone. Imagine my excitement when it turns out that a surprise sequel just happened to come out. I was very recently approved for a galley for this from NetGalley and you know I’ll be devouring it very soon.

Now I have to talk about the upcoming release from one of my favorite authors. This book was originally supposed to come out on my birthday, but it was then pushed back two months. Thanks to NetGalley, I no longer have to wait to read Terminal Alliance by Jim C. Hines, which will be out on November 7th. Come on, guys, it’s about space janitors. like janitors on a space ship. The idea just sounds awesome and rather funny.

After that I simply must talk about Bonfire by Krysten Ritter, out on November 9th. Yes, this is the same Krysten Ritter who plays Jessica Jones in the Marvel Netflix series. And yes this book does sound like it is very Jessica Jones in tone, so I’m excited to read this detective novel. I’m glad I managed to grab a copy at BookExpo.

Coming out on November 14th, I have to mention City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty. The cover for this is beautiful and is said to be something that fans of The Golem and the Jinni would like. This follows a con woman in 18th century Cairo who doesn’t believe in magic, until she accidentally summons a djinn warrior to her side. It just sounds like a novel that is going to be wonderful.

Wrapping up the 2016 ARCs I’m really excited for is The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden, which will be released on December 5th. This is the sequel to The Bear and the Nightingale, which I read at the beginning of the year (or was it the very end of last year? Either way, excellent book). I was approved for this by NetGalley, but then I was also contacted by the publisher since I had reviewed the first book and they offered me a print ARC for this release. I am very excited to continue on with Vasya’s story.

Then I have two books with January releases, and I have already read half of one of them before telling myself that I needed to put it down.

First there is Gunslinger Girl by Lyndsay Ely, which will be out on January 2nd, 2018. I have been in a bit of a western mood here recently, and I need to start reading some of the western/fantasy books I have, as well as this lovely ARC I snagged at BookExpo.

Finally there is Zenith by Sasha Alsberg and Lindsay Cummings, which will be released on January 16th, 2018. Yes, I am halfway finished with this book already, and I can totally tell what improvements were made between the first segment released when it was a serial novel, and what was bound together in the signed ARC I received at BookExpo. Needless to say, I’m excited about reading the rest of this book.

Are there any ARCs and/or e-galleys that you’ve received and are really excited about reading? Let me know in the comments. I know I’m working on purging my TBR, but I’m always looking for new and interesting books to read anyway.

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16 thoughts on “ARCs and E-galleys I’m Excited to Read

  1. I also was approved for and am excited about City of Brass. I can’t wait to compare reviews.

    I’ve wanted to read The Bear and the Nightingale and now that I know the second book is out, I kind of want to do what I did with the Nemesis series and request the second before I’ve read the first! But sadly, I suspect my immediate ARC TBR is too long to try that this time. I look forward to hearing your thoughts on it!

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    • Because I had reviewed The Bear and the Nightingale, I was able to get a print ARC for The Girl in the Tower, and they also sent me a hardcover copy of the first book, which I already bought at the beginning of the year. I’m trying to figure out what to do with my extra copy. I don’t really have a lot of reader friends around me.

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      • Wow, that’s incredibly generous of the publisher. I have to admit I’m a bit jealous a publisher reached out to you directly. Blogger goals! I’m sorry you don’t have a lot of reader friends around you to share the book with. Maybe you could do a giveaway on your blog? It is a book I think many would hope to win, myself included. 🙂

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      • It was one of the first times that’s happened. The publicist apparently contacted a bunch of us who had received egalleys and ARCs for the first book, and all you had to do was send them the link to your review and then give them your name and mailing address.

        I haven’t really gotten into the whole hosting giveaways on my blog quite yet. However, I would be okay with mailing the book to someone who wants it. I sent another new blog friend an ARC I had won at BookExpo as part of a box set, because it wasn’t the sort of book I read (the rest of the set was all books I wanted to read).

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      • That’s a great publicist. I bet most writers would love to have one like that.

        I understand the challenges of hosting a giveaway. It’s something I hope to do one day when I have a duplicate book lying around, but I understand the reasons to not do so. It is incredibly hard for me to suggest that I’d really enjoy the book and would be incredibly honored and grateful to receive it, but I’m also trying to do some of the things that scare me a bit (Year of Yes), so I’m putting it out there. But I’ll just be happy to know if finds a good home anywhere. 🙂

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