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Recent (and not so recent) NetGalley Approvals

Hey all, Dani here.

The last time I did this sort of post was the end of April. I’ve been approved for quite a few e-galleys since then. And in true slumpy reader/procrastinator fashion…most of them I have not yet read. They are really high up on my to-read list, especially the few that are officially out in the world now.

Most of the books I get through NetGalley are on my auto buy list anyway. So for the few on today’s post that are out now, I can say that I already own them, or am about to own them, because I might be doing a book shopping trip at some point this weekend.

Speaking of this weekend, the first day of Cincinnati Comic Expo is over (and the second day will be mostly over when this post goes live), but it was a good day overall. Yes, my feet hurt from standing up all day on the concrete floor, but that’s okay. Honestly, I can say that 97% of everyone in the convention center was following the mask mandate…and apparently people were being thrown out for not complying…then there was 2% wearing the mask under their nose, and yes, I saw about 1% not wearing a mask at all. But for the most part thank you to all the wonderful geeks and nerds who just missed the con experience and respected the convention rules. It really helped with the anxiety I felt about the whole situation.

Anyway, let’s go ahead and talk about some–but definitely not all–of the books I’ve been approved for recently, and not so recently. Oh, and I should point out that the release dates by each book are the ones listed on NetGalley. Because of shipping supply issues and manpower shortages and all the delightful other delays that have been snowballing through this pandemic, these dates might and for some probably will change.

The Jasmine Throne by Tasha Suri (Release Date June 8, 2021)

Oaths of Legacy by Emily Skrutskie (Release Date September 14, 2021)

Flash Fire by T.J. Klune (Release Date July 13, 2021)

Obviously, these three are books that are already out in the world, and yes, I do own them all already. I’m really hoping to get them read soon, so I can review them. 2021 has not been my year for reading ALL THE BOOKS, but I’m not giving up. I know that I’ll read the books eventually. I’m just sad for how low my NetGalley Review Percentage is and really want to get it up higher…and wow, I just realized that all three of these books feature LGBTQ+ characters. Awesome. They’re in good company then.

Under the Whispering Door by T.J. Klune (Release Date September 21, 2021)

A Song of Flight by Juliet Marillier (Release Date September 21, 2021)

Where the Stars Sing by Aminah Fox (Release Date October 4, 2021)

I’m actually currently reading this release by T.J. Klune, and have pre-ordered it as well, so my copy should be coming soon. Then there’s the third book in the Warrior Bards series, which I’m really enjoying as a sort of historical fantasy tale. And I can’t remember off the top of my head what Aminah Fox’s book is about, but I do remember that it sounded really cool when I looked it up, so I naturally had to request it.

Luminous by Mara Rutherford (Release Date October 5, 2021)

When Night Breaks by Janella Angeles (Release Date October 5, 2021)

Along the Saltwise Sea by A. Deborah Baker (Release Date October 12, 2021)

Here’s actually a little section where I have one book that I have finished reading, that being the new Up-and-Under novella by A. Deborah Baker AKA Seanan McGuire. I will try and have the review up soon since the book is out in less than a month. The other two are on my to-read list, and I’m really hoping that I’ll be able to get to them soon, but my to-read list is pretty long at this point, so we’ll see what happens.

Little Thieves by Margaret Owen (Release Date October 19, 2021)

All the Feels by Olivia Dade (Release Date October 26, 2021)

Cold the Night, Fast the Wolves by Meg Long (Release Date January 11, 2022)

I am so so excited for both Little Thieves and All the Feels, so they are probably going to be pretty high on my to-read list, honestly. The rest of the books on this post are out in 2022 so they are more likely to be pushed back until at least the end of the year, but we’ll see. Sometimes a reading mood strikes and messes up a potential reading schedule.

The One True Me and You by Remi K. England (Release Date March 1, 2022)

A Far Wilder Magic by Allison Saft (Release Date March 8, 2022)

This May End Badly by Samantha Markum (Release Date April 12, 2022)

All three of these books sound really interesting, but again, since they are all 2022 releases I’m trying to focus myself on the other books on my list first. At least I can say that 2022 is looking like it will be a pretty good slate of book releases, and I’m excited about that.

Okay, that is all for today. Thanks for stopping by and I hope to be back soon with more geeky content.

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