Blogmas Day Nineteen: Amanda’s NetGalley Shelf #9

Hello, lovelies! I’m here with another NetGalley update. Here are my statistics, 267 approvals with feedback sent for 217 which gives me an 81%. I’m working on this post ahead of time, so hopefully I’ve gotten most of the 2022 approval’s read and I just have next years books to start fresh with.

Approvals on my TBR

The Hookup Plan by Farrah Rochon
Publication date: August 2, 2022
I liked the first two in this series. So, I’m excited to be approved for the third.

Silver Under Nightfall by Rin Chupeco
Publication date: September 13, 2022
Chupeco is an auto-buy author for me. I hit that request button so fast.

Signal to Noise by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Publication date: September 13, 2022
I think this is an older book that’s being reprinted. Her books are hit-or-miss for me, but I still keep trying.

Called to the Deep by Desiree M. Niccoli
Publication date: September 20, 2022
I’ve been dying to read this one, but all the moving chaos has me behind. 

The City Beneath Hidden Stars by Sonya Kudei
Publication date: September 27, 2022
NetGalley caught me browsing. This adult fantasy sounds super good. 

The Mountain in the Sea by Ray Nayler
Publication date: October 4, 2022
This was a random ‘read now’ email offer I got from NetGalley, but it sounds really good. 

Built to Last by Erin Hahn
Publication date: October 18, 2022
I’ve liked some of Hahn’s YA romance, so I’m excited to try her adult romance debut.

The Scratch Daughters by Hannah Abigail Clarke
Publication date: October 25, 2022
This is the sequel to The Scapegracers and I’m very excited to read it. 

The Vermillion Emporium by Jamie Pacton
Publication date: November 1, 2022
Pacton’s fantasy debut, and I’ve seen lots about it. So, I’m excited. 

The Wilderwomen by Ruth Emmie Lang
Publication date: November 15, 2022
This was a cover request for me. The cover is stunning and then I read that it was about people with magical abilities and that is right up my alley.

Never Ever Getting Back Together by Sophie Gonzales
Publication date: December 6, 2022
A book where the main character goes on a reality dating show and falls in love with one of the fellow contestants? Yes fucking please.

The Poison Season by Mara Rutherford
Publication date: December 6, 2022
I’m reading much less YA fantasy, but I’ve liked other books by Rutherford. Hopefully I’ll like this one too. 

Highly Suspicious and Unfairly Cute by Talia Hibbert
Publication date: January 3, 2023
Sign me up for anything Talia Hibbert, please and thank you.

Retro by Sofía Lapuente & Jarrod Shusterman
Publication date: January 24, 2023
I love their tiktok’s together. I’m very excited to try this one. 

Begin Again by Emma Lord
Publication date: January 24, 2023
I like Lord’s books. I’m exctied to see what she’s come up with for this one.

Sorry, Bro by Taleen Voskuni
Publication date: January 31, 2023
I will always immediately request queer romance.

The Witch of Tin Mountain by Paulette Kennedy
Publication date: February 1, 2023
I requested this one while browsing randomly. It sounds good.

Wildblood by Lauren Blackwood
Publication date: February 7, 2023
I read Within These Wicked Walls last year and really enjoyed it. I’m definitely interested in reading this one too. 

Where Darkness Blooms by Andrea Hannah
Publication date: February 21, 2023
This was another one that I got an email about and it sounded like something I’d like. 

Sister, Maiden, Monster by Lucy A. Snyder
Publication date: February 21, 2023
All it takes is a ‘read now’ email and a synopsis that’s halfway interesting. I’m actually really excited for this one.

The Crane Husband by Kelly Barnhill
Publication Date: February 28, 2023
I really like the cover and this is from yet another NetGalley email.

Missing Clarissa by Ripley Jones
Publication date: March 7, 2023
I love a good mystery/thriller. edc

A House with Good Bones by T.J. Klune
Publication date: March 28, 2022
I think I only requested this because I know it’s going to be all over the internet when it comes out and I will want to read it because of peer pressure. 

The Ferryman by Justin Cronin
Publication date: May 2, 2023
I just can’t seem to say no anymore. I have no explanation.

To Shape A Dragon’s Breath by Moniquill Blackgoose
Publication date: May 9, 2022
The cover really drew me in for this one. I got a ‘read now’ email from NetGalley and I’m truly a sucker for those.

All the Dead Lie Down by Kyrie McCauley
Publication date: May 16, 2023
YA Horror is still sometimes my jam. So, I’m trying this one out.

A Song of Salvation by Alechia Dow
Publication date: July 11, 2023
I’ve loved Dow’s other books. I hit request so fast.

Approvals I’ve Read

Bronze Drum by Phong Nguyen
Publication date: August 9, 2022
I liked this one. It was definitely detail-heavy and it felt I wasn’t being shown anything, only told. But, I still enjoyed it. I think it was well written and I will definitely be trying more books from this author in the future.

Please Join Us by Catherine McKenzie
Publication date: August 23, 2022
I enjoyed this one. It was a little predictable but it was still fun with good twists and turns. I’d recommend this one for sure.

Three Kisses, One Midnight by Roshani Chokshi, Sandhya Menon, & Evelyn Skye
Publication date: August 30, 2022
I love Roshani Chokshi’s books, so I loved her bits and didn’t care very much about the rest. 

Carrie Soto is Back by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Publication date: August 30, 2022
It’s always exciting to get approved for a popular book that I know will have a long wait with the library. I feel the same way about this as most others. I don’t care about tennis but this was a good story.

Spells for Forgetting by Adrienne Young
Publication date: September 27, 2022
I enjoyed this. I wanted a bit more of the fantastical elements. It’s her adult debut, but it still felt like a YA novel with all of the flashbacks from the characters’ childhoods.

Just Like Magic by Sarah Hogle
Publication date: October 4, 2022
I dnf’d this. I’m over the ‘celebrity in disgrace’ character.

When Life Gives You Vampires by Gloria Duke
Publication date: October 4, 2022
This was a little heavy with the body issues, but I liked it overall.

Mistakes Were Made by Meryl Wilsner
Publication date: October 11, 2022
This left me feeling icky with all the lying.

Little Eve by Catriona Ward
Publication date: October 11, 2022
This was another miss for me, sadly.

A Very Merry Bromance by Lyssa Kay Adams
Publication date: November 1, 2022
I love this series and this book was no different. This one was so, so good. I loved checking in with all the past characters.

Kiss Her Once For Me by Alison Cochrun
Publication date: November 1, 2022
I really loved this one. It was so perfect for the season.

Do you have any advanced copies or books you’re behind on?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

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