Review Books I Was Declined

Hi guys!

Today I thought I’d do a fun little post about review books I requested to read for review, but was declined for whatever reason.

It’s not meant to be a dig at anyone, it’s supposed to show that even though I’ve been blogging for 8 years, sometimes I still miss out on getting that coveted ARC I really wanted!

I don’t review many ARCs these days, so it’s fun to look back at the ones I was so interested in.

I have been declined 45 times on Netgalley, so I’m just going to pull out a few and then add in parenthesis if I read it, or purchased it!

  1. Forest of Souls by Lori M Lee (reviewed a library copy)
  2. The Dark Tide by Alicia Jasinska (purchased – not read)
  3. Give the Dark My Love by Beth Revis (reviewed a library copy)
  4. Empress of All Seasons by Emiko Jean
  5. The Glittering Court by Richelle Mead (I was declined on Netgalley, but approved by an Australian publisher)

Also, if you’re struggling with getting your ARC requests approved, it might be because it’s a really big, hyped novel and you might be better off waiting to see if your local library gets a copy! I know not everyone has a library nearby, but if you do, they are such a great resource, and mine often does get in the really hyped books, and you can sometimes even make requests for the library to purchase books.

Sometimes it’s better to request ARCs from smaller publishers first and build up tot he bigger ones. Believe it or not, bloggers do actually get a reputation and recognition from publishers and authors!

Of course, it’s always cool to read the book before it’s published, but if you’re really interested in it (which should be the only reason you request an ARC otherwise you might accidentally bury yourself under a TBR mountain) then borrowing it from a library is still a pretty good option!


About Nemo

A lover of kittens and all things sparkly, Nemo has a degree in English Literature and specialises in reviewing contemporary, paranormal, mystery/thriller, historical, sci-fi and fantasy Young Adult fiction. She is especially drawn to novels about princesses, strong female friendships, magical powers, and assassins.

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