Surprise, surprise I am actually (kind of) up to date on my review requests on NetGalley, so I feel I can take part in this tag without feeling guilty about all the eARCs still left to read and review. Then again I can’t be the only person who goes a little request crazy sometimes. I was tagged by Reg at She Latitude. Thanks so much for the tag Reg, I had a lot of fun with this one so I hope you enjoy reading my answers just as much.
- Link back to the tag’s creator Kourtni at Kourtni Reads.
- Thank and link back to the person who tagged you.
- Answer the questions the best you can. If you don’t use NetGalley, you can substitute other sites or places where you get books!
- Tag a few people to do this too.
Who’s one author whose books you automatically want to read, regardless of what they’re about?
Every book she has released so far has been one I loved, and her Shades of Magic books are my all-time favourite series at the moment. She is incredibly talented when it comes to creating new worlds to draw you in from the first page, and it’s impossible not to love the characters she creates. From now on all her books are on my auto-buy, auto-read, auto-everything list.
What makes you want to request a book that you see on NetGalley?
The main thing that draws me to books is the cover. If I see a gorgeous or eye-catching cover then I’ll check out the blurb, and then if that sounds interesting I’ll request it or if I’m in Waterstones buy it. There are a few books I’ve come across though, where the cover has been so gorgeous I’ve skipped checking out the blurb and gone ahead and requested it, but that’s rare.
Do you review every book you read? If not, how do you decide what books to review?
Although I review most books I read I haven’t reviewed all of them. For the most part the books I haven’t reviewed on my blog are either novellas, that are only a handful of pages long where I just don’t see the point of writing a review, or later books in a series that I started before blogging, that I haven’t had the time to go back and re-read to review on my blog yet.
If you could create your own badge to display on your blog, what would it be for?
Well the proudest moment of my blogging journey so far has been when I made it to my one-year blogiversary. I never thought I’d get this far, I started three other blogs before this one that fizzled out long before I reached the one-year benchmark. If there was a badge I could put on my blog that shows people I’ve managed one year of blogging that would be great.
Wish for It:
What’s one book that you are absolutely dying to read?
Song of the Current by Sarah Tolcser
I’m not 100% sure how I discovered this book, I think it was through another authors Twitter account, but the second I read the blurb I was hooked. The genres Goodreads have attributed to this book so far – mythology, pirates, high fantasy – are only making me more excited for the release of Song of the Current.
Caroline Oresteia is destined for the river. For generations, her family has been called by the river god, who has guided their wherries on countless voyages throughout the Riverlands. At seventeen, Caro has spent years listening to the water, ready to meet her fate. But the river god hasn’t spoken her name yet—and if he hasn’t by now, there’s a chance he never will.
Caro decides to take her future into her own hands when her father is arrested for refusing to transport a mysterious crate. By agreeing to deliver it in exchange for his release, Caro finds herself caught in a web of politics and lies, with dangerous pirates after the cargo – an arrogant courier with a secret – and without the river god to help her. With so much at stake, Caro must choose between the life she always wanted and the one she never could have imagined for herself.
From debut author Sarah Tolcser comes an immersive and romantic fantasy set along the waterways of a magical world with a headstrong heroine determined to make her mark.
2017 NetGalley Challenge:
What was the last book that you received as an ARC that you reviewed? If you’ve never received an ARC, what’s the last book you reviewed?
Since receiving When Dimple Met Rishi from NetGalley I’ve been approved for two more ARCs; one I’ve read, another I am currently reading, but neither that I’ve got around to reviewing.
When Dimple Met Rishi is a sweet YA contemporary read with a cute story, a fluffy romance, and engaging characters. Overall it’s a great book, I just felt that the arranged marriage trope did not play as much of a part in the story as I thought it would, especially given how it was highlighted in the blurb.
The arranged marriage YA romcom you didn’t know you wanted or needed…
Her main aim in life is to escape her traditional parents, get to university and begin her plan for tech world domination.
He’s rich, good-looking and a hopeless romantic. His parents think Dimple is the perfect match for him, but she’s got other plans…
Dimple and Rishi may think they have each other figured out. But when opposites clash, love works hard to prove itself in the most unexpected ways.
Perfect for fans of Rainbow Rowell, Jenny Han and Nicola Yoon, When Dimple Met Rishi is a frothy, funny contemporary romance set at a coding convention in San Francisco over one exciting summer. Told from the dual perspectives of two Indian American protagonists, Dimple is fighting her family traditions while Rishi couldn’t be happier to follow in the footsteps of his parents. Could sparks fly between this odd couple, or is this matchmaking attempt doomed to fail?
- Marie at Drizzle and Hurricane Books
- Meghan at Meghan’s Whimsical Explorations & Reviews
- Melissa at BookNerdMoMo
- Nicole at Sorry I’m Booked
- Stephanie at Teacher of YA Book Blog
And if there’s anyone else out there who wants to take part, consider yourself tagged. Just send me a link to your post in the comments so I can see what your answers are.