Ahoy there me mateys! The last post I did for this series was back in October 2018 and I miss doing these. Me blog started in January 2016. It originally took several months for me to learn about NetGalley and then attempt to use it. In fact, my first review was submitted to NetGalley on April 3, 2016. Weirdly, I didn’t post a review of that book on me blog at the time. Now, of course, I am a NetGalley junkie and am continuously perusing the loot and raising a celebratory glass whenever I get approved. It hasn’t gotten old. But even this pirate Captain has been declined at times. While trying to plan me eArc readin’, I was curious about how often I had been rejected so of course a tally was needed. When I originally tallied that number was 44 but has since increased to 68. Well me scalawags, here be Part Six of explorin’ the rejections and seeing what me thoughts be all these days later. This post be surveying rejections 26 through 30. Hope ye like it. If not sod off cause I be enjoying meself . . .
Side note: all book titles link to Goodreads.
26. the legion of flame (Anthony Ryan) – Here be dragons. This is book two of the draconis memoria series. I read book one and had mixed feelings about it. I wasn’t sure that I wanted to read the second book at the time. Well obviously when I saw this on NetGalley I wanted to read the sequel and find out what happened next and requested it. Of course the publisher said no. I sort of understand their point of view now that I went back and looked at me review of the first book and its two star rating on Goodreads. Now that I be reminded of this book, I still kinda want to read it . . . cause dragons and the good bits. Plus the crew has given this second book four and five stars. But it also be 592 pages. So who knows if I will ever get to this. But dragons . . . (updated 10/30/19 – series officially tossed overboard)
27. beyond the bright sea (Lauren Wolk) – Aye mateys, with a title like that of course I wanted to read it. I love me a sea-yarn. I was very sad when I didn’t get a copy of this. I still want to read this book and the author’s other book wolf hallow. The local libraries have copies of both of these titles so there is little reason that I can’t read them this year at some point. Arrr! (updated 10/30/19 – review here)
28. becoming bonnie (Jenni L. Walsh) – I didn’t remember requesting this one but I know why I did. This is a historical fiction about Bonnie and Clyde that sounds so very fun. I just discovered that me matey Sara Letourneau gave this book 5 stars and said it be one of her favourite 2017 reads (some great books on that list!). Sadly the local libraries don’t have this one. I don’t know if I would purchase this one given that it will likely be read only once. But I be sorely tempted.
29. welcome to the slipstream (Natalka Burian) – Well this author be someone I knew back before I became a pirate. I don’t think she would remember me but I wanted to support her book. This book deals with mental illness from the perspective of the daughter. It does sound interesting but I am not sure I would want to read it in me current mental state. That said, I may pick it up in the future. I do have a crew member who read it and liked it. Arrr!
30. warcross (Marie Lu) – Aye, I read this one and did not like it. I did mostly enjoy the legend series but this be the second series by the author that I began to read and subsequently abandoned. The other was the young elites series. I feel that the author has fantastic ideas and a good writing style but her plots are too problematic for me. So I don’t believe that I will be picking up any more of her work in the future. For those interested in me review of warcross click here!
So out of the five rejections in this set we have:
2 still on the ports for plunder list, 1 port visited, and 2 ports quarantined never to be visited again. (updated 10/30/19)
Keep a weathered-eye out for more rejections and always remember:
Q: How do pirates pay for a round o’ rum at the local watering hole?
A: With bar-nickels.
Hardy har har!
x The Captain
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