Ahoy there me mateys! With more NetGalley rejections piling up, I had a hankering to do another one of these posts. For those scalawags new to the crew, 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 95. Well me scalawags, here be Part Eleven of explorin’ the rejections and seeing what me thoughts be all these days later. This post be surveying rejections 51 through 55. Hope ye like it. If not sod off cause I be enjoying meself . . .
Side note: all book titles link to Goodreads and the cover photos are from there too.
51. empress of all seasons (Emiko Jean) – This be one of the books where the blurb sounds so good. It deals with a competition where ye have to “Survive the palace’s enchanted seasonal rooms. Conquer Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall.” Cool right? Sadly the crew gave this lots of three stars on Goodreads. Me list is already unwieldy so off the list it goes.
52. dragon pearl (Yoon Ha Lee) – I was so very sad not to get this one because it be a young adult sci-fi fantasy. But I did manage to get a hold of it later and I absolutely adored it. So wonderful and I gave it five stars. Check out me review here. As a side note, I recently read ninefox gambit by this author and totally get the love. This is one of my new favorite authors.
53. the storm runner (J.C. Cervantes) – This must have been the “request all the Rick Riordan Presents” books. I was rejected for them all. Dragon pearl was from that publisher too. This has rather low ratings on Goodreads for me taste. So off it goes! Other than dragon pearl, I have not been impressed by other titles in this imprint. Though turns out Disney owns it. As Disney hates me, I now understand why I was rejected for all these books. They reject me on principal.
54. the empire of sand (Tasha Suri) – I was interested in this one because it is a Mughal India-inspired debut fantasy. This has lots of mixed reviews. Most people agree that the writing is beautiful but the plot is slow and partially uninspired. With 79 active series right now, I don’t think this one is worth starting. Off the list it goes!
55. priest of bones (Peter McLean) – I remember this book. The hype was crazy and the premise sounds good. I love me some underground criminal enterprises. However, two trusted crew members gave this only three stars on Goodreads. Plus gangster-influenced tales are very hit and miss for me. I think I be okay skipping this series.
So out of the five rejections in this set we have:
1 port visited and loved
4 ports quarantined never to be visited
Keep a weathered-eye out for more rejections and always remember:
Q: Why don’t pirates go to strip clubs?
A: Because they already have all the booty!
Hardy har har!
x The Captain
Previous Log Entries for this Series
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