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 141. Well me scalawags, here be Part Eighteen of explorin’ the rejections and seeing what me thoughts be all these days later. This post be surveying rejections 86 through 90. 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.
86. made things (Adrian Tchaikovsky) – I love this author’s work and this one was a fun read when I eventually got to it. This fantasy deals with puppets that are alive. Seriously the world building rocked. I keep meaning to read the prequel to this book and haven’t done so yet. I should fix that. If ye want me deeper thoughts for this read click here for me full review. Arrrr!
87. the killing light (Myke Cole) – This book is the conclusion of The Sacred Throne trilogy. I enjoyed the series and it was an odd one in that book two was me favorite. I don’t normally find the middle books to be the best. Actually these books were all very, very odd. I very much enjoyed the main character, Heloise, and her mechanical armor. Her life is rough. Here be me reviews for books one, two, and three.
88. sisters of the vast black (Lina Rather) – This novella deals with nuns in space and a living space ship. It was a super amount of fun. I particularly enjoyed how the Roman Catholic Church sent a priest to the ship to try and get the nuns back in line with the current doctrine and policies. And, of course, the women do what they need to do regardless of how Rome interprets their behavior. I was also denied a copy of the second book in series. I still haven’t read that. But I will . . .
89. how rory thorne destroyed the multiverse (K. Eason) – This book is the first in a silly and fun duology that combines fairy tales and space. Rory Thorne is a princess who expects to inherit her father’s throne until he is assassinated, her brother is born, and she is sent to get married far away. Of course, Rory defies all expectations and shenanigans ensue. I really loved the first book and enjoyed the second. I need to get a hold of The Weep series by this author (and her other works).
90. anyone (Charles Soule) – This was me first read of 2020 and it walked the plank (just like most of the events of that year). I hated the main character. I hated the major plot twist. I hated the ending. I think this book was all the more disappointing given how much I liked his book the oracle year. There were cool concepts here and the execution sucked for me. It should have been better. I didn’t know until now that he is primarily a comic book writer. Interesting. His also has a new book coming out in 2023 called endless vessel. No idea what it be about. I am willing to give his next book a shot. Arrr!
So out of the five rejections in this set we have:
1 ports visited and unloved
4 ports visited and loved
Keep a weathered-eye out for more rejections and always remember:
Q: What did the pirate wear for her Halloween costume?
A: A pumpkin patch!
Hardy har har!
x The Captain
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