My NetGalley Library Tour: December 2016!

Hello everyone, I have a book post for today and it is something I’ve wanted to post about for a long time but didn’t get round to it until now. NetGalley is a website where you can sign up to if you are over the age of eighteen and request digital ARCs of books from publishers. Your request could get approved or declined for a variety of reasons including a high number of requests for one particular book or you don’t have a high review ratio. Mine is… currently not very high but that is because I am all new to NetGalley and after taking a book break, I hope to boost that ratio number up by reading tons of books over the Christmas break! So currently, here are the books I got approved for on NetGalley and a little bit of information about them!:

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Welcome to a city where wishes are everywhere

For Megan, a winter escape to Prague with her friend Ollie is a chance to find some inspiration for her upcoming photography exhibition. But she’s determined to keep their friendship from becoming anything more. Because if Megan lets Ollie find out about her past, she risks losing everything – and she won’t let that happen again . . .

For Hope, the trip is a surprise treat from Charlie, her new partner. But she’s struggling to enjoy the beauty of the city when she knows how angry her daughter is back home. And that it’s all her fault . . .

For Sophie, the city has always been a magical place. This time she can’t stop counting down the moments until her boyfriend Robin joins her. But in historic Prague you can never escape the past . . .

Three different women.

Three intertwining love stories.

One unforgettable, timeless city.

Having read and reviewed for Penguin Books Isabelle’s novel My Map of You earlier in the year, I was thrilled to be approved for her latest novel! I really enjoyed My Map of You set in gorgeous Greece so going to Prague during winter is the icing on the cake. I love travelling in books. 🙂

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When Mata Hari arrived in Paris she was penniless.

Soon she was feted as the most elegant woman in the city.

A dancer who shocked and delighted audiences, as a confidante and courtesan she bewitched the era’s richest and most powerful men.

But as paranoia consumed a country at war, Mata Hari’s lifestyle brought her under suspicion. In 1917 she was arrested in her hotel room on the Champs Elysees and accused of espionage.

Told in Mata Hari’s voice through her final letter, The Spy is the unforgettable story of a woman who dared to break the conventions of her time, and paid the price.

I was one of 200 lucky people to get an automatic approval to The Spy and boy was I absolutely thrilled about it!

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Anna’s always idolized her older sister, Storm. So when Storm dies in a tragic car accident on the night of her high school graduation, Anna is completely lost and her family is torn apart. That is, until she finds Storm’s summer bucket list and decides to honor her sister by having the best summer ever—which includes taking an epic road trip to the coast from her sleepy Iowa town. Setting out to do everything on Storm’s list along with her sisters best friend Cameron—the boy next door—who knew that Storm’s dream summer would eventually lead to Anna’s own self-discovery?

This book isn’t coming out until May next year so to get an ARC of this already was amazing!

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This fifth edition of Buzz Books: Young Adult includes substantial pre-publication excerpts from 20 forthcoming young adult and middle grade books. Now everyone can share the same access to the newest YA voices the publishing industry is broadcasting for the fall/winter season.
You will find a full range of YA titles previewed here—fantasy, humor, romance, and dystopian—and you will find works for tweens and middle-grade readers. As always, many Buzz Books are sure to make bestseller and “best of” lists.
Two New York Times bestselling authors share innovative new work. Melissa de la Cruz’s Something in Between launches Seventeen Fiction from Harlequin Teen, a collaboration with Seventeen magazine, while Lauren Oliver’s Replica is a “flip book” that contains two narratives in one.
Several titles will be featured at this year’s Book Expo America convention on their YA or Middle Grade Editors Buzz Panels. In addition, half of our 20 Buzz Books: Young Adult authors will be in attendance at BEA.
Fans of series will be delighted to read excerpts from the first title in four new debut series by authors such as Jeff Giles, editor of Entertainment Weekly. Standalone titles by award-winners David Arnold, Kendare Blake, and Sharon Cameron are here, along with YA books by memoirist Josh Sundquist and Nadia Hashimi, who previously wrote for adults.

I am trying to work out a good way to review this anthology at the moment, either story by story or just one general opinion about the collection.

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Falling for the man of her dreams…

Ruby Wood is perfectly happy playing the dating game – until she has a red-hot dream about her very attractive flatmate, Nick. He might spend every day saving lives as a junior doctor, but he’s absolutely the last man on earth that fun-loving Ruby would ever date!

The solution? Focus on all of Nick’s bad points. And if that fails, up her dating antics and find herself a man! So what if she manages to make disapproving, goody two-shoes Nick jealous in the process…

Only, after a series of nightmare first dates, there’s still just one man on Ruby’s mind. Maybe it’s time to admit the truth and dare to ask Nick to be her next date?

I was given an invitation to review this by the author!

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What if every life-altering choice you made could split your world into infinite worlds?

Almost fifteen, Alicia is smart and funny with a deep connection to the poet Sylvia Plath, but she’s ultimately failing at life. With a laundry list of diagnoses, she hallucinates different worlds—strange, decaying, otherworldly yet undeniably real worlds that are completely unlike her own with her single mom and one true friend. In one particularly vivid hallucination, Alicia is drawn to a boy her own age named Jax who’s trapped in a dying universe. Days later, her long-lost father shows up at her birthday party, telling her that the hallucinations aren’t hallucinations, but real worlds; she and Jax are bound by a strange past and intertwining present. This leads her on a journey to find out who she is while trying to save the people and worlds she loves. J.Q. Coyle’s The Infinity of You & Me is a wild ride through unruly hearts and vivid worlds guaranteed to captivate.

I was approved to review this from the publishers!

So, those are all of the books from my NetGalley that I need to review and read for the publishers, authors plus all of you who follow my blog and my Goodreads profile. Thanks so much for reading!

Alice x

 

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2 thoughts on “My NetGalley Library Tour: December 2016!

  1. NetGalley is also addictive! I’m trying to get my tbr pile down but there are so many fantastic authors around and bloggers recommending other books that it keeps shooting back up again. I keep telling myself I’ll do better next year. Good luck getting your pile down, getting your feedback ratio higher and, most of all, enjoy your reading as well as sharing what you think with us all!

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