{Wrap Up} September 2017 – Week 2

What I Reviewed:

As always, my reviews are linked to each photo included. Simply click on the photo to be taken to the review if you’ve not yet seen them. 🙂 

Percy Jackson V: The Last Olympian
by Rick Riordan

Middle Grade / Fantasy. I finally reached the end of Percy Jackson’s journey. Percy turns 16, and the Prophecy that has haunted his entire childhood finally meets its end. I really enjoyed this series and am happy that I made the time and effort to read it!

The Forgotten Beasts of Eld
by Patricia McKillip

Fantasy / Fable. An ARC from Netgalley and Tachyon Publications, The Forgotten Beasts of Eld is a re-release. Originally published in 1974, I have high hopes that fans of stunning works of prose and high fantasy will help this book find a new and appreciative audience today.

What I’m Currently Reading:

The Song of Achilles
by Madeline Miller
The Song of Achilles.jpg

Young Adult / Mythology / LGBTQ. The tale of Achilles adapted for a modern audience, with a focus on a M/M romance. I wasn’t sure how I felt about this at the start as the names of people and places were throwing me off, but I’m in love with it now. I can’t wait to review this this week!

by Marit Weisenberg

Young Adult / Fantasy / Contemporary. This was a book I requested on Netgalley months and months ago. It’s publishing next month so I figured I’d jump in now. I’m still early into it so I’m continuing to orient myself to the characters and plot, although it’s not impressing me as much as I hoped it would.

The Dark North
Anthology w/ numerous authors
The Dark North

Art / Dark Fantasy / Anthology. Since this is publishing in October, I figured I’d pick it up now. Really intriguing thus far, with some awesome artwork. I love dark fantasy and horror, so I’m thoroughly enjoying this!

Books I Hauled:


Still waiting on my Book Depository order. I noticed that they now list the Mistborn Trilogy boxset as unavailable on their website, so I’ve sent them yet another email inquiring about my order. It’s doubly frustrating because my friend who ordered the same box set on the same day I did received hers about a week ago. I’m certain mine is either lost in the mail, or was never actually shipped. At this point I’m just hopeful I’ll get a refund so I can order the books from somewhere else.

I did buy a few new books last weekend too. I’ll be taking some photos of them for my instagram account and then I’ll include them next week!

Netgalley/Edelweiss Update

I’m a tad annoyed this week. I heard that John Gwynne’s newest book A Time for Dread was available for request on Netgalley, so I requested it on September 12th. I was approved on the 14th, (yay!) but the book was archived on the 15th before I could download it. So now I have a lowered ratio and it looks like I never reviewed one book. Has anyone ever had that happen to them before? Is there a way to tell Netgalley that I never got the read the book in order to review it?

Writing Update

Not much to report here, unfortunately. I’ve had a really busy week this week in my personal life. I had a few job interviews this week that really messed with my schedule and so something had to give, which was unfortunately my time for writing. I did manage to make some time for writing early in the week and squared away nearly 2000 words in my WIP. Hopefully I can refocus this week and hammer out some better progress this week!


How is your month going? Reading anything great? Writing anything? Let me know in the comments section below!



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  1. I was once approved for a book on NG when I was on holiday but I had no wifi so I had no way to download it! When I got back a week after I was approved, it was archived! I haven’t tried contacting Netgalley about it but that might be a good idea??? Maybe NG (or the publisher?) can send you the book again? 🤷‍♀️

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    1. So I just got an email back from Netgalley support, and figured I’d share w/ you. They told me to go to the Give Feedback page and share with the publisher that the book got archived before I could download it. That cleared it off my list without having to review it, and now my review % is perfect again, so maybe try that!

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  2. I really want to read The Song of Achilles. I would have gotten the print book yesterday if it wasn’t so expensive. 😦 I hope you enjoy reading it!

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    1. I did contact Netgalley Support about that archived book. For future reference, they told me to just send feedback to the publisher only explaining that the book got archived before I could download it. That cleared it off my list completely. 🙂

      As for Mistborn, I’m still waiting on it. USPS has apparently lost it again. 😦

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  3. Bentley this has happened to me too. Requested a book from NetGalley, only to find it was archived before I got to download it. (and I’m usually pretty prompt in downloading)
    Another thing that bugs me about NetGalley… when you request and they don’t approve you, but they don’t decline your request either… it just sits pending forever… in limbo…. YAWN.

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    1. I emailed Netgalley’s support about this and they told me to send feedback on the title (on the Give Feedback) page, that I missed out on downloading it. That clears it off your list so it’s not a deficit to your % reviews score and you don’t have to review it.

      I agree about the pending titles though! I have a few from like January of this year sitting on my list.

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