My NetGalley TBR

Hi everyone! I guess I decided that today sounded like a good idea to embarrass myself and show just how terrible I’ve been at keeping up with all the ARCs that are so graciously provided to me by the publishers. I definitely have a bad habit of scrolling through NetGalley requesting ARCs both for books I’m 100% going to read but also just books that sound interesting to me. And I don’t know why, but every single time I’m always expecting to get a ton of denied requests, but then I also end up with more approved requests than I can handle, especially now given that my average books read in a month has dropped from last year.

So I decided that I’m going to share all the books that I have on my NetGalley shelf for two reasons: firstly, to hold myself accountable. I definitely do want to read all of these books at some point, I just wasn’t able to get to them before the release date. And secondly, I want feedback from all of you to tell me which ones that have already been released you think I should read first!

I’ll start with the ones that haven’t released yet, and then go into the ones that have already been released. For all of the ones that have already released, the reason I didn’t read them in time is all the same – too many books, too little time!


Upcoming Releases

The Midnight Girls by Alicia Jasinska
Series? – Standalone
Release Date: December 28th 2021
Genre: YA Fantasy
Has: queer witches fighting over a prince but falling for each other, set in snowy 18th century Poland, girls who can transform into monsters and villain x villain slowburn romance.

Where the Drowned Girls Go by Seanan McGuire
Series? – Wayward Children #7
Release Date: January 4th 2022
Genre: YA Fantasy
Has: portal fantasy, a new school for children who go to other world and come back different, follow up to events from Come Tumbling Down, and is just an amazing series of novellas please read them.

The Starless Crown by James Rollins
Series? – Moon Fall #1
Release Date: January 4th 2022
Genre: Adult Fantasy/Sci-Fi Thriller
Has: a foretold apocalypse, a ragtag group on the run learning to trust each other to uncover ancient secrets to save themselves and their world.

Daughter of the Moon Goddess by Sue Lynn Tan
Series? – The Celestial Kingdom Duology #1
Release Date: January 11th 2022
Genre: YA/Adult Fantasy (author says it’s a crossover between YA and Adult)
Has: a retelling of the legend of Chang’e, the Chinese moon goddess, legendary Chinese creatures, female warrior fighting for her family, and friends to lovers to enemies. I also already have a preorder for this one.

A Flicker in the Dark by Stacy Willingham
Series? – Standalone
Release Date: January 11th 2022
Genre: Adult Mystery/Thriller
Has: a serial killer in a small town, missing girls, a psychologist (daughter of said serial killer) who might be paranoid or might be about to catch a second serial killer. Debut novel, already selected as a limited series with Emma Stone.

The North Wind by Alexandria Warwick
Series? – The Four Winds #1
Release Date: January 13th 2022
Genre: Adult Fantasy Romance
Has: Beauty and the Beast/Hades and Persephone vibes, first in a series of standalones, enemies to lovers, Greek lore and an arranged marriage

Servant Mage by Kate Elliott
Series? – Standalone
Release Date: January 18th 2022
Genre: Adult Fantasy
Has: Dragons, a fire mage, and an empire-spanning conspiracy. This is a novella.

Castles in Their Bones by Laura Sebastian
Series? – Castles in Their Bones #1
Release Date: February 1st 2022
Genre: YA Fantasy Romance
Has: Triplet princesses trained since birth in deception, seduction and violence with one goal in mind – bringing down monarchies.

Lock the Doors by Vincent Ralph
Series? – Standalone
Release Date: February 4th 2022
Genre: YA Mystery/Thriller
Has: spooky house vibes, a family hiding secrets, and OCD rep. Doors in the house are locked from the outside.

This Might Hurt by Stephanie Wrobel
Series? – Standalone
Release Date: February 22nd 2022
Genre: Adult Mystery/Thriller
Has: two sisters, one of which is in a cult, set in Maine, multiple timelines, and lots of secrets.

The City of Dusk by Tara Sim
Series? – The Dark Gods #1
Release Date: March 22nd 2022
Genre: Adult Fantasy
Has: Bone and shadow magic, vengeful gods, and the chosen one trope. Four heirs with divine power forming an alliance to stop a war. The four heirs are a necromancer, an elementalist, a shadow-wielding rogue, and a soldier.


Already Released

Since there is an embarrassing number of ARCs that I have for books that are already released, I’m just going to list them with their release dates, and I’ll note if I was able to start reading it or not! (Also on the off chance that you work for the publishers of these books, I’m sorry and I promise I’ll get to them eventually!)


Right now my priority is getting through the ARCs I have that haven’t come out yet, but please tell me which of the ones that have already been released that I should try first!

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