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Overwhelmed by my ARC shelf // Book Haul

I had a lecture today all about “literary blogs” and I just sat there in silence while my lecturer explained what an ARC is and what benefit they have etc.

When it comes to juggling this blog, I like to be organised so I make myself a rough blogging schedule each month. For that reason, it’s pretty apt that today’s lecture involved a conversation about ARCs because I’m here today to talk to you about my the state of my ARC shelf.

To sum it up: I’m overwhelmed. I’m not gonna sit here and say “how did it get like this?” because I know the answer to that question. I requested books I really wanted to read, not thinking I’d actually be accepted, and then BAM I was infact accepted for these books.

I have nine new ARCs to talk about today but know that there are many more than that currently waiting for me on my ARC shelf. I’m literally drowning and just trying to keep my head above water at this point.

City of Nightmares by Rebecca Schaeffer – Nevemind the fact that I haven’t yet continued on with the Market of Monster trilogy, I am super excited about this new series that in a Gotham like city where “dreaming means waking up as your worst nightmare”. I love a story where the setting, in this case the city, is almost like a secondary character so I’m excited for this one.

Seven Faceless Saints by M.K Lobb – I’m finding myself super into fantasy books with religious undertones at the mintue which is what got me excited about this book in the first place as it’s set in a city where saints and their desciples rule. I’ve already read this book, I was part of the blog tour which you can check out here and I really enjoyed this book.

Blood Debts by Terry J. Benton-Walker – A couple of months back I took to Goodreads to say “dear publishers, i would sell my soul for an ARC of this book”. Guys. I think I may or may not have sold my soul because LOOK WHAT I HAVE!! I legit screamed when I got the email for this one. I don’t know much about this one, I don’t want to know much. I am excited about magic, murder and mystery all set against the backdrop of New Orleans . Once I finish my current reads I’ll be picking this up.

The Luminaries by Susan Denard – Stick a skull on your book cover and I will be interested. I’m also interested in this book because it’s set in an unusual town, you won’t find it on a map and your phone won’t work there (my worst nightmare), which has it’s own secret order to protect it, which main character Winnie Wednesday (what a name) wants to joing.

The Foxglove King by Hannah Whitten – This book follows a girl who not only escaped from a cult in the catacombs but also has the ability to raise the dead. Sign me up! I did only just learn that this was an adult book which goes to show how much attention I pay, but if anything this makes me more excited to read the book!

Spell Bound by F.T Lukens – I have a feeling that F.T Lukens is going to become a comfort author of mine. I read his debut novel about pirates last year; it was nothing mindblowing but it was FUN and that’s all you need sometimes. I’m hoping the same will be true for his newest release which has rival apprentice sorcerers!

The Love Match by Pryanka Taslim – I saw the author promoting this on twitter and the next time I went on Netgalley it was right there on the front page. It felt like fate. I have high hopes for this book as it follows a girl who’s being set up while she’s also falling in love with someone else. When both her and the guy she’s being set up with realise neither are interested they team up to sabotage the whole thing. This is what I’m most looking forward to. Chaos.

The Sharp Edge of Silence by Cameron Kelly Rosenblum – “Boys will be held accountable” is a tagline I can get behind. This book is set at an elite boarding school where a sexual assault implicates the top athlete’s and follows the fall out of that. I’ve read a couple of pages of this. My March TBR is already very long but if I can squeeze this in I’m going to try.

For Her Consideration by Amy Spalding – Hollywood romances will always be top tier in my eyes, especially this one because it has the unique take of being a romance between an actor and a screenwriter. I instantly said yes when the publishers reached out to offer me a copy.

So there we have the ARCs I’ve recently acquired. I really am excited about all of these but that excitement is overwhelming. I want to read these immediately … but there are so many others I also want to read immediately. It’s a horrible circle I feel we’re all stuck in.

I’d love to know your thoughts and feelings for any of these books as well as maybe what ARCs you’ve got your hands (eyeballs?) recently. Thanks for reading :))

Elli xx

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