Orchids and Graves; Recent NetGalley Requests

So, one of these books I desperately want. The other...I'm just mildly interested in how great the cover looks. And unfortunately, I've already been denied the beautiful book I did want. An incredible sounding novel about two kingdoms under the oppression of another. At the risk of sounding somewhat ridiculous...I accidentally requested this murder mystery for…

In Another Life [C. C. Hunter]; 2019 YA Releases

Now, ordinarily I probably would have written off a book like In Another Life by C. C. Hunter as a result of a) not loving contemporaries, b) not being incredibly interested in adoption and life being throw off by divorced parents, and c) not liking stories that involve the word kill in the synopsis. With that…

In the Hall with the First Female President; Recent NetGalley Requests

I've actually got some really special additions for you today, the first one ironically almost a book I didn't request simply because mysteries are not really my thing. Had it not been inspired by a great movie which was inspired by the classic board game, Clue, I probably wouldn't have bothered at all. But there's…

Girls of Paper and Fire; NetGalley Rejections

It's really just quite disappointing that I still haven't managed to read this book. I actually started it a while back, but just never got around to finishing. Of course, getting rejected for an arc of this book was disappointing, but I do hope that the copies went to people who really deserved and wanted…

WWII Resistance and a Rug; Recent NetGalley Requests

It's been a while since I did this, mainly because I've just been so damn busy. It's absolutely insane how much adult life takes out of you sometimes, so much so that I realized recently that I have completely dropped the ball on updating books I read last week posts. I cry. Anyway, here are a…

The Meaning of Birds [Jaye Robin Brown]; 2019 YA Releases

The Meaning of Birds by Jaye Robin Brown is probably a wonderfully amazing contemporary story about loss and healing. Unfortunately, for that very reason, it's definitely not for me. I've said in the past that I'm really not the biggest fan of contemporary novels, especially contemporary romance as I make very few exceptions for the books…