8 Books I Wish I Could Have Read as Arcs

Arcs, or Advanced Reviewer Copies are an amazing way for bloggers, librarians and reviewers to gain access to new release books in return for their honest opinion. Books by popular or ‘big name’ authors are hotly contested, and it’s not always that you’re chosen to receive the book.

Here are 8 books I requested via NetGalley but devastatingly missed out on being chosen.

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  1. Meet Cute, an anthology by numerous authors including Nicola Yoon, Nina LaCour, Julie Murphy, Emery Lord and Sara Shepard. As a fan of Yoon, Murphy &  LaCour, I was desperate to read this book. Not only did it have all the big names, but the whole premise sounded so…well, cute. Luckily I managed to pick it up at my local library as it ended up being adorable! This book gave me all the feels & all the squeals 😂. Find my extended thought on the book here.
  2. Two Can Keep A Secret by Karen M. McManus. Another book that I was excited about almost purely off the author. It’s not even like I LOVED One of Us Is Lying but for some reason I had my fingers & toes crossed waiting for the results of my NetGalley request.
  3. Sadie by Courtney Summers. This book got a serious amount of hype. I’ve actually  since borrowed Sadie from my library but never got around to reading it- it would be interesting to see whether I would have liked it had of read it pre-release.
  4. Speed of Life by Carol Weston. Perhaps the first book on this list that wasn’t overly hyped, something about the blurb Speed of Life just spoke to me. I later borrowed this as an audiobook but, like many of the audiobooks I start, it remains unfinished.
  5. From Twinkle, With Love by Sandya Menon. This book sounded sweet, looked sweet and had a lot of hype behind it. I needed nothing more to make me desperate to read it.
  6. The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang. My lack of knowledge on graphic novels is perhaps a good reason why I did’t have to write a review of this. I was desperate to read it at the time, although now, I’m not so sure.
  7. The first of two feminist books to round off this list, Watch Us Rise by Renée Watson and Ellen Hagan sounded fresh and inspiring. Plus, we all know I love a book in verse. *Sigh* I guess I’ll just have to wait for it’s release later this month, then.
  8. Girl Squads by Sam Magg. I loved the sound of this girl-power tribute and had planned on buying a copy for my bestie if I enjoyed it enough.

Were you lucky enough to read any of these books as Arcs? What  books did you miss out on reading pre-release? Let’s talk new, old and pre-releases in the comments below! 🙂 Happy reading.

Loved this? Find more book recommendations in my 2018 end of year book survey here.


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