Top Ten Tuesday: NetGalley Rejections that Hurt My Heart

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This week was supposed to be a genre freebie, but Leah at Leah’s Books shared her Top Ten Netgalley Rejections, and I liked that idea so much, I borrowed it! Here are the top ten Netgalley rejections that hurt my heart.

  1. The Dark Archive by Genevieve Cogman – Oh, Netgalley, you broke my heart with this one. The Invisible Library series is probably my favorite series in the history of ever. I tagged y’all on Twitter and asked for this one, and you turned me down. I wept real tears over this one.
  2. Whiskers in the Dark by Rita Mae Brown – Rita Mae Brown’s Mrs. Murphy books are such fun to read. I’d reviewed others on Netgalley and was hoping for this one. Alas, no.
  3. The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi – I’ve loved her books since The Star-Touched Queen. And the cover is just so pretty!
  4. No Questions Asked by Julie Moffett – Julie Moffett’s Lexi Carmichael is my favorite geek girl. I’ll get my hands on all of her books, whether Netgalley approves me or not.
  5. The Paper Caper by Kate Carlisle – Another author whose work I’ve reviewed on Netgalley before. Apparently being a repeat reviewer isn’t a good enough reason for Netgalley to give me the okay.
  6. The Magic of Lemon Drop Pie by Rachel Linden – I wanted this one just for the title! And because it’s in the magical realism genre, and I do love that.
  7. Shot in the Dark by Cleo Coyle – Again, a favorite series, favorite author. Netgalley didn’t care. Sob. (I’ve read it, and the others in the series, since, so I’ve recovered from the blow!)
  8. Once Upon a Wardrobe by Patti Callahan – It’s Narnia. I love Narnia. I love Patti Callahan’s writing style. I wanted it. Sigh.
  9. Enola Holmes: Mycroft’s Dangerous Game by Nancy Springer – I’d previously reviewed Enola Holmes and the Black Barouche (before the series, thankyouverymuch), so I was hopeful I’d get to review this one, too. Nope.
  10. Bake, Borrow, and Steal by Ellie Alexander – Another author whose books I’d previously reviewed on Netgalley. Being a repeat reviewer doesn’t seem to count for much with their selection process, does it?

Have any Netgalley rejections just broken your heart? Commiserate with me in a comment!

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7 Responses to Top Ten Tuesday: NetGalley Rejections that Hurt My Heart

  1. Lydia says:

    I’m sorry you were rejected for these books!

    My post:

  2. Gypsi says:

    You’re right — just the title of The Magic of Lemon Drop Pie makes me want to read it!

  3. I’m so sorry to hear you were rejected for these. I requested a lot of these too. I see a lot of these are from Berkley. Berkley breaks my heart every time but yet I keep requesting from them. They say not to take rejections personally on NetGalley but it truly hurts. I console myself with the fact that I can usually get the book from the library.

    • Berkley is killin’ me, Smalls! I very seldom get an approval from them. But I have gotten a couple of “hey, want to take part in our blog blitz, here’s a widget” emails lately, so maybe that’s a positive sign.

      And thank goodness for the library! I use the Libby app, too, so I can often get the books I’m turned down for without having to leave my house.

  4. Occasionally I get sad when I don’t get approved for a book. But more often than not, I get excited when I’m approved for one I really want to read!

    Pam @ Read! Bake! Create!

  5. Cindy Davis says:

    I love this topic and may have to stick it in my back pocket to pull out on a day when I have no idea what to post, LOL! I am sorry that you were rejected for these books, but it is something we all experience!

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