NetGalley Says NO! My saddest book rejections

Most of the book bloggers use and love NetGalley, it gives us amazing opportunities to read books for free before they are even released. Some of us are reserved with requesting books on there and some (me…) are very click happy and request all of the books that look just slightly interesting. But sometimes I’m requesting a book that I really, really want to read. But I’m getting rejected…

giphyI sow this post idea first on The Belgian Reviewer site and I just needed to make my own post about it.


A Ladder to the Sky by John Boyne

I loved The Heart’s Invisible Furies by John Boyne I read last year, so when I’ve seen this book on NetGalley I couldn’t click fast enough to request Boyne’s new book. But I didn’t get it… I bought physical copy not long after I was rejected for the galley though.


A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult 

I recently read Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult and I loved how she dealt with racial issues, so book about women’s reproductive center and issues around it is definitely something I’d like to read. But I didn’t get approved….


The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton 

The blurb for this book fascinated me, so I really wanted to have opportunity to read it. But it wasn’t meant to be… I’ll read it one day anyway, I’ll just have to either pay for it or borrow it.


Hold by Michael Donkor

The cover and this sentence in the blurb: “Moving between Ghana and London, Hold is an intimate, moving, powerful coming-of-age novel. It’s a story of friendship and family, shame and forgiveness; of learning what we should cling to, and when we need to let go.” just spoke to my soul.


Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi 

There was a lot of buzz around this book and I wanted to join in on the pre-release hype, but I wasn’t chosen…

What are yours saddest NetGalley rejections?

8 thoughts on “NetGalley Says NO! My saddest book rejections

  1. Inge | The Belgian Reviewer says:

    Thanks for the mention Ola! You requested some great novels! I did request The Seven Deaths twice and there was one decline and one approval :-). I hope you’ll be able to get it in the future because it was such a great novel.. I want to have a paperback copy of it myself ;-).


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