For today's post I thought I would do something a little different and talk about Netgalley - the source of many books I have reviewed here at Blogger's Bookshelf. If you don't know what Netgalley is basically its an online service where publishers can upload titles to a catalogue allowing members like myself to easily request a copy for review. If approved you receive an ebook copy of the book (these are often advanced copies), free of charge in exchange for an honest review which you send to them via a simple feedback form. Netgalley is open to anyone considered a 'professional reader' including bloggers, librarians, booksellers etc & you can sign up here.
Having been a member of Netgalley for over a year now, today I thought I would share some of my favourite novels that I have read and reviewed thanks to this awesome website! Here are my five favourites so far...
If You Find Me, Emily Murdoch
Top of my list would have to be Emily Murdoch's debut If You Find Me which tells the story of teenager Carey who has been living in the woods for as long as she can remember. One day Carey and her younger sister Jenessa, left alone for weeks by their mother, are found and taken back to the 'real world'. The book follows Carey as she tries to adapt to her new life and deal with the horrors of her past - read my review here
Thin Space, Jody Casella
This supernatural tale follows main character Marshall who recently lost his twin brother in a car accident where he was the driver. Now, consumed with grief and desperate to find answers Marshall begins to explore the idea of the 'thin space'; a place where the world of the living meets that of the deceased - read my review here
Club Monstrosity, Jesse Petersen
With a unique premise revolving around a support group for monsters, this novel was a fun and very geeky read. Featuring some of literature and film's most infamous monsters this murder mystery tale is definitely one to pick up! - read my review here
Roomies, Sara Zarr & Tara Altebrando
This two-author novel takes place over the summer before teens EB and Lauren, who have never met before, are about to start college and become roommates. The two begin to correspond online and end up forging a friendship through sharing their lives with eachother via email - read my review here
Sneak, Evan Angler
This sci-fi series follow Logan Langly through a world where children are 'marked' at age 13. Without the mark you are unable to undertake the simplest of tasks such as pay for food or use public transport. The marking process killed Logan's beloved sister Lily and now, about to get marked himself, Logan discovers that he is being watched - read my review here
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