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State of the ARC #5 Fantasy ARCs this month

So how are things going for you ARC, readers? That time of the month again! Let’s update all our ARC stats.

~ For Those Who Are New To The Meme ~

If you want to participate too, just link up anytime during this month and refer to this page as to the rules of what to put in your post and how to link up. The next State of the ARC post is going to be on January 29th, so if you can’t make this one, mark it down!

~ My Current State of the ARC ~

This month I didn’t concentrate on old ARCs so much, so it seems no significant headway has been made! I’ve accepted a few ARCs as well, although not as many as I used to, so my numbers have grown despite not hauling that many books.

~ Bricks Knocked Down ~

Let’s look at the bricks knocked down! As we can see, this month I have two solid real bricks off my wall, which means I’ve read and reviewed two ARCs!

I guess december was a slow going reading month for me, as it seems I’ve only managed half the books I normally read (but hey, I was very busy with the international bloggers group and the new bloggers group which you can still join). I’m really glad that I managed to stick to the #ARCsAnonymous group theme reads! The theme was fantasy, and I’ve knocked these two off the list:

Creatures of Will and Temper The Forgotten Beasts of Eld

I can definitely recommend Creatures of Will and Temper! It was my best loved read of December, and it would definitely appear in any “best of the year” lists, if I made any. You will be able to read more about this book on January 1st, as I will be posting a review. As for The Forgotten Beasts of Eld, I was sad to dislike it, but it is how it is. The story only drew me in at around the middle, and I just didn’t like the fairytale writing style, where in one sentence the characters meet, and in the next they are suddenly in love for life. Just not my thing. However, most of my friends seem to have loved it! So you might still like it.

~ Let’s Get Motivated! ~

The King of Bones and Ashes (Witches of New Orleans #1)

Currently I’m reading The King of Bones and Ashes which comes out in January, and I must say, it’s definitely worth your attention! The book is about the witches and wizards of New Orleans, and how the magic is slowly dying out and they can’t use it anymore. It has a creepy creepy ancient evil villain, quite a few different, quite strong and likeable characters, and is serious, but not in a dull way. I am really enjoying this book for sure!

That’s my ARC December! I hope I can read more in January. How has your ARC reading been? Link up below!

I’m Evelina and I try to blog about books that matter, with a bit of fun there too! Disability and equality will be topics you see a lot, but there’s also a lot of scifi, fantasy and… GIFs. I’m also the proud founder of #ARCsAnonymous.

35 thoughts on “State of the ARC #5 Fantasy ARCs this month

    1. That book was AWESOME. I hope I write a decent review, lately I’ve been struggling with them, especially when the book is good 🙂 but it’s DEFINITELY worth reading, that much I can tell you even without the review 🙂

      1. Totally adding it to the TBR then! And yes, I can understand how difficult it is to write reviews for books we loved, ugh, what to say and what not to say is the biggest dilemma. 🙂

    1. I’ve even started tracking how often I request and so I have started requesting less so I could mark on my journal that “I didn’t request today” xD it works! Haha…
      Three ARCs is great, good job!

    1. Haha, yeah, I’m definitely not the only one who has 50+ 😀 this meme has helped me find that out, so it IS helping xD
      The next State of the ARC is planned on January 29, so you can totally plan ahead 🙂 and we’d be super happy if you joined. Thanks for reading 🙂

  1. The King of Bones and Ashes sounds really interesting. You numbers have grown this month, you are off the charts for NetGalley! I honestly don’t use NetGalley as much as I used to and some of those books I have there are rotting, so my percentage has slipped to 87%. I used to live in the 90s but not anymore.
    Creatures of Will and Temper looks like an awesome read as well. I am looking forward to your review. My State of the ARC post is scheduled for next week. Happy reading!
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    1. And yet, your percentage is still incredibly good xD oh, will I ever catch up! But at least I request less now 🙂 I’ve been avoiding even PEEKING in there!!
      Oh yeah, I’m sure you’d love Creatures of Will and Temper! I am looking forward to your State post, and thank you for wanting to join up as usual 🙂

  2. I must check out Creatures of Will and Temper. It sounds so good! Your month sounds like how November went for me (although it was much less productive). I feel like I’m playing lots of catching-up now! Good luck with this next month!

    1. Well, you did move your blog, and quite successfully! So that’s a big feat, and I am utterly impressed 🙂 I was even thinking of asking you and Lauren to collab on working on a “I moved” post for the #NewBloggers 101 to help others make it easier for them. I think I will still write you about that 🙂
      BTW, are you going to keep those cool pictures of book covers in white frames that you had? That’s the thing I loved most about your blog! They are so amazing.
      And yes, I think you would absolutely love Creatures of Will and Temper 🙂

    1. Haha, that’s only because I reviewed them on Goodreads xD there haven’t been too many reviews on my blog lately 😀 it usually takes longer to review on the blog. Formatting and length and all! You know the drill 🙂

      And thanks! Have you ever done this meme along with us? 🙂

  3. Still nice progress though! 😉 December seemed to have been hell for so many people too. Hope you keep on owning that TBR of yours, Evelina.

    P.S. Wish you a wonderful New Year filled with amazing books, Evelina! Here’s to countless more discussions and continued communications. 😉
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    1. Thank you! 🙂 yeah, December wasn’t easy, especially cause I was still sick during most of the month. Wishing you a wonderful year too, with easily achievable goals and challenges 😀 and yes, many discussions! Thank you for always reading 🙂

  4. UGH. I totally forgot to post my December State of the ARC! But, I’ve started a blogging schedule for 2018 and I have them listed for each month this year. Here’s hoping I keep that work up!

    Two ARCs is still great! I am hoping to read a single ARC each month and request only ARCs I know I will prioritize to read immediately. I did read three ARCs in the three months I was participating in state of the ARC, so I have made some solid progress! This makes me hopeful I can complete my own goals around ARCs. I don’t know how you do it!

    Here’s a question: Is it better to read newer ARCs and post those reviews before the publication date if possible, or does it not matter as long as you’re improving your feedback ratio?
    Jackie B. recently posted…Building Better Book Clubs: An Insider GlanceMy Profile

    1. Ha, I rubbed off on my with that schedule, didn’t I 🙂 how often do you plan on posting?

      Oh wow, it does seem that State of the ARC is working out for you then, and I’m glad 🙂 that’s very good progress.

      I don’t know…I think reading old ARCs is good because you’re way overdue xD but then again… they already lost you and won’t gain much if you read them now or next month. While new ARCs would suffer if you chose old ones over them… sounds like sound logic xD

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