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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!

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Darque Dreamer

I think I am caught up with ARC’s this year. I need to finish up my author requests now. Yikes!

Jennifer | Book Den

I look forward to your thoughts when you finish The King of Bones and Ashes. I love the New Orleans/witchcraft premise.

Ryoma Sakamoto.Japan

We would like to extend the best wishes from our family to yours! May the New Year bring only good things to all of you!


Can’t wait for your review of Kings Of Bones And Ashes! 😀


I didn’t like The Forgotten Beasts of Eld either! Just wasn’t what I expected I think.


Creatures of Will and Temper sound soooo for me! I’ve seen it recommended many times but haven’t gotten around to it yet…

Laura Thomas

I’m not caught up on my ARCs but making progress and trying not to be so impulsive on accepting them. I did get three ARCs reviewed this month. I think you did well!

JJ @ This Dark Material

And I thought having nearly 10 ARCs was overwhelming- wow! I’m not organized enough to link up this month, but I’ll definitely start participating in January 🙂

Karen Blue

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!

Sheila @ She's Going Book Crazy
Sheila @ She's Going Book Crazy

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!


Ah, you still did pretty fabulous! I read 2 ARCs this month, but… I didn’t review either of them. So it’s awesome that you reviewed both of yours. Love this meme!

Lashaan Balasingam

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. 😉

Sim @ Flipping Through the Pages

Your numbers are at least better than mine this time 😛 I know you will be better this month 🙂

Jackie B.

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.… Read more »

Katie @Just Another Girl and Her Books

I’m a couple weeks late getting my post ready, but it’s finally done! Turns out moving puts a kink in normal blogging schedules. LOL. Congrats on knocking a couple ARCs off your list and it’s awesome that you loved at least one of them.