Upcoming ARCs That I Still Need To Read

I have never talked about all my ARCs before. 

Okay, so I realized that I haven’t shown you how many eARCs I have and what they are and that’s mostly because I am embarrassed by the number of eARCs that are already published that I haven’t read yet. I  harbor so much guilt when it comes to eARCs and the fact that I don’t have the time to read all the ones I get, but that’s a topic for an upcoming discussion post.

Since I’d rather not show all the ARCs in one post, I am just gonna talk about the ones that are yet to be released that I am excited to try and get to. I’ll leave the shameful backlog for another post! Please let me know in the comments if this kind of post is interesting to you, because I’d love to do more of these if you like them. Also, I added a location of where each ARC is from, so you can get an idea of how many ARCs I get from Edelweiss and how many from Netgalley. Let’s get into it!

1. Desert Sky Before Us by Anne Valente

The Desert Sky Before Us

Location: Edelweiss
Publication Date: 14th of May

I have heard fantastic things about Anne Valente, but this book mainly caught my interest because it’s a story about two estranged sisters, one of which is a former racecar driver and the other a recently-released prisoner. The two of them embark on a road trip together to complete a treasure hunt their mother left them before she passed away. I love sibling stories, especially ones about sisters and I genuinely enjoy books that take a deep dive into a relationship between two characters, so I think I will really enjoy this one.

2. The Wise and the Wicked by Rebecca Podos

The Wise and the Wicked

Location: Edelweiss
Publication Date: 28th of May 

This one sounds super interesting. It’s a story about a witch family of Russian descent where throughout history, the women of the family started losing their powers, but they have one remaining – they all get a vision of their own death, which always matches reality. The story follows Ruby, after her great-aunt’s death doesn’t match her vision, as she uncovers the secrets of the family. This also has queer rep in it and I think it’s gonna be really amazing.

3. Frankissstein by Jeanette Winterson

Frankissstein: A Love Story

Location: Netgalley
Publication Date: 28th of May 

I’ve always wanted to read Jeanette Winterson and I think experiencing her writing through a retelling of Frankenstein, but also Marry Shelly’s own life is the perfect opportunity. This story is set in Brexit Britain and follows a young transgender doctor who falls in love with Victor Stein, who is a celebrated professor that is leading the debate around AI. I don’t know much more than that, but I love retellings and I especially love these sort of futuristic ones that are also political commentary novels, so I am really excited to dive into this one.

4. The Beholder by Anna Bright

The Beholder

Location: Edelweiss
Publication Date: 4th of June

This is a new YA fantasy that is described as two things, and both are brilliant. On one hand we have a The Odyssey meets Cinderella comparaison, which is all I ever wanted. As if that weren’t enough, I also saw someone describe it as The Bachelorette meets Once Upon a Time and I was sold. Add the gorgeous cover to all that and you have me obsessively clicking the request button. And I got it! I am super excited to jump in!

5. The Exact Opposite of Okay 

The Exact Opposite of Okay

Location: Edelweiss
Publication Date: 11th of June

This is a YA contemporary which I rarely gravitate towards, especially when I request ARCs, but I could not resist this one. The story follows Izzy after a video of her and a politician’s son is made public, which leads to her whole town labeling Izzy as a slut. I love that this tackles the issues of female sexuality and how it is policed and how young girls especially are treated when they dare be sexual. I really am looking forward to this one and I think it’s going to be incredibly powerful and important.

6. The Right Swipe by Alisha Rai

The Right Swipe (Modern Love, #1)

Location: Edelweiss
Publication Date: 2nd of July

Alisha Rai is one of my favorite romance authors ever. She is amazing at writing smart, diverse, sexy romance novels, and she has a great knack for writing consent really well. The story follows Rhiannon Hunter, a young businesswoman behind one of the most successful dating apps and an ex pro-football player who once ghosted her and now wants a second chance. I think this is going to be incredibly fun, and it’s the perfect book for your summer reading list!

7. Kingdom of Soul by Rena Barron

Kingdom of Souls

Location: Edelweiss
Publication Date: 3rd of September

Another really exciting diverse Fantasy novel! This follows Arrah, who hails from a family of really powerful witchdoctors, but who has failed time and time again about bringing her own powers to the surface. However, when the world is at stake, Arrah must pay the price in order to get scraps of magic and help defeat The Demon King. I am so excited for this one and have such high hopes. Plus this cover makes me want to pick this one up RIGHT NOW.

8. Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin 

Serpent & Dove (Serpent & Dove, #1)

Location: Edelweiss
Publication Date: 3rd of September

More dark YA Fantasy covers and book! I am also super excited to jump into this one since it’s a witch/witch hunter love story! That’s basically all I know and it’s more than enough to get me beyond excited. Plus you know, the cover is a huge bonus.

9. Now Entering Addamsville by Francesca Zappia

Now Entering Addamsville

Location: Edelweiss
Publication Date: 1st of October

This one sounds really amazing. I really enjoyed Zappia’s writing and her characters in her previous novel, Eliza and Her Monsters, so I was really excited to see her new book and to see that is, in fact, a YA thriller. I have been looking to get into YA thrillers and this seems like an awesome opportunity. This is about a girl who is being framed for a murder in her small town, and the only way she can clear her name is by finding the actual killer.

10. Angel Mage by Garth Nix

Angel Mage

Location: Edelweiss
Publication Date: 1st of October

Angel Mage is the new release from Garth Nix and I have been dying to read one of his books, since all my friends are so excited and seem to love them. I don’t know a lot about this one, except for the fact that it has all sorts of angelic powers and magic in it, and it’s been a while since I’ve read a book with angels. I have high hopes for this one!


I’d love to hear from you! Do you request ARCs and how many do you currently have on your unread pile? I would also love to know if this kind of post is interesting for you, because I’d be more than happy to do more in the future if you want!


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13 thoughts on “Upcoming ARCs That I Still Need To Read

  1. I loved this post so much, because I, too, struggle with reading all of my eARCs!! I request too many and then I’m more likely to DNF them, just because I feel so pressured to finish a giant mountain of books before they’re all published. But i’m working on my request habits 2019 XD

    + I’m ridiculously excited about The Beholder ❤ that cover alone

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    1. EXACTLY, ugh! I should really have an app that just shows me the never ending list of eARCs I have whenever I try to request a new one 😭

      And yes! I love the cover! The covers is where they get you on Edelweiss/Netgalley 😂

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  2. I barely ever let myself log in to netgalley because I know I have no self control – I totally see how you ended up with so many, I would have requested most of these too! The Wise and the Wicked sounds amazing but more importantly that cover is GORGEOUS!

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  3. I also have The Right Swipe, and I’m having a hard time saving it for a little closer to release date bc I love Alisha Rai’s writing so much! I recently read her other series, and freaked out a little that Rhiannon was in the final book bc I knew this was her story, but I didn’t realize the two series would be connected.

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    1. I’ve got it ages ago and it’s been a struggle to not read it sooner! I love Alisha Rai so much too! Which series is that? I’ve only read her Forbidden Hearts series but I love that one!


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