books i’ve requested from edelweiss lately

If you follow me on Twitter, you may be aware of the Edelweiss panic I had that led me to delete my old Edelweiss account and start a new one. Honestly, I’m kind of glad I did, because now I’m not autoapproved for everything and have to request everything the normal way, which will maybe encourage me not to go downloading eARCs all willy nilly? However, I did request some I had on my old account, because I want to actually review them when I read them, as well as some new things I hadn’t been aware were on Edelweiss before.

So today, I’ll be sharing some of the books I’ve requested on Edelweiss lately.

Plain Bad Heroines – emily m. danforth

I am embarrassed to admit I’ve never read Cameron Post, Emily M. Danforth’s first novel, but honestly I’m just not that interested?? I am a shameful queer. However, this gothic, dark academia-esque new book from her sounds AWESOME. From what I have gathered thus far, this book has:

  • a book club for a scandalous memoir
  • a secret society
  • sapphics who are obsessed with each other
  • at least 5 mysterious deaths
  • a school with a dark past

How can all that be combined and not be utterly amazing? We stan.

kingdom of the wicked – kerri maniscalco

I will admit I was NOT a fan of Kerri Maniscalco’s first James Patterson Presents series, STALKING JACK THE RIPPER, but I was for sure interested in requesting KINGDOM OF THE WICKED, which is about Italian witches, a legend about seven princes from Hell, murder, and the Devil. I started this one recently and am LOVING it. There is magic and food and wonderful family dynamics and it *might* even be my new favorite of 2020, but we’ll see how the rest of it goes.

when no one is watching – alyssa cole

When I discovered this thriller by romance writer Alyssa Cole, I was pumped because:

  • It is comped to GET OUT
  • It is a thriller but deals with topics like gentrification
  • It has a history hunt about a community
  • Possible conspiracy theories

So basically, it is a must read. I’m unclear about the release date on this because on Edelweiss it says it’s already out but on Amazon it says preorder? But anyway: I am PSYCHED to read this book.

the invention of sound – chuck palahniuk

I have loved two other of Palahniuk’s books, LULLABY and DIARY, and keep meaning to read more by him. This horror novel is about a father’s search for his missing daughter and the dark side of Hollywood. On the surface, the plot may sound kind of done and cliche, but since it is Chuck Palahniuk, I am expecting some deep weirdness and unique writing.

somewhere between bitter and sweet – laekan zea kemp

I have not seen this book anywhere on the book community’s radar, but it sounds like one that will need to be hyped up forever. SBBAS is about Pen, an aspiring pastry chef who wants to open her own place next to her family’s taco restaurant, but must choose between following her dreams and her parent’s traditional expectations of her. There is going to be food, family, and romance in this book and if book Twitter doesn’t get all over it, I am going to throw a riot.

witches steeped in gold – ciannon smart

Are we even surprised I had to request another witch book? And give me ALL the diverse witches, please! This book has 1) witches 2) RIVAL witches 3) pursuits of revenge and 4) a tenuous alliance. I am so here for this book and am utterly pumped to start reading it.

happily ever afters – elise bryant

WHY have I not heard anything about this book before?!?! HAPPILY EVER AFTERS is about Tessa, a secret romance writer who writes love stories so she can find herself in the pages of books. She’s accepted to a prestigious art school, and let me tell you how much I love books about teens who go to art school since that was me.

Basically, I have a lot of reading to do soon, especially for all those September eARCs I have now! Hopefully I’ll be able to get to a few of them this weekend for Dewey’s Readathon’s Reverseathon! Wish me luck.

Comments

  1. Richa on

    These books sound so good!!! I have to say I really love the title Plain Bad Heroines… it just feels so snappy to me. Witches Steeped in Gold looks AMAZING though (as do the other ones but especially that one). Which one are you looking forward to reading the most?
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    1. cottoncandybookwitch on

      Apparently it’s also the name of the secret society in the book, according to the summary, anyway. I think I’m most excited to read PBH because I’ve been int the mood for something with dark academia vibes 🙂

  2. Joss @theonewhoreadit on

    All of these books sound soo good! I really hope you’re going to be approved for all of these! I’ll really have to read Somewhere Between Bitter and Sweet.

  3. Marie @ drizzle & hurricane books on

    Happily Ever Afters is on my TBR as well, this book sounds WAY TOO good, I wish more people screamed about it. I can’t wait to read it!! and ahh, somewhere between bitter and sweet sounds amazing, I can’t believe I haven’t heard of it before. Thank you so, so much for the recommendation!! <3

  4. Cielo @ bellerosereads on

    All of these seem amazing! I have kind of give up with Edelweiss because I ALWAYS get denied 😭 so I just download those books that are available as “Download” right away and stick with Netgalley for requesting.
    I hope you get approved for all of these!! I’m especially excited for Kingdom of the Wicked and Witches Steeped In Gold (yes I love witches too haha)

    1. cottoncandybookwitch on

      thank you 🙂 I hope you enjoy KotW and WSIG when you’re able to read them!!

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