E-Arc Haul

Guys, Edelweiss has never been a great source of ebooks to me.  Both Mireille and I have been denied over and over for months – to the point where we had mostly given up.  We kept an eye on it for the stuff you could download for free without getting approved, since we never got approved.  Well. they seem to have changed their system because a lot of reviewers suddenly starting getting approved on the platform! Also, a massive change was Macmillian started letting Canadians request on the platform – before we couldn’t, so that was very exciting! At some point we’ll likely to a post on our experiences with both Netgalley and Edelweiss with tips and stuff but we are still a little new at it – especially with Edelweiss.

Anyway, I now have gone down the rabbit hole of e-arcs and am drowning lol Will I get them all done in time? Well, not all of them.  A couple are coming out really soon and a couple are backlist titles.  I’m super excited about a lot of these! All of these were obtained on Edelweiss. Enough jibber jabber, let’s get into the haul!


The Grace Year by Kim Liggett
Rage (Stormheart #2) by Cora Carmack
Gideon The Ninth by Tamsyn Muir
Eight Will Fall by Sarah Harian – Haven’t heard a thing about this one and it looks really cool!
Where the World Ends by Geraldine McCaughrean – This seems to have been published elsewhere in 2017, but is just getting released to the US in 2019.
The Girl the Sea Gave Back – Adrienne Young
Switch Back by Danika Stone
The Tenth Girl by Sara Faring


All-American Muslim Girl by Nadine Jolie Courtney
I Wanna Be Where You Are By Kristina Forest
If it Makes You Happy by Claire Kahn
Going Off Script by Jen Wilde
Tell Me How You Really Feel by Aminah Mae Safi
Birthday by Meredith Russo
The Exact Opposite of Okay by Laura Steven – This was released in the UK last year but it being released in the US this year.
Now Entering Addamsville by Francesca Zappia


Heartwood Box by Ann Aguirre
All the Things We Do in the Dark by Saundra Mitchell
Scary Stories for Young Foxes by Christian McKay Heidicker
The Lost by Natasha Preston (will explain below!)
The Last to Die by Kelly Garrett

Ok, I know I said in my rant review of The Cabin by Natasha Preston, that I was beyond done with this author.  Then how did I end up with another book by her you might wonder? I requested this book forever ago, kind of forgot about it – I actually read The Cabin AFTER I had requested this book, so now I am in a pickle.  Do I try and read this one for fun and possibly have another rant review on my hands or do I just let it go? We shall see LOL

Like I said, I’m down the damn rabbit hole with arcs now and I’m not sure there is any help for me at this point. I’m not even going to bother trying to send up an SOS, it’s much too late for that – wish me luck!

Are any of these on your TBR or have you read any? What has your experience been with Edelweiss? Let me know below!!


31 thoughts on “E-Arc Haul

  1. That’s actually less than I thought you’d have. I think we both got 4 of the same ones. (It’s sad that I can’t remember which ones I got recently.) And I already had a few of those from the publisher. I hope you end up loving everything!

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      1. Maybe a little? Honestly, I’ve gotten way too many arcs from time to time. It gets addicting and it’s hard to ignore that request or download button. I think I ended up downloading 7 when we first saw the Macmillan titles. I was good the first day and then got a couple more the next morning.


  2. I’ve never actually used Edelweiss because I heard it was so hard to get approved for anything but I may just have to look into it. Netgalley on the other hand well, that’s just dangerous haha although I’ve not been to bad of late. I’d love to hear your thoughts on Gideon the Ninth, I’ve been eyeing that one up.
    Gemma @ Gemma’s Book Nook

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    1. It’s a bit confusing and it took a while to get approved but it was worth it in the end as you can see. Netgalley is amazing too. I’m really excited to read Gideon – if I’m lucky I’ll get to it next month but we shall see lol

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  3. *whistles* That’s an impressive eARC haul! I’ve always had horrible luck with EW, too, and I actually gave up requesting anything, because I was either flat-out rejected or told to request on NG. I’ve got a few things over there releasing at the end of the year, but they were To Download, which is where I spend most of my time now.

    I’m drooling over some of these, which I’ve had my eye on, like Gideon the Ninth and The GIrl The Sea Gave Back. I haven’t heard of some of these, but I’ll be checking them out. I might just have to give EW a second chance, too (though my blog is a teensy pip of a thing, so maybe I won’t have any luck with them either way lol).

    Good luck getting through all your ARCs!

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    1. Def give it a try and I mean I still will be using the download now, sometimes cool stuff ends up in there! Make sure you have every single stat you can think of in your profile, anything that might make them interested. Your blog is great, Edelweiss is just such a weird platform. I update my stats on it a lot and that seems to help.

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      1. Thanks so much! I decided to give it a try based off your recommendation, updated
        my profile a bit since it’d been a while (because I had stopped trying there), and I was able to get an eARC of Gideon the Ninth! *happy flailing* I’ve been dying to read it, and I’m so excited. Thanks for the heads up on that. 😀 This just made my week.


  4. EW has been good to me becuase I am a librarian and librarians have a lot of access especially with the big publishers! I am always drowning in books because of them. And I would say yes they have in the past been more friendly to librarians cause its through that platform that a lot of librarians order books. I am really glad to hear though that more and more bloggers are getting approved. Great haul by the way!

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    1. Thank you. Yes, it’s always been really good for librarians and booksellers. I’m guessing they are starting to open it up a bit more to bloggers, which is exciting for us. That is amazing that you always have great access, I’m so glad that librarians get that, it’s so important!


  5. Damn, that looks like a haul! I’ve been cautious with requesting on EW so far because I have so many Netgalley books already 😅

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  6. What a great haul! I just finished Heartwood Box! It was my first ARC. I’m new to this whole ARC world. I’m looking forward to reviewing more books!

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