I saw this post on The Misstery‘s blog and it showed me that I was not alone in being rejected. I was quite surprised really because I thought other bloggers would have a much higher approval rate than me and I thought they were practically accepted every time. So I don’t want to hide mine anymore but instead show you a few of my many, many rejections.
I have 50 reviews up till now and I’ve been rejected 29 times so I’m used to not having my hopes up too much. It could very well be 30 today or tomorrow because I have 2 more requests pending for the same book – The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle – and I’m not very hopeful anymore if they have to think about it this long (more than a month for the first request). I’m at 96% so that’s not the problem, but I don’t know what is. But, on the bright side, I did get to read 50 books for free and some of them were brilliant!
Anyway here are my saddest rejections :
Far from True by Linwood Barclay (my oldest book rejection)
I Let You Go by Clare Macintosh
Find Her by Lisa Gardner
Little Boy Blue by MJ Arlidge
All is Not Forgotten by Wendy Walker (tried twice, rejected twice)
Before I Let You in By Jenny Blackhurst
Good Me Bad Me by Ali Land
All I Ever Wanted by Lucy Dillon
The Caller by Chris Carter (OK so I don’t live in Australia..)
Rattle by Fiona Cummins
Never Let You Go by Chevy Stevens
I did get myself an e-copy of I Let You Go and The Caller and I even bought the paperback copy of Good Me Bad Me by Ali Land (okay that was partly because of the gold cover too). It is rather exceptional though because I’ll still want to read it of course but it won’t be very high on my buy-list.
I also managed to get a paper copy of Rattle by Fiona Cummins from the publisher once her second book was about to be launched and it turned out quite a good read so I’m happy I got the chance!
So were any of these books on your list? Did I miss out on anything ;-)?