Let’s just jump right into this.
Edelweiss hates me. It’s the only explanation I have. I’ve never been approved for anything through them – at least not on this account. Having previously no luck with my first account (minus one approval, but that’s a whole other story), a fellow blogger told me to create an account directly tied to my blog.
I did. Created a blog email and everything.
I’m constantly declined.
I honestly don’t know why I even bother at this point. Whenever I’m feeling like a glutton for punishment, I request titles on EW.
I’ve been denied within a handful of hours, but I’ve also had titles pending for almost 200+ days.
Over on NetGalley, I have a much better success rate. I currently have the Golden 80% – 82% to be specific, even though it seems to mean absolutely nothing in terms of approvals. It seems to be just some arbitrary number and holds no weight on whether or not you get approved for titles. I was sitting at an 88% for weeks, and I was in pending limbo.
All of the sudden, NG went on a declining spree, so that was fun to see. Tons of titles that I would have loved to have read, denied.
But let’s take a look at what I’ve been approved for:
Probably forever Pending (I’m looking at you Midnight Lie):
And Edelweiss, where hopes go to die:
As you can see, I’ve been pretty freaking lucky on NetGalley. I’m not sure how, but I’m super grateful. I’m bummed that some of the titles I’m super excited for, were declined, but I guess it happens. I’m also absolutely geeked that I got approved for titles that Edelweiss denied me for. It feels like a giant F U to them. Now, if NetGalley would just approve me for Blood & Honey that would be perfect!
What do your NetGalley and/or Edelweiss accounts look like? Do you have the coveted 80% reviewer rating? Does Edelweiss love you? Let me know! What book do you want to be approved for so badly, that you would sell your soul if that were an option?
I really want Blood & Honey, Crush and A Vow So Bold And Deadly.