Top Ten Currently Pending Request on Netgalley

This is my first Top Ten Tuesday feature. I am excited to do this blog post since then but I did not know what ten things to feature.

Today, it is my first time too to request on Netgalley. I got doubts few weeks ago if I will sign up to the said site or not. But now, I got the guts! And just for an hour or so of waiting, four publishers have already approved my requests. I am about to read one tonight tho because I lost my memory card which includes my epub files, so I cannot continue reading Fifty Shades of Gray.

These are the top ten pending titles on my Netgalley shelf. They will be also included on my TBR shelf on Goodreads. Check out these books, authors and publishers. Read on and if it interests you, add them on your shelves, too!

Title: Apple and Rain
Author: Sarah Crossan
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc (UK & ANZ)
Publication Date: Aug 14 2014

A stunning new novel from Carnegie-shortlisted author Sarah Crossan; moving and beautifully crafted, it explores the bond between daughters and mothers, forgiveness and the healing power of words.

When Apple’s mother returns after eleven years of absence, Apple feels whole again. She will have an answer to her burning question – why did you go? And she will have someone who understands what it means to be a teenager – unlike Nana. But just like the stormy Christmas Eve when she left, her mother’s homecoming is bitter sweet, and Apple wonders who is really looking after whom. It’s only when Apple meets someone more lost than she is, that she begins to see things as they really are.

Like a brilliant hybrid of Cathy Cassidy and Jacqueline Wilson, Sarah Crossan entices you into her world, then tells a moving, perceptive and beautifully crafted story which has the power to make you laugh and cry.

Title: The Guy's Guide to God, Girls, and the Phone in Your Pocket
101 Real-World Tips for Teenaged Guys
Author: Jonathan McKee
Publisher: Barbour Publishing, Inc.
Publication Date: Apr 1 2014

The Guy's Guide will encourage your faith, challenge you spiritually, and give you real-life advice how to live out your faith in today’s highly secularized culture, with distractions lurking around every corner. . .and just a click away.

Title: The Girl from the Well
Author: Rin Chupeco
Publisher: SOURCEBOOKS Fire
Publication Date: Aug 5 2014

The Ring meets The Exorcist in this haunting story about an American boy whose last hope for protection lies with a vengeful ghost

Okiku wants vengeance...and she gets it. Whenever there's a monster hurting a child-the same way she was hurt 300 years ago in Japan-her spirit is there to deliver punishment. But one American boy draws her like no other. The two are pulled into a world of eerie doll rituals and dark Shinto exorcisms that will take them from the American Midwest to the remote valleys and shrines of Aomori, Japan. The boy is not a monster, but something evil writhes beneath his skin, trapped by a series of intricate tattoos. Can Okiku protect him? Or is her presence only bringing more harm?

Tile: The Diamond Thief
Author: Sharon Gosling
Publisher: Capstone
Publication Date: Oct 1 2014

No-one performs on the circus trapeze like 16-year-old Remy Brunel. But Remy also leads another life, prowling through the backstreets of Victorian London as a jewel thief. When she is forced to steal one of the world's most valuable diamonds, she uncovers a world of treachery and fiendish plots.

Tile: Smart
Author: Kim Slater
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Publication Date: Jun 5 2014

'I found Jean's friend dead in the river. His name was Colin Kirk. He was a homeless man, but he still wanted to live.' There's been a murder, but the police don't care. It was only a homeless old man after all. Kieran cares. He's made a promise, and when you say something out loud, that means you're going to do it, for real. He's going to find out what really happened. To Colin. And to his grandma, who just stopped coming round one day. It's a good job Kieran's a master of observation, and knows all the detective tricks of the trade. But being a detective is difficult when you're Kieran Woods. When you're amazing at drawing but terrible at fitting in. And when there are dangerous secrets everywhere, not just outside, but under your own roof.

Tile: Mortal Danger
Author: Ann Aguirre
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Publishing Group
Publication Date: Aug 5 2014

Revenge is a dish best served cold.

Edie Kramer has a score to settle with the beautiful people at Blackbriar Academy. Their cruelty drove her to the brink of despair, and four months ago, she couldn’t imagine being strong enough to face her senior year. But thanks to a Faustian compact with the enigmatic Kian, she has the power to make the bullies pay. She’s not supposed to think about Kian once the deal is done, but devastating pain burns behind his unearthly beauty, making him impossible to forget. 

In one short summer, her entire life changes, and she sweeps through Blackbriar, prepped to take the beautiful people down from the inside. A whisper here, a look there, and suddenly . . . bad things are happening. It’s a head rush, seeing her tormentors get what they deserve, but things that seem too good to be true usually are, and soon, the pranks and payback turn from delicious to deadly. Edie is alone in a world teeming with secrets and fiends lurking in the shadows. In this murky morass of devil’s bargains, she isn’t sure who—or what—she can trust. Not even her own mind . . .

Title: Landline
Author: Rainbow Rowell
Publisher: Orion Publishing Group
Publication Date: Jul 3 2014
Georgie McCool knows her marriage is in trouble. That it's been in trouble for a long time. She still loves her husband, Neal, and he still loves her - but that almost seems besides the point now. 
Two days before they're supposed to visit Neal's family in Omaha for Christmas, Georgie tells him that she can't go. She's a TV writer, and something's come up on her show; she has to stay in Los Angeles. She knows that Neal will be upset with her - he is always a little upset with her - but she doesn't expect to him to pack up the kids and go home without her.

When her husband and the kids leave for the airport, Georgie wonders if she's finally done it. If she's ruined everything.

That night, Georgie discovers a way to communicate with Neal in the past. It's not time travel, not exactly, but she feels like she's been given an opportunity to fix her marriage before it starts...

Is that what she's supposed to do?

Or would Georgie and Neal be better off if their marriage never happened?

 Title: Harp's Song, #1
Author: Cassie Shine
Publisher: Cassie Shine
Publication Date: Nov 5 2014
In just a few months Harp Evans will be officially coming of age and graduating from high school. She will be free from the mother that never wanted her, the house that never felt like home, and the disappointment of the last seventeen years. What she doesn’t know is that her mother has been holding onto a secret that has the potential to derail her dreams and destroy her already faulty sense of self.

A self-proclaimed recluse, Harp spends most of her time practicing the cello, in the hopes of earning a full scholarship that will grant her freedom, but will also send her away from her best friend Connor Williams, who is becoming more than just a friend.

As revelations are made, will Harp still feel the same way about leaving everyone that cares about her behind? Or will she continue to pursue the life she’s been dreaming of for as long as she can remember?

Title: Since Forever Ago
Author: Olivia Besse
Publisher: Wunderland Press
Publication Date:  May 13 2014
This novel contains graphic sexual content and strong language. It is intended for mature readers.

Fresh off the heels of a devastating breakup, Riley Benson is a mess. But with her ingenious plan to become a ball-busting heartbreaker herself, she’s pretty sure she’ll survive. After all, what better way is there to get revenge than to move on?
Riley’s determined to become the perfect bachelorette—she’s going to drink like a bro, belch like a beast and swear so much that she’ll make even the most seasoned sailors blush. After all, those are the qualities that every guy’s secretly looking for…. aren’t they?

Max Fletcher is in love with the girl who gave him chicken pox and his first broken leg. When his best friend seems to finally be out of the picture, he can’t help but want to keep Riley all to himself. And, after coaching her with the very best of the very worst love advice, it seems as if he might actually get what he's wanted after all those years. But just as the two come to the realization that they're actually kind of perfect for each other, along comes a secret that threatens to tear them apart.

Title: Breathe, Annie, Breathe
Author: Miranda Kenneally
Publisher: SOURCEBOOKS Fire
Publication Date: Jul 15 2014

Annie Winters can barely run a mile without wheezing. Still, she’s training to run the Music City Marathon in October which is only seven months away. Running is definitely not her thing, but she needs to finish what her boyfriend started… before he died. Caught in between blaming herself for his death and being alive without him, Annie feels that running will honor him. Not to mention, her vigorous training has also become a form of distraction. But then, so has Jeremiah Brown. He flirts with Annie on the trails and it makes Annie feel alive, happy and guilty all at the same time. She wants to race into his arms and sprint in the opposite direction – because loving is a risk she’s not ready to take again.

Let's leave it up to this quote from Emily Brontë: "And from the midst of cheerless gloom I passed to bright unclouded day."

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