Book Review – Star Wars: Thrawn Ascendancy: Lesser Evil

Today’s post is a book review of a book I’ve been waiting to read since May. This Thrawn series has been really enjoyable, and I’m curious to see what happens next with the character.

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Mid-Month NetGalley Check-In – August 2021

I’ve made some progress on my ARCs since the last NetGalley check-in. Check out where I was a month ago in my last check-in post. My feedback ratio is back up to 71%, and I read the two ARCs I planned to complete in the last month. I’ve completed 15 ARC reviews out of the total 21 for which I have been approved. I now have five unread books available to read on my shelf since I was approved for one ARC and read two ARCs in the last month.

The books below are those currently needing to be read on my shelf. I plan to read and review the books in bold before the next check-in on September 15.

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Mid-Month NetGalley Check-In – July 2021

I have held fairly steady in my progress on my ARCs since the last NetGalley check-in. Check out where I was a month ago in my last check-in post. My feedback ratio has dropped a bit to 65% compared to last month’s 71%. I’ve completed 13 ARC reviews out of the total 20 for which I have been approved. I now have six unread books available to read on my shelf since I was approved for three ARCs and read one ARC in the last month. I’m pretty happy to have mostly maintained my ratio and prevented myself from requesting all the books. 🙂 I’m also incredibly excited about all three ARCs I got this month because they are all highly anticipated reads I didn’t expect to get.

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Mid-Month NetGalley Check-In – June 2021

I have made a lot of progress on my ARCs since the last NetGalley check-in. Check out where I was a month ago in my last check-in post. My feedback ratio has risen from the depths to a pretty respectable 71%. I’ve completed 12 ARC reviews out of the total 17 for which I have been approved. I earned two new badges in the last month: the top reviewer and 10 reviews badges. I now only have four unread books available to read on my shelf. So, I’m pretty proud to have improved so much and resisted the urge to constantly request more books.

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Mid-Month NetGalley Check-In

Given my struggle keeping up with my NetGalley ARCs, I have decided to do a check-in at the middle of each month to keep myself somewhat accountable. My feedback ratio has been atrocious. Although, I think it is at least partly due to me just starting out. It doesn’t take many approved books without reviews to send my rating plummeting through the floor.

Right now my feedback ratio sits at 38% with 6 feedback sent for 16 approved books. However, I don’t think that is completely accurate because there are 7 books, not 6, with feedback in my shelf. Has that happened to anyone else? It is really frustrating because I was excited to have my percentage above 40%, and then the seventh book disappeared from my ratio calculation. I’m still proud to have improved it from the 20% ratio I had just a few weeks ago, though. So, progress…right?

I’m going to do my best to stop requesting new books until I’ve made a little more progress on reading the books currently on my shelf. But there are so many books that sound interesting.

The books below are those currently needing to be read on my shelf. I plan to read and review the books in bold before the next check-in on June 15.

Child of Light by Terry Brooks | Publication Date: October 12, 2021
Flash Fire by TJ Klune | Publication Date: July 13, 2021
If This Gets Out by Sophie Gonzales & Cale Dietrich | Publication Date: December 7, 2021
Into the Lightning Gate by Roberth Roth | Publication Date: June 7, 2021
The All-Consuming World by Cassandra Khaw | Publication Date: September 7, 2021
The Sightless City by Noah Lemelson | Publication Date: July 20, 2021
Traitors of the Black Crown by Cate Pearce | Publication Date: September 22, 2021
Not My Ruckus by Chad Musick | Publication Date: February 16, 2021

How do you stay on top of your NetGalley ARCs? Are you successful at staying above the coveted 80% ratio threshold? Let me know in the comments!