The Hidden Gems ARC Program

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Members are sent details of books in their selected genres and sign up for the ones that interest them.

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Free digital copies of the books are emailed to members selected to read that book!

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After reading, leave your review and fill out our reader form. Then start all over again—as often as you want!

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What Readers are Saying About Hidden Gems

I do read arc for several authors but I have come to prefer Hidden Gems. I am able to choose only the titles that interest me. HG keeps track once it goes live and will auto find my review for me as well. It makes the process easier and less stressful. Good job!


Bridgetown, NS Canada

Hidden Gems is a great place to find books to read and review! They make it so simple. Choose your genre(s) then receive emails with potential books. HG sends a reminder when the book goes live, and their form even finds the review without pasting in the link! It’s the easiest ARC site I use!

Rachel C.


I love being an ARC reader for Hidden Gems! You get a variety of different genres and authors. And you can pick and choose which books you want to read. And I love that they email you to remind you the book has been published. If I were reviewing them I’d give them 5 stars!


Alberta, Canada

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Using Science Fiction Writing to Reflect Reality

Science fiction, a genre where futuristic worlds and advanced technologies serve as the setting for exploring profound societal issues, has always been more than mere escapism. For as long as the genre has existed, it’s been used to mirror both our deepest anxieties and our highest aspirations. By using fantastical backdrops to delve into pressing issues, authors not only captivate readers but also subtly encourage reflection on real-world challenges. By providing examples of how legendary sci-fi writers have used their stories as platforms for commentary and change, Ginger illustrates how we, too, can use our science fiction writing to not just entertain, but also challenge, inspire, and perhaps even influence how our future unfolds. I love all types of books and stories, but science fiction has always had a special place in my heart. Growing up, I used to devour my father’s huge collection of science fiction paperbacks and short… Read More >

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