Bookstagram Showcase – 09 August 2020

I’ve decided to showcase my weekly bookstagram posts on here to share them with new followers. Each photo always takes a lot of time and energy so is definitely worth celebrating! Leave your bookstagram links below if I don’t already follow you.



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{AD|gifted} Do you read historical mysteries?⁠ πŸ•―β  Today is my turn on the blog tour for THE SILVER COLLAR by Antonia Hodgson and I rated this book 5 stars. Set in the early eighteenth century, each story is a mystery centred around the protagonist, Thomas Hawkins. You don't have to have read the previous three books to enjoy this one as each works as a standalone.⁠ πŸ•―β  Twenty-six-year-old Thomas is a luckless gambler and disreputable gentleman whilst his partner Kitty is independent, fiery and wealthy. I love the relationship between Tom and Kitty as it's one of healthy mutual respect based on love. ⁠ πŸ•―β  Another fantastic element of this series is the evocative London setting. The author really captures the essence of this slice of history and creates an authentic portrayal of everyday life. The villain of the story was probably one of the most complex and terrifying antagonists I've ever read. Their intelligence and ruthlessness combine to create a truly formidable opponent.⁠ πŸ•―β  From the very first page, I was gripped by this well-written mystery. If you're looking for a new series to start then I'd highly recommend this one as it's sure not to disappoint.⁠ πŸ•―β  Full review on my blog (link in bio). Thanks to @hodderbooks for my complimentary finished copy.⁠ πŸ•―β  #bookstagram #books #booklover #bookworm #bookaddict #igreads #bibliophile #bookstagramfeature #bookishfeatures #thesilvercollar #antoniahodgson #thomashawkins

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Happy book birthday to DANGEROUS REMEDY by @katalicedunn! ⁠ πŸ‡«πŸ‡·πŸ’€β  The action opens with a thrilling prison break-out, promising the reader that they can expect a fast-paced, heart-pounding adventure from beginning to end.⁠ πŸ‡«πŸ‡·πŸ’€β  The Battalion des Mortes are my new favourite gang. Comprised of Camille, Al, Guil, and Ada, their mission is to save as many prisoners as possible from execution. Camille is the bisexual leader and strategist of the group, a Revolutionary’s daughter with a personal vendetta against the Royalists. Ada is a lesbian runaway who uses science to solve problems. She’s also dating Camille. Al is a gay aristocrat in hiding and marvellously snarky. Last but not least is Guil, a deserter with military knowledge. Together they have a wonderful dynamic and their banter is hilarious. ⁠ πŸ‡«πŸ‡·πŸ’€β  The Revolutionary Paris setting was atmospherically evoked and felt very realistic, engaging the reader completely. DANGEROUS REMEDY is a fun, fast-paced, adventure, with an unforgettable and hilarious gang, set in gritty Revolutionary Paris. It’s definitely not one to miss.⁠ πŸ‡«πŸ‡·πŸ’€β  #bookstagram #books #booklover #bookworm #bookaddict #igreads #bibliophile #bookstagramfeature #bookishfeatures #dangerousremedy #katdunn

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What are your favourite graphic novels?⁠ πŸ’•β  My copy of WHAT WE DON'T TALK ABOUT by @zolwia arrived last week and I read it the same day (it was a 5-star read for me). You can check out the synopsis below:⁠ πŸ’•β  Farai has been in a relationship for two years and has never met her partner’s parents. Until this weekend. ⁠ .⁠ .⁠ Farai has finally persuaded Adam to introduce her to his parents, but the visit to the in-laws turns out to be a horrible experience for her. She starts to feel uneasy and ostracised. When confronted about this experience Adam tries to play down the situation and does not show any understanding for his partner's concerns. ⁠ .⁠ .⁠ Then things get a whole lot worse and Farai has to question if she can be with a man whose family does not accept her and who is not willing to face the difficulties related to an interracial relationship. ⁠ .⁠ .⁠ Examining contemporary issues of race, bigotry and the difficulties that interracial couples face, What We Don't Talk About is an exciting debut from a burgeoning talent and important new voice in graphic fiction.⁠ πŸ’•β  #bookstagram #books #booklover #bookworm #bookaddict #igreads #bibliophile #bookstagramfeature #bookishfeatures #whatwedon'ttalkabout #whatwedonttalkabout #charlotkristensen

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{AD|gifted} How long does it usually take you to actually read your book mail?⁠ πŸ–€β  I received a proof copy of TRUE STORY by @pettykate yesterday from @riverrun_books / @quercusbooks and started reading it last night. I'm almost finished as it's just so addictive yet horrifying. You can read the synopsis below:⁠ πŸ–€β  After a college party, two boys drive a girl home: drunk and passed out in the back seat. Rumours spread about what they did to her, but later they'll tell the police a different version of events. Alice will never remember what truly happened. Her fracture runs deep, hidden beneath cleverness and wry humour. Nick – a sensitive, misguided boy who stood by – will never forget.⁠ .⁠ .⁠ That's just the beginning of this extraordinary journey into memory, fear and self-portrayal. Through university applications, a terrifying abusive relationship, a fateful reckoning with addiction and a final mind-bending twist, Alice and Nick will take on different roles to each other – some real, some invented – until finally, brought face to face once again, the secret of that night is revealed.⁠ .⁠ .⁠ Startlingly relevant and enthralling in its brilliance, True Story is by turns a campus novel, psychological thriller, horror story and crime noir, each narrative frame stripping away the fictions we tell about women, men and the very nature of truth. It introduces Kate Reed Petty as a provocative new voice in contemporary fiction. ⁠ πŸ–€β  #bookstagram #books #booklover #bookworm #bookaddict #igreads #bibliophile #bookstagramfeature #bookishfeatures #truestory #katereedpetty #truestorybook #debutnovel

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1 Comment

  1. Ruth Estevez

    10 August 2020 at 2:46 PM

    Great idea! I am @ruthestevezwriter on Instagram

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