🦊 The Familiars by Stacey Halls 🦊 Ah. The very best feeling, when you’re only a few pages into a book and already know you’ve found another author to add to THE LIST. Right from the start I knew this was going to be a story I’d enjoy, Fleetwood is a strong and engaging character and I loved her instantly. Fleetwood is trying to come to terms with a letter addressed to her husband; Richard, that she’d never seen before. It’s from a doctor and it’s telling Richard that his wife will not live is she bares another child. Fleetwood is in shock, after three stillbirths, this is terrifying news as she’s yet to give Richard an heir to Gawthorpe Hall, and even worse, she’s already pregnant. And then she meets Alice in the woods. When Alice says she can help Fleetwood deliver the baby safely, the fact her methods seem less than traditional is not something that Fleetwood concerns herself with. She wants to have this baby and live. Meanwhile, rumours are rising about witchcraft in the county. With the King thinking the North is full of unruly people, Roger sees an opportunity to climb higher up the ranks and please the King. As a justice of the peace, he takes it upon himself to round up the ‘witches’ in the area and make them face their crimes in court, most usually ending in the suspect being hanged. A young ally feeds Roger information on a witches’ meeting which could see many women falsely hanged, as the ally’s memory is manipulated by temptation and greed… As I read of the captures and, followed Alice and her unusual treatments for Fleetwood, I was filled with dread. Would the storylines crossover and if they did, how dangerous would the outcome be? Stacey has created a mesmerising effect with her writing; the period setting, the bubbling tension of the witches’ trial and the strength of Fleetwood, created a highly atmospheric vibe and made the story even more engaging. I loved
I was totally inspired by my lovely friend Hannah @rowlingintohogwarts for this one, who said there isn’t a need to add anything fancy with this book, and she’s right. It’s 22 years today since this wonderfully magical story was published. I could also create a pretty good patronus with just one look at it because it holds so many happy memories for me. 22 years on and look how connected we all are, around the world, and part of this amazing Potter community all because of the boy who lived. ⚡️⚡️
“What could I become if I stopped worrying about death, about pain, about anything? If I stopped trying to belong? Instead of being afraid, I could become something to fear.” - The Cruel Prince, Holly Black ⠀ ⠀ HAVE YOU HEARD? Our new collection is launching this Friday! Pictured is the entire Faerie Fruit line which was inspired the the dangerous and intoxicating fruit known in the fae realms. ⠀ ⠀ Four new scents will be available, each in a soy candle, bath bomb, lip balm, salt soak, and whipped creme soap. Swipe to see all the scents!
Bookmail! 📚 Last week, @bookoutlet had a 15% off sale so of course, I had to get some more books. 🙈 Have you read any of these? They have been circulating on bookstagram in the last year so hopefully I’ll find time to read them soon.
"We do not remain the same each minute to the next. Every word you hear, every sight you see, every smell, every thought you have, every moment—it all changes you. We keep putting on mask after mask, layers over layers. That’s how one grows." -These Vicious Masks, T. Shanker & K. Zekas . . Heeeeeello 💖 How are you? Today’s oddly a good day for us (that means, we have plans that involves ice-cream) but the heat is slowly killing us😫 We want our autumn back! . Anyway, the trilogy in the picture is a steampunk London meets the X-Men kind of thing, where a group of people with peculiar gifts has to deal with the Victorian High Society, and... well, let’s just say that stuff happens🙌🏻 . We’re talking about it because one of the characters (we won’t say which one bc, you know, spoiler) belongs to the LGBT+ community. Seeing it depicted in a sort-of-historical fiction is something we don’t often meet, we can only make some other examples – The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue, Lord John’s adventures by Diana Gabaldon – but it’s certainly something we should care about! We don’t have to go that back to see how things have changed for the community. Just jump 25 years in the past and you’ll figure out how close-minded we used to be. Of course we still have a lot to learn and adjust, but we feel like we’re leading to the right direction, don’t you?🏳🌈 . . #qotd: Do you read historical fiction? If so, what’s your favorite book of that genre? . . #everykindoflove#rainbow#lgbt#lgbtq#pride#pridemonth#freelove#queer#shartheelove#equality#loveislove#lgbtbooks#lgbtcharacters#theseviciousmasks#tarunshanker#kellyzekas#bookishthings#readmore#bookworm#bookslovers#instabooks#readingtime#bookstagramfeature#currentlyreading#bookgasm#becauseofreading
💛💗💜 Cover Reveal 💜💗💛 . I am so excited to share the cover reveal of Six Weeks of Loving You by @karliperrinauthor! 🤗 . Six Weeks of Loving You is an epic tale of love, friendship and second chances, and will be here on September 17 so make sure and mark your calendars. 📆 . Don't forget to check out the blurb followed by my QOTD down below. 👇🏼 • • BLURB: . The news reporters called it a disaster. . The doctors called it a miracle. . I could still walk. I could still talk. I could still remember every little detail about the train crash. . Until I couldn’t. . Six weeks later, I lost my memory. . I woke up believing that it was the morning of the accident. . Six weeks after that, it happened again. . I have retrograde amnesia. I’ve damaged a part of my brain which allows me to recall the recent past. In other words, I have an extremely limited short-term memory – six weeks to be exact. . The train derailed eighteen months ago. . I’ve relived that morning twelve times. . When I meet Spencer Hale, I put up a huge fight. . I won’t let him in. I can’t let him in. But with each day that passes, my walls begin to come down. . I get one step closer to loving him. . And one step closer to losing him. . Welcome to the train wreck that is my life. • • Add it to your Goodreads TBR here –https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/46416823-six-weeks-of-loving-you • • • • • • QOTD: If you could relive your life, what's something you would do differently? 🤔 . AOTD: I for one would take more chances and ignore all my fears that have held me back over the years and would live for the present and not worry so much about the future. 😋
which characters do you think deserve more page/screen time? clint barton, aka hawkeye, aka one of the six main avengers of the first three phases of the mcu, of the last 11 years of the mcu, deserved a lot more screen time. HE'S ONE OF THE CORE SIX AND NOT EVEN IN ALL FOUR AVENGERS MOVIES. like, yeah, house arrest but, we could've found a way around that. come ON. — and finnick odair. he's not underrated, but should've got more page time
HalloBookstagram 📚 Ich glaube diese Collage zeigt gut, wie ich mich fühle, wenn ich ein Buch von meiner Lieblingsreihe in der Hand halte. Ich bin froh und traurig zugleich. Es ist das letzte Buch aus der ToG-Reihe und ich kann es immer noch nicht fassen. Seit 5 Jahren begleiten mich die Bücher schon und oh Mann. Ich bin alt geworden. Egal, ich kann leider nicht in Worte fassen, wie unglaublich doll ich diese Reihe liebe. Ich werde euch nicht vergessen Aelin, Rowan, Aedion, Manon, Dorian, Chaol... und alle anderen. Danke @therealsjmaas für diese tolle Reihe. (Thank you for this great books and this story ❤ Thank you for the message that girls can save the world) (Unbezahlte Werbung) #bookstagram#bookstagramgermany#booklover#bookishthings#bookseries#favouriteseries#foreverthroneofglass#throneofglass#throneofglassseries#aelingalathinius#celeanasardothien
Who would you cast as your favourite bookish character? . . Hi, book fam! Today is going to be a short post because this was initially for yesterday but because of the Instagram aesthetic, I had to delay this. But, happy belated birthday to Gumiho: Wicked Fox by @katjcho! @prhinternational #partner#ad The book has already been released in Malaysia, I think you can find it in Kinokuniya and if you're looking for a K-drama in book form, you need to pick it up. Or if you're looking for an original voice incorporating Korean culture and society into a YA fantasy, then you cannot go wrong with Gumiho: Wicked Fox! . . I had so much fun doing this dream casting and it was so easy because all the pieces just fell into place and because I have been watching K-dramas recently. From the get go, I knew I would cast Park Shin Hye as Miyoung and Lee Jong Suk as Jihoon. To check out the rest of my casting and characters and why I chose a specific actor, click on the link in bio! . . . . . #bookstagram#bookflatlay#booklover#bookstagrammer#culturetripbooks#booknerdigans#bookstafeatures#bookishthings#bookishlove#yabooks#yareads#bookphotography#bulletjournal#gumiho#wickedfox#katjcho
“There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.” - Henry James, The Portrait of a Lady ⠀ QOTD- Do you have a favorite daily or weekly ritual? ⠀ One of my favorites is getting home from work and playing a couple quick rounds of our favorite video game with my girlfriend😂 good way to wind down! ⠀ Have a great day guys!
✨HEXEN'S BINDING COVER REVEAL!!✨ * This cover, drawn and designed by the very talented @laurencrestillustration, was most definitely a labor of love. And it was a labor:) but I think it was totally worth it. * Pre-order links should be going up today and tomorrow so as those become available, I'll share them! * Synopsis: * Bryden changed everything. History that once was, is no longer. And life doesn't exist as it once did. Hellia lurks in the shadows between worlds, but the specter of the once-powerful hexen is the least of Taran Grim's worries. Something happened that day in Bryden. Something Taran failed to see. And Coll might be the one paying the price.
100th post had to be something special 😉 and thus, with a longer caption 🙈 So, here's my gratitude to all those who have supported me right from the day I started my Bookstagram account. Thankyou for sticking by 😄❤ . . I am so glad to have completed a year in this aaaamazing community. It gave me so much ❤ Wonderful and crazy friends @coffees_and_books_ @theemptycartridge @the_mysterious_bookstagram @the_pahadan_bookworm @booksandstrokes @bookstagrammer_astha and many more, introduced me to different genres, different books, and so many creative people out here. I guess Bookstagram does that to us. I would have never known I have the genes for creativity in me if it hadn't been for Bookstagram 🙈 One of the biggest achievement for me was to receive the 'Best Instagrammer of NE Award' and that too during my initial stages of Bookstagramming. Receiving that award actually made me put more effort on my content. I started pushing myself more to read better books, to click eye catchy pictures since then. Big thanks to @mimir_of_odin for being there ❤ . . So, for showering me with so much love, I'll be hosting a giveaway soon on my Bookstagram anniversary and also because it's my birthday month.. Tadaaa 😂 So, stay tuned. Bonus points if you can drag your friends and make them follow me 🙈😂 . . #booknookstagram#bookobsessed#bookishthings#letstalkaboutbooks#darkaesthetic#bookstoread#booktography#bookphotography#vscobooks#ireadya#becauseofreading#yalit#readabook#readersofinstagram