This was the first book I read after not reading for ages and it through me straight back into it and renewed my love of books!
5⭐️ Review -
This book is written in two perspectives, Zoe and Dan. They are a married couple who met and fell madly in love and Zoe was the happiest she had ever been her husband starts to show his true colours. He’s a controlling abusive nasty bully who monitors her food and what she eats and keeps her prisoner in her home and psychologically and physically abused her. It starts off in the perspective of Zoe and it has flashbacks of how she met Dan and we learn how nasty and manipulative it is that it actually makes you feel uncomfortable. It then turns into the perspective of Dan and you learn and see how twisted he actually is.
A whole rollercoaster of events occur and your constantly guessing and feel like your living it, hating Dan more and more throughout and can feel the true pain and torment Zoe is going through.
I was given this book as a gift and oh I am so pleased I read it there’s so so much more to the story but it’s impossible to mention without giving the whole story away. I do highly recommend this book i felt trapped by it! It was such an exciting read! #books#book#bookstagram#psychological#bookworm#thriller#review#booklover#bookreview#bookthriller#booknerd#readersofinstagram#readinglist#jscarol#jamescarol#jscarolbook#kissmekillme#kissmekillmebookclub#author#bookappreciation#secrets#jamescarolbook#readingtime
🌈 Does anyone else have a love/hate relationship with Tuesdays?
I love seeing everyone’s pub day posts, but I hate adding more books to my TBR list when I have soooo many unread library books and books I purchased at home. And don’t get me started about what’s on my @netgalley shelf. Oh...the pressure 😭. So...I decided that I’m not putting anything on hold or buying any new books until I get slightly caught up and I’m going to post a book from my TBR on Tuesdays from now on.
This cutie has been sitting on my nightstand for weeks. It’s the first book in a new cozy series set in Ireland. It landed on my TBR pile after I read a review from @readbookpage . It’s currently in the #1 spot on my list and I plan on reading it before the end of February.
Hi my friends! What are your feelings on the enemies-to-lovers trope? I enjoy them, but it's not one that I actively seek out. I had to actually go through my shelves on Goodreads when I was trying to pick a book/s for today's #LoveToReadFeb20 prompt! And then I wanted to smack myself after I came across the Driven series, because duh...you can't get more enemies-to-lovers than Ryles and ACE!
Sweet lord, these books! One of the angstiest, most emotional love stories you could read. It was amazing that these were Ms. Bromberg's debut novels. She really sucked me right into Rylee and Colton's world. I have to say I was glad I read them after they had all been released...I'm pretty sure I wouldn't have survived the wait in between, this cliffhangers were killer!
I hope everyone has a great week...just think, tomorrow's already Wednesday!
It’s been an incredibly busy past two days! I’ve been off work for the half-term break so I’ve been catching up on (some) sleep, some k-dramas and a lot of essay marking 🙃
Pictured is one of my favourite series ever ~ I literally grew up reading the Gone series, I cried my way through them and stayed up late nights reading them. If you’re into science fiction/fantasy/power wielding characters, you’ll love these! • ✨ #QOTD : what do you love doing best when you have a good little break between work/school??
Does placing a bookshelf in every room of your home count as decorating? 🤷 ( 📸 @simonteen)
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I was tagged by my lovely friend Kylie @notsotwentysomething to participate in the #FavoriteThingsStack 🤗 I have The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake and Kitchens of the Great Midwest because I love baking & food 😋 I love flowers 🌸- they make me so happy. Obviously books and a book about bookstores had to be there, and a book featuring wine/vineyards because wine tasting is one of my favorite pastimes and vineyards are my happy place🍷 Lululemon because I love running and working out! And finally The Southern Side of Paradise because my family is all from the south and I love visiting that area ☺️ All wrapped up with a cup of tea and my favorite little succulent- 🎶 these are a few of my favorite thiiiiings 🎵 I tagged a few people- join us!!
BOOK REVIEW!! 3.5 🌟
I gave The Aeronauts Windlass by @jimbutcherauthor 3.5 stars even though i liked the book. The main reason i gave it 3.5 stars was because it was a lot longer than i prefer a book to be, i also was left with a lot of unanswered questions about the book.
How did they become a Spire civilization among other questions. I am assuming these things would be revealed throughout the rest of the books in this series. I personally loved the protagonists and their dynamic that grows throughout the storyline.
My favorite would have to be Rowl, his indifferent attitude and absolutely unshakable self importance fits him perfectly. I don't want to give anything away about the book but he is an unexpected addition to the POVs and i thoroughly enjoyed the commentary and banter he provided.
The gift of Global talent, by William R. Kerr //
“Talented people have an impact on all aspects of our lives, from those who are inventing the next versions of our smartphones to those researching how to extend life”. //
Heard about this book in a podcast, as an immigrant it caught my attention right away.
Recommended if you’re interested in the flows of global talent and it’s effects (mainly in the US). It should be a must if you’re into in immigration policy and talent. #bookstagram#booklover#BookNerd#Bokworm#whatireadthismonth#globaltalent
I absolutely LOVED “When I Was You”!
Jumping right in to a brutal assault, Kent starts us off confused & searching for answers - much like Brienne herself.
I found myself immediately drawn to Brienne & her *seemingly* sweet, handsome roommate.
She starts off as a sad, hurt, lonely woman; but ends her journey with a bang.
It’s very easy to become attached to Brienne, only to find yourself questioning her sanity as well as your own, but stay with her during her wild ride - it’s worth it!
My heart was pounding several times: from the stalking scenes, to the hospital stay, and finally, to the confrontation between Brienne & the other “her”.
This is one of the few suspenseful thrillers that I’ve finished & felt satisfied that it had every loose end tied up - satisfied, yet angry at myself for rooting for the complete *wrong* character (I promise you will, too). 5/5 Ms. Kent!
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I fell in love with the writing of Bianca Marais last year when I read If You Want to Make God Laugh (it made my ‘Best of’ list at the end of last year), so I was eagerly anticipating reading her first book. While it wasn’t as good as IYWTMGL in my opinion, I did still enjoy it.
I loved the South African setting in the 1970’s. I find South African history fascinating, so I liked the look at race and privilege during this time period. I also loved the wise and stoic character of Beauty, but cared less for the little girl, Robin. Had the entire story been written from Beauty’s point of view, I think it would have struck more of a chord with me.
3.5 ⭐️ overall. I think I fell victim to my own expectations on this one. Solid, but not as good as I’d hoped for.
I can’t borrow him.
He’s not a sweater or a skirt.
He’s not even her favorite dress—the lucky one she wears on first dates. The one she probably wore on her first date with him.
In my defense, I didn’t know who he was. To me, he was a cool, calm, confident stranger. He was perfection for the entire hour and a half train ride while the concrete jungle turned into a rolling green landscape.
To an outsider, we probably appeared more friends than hopeful lovers. But my blush came quickly, and his dimples indented with every smile. We definitely shared a spark of what could be.
Too bad I didn’t know who he was before I fell for him, because he can’t be mine.
Do you consider yourself a forgiving person? For me, it depends. But if someone throws me under the bus to try to get ahead, I have a hard time with forgiveness.
This book explores that theme and impact of betrayal.
For one family, a series of events (both tragic and nearly so) lead them to a new life in Maine. But can they escape the secrets they've tried to bury? That's the overall premise of this story that had my mind searching for answers throughout.
The story itself is told from three POVs.
This is main narrator of the story, who details the family's transition to their new-to-them home. They left Chicago for a variety of reasons, which we later learn about, but the main one being that her husband, Will, has gained guardianship of his sister's home and is now the primary caregiver for her daughter, Imogen. Things seem far from ideal from her perspective.
- The house is old and cold.
- She doesn't really like her new job, working in a family doctor's office.
- Imogen hates her.
- And she still doesn't trust her husband following the discovery of his affair.
From this woman's perspective, we learn of how she first met Will and how he slipped through her hands. But this woman is determined and doesn't give up on going after what she feels is hers.
✨if you could meet one fictional character, who would you want to meet?
this is a hard question because there’s SO MANY !!! first of all i’d want to meet ALL the dregs because of course, and then it would be so cool to meet hermione & ron & ofc harry. then there’s mia from nevernight, which i’ve only known her for a solid 80 ish pages but she’s already ones of my faves. in conclusion, I basically just can’t answer this qotd 🙃
reading update: making my way through nevernight and loving it!! it’s definitely confusing but i think i’m getting a better understanding of the authors writing style. but just so i know i’m not alone (maybe i’m a terrible person but): did anyone else skip over the footnotes? because they’re kinda just dragging to me and i’m not a fan 🤷🏻♀️
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I attempted to do a #romancerainbow , these might not all be romance books but they at least have romance in them! What’s your most recent OTP? For me it would be Elisabeth and Nathaniel from Sorcery of Thorns!
I can’t think of another book I’ve read that explores friendship the way We Used to Be Friends by Amy Spalding does. The book takes place over the senior year in high school for life-long besties Kat and James (her parents were expecting a boy, not following a trend that may or may not have been started by Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively) as their friendship falls apart. James’s POV chapters start as she’s leaving for college having not spoken to Kat almost all summer and move backwards, while Kat’s chapters start at the beginning of their senior year when the friendship was still intact and move forward.
The break down of a friendship, especially a life-long one, is devasting and not something I see as the main storyline of a lot of books. I found the structure of the book fascinating. We don’t ever get the chance to live our lives backwards, but I do think that realizations and small moments that change everything happen at different points for different people, even when they are experiencing them in the exact same space. Having the opposite timelines highlighted how different our perspectives on the same moments can be, and created a sense of all of it somehow being predestined and a little out of our control. Kat, obsessed with a new love and always trying to be perfect, has no idea that James is slipping away throughout the book, but the reader knows she’s already gone from the first chapter (maybe even from the title). We Used to Be Friends covers a lot of ground besides the central friendship. Falling in love, LGBTQ+ rights, break ups, the quest to be a better person without looking for validation, coming to terms with parents letting you down and moving on, and realizing that life is not something you can plan out using a pro con list.
Having read a number of Spalding’s other books, I expected more of a light romcom (I’m still tagging this post for @notinjersey ‘s #romcomfebruary challenge). The book did have a lot of Spalding’s signature humor, but the story left me heartbroken. I imagine this book will resonate with anyone who’s “broken up” with a close friend. It’s a beautiful reflection on loss, but doesn’t provide any easy answers.
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Hi friends! I hope you all are having a good start to your week. I'm still in skilled nursing recovering from surgery. The recovery is going well, it's just slow. No Bad Deed comes out today and is definitely worth checking out.
Cassie is driving home from her veterinary clinic when she spots a man assaulting woman. She dials 911, but fearing for the woman's life, she makes the I'll fated decision to step in. Before escaping with Cassie's van, keys, and purse, he tells Cassie he'll let her live if she let's the woman die. The next night while trick or treating with their daughter, Cassie's husband Sam disappears.
This sets off a twist filled psychological thriller that will leave you breathless. The central characters are well developed, considering there are a lot of players in this story. The plot is well put together, though there is definitely some suspension of belief on the reader's part in order to get through the book. Overall, this is a fantastic debut novel that I had a hard time putting down. I highly recommend!
I would like to thank Netgalley, author Heather Chavez, publishers William Morrow, and HarperCollins for providing me with a digital copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
Trying to read more this year! Channeling my inner @annalynnplans ☺️ I have a goal of 30 for 2020 and here are the books I have finished so far! 💜💜
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It's book fair week at my school! I do love this time when I can browse and shop for new books to offer in the school library. But there is a feeling of sadness too because often a student will want to purchase a book but doesn't have the means to do so. It's a time when some kids feel left out. .
I think the important thing is to continue to try and nuture the love of reading by offering lots of options to borrow and making the library a fun and enticing place to be. I just wish there could be free and unlimited access to all books for everyone!
If you need to find me this week, I will be behind the stacks, processing and wrapping all the new youth books. 🤗
Today was such a beautiful day! A little chilly, but we had clear skies and a bright yellow sun ☀️ it just filled me with so much joy, I’m tired of this weather I need spring to come 💞. Anyways I’m currently reading behind a mask and it is absolutely amazing!!!! I’m reading it digitally because my copy hasn’t arrived yet, but once it does I know I’m going to devour it!! What are you guys reading?
Well.... I found my camera battery and charger so I’ll just wait until March for a TBR!
However, March is also my birthday month so I may go on a book shopping spree. We’ll see!
QOTD: what books are on your TBR
The Scent Keeper by Erica Bauermeister
Synopsis: “Emmeline lives an enchanted childhood on a remote island with her father, who teaches her about the natural world through her senses. What he won’t explain are the mysterious scents stored in the drawers that line the walls of their cabin, or the origin of the machine that creates them. As Emmeline grows, however, so too does her curiosity, until one day the unforeseen happens, and Emmeline is vaulted out into the real world—a place of love, betrayal ambition and revenge. To understand her past, Emmeline must unlock the clues to her identity, a quest that challenges the limits of her heart and imagination. —
I loved that the setting in this book was based off of Broughton Archipelago in British Columbia (when the characters went to the “city” I pictured it as Vancouver which made reading this book a very happy experience since I LOVE Vancouver). I felt that Emmeline’s guilt and shame around events in her childhood and the betrayal she felt later on were properly explored. If I hadn’t JUST read Where the Crawdads Sing this probs would have been a 5/5 but since Emmeline and Kya’s circumstances are fairly similar making me feel like I had recently read this book. The writing is so lyrical and the sense of place so strong this was an easy love for me! Also Reese Witherspoon liked my comment on this book which is pretty kewl. —
• #bookstagram#books#books 📚 #booklover#bookaddict#bookaholic#bookblog#bookphotography#bookish#bookishlove#bookworm#booknerd#bibliophile#booksofinstagtam#read#reader#reading#readingofinstagram#bookishcanadians#bookislife #reesewitherspoonbookclub#readwithreese#thescentkeeper#ericabauermeister
QOTD: How do you like to spend your birthday?
Yesterday was my 21st birthday and for once I had a really lovely time. I had a pretty low-key day, I had a couple of friends over but it was so nice to just spend time with them and they both made me feel incredibly loved which is ultimately the most important thing. One of my friends made me an apple pie to look like the pie made in Kiki’s Delivery Service (with a fish made of pastry on the top) and my other friend gave me this Hamilton shot glass. I fell in love with Hamilton back in 2016 and have wanted a shot glass with this exact quote on it ever since so it’s safe to say that both of their gifts meant a lot to me. I actually didn’t get any books for my birthday for once, instead I asked my mum if she would get me a Nintendo Switch which I was lucky enough to get along with a couple of games! I did get some money for my birthday however so I think I’ll have to use some of that to get myself a few books! Despite having a fairly quiet birthday I spent my whole day feeling very lucky and loved and honestly I can’t think of a better way to spend my day! .
This books ad had popped up on my Facebook feed. Instantly I was like oh yeah, sounds good. Went to my Kindle store and seen the cover ....I faced palm. I knew it was a romance novel just by the cover. (It showed a different picture on Facebook). I don't really just pick romances but it's got fae so sign me up📝▫️
🔸So I'm like eh 240 pages on the first yeah I can do that. Binged it in a day. Second one like 100 something pages. YUP binge. ▫️
🔸I swear this book is just court of mist and fury - 400 pages lol. And if rhy was a little bit more open about like "yo ya my mate and we gonna fuck " 😂😅 but I really like them....had to cut myself off because I know I'm just procrastinating the books I have chosen to read this month. But I give 👍👍 would read again.
You guys! The newest #Ravenels book is out today and I’m here to tell you that it’s everything we all hoped it will be! It’s so good! Who plans to read #ChasingCassandra ??? 🙋🏻♀️🙋🏻♀️🙋🏻♀️ This is Cassandra (Pandora’s sister) and Tom Severin’s love story and it’s full of that @lisakleypas trademark humor and heart, plus we get to see some favorite characters we love so much. My spoiler-free review & links to this #historicalromance via link in bio!
Everything has a price . . .
Railway magnate Tom Severin is wealthy and powerful enough to satisfy any desire as soon as it arises. Anything—or anyone—is his for the asking. It should be simple to find the perfect wife—and from his first glimpse of Lady Cassandra Ravenel, he’s determined to have her. But the beautiful and quick-witted Cassandra is equally determined to marry for love—the one thing he can’t give.
Everything except her . . .
Severin is the most compelling and attractive man Cassandra has ever met, even if his heart is frozen. But she has no interest in living in the fast-paced world of a ruthless man who always plays to win.
When a newfound enemy nearly destroys Cassandra’s reputation, Severin seizes the opportunity he’s been waiting for. As always, he gets what he wants—or does he? There’s one lesson Tom Severin has yet to learn from his new bride:
Never underestimate a Ravenel.
The chase for Cassandra’s hand may be over. But the chase for her heart has only just begun . . .
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Just before Christmas I read The Shining after wanting to for years. I always thought a horror book wouldn’t affect me but god it really stuck in my head at night when I was trying to sleep, haha! I was surprised the twins weren’t in the book, though. They’re such an iconic image in the film! Despite of this I honestly loved it. I love a bit of horror and Stephen King is always the go to
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There’s something magical about a reading nook...✨
#Repost@el_espacio_de_ema with @get_repost
¡Amo las novelas históricas!
“A flor de piel” Javier Moro
Esta novela vale cada página que vamos leyendo. Descubro a Javier Moro con esta historia maravillosamente contada y que atrapa completamente, el escritor plasma de una manera sencilla uno de los episodios poco conocidos e interesantes de la historia de América y España, la campaña para erradicar la viruela.
Este libro esta ubicado en los años de 1700 durante el reinado de Carlos IV, nos narra lo que tuvo que hacer el reino español para erradicar la viruela en la nueva España y el virreinato del Perú (actuales repúblicas de: Perú, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, Colombia, Ecuador y Panamá), la viruela en esa época era un mal que aquejaba a la población y tenía que ser disminuido o eliminado. Conocemos en esta historia Francisco Xavier Balmis un médico de la época que obsesionado por la medicina y por tratar de erradicar la viruela, implementa un método (que consiste en inyectar el mismo mal a un paciente sano para crear anticuerpos (vacuna), también conocemos a la vida de Isabel Zandal, una chica de orígenes muy humildes y como a raíz de un amor que la deja marcada, tendrá que tomar decisiones para salir adelante, Joseph Salvany, un doctor catalán y 23 niños que sin ellos esta misión titánica no hubiera sido posible, deberán hacer el viaje a América con una campaña de vacunación impresionante que durara años.
Esta novela es también un retrato de la época, como era el gobierno, la corrupción, los intereses políticos que se estaban viviendo en el momento. 100 % Recomendado. #LecturaMéxico#BookstagramMéxico#Leeresvida#Book#Bookstagram#Bookstagrammer#Bookadict#readingtime#Bookrecomendations#Ilovebooks#Lectura#Libro#amoleer#Yoleo#libros#Librosymáslibros#Literatura#Booknerd#Booklovers#booktime#leoycomparto#Caféylibros#Cafe#lluvia#Lluvialibros#bookporn#Bookgram#bookworm#elespaciodeema
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It’s PUB DAY for these beauties. Swipe to see how that makes Eddie feel 👀.
Have you read any of these? Which are you looking forward to most?
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Current read: Women Who Run with the Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Ph.D⠀
Within every woman there lives a powerful force, filled with good instincts, passionate creativity, and ageless knowing. She is the Wild Woman, who represents the instinctual nature of women. But she is an endangered species. For though the gifts of wildish nature belong to us at birth, society’s attempt to “civilize” us into rigid roles has muffled the deep, life-giving messages of our own souls. ⠀
In Women Who Run with the Wolves, Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés unfolds rich intercultural myths, fairy tales, folk tales, and stories, many from her own traditions, in order to help women reconnect with the fierce, healthy, visionary attributes of this instinctual nature. Through the stories and commentaries in this remarkable book, we retrieve, examine, love, and understand the Wild Woman, and hold her against our deep psyches as one who is both magic and medicine. ⠀
Dr. Estés has created a new lexicon for describing the female psyche. Fertile and life-giving, it is a psychology of women in the truest sense, a knowing of the soul.
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🖤 𝐓𝐔𝐄𝐒𝐃𝐀𝐘 🖤
Is it just me, or is this week dragging? It's only Tuesday and I am already exhausted and ready for the weekend!
More coffee please!
Beautiful, precious, desirable, and oh so very RARE.
Highly sought-after gems that were found in the deepest regions of the oceans to the blazing sand of the Sahara Desert, they are valued amongst all other jewels that have ever been on display. Their shapes, colors, and sizes captivate all who look upon them.
These gemstones are to be treasured with tender loving care, to the point that I must be careful of who I let into the vault. But now, after such a long wait, I find myself wanting to show them to the world. To see them shine in the glorious light.
»Was habt ihr für Erinnerungen an eure Fahrprüfung?🤔😅«
Also ich fand die Fahrschulzeit ganz schrecklich 😅 Durch meine erste praktische Prüfung bin ich durchgefallen🤷🏼♀️ Aber dann habe ich bestanden, obwohl ich im Acker gewendet habe 🤓😂
Ich hatte heute einen Uni Tag, war aber ganz gut soweit 😊 Jetzt bin ich zuhause, muss noch paar Sachen erledigen, dann gibt’s essen und dann ist Lesezeit 😊 •
Bei dem Bild habe ich richtig Lust bekommen in einer Buchhandlung rumzustöbern😊
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Co u Was ciekawego? Co aktualnie czytacie? 😍
Ja jestem w połowie "Testamentu" i jakoś ciężko mi się czyta ten tom 🤭 Jednocześnie chcę go szybko skończyć i zacząć książkę ze zdjęcia, bo leży już u mnie dosyć długi czas 😂
Very slowly making my way through The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, but if I’m honest it’s really dragging and I find myself getting bored after 2 chapters every time I pick it up 😬 I’m usually not one to give up half way through a book so I’ll persevere for now and hopefully I’ll start enjoying it a bit more!
Have you read any books that you didn’t enjoy recently, did you give up with them half way through or hold it out til the end?
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Dziś potrzebuje czegoś z poczuciem humoru, lekkiego i niewymagającego angażowania większej części mózgownicy 😂 myślę, że ta autorka sprawdzi się idealnie. Już czwarta część tym razem przesyłka 🎁, a co w niej się znajduje ? .
"Pikantna komedia romantyczna!
Jego paczuszka wylądowała w mojej skrzynce… Hej, spokojnie, mojej skrzynce POCZTOWEJ. I od chwili, kiedy zobaczyłam, co jest w środku, wiedziałam, że ta paczka powinna trafić do mojego gorącego sąsiada. Który najwyraźniej ma brudny sekret…
Niespecjalnie lubię koty, ale jestem trochę jak one – nie znoszę większości ludzi. Ale mój sąsiad nie jest jak większość ludzi. Chodzi w koszulach zapiętych pod szyję, pachnie jak reklama Calvina Kleina i wygląda na takiego, co regularnie używa nici dentystycznej… Słowem – sprawia wrażenie, że ma swoje życie uporządkowane od początku do końca. Pan Idealny, jeśli chcecie znać moje zdanie. I wtedy do tego obrazka wkracza jego długa, gruba paczka wciśnięta w moją skrzynkę pocztową. Ja wiem – to chore. Taka oczywista zagrywka. Przypadkowo otworzyłam tę paczkę i teraz jego brudny sekret gapi się mi prosto w twarz. I staje się jasne, że Pan Idealny wcale nie jest taki idealny… No kto by pomyślał?"
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3k Giveaway - Time!!🥰 Heute gibt es das versprochene Gewinnspiel☺️ Ihr Lieben, ich kann es noch gar nicht so richtig glauben, dass wir die 3k tatsächlich geknackt haben 😱😍😍 Danke für eure Unterstützung, für den Austausch, für die lieben Leute, die ich kennenlernen durfte und die neuen Freundschaften, die ich geschlossen habe ☺️ Das bedeutet mir sehr viel 😘 Ihr seid wirklich unglaublich 😍.
Und da ich Emma, die neue Schmuckausgabe des @coppenrathverlag , so so so schön finde, dachte ich, dass sich ein paar von euch vielleicht auch darüber freuen würden ☺️ (Natürlich ist der Gewinn selbst bezahlt) ——-
📚 Was könnt ihr gewinnen? 📚 Die Schmuckausgabe von Emma aus dem Coppenrathverlag, mit ein paar ausgewählten Goodies ☺️
📚Was ihr dafür tun müsst?📚 Folgt mir (es soll ja ein Dank an meine Follower sein, und wir sind zu cool für unfollow)
📚Schreibt etwas Nettes in die Kommentare und markiert 2-3 Freunde, die das Gewinnspiel auch interessieren könnte 📚
📚Hinterlasst etwas Liebe auf meinem Profil📚
📚Teilt das Bild für 24 h in eurer Story und markiert mich darauf, damit ich es sehe📚
Das Gewinnspiel wird bis zum 02.04.2020 gehen, danach werde ich in den folgenden Tagen einen Gewinner auslosen 😘 Ich drücke euch fest die Daumen 🤗
Eure Bianca 🌸
Ps: Ihr solltet in Deutschland, Österreich oder der Schweiz wohnen, Instagram steht in keiner Verbindung zum Gewinnspiel, der Rechtsweg ist ausgeschlossen und ich übernehme keine Haftung für den Postweg. Wenn ihr noch nicht 18 seid, bittet eure Eltern um Erlaubnis zur Teilnahme an diesem Gewinnspiel. Mit der Teilnahme erklärt ihr euch damit einverstanden, mir eure Adresse zu übermitteln, die nach Versand des Gewinns wieder gelöscht wird .
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Hej hej Bookies 🙋🏼♀️
Gestern habe ich Blood Orange 🍊🩸beendet und ich muss sagen, es hat mir wirklich richtig gut gefallen! Es erzählt von der aufstrebenden Anwältin Alison, die in ihrem ersten Mordfall zwar glänzt, privat aber völlig die Kontrolle verliert. Sie trinkt, verstrickt sich in eine Affäre und vernachlässigt Mann und Tochter. Eine Abwärtsspirale, aus der sie keinen Ausweg findet. Plötzlich bekommt sie Droh-SMS und ihr Mann droht, sie zu verlassen. Alles verdichtet sich um Alison und sie beginnt, zu verstehen, dass ihr jemand ziemlich übel mitspielt. Es gipfelt in einem Ende, mit dem ich überhaupt nicht gerechnet habe und dass mich total abgeholt hat. Einfach nur krass!
Der Schreibstil von Harriet Tyce ist sehr flüssig und das Buch lässt sich locker lesen. Ähnlich wie Jilliane Hoffman setzt sie ihr Insiderwissen über die Juristerei gekonnt in Szene - alles ist gut recherchiert und nachvollziehbar beschrieben. Zwischen den Seiten steckt etwas Unheilvolles, aber es wird nicht greifbar. Dadurch entsteht eine Spannung, die durch das temporeiche und krasse Ende gekonnt aufgelöst wird. Der Begriff Thriller erscheint mir nicht ganz passend - da es bis zum Ende eher einer „Familientragödie“ gleicht. Ich wage den Vergleich mit Gone Girl oder auch Girl on the train. Die Charaktere sind mehr oder weniger alle unsympathisch und man weiß bis zum Schluss nicht so ganz, wem man glauben oder trauen kann. Durch die vielen Abstürze von Alison wirkt auch sie nicht glaubhaft, obwohl sie die Erzählerin ist. Ich liebe diese unterschwellige Bedrohung in Büchern, dieses Verwirrspiel, wem man glauben kann. Mich konnte Blood Orange daher voll überzeugen - 5 🌟
Danke an @randomhouse und das Bloggerportal für mein Rezensionsexemplar!