I was binging on YouTube and looking for book youtubers to watch when I came across this tag and immediately thought what a brilliant idea it was. £1723 later, here we are! I was inspired by Books and Lala who did a YouTube video. I am way too shy for YouTube so a blog post it is!
First up is Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi. I just searched for #bookstagram on Instagram, shut my eyes and randomly stopped. I’ve seen a lot of hype about this book and from the blurb I don’t think it’s going to dissapoint!
Zélie is one such person. Now she has a chance to bring back magic to her people and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess, Zélie must learn to harness her powers and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good.
I am so happy I’ve picked this up and I can’t wait to get stuck into, in fact I’m taking it away with me on holiday so stay tuned for a review.
Next I picked up Scythe by Neal Shusterman, I’ve already started reading this and omg I’m obsessed, what a brilliant concept. I’m finding this book very thought provoking, it even has me thinking back to my A level Philosophy and Ethics days haha.
In a world where disease, war and crime have been eliminated, the only way to die is to be randomly killed (“gleaned”) by professional scythes. Citra and Rowan are teenagers who have been selected to be scythes’ apprentices, and despite wanting nothing to do with the vocation, they must learn the art of killing and understand the necessity of what they do.
This book has been named the successor to The Hunger Games, and so far I’m thinking rightly so!
Lastly I picked up The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton. I’ve also seen a lot of hype about this book, and I know they say not to judge a book by its cover but just look how beautiful the cover is!
In the opulent world of Orléans, the people are born grey and damned, and only a Belle’s powers can make them beautiful. Camellia Beauregard wants to be the favourite Belle – the one chosen by the queen to tend to the royal family.
But once Camellia and her Belle sisters arrive at court, it becomes clear that being the favourite is not everything she always dreamed it would be. Behind the gilded palace walls live dark secrets, and Camellia soon learns that her powers may be far greater – and far darker – than she ever imagined.
I love the plot line and especially that it’s set in New Orleans, I’d LOVE to visit there. Lately I’ve been loving books with a dark royal family, Red Queen, A Cruel Prince, etc so this sounds right up my street haha.