Hello and welcome to Wednesday’s #R3COMM3ND3D2020. Today I am delighted to welcome a brilliant blogger whose reviews I am completely in love with! It’s the very lovely Emily Quinn of A Quintillion Words. Emily puts so much thought, care and attention into her reviews that they’re a thing of beauty. Make sure you give her a follow!
So, what is #R3COMM3ND3D2020? It’s about sharing the book love. It’s a chance for authors, book bloggers and bookstagrammers to shout about three (yes, *only* three) books they love. They can be written by any author, in any genre and published in any way (traditionally, indie press or self-published). But there is a catch. All three books must have been published in 2020. To make things interesting I have added a couple of teeny, tiny rules this year which are; 1) the book must have first been published in 2020 and 2) special editions and reissues do not count. I like to keep you lovely people on your toes. 😉
Here are the three books Emily chose…
Paper Dolls by Lisa Bradley
This book seriously sets a new standard for the thriller genre. If you love the feeling of good-book-goosebumps, or whether you’re a fan of reading late into the night because you simply can’t tear yourself away from the pages, get your hands on this – an experience like no other, I guarantee. It’s one of those books where you want to read it through again as soon as you finish to see if you can spot the things you missed out on before! Superb, relatable characters and such a mysterious backstory make this book one of the best of its kind. As a big fan of thrillers, new books have to be something pretty special to get up in my top three, but this one has wormed its way up there effortlessly. Be prepared to unhinge your jaw with shock, fill up your heart with emotion and feel that chill you only get with such a frightening, captivating read!
Emily’s Review of Paper Dolls
Under Your Skin by Rose McClelland
I’m still buzzing about this book even though the book tour was ages ago! This book has been a first for me – I bought the paperback before I’d even finished reading the eBook! It’s one of those stories that leaves you sitting in silence long after reading, coming to terms with everything you’ve just experienced. I was in awe from start to finish, the plot is so unpredictable and the characters so believable and perfectly created. I’d recommend this one to lovers of crime and thriller, but also those who love a heartfelt, emotional read too. It has a little bit of everything!
Emily’s Review of Under Your Skin
She Lies Close by Sharon Doering
This book is one of those that throws you off course constantly and absolutely wows you no end when you finish – an immense debut! If you love a book which messes with your head a little and makes you question everything, this is the one for you. Obsession, motherhood and an intense desire to protect is explored so deeply in this book and reading it was beyond anything I’ve ever experienced. My views on the main character were so back and forth and how she lives each day was concerning, yet fascinating. This is so much more than the story of a missing girl and when you read it, you’ll understand why. It’s so deep, powerful and detailed, and it’s the ultimate binge-worthy book!
Emily’s Review of She Lies Close
Three brilliant choices, Emily. Thank you. I’ve already got one of these books on my TBR but I’ll be adding the other two straight away.
If Emily has managed to tempt you, or if you would like to find out more about the books recommended above, please see the following links:
About Emily Quinn:
Emily is a book reviewer who loves to support the indie author community. When she’s not reading, she *tries* to find the time to write herself, but is often distracted by her energetic Golden Retriever pup.
If you’re a book blogger, bookstagrammer or an author and you have three books published this year which you want to shout about then please complete the following form (or click this link: https://forms.gle/kHTQeQdiUNZTsW4d6)