Welcome bookish friends to damppebbles. Happy Wednesday. The weekend is almost in sight! Today I am delighted to welcome another brilliant book blogger (I have to ask, where are all the authors this year? Bloggers are smashing it!). It’s the lovely Namrata of redpillows. Namrata’s blog is fantastic so if you don’t already subscribe, head on over there in a tick and correct that.
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 Namrata chose…
A Heart So Fierce and Broken (Cursebreakers #2) by Brigid Kemmerer
Brigid Kemmerer brings to us a well-written, action-packed sequel that follows Grey’s journey as he deals with the truth about who he is. The author weaves together a rather complicated set of emotions spread among all the characters, all layered one on top of the other. To get to them, we have to peel back each layer and deal with what is revealed. This story is a wonderful sequel to the first, showing us a different aspect of the plot and story and culminating in a cliff hanger, leaving the reader wanting for more! I am sure that every cursebreaker is impatiently waiting for the next book to know what happens!
Namrata’s Review of A Heart So Fierce and Broken
Who Threw Draco Down the Chimney? (Darya Nandkarni’s Misadventures #3) by Smita Bhattacharya
This is the third book in the series based on the eccentric character of Darya Nandkarni. Darya is a an accidental and amateur detective who seems to find her way towards mysteries or do they find her? That is a question for the reader to ponder!
Who Threw Draco Down the Chimney? is a very well-crafted mystery filled with the right amount of intrigue in a wonderful setting. Smita introduces the reader to the town of Sibiu in Romania. It is easy to imagine the town even without visiting it thanks to the detailed descriptions and precise explanations of the setting, the people, their mannerisms and lives! She paints a wonderful picture that draws the reader in and would even make the reader want to visit and explore this place!
This is a must read for everyone who enjoys mysteries set in unique places and with wonderful twists and turns!
Namrata’s Review of Who Threw Draco Down the Chimney
337 by M. Jonathan Lee
This latest book by the author is a pleasure to read and though it raises many questions that ensure the reader is kept engaged long after finishing the book. A wonderfully written novel, the story follows Sam as he goes through the motions of living every day. However, not everything is at it seems, and this is a constant theme running in the background of the plot. This book is a must read!
Namrata’s Review of 337
Three great choices, thanks Namrata. The cover and title of A Heart So Fierce and Broken has really captured my attention. I can’t stop looking at the book!
If Namrata has managed to tempt you, or if you would like to find out more about the books recommended above, please see the following links:
I have enjoyed reading and talking about books since childhood. This love for books led me to start my book review blog seven years ago! I enjoy talking to people about books and even promoting them. I have never been happier than when I have a book in hand!
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)