Inexpensive Items For Your Bookstagram ‘Toolkit’

Bookstagram can be a money pit if you let it. Flowers. Bookish merch. Special edition books. It’s easy to feel like an outsider if you’re not spending big money. This is your reminder that you don’t need to spend any money (or even ‘big’ money) to make your account look fabulous.

Here are a few super cheap items to make your account look great.

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Book Review: ‘League of Liars’

League of Liars” by Astrid Scholte

Source: PenguinTeen in exchange for honest review

Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Fantasy


Ever since his mother was killed, seventeen-year-old Cayder Broduck has had one goal–to see illegal users of magic brought to justice. People who carelessly use extradimensional magic for their own self-interest, without a care to the damage it does to society or those around them, deserve to be punished as far as Cayder is concerned. Because magic always has a price. So when Cayder lands a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to apprentice under a premier public defender, he takes it. If he can learn all the tricks of public defense, the better he’ll be able to dismantle defense arguments when he’s a prosecutor. Then he’ll finally be able to make sure justice is served.

But when he meets the three criminals he’s supposed to defend, it no longer seems so black and white. They’re teenagers, like him, and their stories are . . . complicated, like his. Vardean, the prison where Cayder’s new clients are incarcerated, also happens to be at the very heart of the horrible tear in the veil between their world and another dimension–where all magic comes from.

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Unboxing: The Literary Book Club Christmas Box

The Literary Book Club Box Special Christmas Edition
Price: $99 + Shipping
US Based

As a classics lover, I’ve been following The Literary Book Club on Instagram for a while. It’s a bi-monthly box featuring a beautiful edition of a classic book & gifts to open on certain pages as you read.

I was fortunate enough to win the Christmas box (featuring A Christmas Carol) in a giveaway! Thanks Katie.

I didn’t have time to read the book before Christmas but knew I wanted to see all the fun goodies.

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Book Review: ‘I Must Betray You’

I Must Betray You” by Ruta Sepetys

Source: Penguin Teen in exchange for honest review

Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Historical Fiction


Romania, 1989. Communist regimes are crumbling across Europe. Seventeen-year-old Cristian Florescu dreams of becoming a writer, but Romanians aren’t free to dream; they are bound by rules and force.

Amidst the tyrannical dictatorship of Nicolae Ceaușescu in a country governed by isolation and fear, Cristian is blackmailed by the secret police to become an informer. He’s left with only two choices: betray everyone and everything he loves—or use his position to creatively undermine the most notoriously evil dictator in Eastern Europe.

Cristian risks everything to unmask the truth behind the regime, give voice to fellow Romanians, and expose to the world what is happening in his country. He eagerly joins the revolution to fight for change when the time arrives. But what is the cost of freedom? 

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