Meet the Bookstagrammer: @bookyste aka Jade
What’s on your bedside table (or the equivalent)?
There’s always a book, most of the time sitting atop one of my book sleeves so that it’s ready to take everywhere with me! Lately, I often have some post-its to note my ideas about the book I’m writing. It sometimes happens during the middle of the night and I don’t want to turn on my phone, so I write blindly and try to understand it the next morning, haha.
Favorite read of the last 6 months?
I’ve read many amazing books like The Wicked King, King of Scars and the two first books of Throne of Glass, but I think my favorite would be the one I’m reading now: Nevernight by Jay Kristoff. Seriously, this book is amazing! I’m not an English native so I struggled a lot with the writing at the beginning, but now I’m more than halfway through to it and I only adore it. The world, characters and story are amazing, and Mia is such a badass! I’d love to have a cat made of shadows, too…
"I discovered Leigh Bardugo last year with the translation of her books in French. I first read Six of Crows and absolutely loved it. " @bookyste #bookstagrammer #bookstagram #sixofcrows
Who is your favorite debut author from the past year?
I discovered Leigh Bardugo last year with the translation of her books in French. I first read Six of Crows and absolutely loved it. I fell in love with Kaz, amazing companions, and the writing of Queen Bardugo. So, when Shadow and Bone was released in French, I literally threw myself on it. Does it count as for a debut author?
All-time favorite author?
That’s hard! I already talked about Leigh Bardugo so let’s say V.E. Schwab. At that moment, they did just translate the second book of her A Darker Shade of Magic trilogy. I hadn’t read the first one yet nor any real review or resume of it, but I knew this was going to be one of my new favorite books. So, one day I picked up the two books at the same time. I was currently reading book 2 when I went to a convention and saw to V.E. Schwab. She signed my copy of the first book and took some time to speak with me (I was wearing cat ears and she said she liked them hii I like to think it’s my fault she now often wears some too haha). Then I finished A Gathering of Shadows and cried hard until the release of A Conjuring of Light. I cried even harder after finishing it.
Which character would be your arch enemy?
Uh I pretty like every villain. I’m the Darkling’s wife, didn’t I tell you? Maybe Tamlin because he’s such a blind man and I don’t like him. A lot of people loved him in the first book of ACOTAR, but I was always looking forward to Rhys, haha.
First book first hooked you as a reader?
Well I remember two book series. The Selection by Kiera Cass and the Chroniques du Monde Émergé by Licia Troisi (an Italian series fully translated in French but in English only the first book). First one is wholly glitters, nice dresses and romantic tension. Second one is full of wars, battles, Knights of the Dragon… Well two very opposed styles.
If you read a book again for the first time, which would it be?
But stop making such hard questions! My favorite book of all time is Warcross (and Wildcard, I can’t choose only one). I cried during my first reading of the two and I’m still crying at every reread. I think it’d be a thing to rediscover them.
"My favorite book of all time is Warcross, " @bookyste #bookstagrammer #bookstagram #warcross
If you could switch lives with a character for a day, who would it be?
I often get that question and I never know who to answer. I’d love to be Alina and discover the Little Palace and Grisha world (it’s absolutely not for the Darkling and Nikolai), Lila to travel into the Red London (and have Kell) or Inej to visit Ketterdam (and have Kaz… well only to have Kaz because I don’t think I’d survive on the streets of that city).
Bookstagram account recommendations we can support?
I got plenty of amazing bookstagrammers to recommend you! Here are some of my favorite English-speaking: @paperbackbones @therosereader @anareadin @anovelescape @tometraveler @lunabookaddict (I think she’s the cutest and kindest person on bookstagram)
Tell us a bit about yourself and why you bookstagram.
Well I suppose that’s for the same reasons than a lot of other persons. Speaking and yelling and crying about books with people having the same love of them. Sometimes we also don’t really feel well in ‘the real world’ for many diverse reasons and having a whole community there to support each other is amazing. I’m every day grateful for my friends across the world I couldn’t have met otherwise.
Which are your favorite bookstagrammers? Let us know in the comments down below!
"Uh I pretty like every villain. I’m the Darkling’s wife, didn’t I tell you? Maybe Tamlin because he’s such a blind man and I don’t like him." @bookyste #bookstagrammer #bookstagram #acotar #shadowandbone
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