Monday, 25 June 2012

Letterbox Love (#8)

As always, Letterbox Love is a weekly feature that I'm hosting on the blog and basically, the idea came out of a discussion with other UK book bloggers about the need to do a weekly meme with more of a British feel to it.  Therefore, Letterbox Love was born and the logo was lovingly designed by Dark Readers.  Letterbox Love is a way for us to share the books that come through our letterbox, galleys and e books (through our electronic letterbox - see what I did there?!) and any other bookish goodies that we want to tell you about.  Letterbox Love is intended to showcase upcoming books and build up some excitement for them as well as let you know what is available out there.  It is not about competing with other bloggers or boasting of any kind (c'mon, we're British and we don't do drama!)

So, without further a do, here's what I got this week...

Review Books

Tall, Thin and Blonde by Dyan Sheldon
I believe this is an older book, repackaged to look more modern.  I've not read any of Dyan's books before but I'm willing to give them a go. 

Time Between Us by Tamara Ireland Stone
I'm SO, SO excited to receive this book as I'm a HUGE time travel fan and have been wanting to read this book since I first heard about it!! 

The Out of Office Girl by Nicola Doherty
I think this is an adult book and I'm not sure how I got on the list for it.  I'll probably give it to my sister although I do like the idea that it's set in Italy.  

Muddle and Win by John Dickinson
This one sounds a little young for me so I will be passing it on to someone who will appreciate it.

Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carrol
I don't really think this is for review, it's more a sample of the rebranded classic.  Again, I have a little girl in mind who might just like this.

Never Fall Down by Patrica McCormick
I'm not a huge fan of issue books but we'll see if I get round to this one.

Now is Good (AKA Before I Die) by Jenny Downham
I really loved this book and this is the repackaged version as the film is coming out soon.  I think I might just have a contest for this ;)

Frostfire by Zoe Marriott
What can I say about Zoe?!  She's a great author and a lovely lady. I believe this is the sequel to Daughter of the Flames which I need to get on and read!
How to Save a Life by Sarah Zarr
VERY excited to have this book.

Thank you publishers!!!


Books Bought

 Something Like Normal by Trish Doller
I've had this on pre-order for FOREVER and I thought it wasn't going to be shipped until later in the year so I'm glad it got here a lot sooner!  I was so excited to get it, I've already read it and I really liked it :)

I haven't bought any e books this week and have just finished reading Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers which was published on my birthday (7th June, 2012).  Let me just say that it was phenomenal and if you're looking for a good historical with a supernatural twist (just a slight one) then this comes HIGHLY recommended from me.  So, what did you get this week? As always, leave your links and I'll take a look :)


  1. I want Something Like Normal SO BADLY! Enjoy :)

  2. Some gorgeous books! I really want the Sara Zarr one!!

  3. Great books this week! I LOVED Something Like Normal and I hope you will too!
    Happy reading! :)

  4. Hi,

    Great haul there. Like you, I'm a bit of a time travel fan, so I eagerly await what you thought of Time Between Us.

    I've also found out about How To Save A Life this week, so that's on my To Buy pile as well.

    Thanks for sharing.

  5. Oooh, I've been wanting to buy How To Save A Life for a while.