Sunday, 4 August 2013

Letterbox Love (#63)

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) 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!)

Review Books

Teardrop by Lauren Kate
This is the new series from best selling author Lauren Kate.  I actually really like the look of the ARC and would be quite happy for it to stay like this for the final book as I think the final cover looks more like a Britney Spears perfume ad. Sorry. Having said that, I think the story sounds really intriguing and I'm excited to read this.

Ghost Hawk by Susan Cooper
This is a YA historical fiction book featuring a native American Indian and his white friend.  I want to read it for the native American Indian element although I'm really hoping for a love story embedded in amongst everything but I'm not entirely sure that's what I'm going to get.  I want to give it a go anyway.  

The Secret of Abdu El Yezdi (Unsolicited)
 This is apparently book four in a series that I've never read and it's steampunk which doesn't really appeal to me.  One for the library methinks.

Omens by Kelley Armstrong (Unsolicited)
This is the first in a new series from Kelley Armstrong and this may come as a surprise to you but I've never read a book by this author.   I'm not sure but it sounds like an adult paranormal book and honestly speaking, I'm not entirely sure that I will pick it up and read it as I have a very large TBR pile!

Thank You Publishers!!!

Books Bought

I have not bought any physical books this week. 


Ferryman by Claire McFall (Bought)
I've been meaning to read this book for a long time now as I love the premise and actually have an ARC of it sitting on the shelf which was gifted to me by a fellow blogger.  I WILL get round to this one but I just couldn't resist buying a digital copy in the kindle sale.

Dawn of Eden by Julie Kagawa (Bought)
I had no idea that Julie Kagawa had released a prequel to the Blood of Eden series and so I jumped on this one when I saw it. 

The Bone Dragon by Alexia Casale (Bought)
I remember being offered this one for review a while back but I wasn't sure whether or not I wanted to read it.   Now I'm under no pressure and I can read it if and when I want to. This was another book in the kindle sale.

Stung by Bethany Wiggins (Bought)
I'm pretty sure I was also offered this book for review at one point too but for whatever reason, I didn't accept.  Again, this was in the kindle sale and I do think it has an interesting dystopian premise. 

The Eternity Cure by Julie Kagawa (Bought)
I already have a hardback edition of this book but I couldn't resist a bargain in the kindle sale and as I haven't gotten round to reading this yet, now I can choose to read it in whatever format I like. 

Earth Girl by Janet Edwards (Bought)
I LOVE the premise of the this book and I can't believe I haven't read it yet!  It was also in the kindle sale and now I have a final version of the book which I'm going to try and move up the TBR pile as I'm really into sci fi/space stories at the moment. 

Can anyone tell that there was a kindle sale on?! Actually, I think I was quite restrained considering!  You may have noticed lately that my reviews are dwindling and this is not because I haven't read anything, in fact I have a back log of reviews that need to be written but my personal and professional life are quite frankly kicking my arse at the moment and so I'm on a sort of unofficial hiatus.  It cannot be helped I'm afraid, sometimes life gets in the way.   Regardless of this, I am hoping that you all had a great week for books and as always, please share your links below.


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  2. Oooh! Omens is on my wishlist. I hope I get a surprise review copy! Mostly my surprise review copies go into the donation pile - it'd be nice to get one I want! :D

    LOL to Teardrop and the Britney Spears perfume ad!

  3. Yeah, I got a load of ebooks in the summer sale! Very impressed with your restraint!