Sunday 8 July 2012

Letterbox Love (#10)

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!)

I've had an AWESOME week for books, made good by a little surprise I got in the post and a trip to the UK Simon & Schuster offices.

Review Books

Cursed by Jennifer L. Armentrout
I wasn't expecting to get this and you should have seen my reaction when I opened the package!  I'm a HUGE Jennifer Armentrout fan so I'm ridiculously excited to read this and I know I'm going to have to pretty soon as I won't be able to help myself.

Rift by Andrea Cremer
I loved the Nightshade series and whilst I'm not sure I can forgive Andrea for something that happened in the end of Bloodrose (I don't want to say out loud and spoil it for those who haven't read yet) I still want to read Rift.

Deity by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Again, I wasn't expecting this and I LOVE LOVE LOVE this series so much.  I CANNOT WAIT to get started on this and feel it may have to be my next book ;) 

Envy by Elizabeth Miles
I picked this up at the Simon & Schuster offices as I enjoyed Fury and am interested to find out what happens next.  

Fated by Sarah Alderson
I've just recently finished reading Hunting Lila and Losing Lila (if you haven't picked them up yet, they come HIGHLY recommended by me and my reviews are coming soon) and so I knew I had to read Fated and picked up a copy from Simon & Schuster which Sarah kindly signed as she was there!  BTW yes, she's lovely :)
Witchstruck by Victoria Lamb
Described as a "betwitching new series" I like the sound of this one.  It's a historical/paranormal and obviously it's about witchcraft. 

Review Books

Wentworth Hall by Abby Grahame 
This is billed as a Downtown Abbey for Young Adults and is set in 1912.  I'm curious about it for sure.

Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff
This one arrived out of the blue and is a feudal Japanese, steampunk dystopian tale.  I'm not entirely sure about it but the cover is beautiful.

Second Chance Summer by Morgan matson 
I heard a fellow book blogger friend rave about this book and how it made her cry.  It sounds like a perfect Summer read to me.

Circle of Fire by Michelle Zink 
I'm sure some people will be shouting at the computer screen right now but I've not read any of this series yet.  I hear it's good though and some of my fellow book blogger friends are fans.

Throne of Glass by Sarah Maas 
I've been wanting to read this book since I first heard about it.  It's about an assassin who gets caught and is offered a deal in exchange for her freedom - to represent a prince in a fight to the death contest.  There's a touch of romance in there too and it sounds AWESOME.  There are a couple of novella's from this series knocking around too.

Love at Second Sight by Cathy Hopkins
I'm quite excited to read this one because whilst I've not read any of the author's other books (they're usually a little too young for me), THIS one sounds right up my street. Soulmates, past lives, psychics and cemeteries - YES PLEASE.

Books Bought

A Want So Wicked by Suzanne Young
Whilst I do have the first book, I haven't read it yet but as usual I end up buying sequels before reading the original *sigh*.  I've only ever heard great things about the books though so I'm looking forward to finally reading it soon.  I mean, it's an ANGEL book, what's not to like?!

Chosen Ones (Lost Souls) by Tiffany Truitt (Bought)
This is a dystopia with a beautiful cover.  It sounds interesting so I'll give it a go!

The Vincent Boys by Abbi Glines (Bought)
I've heard of Abbi Glines but have not read any of her work yet.  I loved the sound of The Vincent Boys and as always, I only ever see positive reviews for her work so I thought I'd give it a go.  If I like it, then I know the sequel is already out now. 

Wanderlove by Belle Mallory (Bought)
You can't go far wrong with a book that costs 77p and has five star reviews.  It sounds like a past life/soulmates thing only this time, the guy doesn't want her to find him and immediately I want to know why!  

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Steven Chbosky (Bought)
I've finally caved and bought the book I've been umming and ahhhing over for a long, long time.  With the imminent movie release, it's always better to read the book first and that's what I intend to do.

So, there you have it.  A truly AWESOME week for books and like I said, I'm going to have to get started on Deity immediately.  I would have started yesterday but I'd been awake over 24 hours and I couldn't read ANYTHING (Soooo frustrating).  As always, leave me your links and I'll take a look :)


  1. the cover of Rift looks GORGEOUS!

  2. Quite a haul there.

    I've recently put "Perks" on to my Kindle Wish List.

  3. You have Deity!! Oh so jealous. I'm a total Seth girl, I can't wait for this!!!!

  4. I need to get Witchstuck it looks great! I loved Throne Of Glass and Wentworth Hall! Happy REading!

    Letterbox Love!

  5. I quite like the sound of Stormdancer - Griffins don't get enough books! Throne of Glass looks great as well! :-)

  6. So many gorgeous books! And the cover for Rift: wow.

  7. What an amazing week! Glad to hear you love the Hunting Lila series as I plan to read Hunting Lila sometime during my readathon over the next 3 days! Rift has such a gorgeous cover and I got Throne of Glass this week too so exciting! I hope you enjoy all your books :)

  8. AHHH soo many amazing books this week! Lots of these are on my TBR! Happy reading!:))

    My STS

  9. Very awesome week of books! Just finished Throne of Glass and it was a great read, so hope you enjoy!

  10. Oooh, so many books there I either want or am looking forward to reading! I so want to try some of Armetrout's novels, everyone seems to rave about them!

    First Class Post.

  11. Whoa! Rift looks SO DIFFERENT. Cannot get over it.

    *is over it*


    Also, super jealous of the UK cover of Stormdancer. It is so freaking badass.