Sunday, 29 July 2012

Letterbox Love (#13)

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

13 by Kelley Armstrong
This book looked great on arrival until I learned that it was the 13th book in this series and I've never read or reviewed any other others.  As much as I'd like to read it, I'm not about to spend £120 on 12 other matching hardbacks I'm afraid so unless I can read it as a standalone, then I don't know what I'm going to do with this one.  I should mention that whilst I am grateful to receive it of course, it was unsolicited.

The Forsaken by Lisa M. Stasse
I think this book sounds FANTASTIC.  It's a dystopian and part of a planned trilogy.  I love the UK cover which is very 'Katniss' like in its design although I quite like the US cover too.  Definitely looking forward to reading and reviewing this one. 

Heaven by Alexandra Adornetto
Can you believe I still haven't started this series and this is the third book!!  I definitely want to read it as it's an Angel book so I endeavor to start it this year!

League of Strays by L.B. Schulman
I don't really know what to think about this book.  I know it's about bullying and I've seen A LOT of mixed reviews about it.  Like anything though, I'm going to give it a chance and make up my own mind about it.

Thank you publishers!

Books Bought

The Reckoning by Alma Katsu
I am a huge fan of the first book The Taker and so of course I had to buy the sequel.  I'm less than impressed with the UK cover though and LOOK AT THE PRETTY that is the US hardback?!  So yes, I paid a small fortune to get this but I love it and am looking forward to reading it :)

The Emotion Thesaurus by Angela Ackerman and Beccca Puglisi
I heard Lisa Burstein (author of Pretty Amy) talking about this book and on investigation, I thought it would be really helpful for me when writing.

Insignia by S.J. Kincaid
I'm actually quoted in the UK paperback but I loved the book so much that I had to get myself a US hardback for my collection.  If you haven't read this yet, do yourself a favour and pick it up.  The movie rights have been sold to a major film company and I guarantee this will be a blockbuster movie.  My review of the book is here if you're interested.


Girl at Sea by Maureen Johnson (Bought)
It's set in the Med (where I may just be going on holiday this year), there's underwater treasure and a hot guy.  WHO COULD WANT FOR MORE? I thought this would make for a cute holiday read and it's Maureen Johnson, so I'm sure I'll enjoy it.

I'm just about to start Throne of Glass by Sarah Maas as I know it comes out in a few days and I'm dying to read it anyway.  The fact that I keep calling it Game of Thrones by accident is causing all sorts of misunderstandings in my house!  Please leave me your links for Letterbox Love and let me know what you're reading and if you're enjoying it. 


  1. I'm really looking forward to The Forsaken as it looks fantastic. I hope you enjoy Throne of Glass - I adored it.

  2. If you think you'll like 13, couldn't you try the library for the other twelve? Or do you just have to own them all ;-) Whatever you decide, I hope you enjoy the books.
    I've listed <a href=">some of the NetGalley books received this year in this week's post</a>.

    1. Prper Link editing rights on my comment to correct typo!

  3. Great haul, Lynsey! I am so excited to read The Forsaken, it sounds awesome! I also received 13 and haven't started the series. I do have the first two books though, so I may get round to reading it eventually. Perhaps I'll head to the library for the others - if they have them. Insignia was awesome, I loved it! :D Happy reading!

    First Class Post.

  4. I still need to read Insignia! I really like the sound of it, though. And the Forsaken looks really great as well. I really hope you like Throne of Glass! I thought it was awesome. :)

  5. I am a huge fan of the women of the Otherworld series! I've read thirteen and it's brilliant! I will advise you that it can't be read as a standalone as it will be very confusing! Nevertheless the series is my all time favourite so I really recommend them!

    Letterbox Love

  6. I love Kelley Armstrong, and unfortunately you wont be able to read 13 as a stand alone :(
    I really like the sound of The Forsaken but I do prefer the USA cover to our own.

    Check out my haul

  7. I would love to read all of these books! Too bad about 13, I am having the same problem it looks really good though!

    hurry up and review these for me!! xoxo

  8. Awesome haul! I haven't read anything by Kelley Armstrong but I've heard awesome things about her. And I really wanna read The Forsaken and Insignia.
    Happy reading! ^__^

    My STS

  9. Oooo good books last week! I. Intrigued by the emotion thesaurus!! I hope you enjoy all of these!