Sunday 1 July 2012

Letterbox Love (#9)

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!) Sadly, this week a fellow blogger has had a negative comment about Letterbox Love on their blog.  I'd love for you guys to weigh in on this - do you like Letterbox Love? Do you think it's a good idea?

Anyway, let me tell you what I got this week...

 Review Books

Rebel Heart (Dustlands) by Moira Young
This is of course the sequel to the bestselling Blood Red Road and a book I *still* need to read!

Dark Kiss by Michelle Rowan
I was really excited to get Dark Kiss, one because I'm such an "angel girl" and two because I'm curious about the writer.  Michelle also writes as Morgan Rhodes and is the author of Falling kingdoms, a YA book coming in December 2012 that I definitely want to read!

Torn by David Massey
A little while ago, I put a request out on Twitter for YA war books and I'm pleased to say that this is such a book that comes out in August.  What's interesting is that I meant world war one and two books and that's what I thought this book was about however after reading the synopsis, I think this is set in more modern times.  I still want to read it though as the main protagonist is a medic and there is a love story attached :)

Insignia by S. J. Kincaid
I've actually already read this and I'm ECSTATIC to have a quote from me inside the finished UK paperback.  This book was AWESOME and y'all need to read it.  Look out for my review really soon.

Angel Dust by Sarah Mussi
I was lucky enough to meet Sarah this week and this is a signed, finished copy of her book which is out really soon.  Another angel book yes but this is set in London.

Lance of Truth (Pendragon Legacy) by Katherine Roberts
This book is the sequel to Sword of Light, a fantasy set in the time of King Arthur.  I haven't read the first one yet but it sounds right up my street so to speak!

Review Books

Jepp, who Defied the Stars by Katherine Marsh
This is a book coming in October about Jepp who is a dwarf and it sounds a little weird but I'm so intrigued.  I can't help thinking of Tyrion Lannister from Game of Thrones whom I just LOVE and so I'm going to give this one a go!
Angel Dust by Sarah Mussi
This ARC was sent to me just before the recent Hotkeybooks launch where I picked up a finished copy so I had Sarah sign this and I'm going to give it away on the blog sometime in the near future.

Maggot Moon by Sally Gardner
I've never read a Sally Gardner book but I can tell you that the lady herself is fascinating to talk to.  Maggot Moon is written through the eyes of a young man with dyslexia and I know it's set in the fifties around the time of the race to get to the moon.  It sounds like an interesting read and I've heard some great early reports about it. 
God Save the Queen by Kate Locke
This book came out of the blue and I'm not sure if it's my thing.  I like the paranormal aspect but it has a steampunk feel to it and I'm not sure how I feel about that. 

Tempests Fury by Nicole Peeler
I was surprised to get this book as it's number five in the series and I've never received, read or reviewed any of the others.  I'll probably have to pass this one on to someone else or donate it to my local library. 

A World Between Us by Lydia Syson
I was lucky enough to meet Lydia this week at the Hotkeybooks blogger event and got her to sign my copy of her book that comes out in October.  I'm excited about this book because it's a war book and there is a romance AND the main character is a nurse.  This book has my name all over it. 

I was ecstatic to receive this sampler of The Raven Boys, signed by Maggie herself and little "Love Maggie" keyring.  I'm a massive fan of Maggie Stiefvater's and so I'm adding this to my keys immediately and I can't WAIT to read this book!!!!!


Books Bought

My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick
I saw this on another book blogger's website and decided that I had to read it.  I bought the US hardback (of course) and I had to read it immediately.  OMG I loved it and I'll be posting my review soon.  If you're after a fabulous contemporary read, this is the book for you!

Stolen Night by Rebecca Maizel
I saw this in Foyles this weekend and HAD to buy it, especially as I don't think it's supposed to be out for another 5 days or so.  I'm a bit upset that it's not a hardback and doesn't match the first book but the cover is still very pretty and I'm so intrigued to find out what happens to Lena.

Sacrifice by Melinda Metz and Laura J. Burns
This is the sequel to Crave and whilst I haven't read it yet, I saw the sequel and bought it.  This is what I do.  I know.  Say nothing. 


Ascend by Amanda Hocking (Bought)
I have this in paperback but the kindle book was less than a pound so I bought it as I have the rest.

Easy by Tammara Webber (Bought)
I'm intrigued by this book as it's marketed as a mature young adult or new young adult book which means that the characters are college age.  

The Boy who Sneaks in my Bedroom Window by Kirsty Moseley (Bought)
I bought this kindle book based on three things - 1. The awesome title 2. the fact that it features a girl's brother's best friend (LOVE THOSE STORIES) and 3. the sheer number of positive reviews. 

So, there you go!  I got a lot of review books because I went to the Hotkeybooks launch but I also bought a bunch of books too.  Leave me your links and let me know how you feel about Letterbox Love.  Thanks guys :)


  1. You HAVE to read Blood Red Road - it's incredible. I can't wait to read Torn and I need to get my hands on My Life Next Door. Fab haul this week!

    1. I've only ever heard good things about it, I have to admit. Thanks for commenting Sophie ;)

  2. You have Stolen Nights! I'm so damn jealous i loved the first book!

    Letterbox Love!

    1. I'm pretty sure the UK version is out within days, it sounded like the US had to wait though?

  3. Wooow! So many good books up there this week! I am definitely jealous of Insignia! I have heard such great things about it and I'm glad you enjoyed it too!

    I think Torn and Angel Dust both look really interesting too!

    Enjoy all your new reads!

    Here's my Letterbox Love

    Faye :-)

    1. Thanks for commenting Faye! Go read Insignia when it comes out!

  4. Wow awesome haul! You're so lucky you got The Raven Boys; I've already heard so many great things about it! Enjoy all of the awesome books you got!

    My STS

    1. It's just a sampler I'm afraid but I can't wait to get the book!

  5. I bought My Life Next Door too! I don't think it's even published over here. It's so pretty!!