Sunday 19 August 2012

Letterbox Love (#16)

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

 Darkness Falls by Cate Tiernan
This is obviously the new style paperback edition of the sequel to Immortal Beloved.  I haven't read it yet and really, I want the HB edition (no surprise there, right?) to match my HB edition of Immortal Beloved but the price puts me off.

What's Left of Me by Kat Zhang
I've been wanting to read this book for ages as it sounds so, so interesting hence I'm very glad to receive this.

The Wolf Princess by Cathryn Constable (Unsolicited)
I'm not sure if this might be a little young for me but I love the cover and the purple edged paper.  The marketing bumpf describes it as a bit like revisiting Narnia, that sort of adventure and it makes me want to give it a go to be honest. If not, I'll give it to my boyfriend's niece.
The City's Son by Tom Pollock (Unsolicited)
This is a fantasy book set in London and to be honest with you, if it wasn't for Tessa Gratton and Karen Mahoney offering a blurb for it, I may not have looked twice at it.

Secrets, Lies & Locker 62 by Lil Chase (Unsolicited)
This book sounds interesting, what if you knew the deepest, darkest secrets of everyone in your school?  What would you do with the information? 

Thank you publishers!!!

Books Bought

Touched by Cyn Balog (US HB edition)
I got the opportunity to read an ARC of this and I loved it (my review is already on the blog).  Cyn always writes such original books and they're always highly entertaining.  I'd read anything Cyn writes. 

Rift by Andrea Creamer (US HB edition)
I had to buy the US HB edition to go with the rest of my Andrea Cremer books and I'm definitely interested in reading how it all began.  I'm also really interested in the adult book she's writing that will be set in the Nightshade world and can't wait to hear more about that! 

False Memory by Dan Krokos (US HB edition)
I've been wanting to read this book since last year when I met Dan at BEA. I'm so glad to finally have it in my hands and I look forward to reading it.

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo (US HB)
This is the US edition of The Gathering Dark.  I can't believe I still haven't gotten round to reading this yet but I've heard so many good things about it and I just might get the chance to meet the lady herself soon.

Onyx by Jennifer L. Armentrout
You must know how much of a huge fan I am of Jennifer's books by now, right?  I've just realised however that this doesn't match my cover of Obsidian so I might have to rectify that.  If you haven't started reading this series yet, please do as it's so good.  I've actually read Onyx already and my review is going up on Monday. 

Inbetween (Kissed by Death) by Tara Fuller
I actually received this as an electronic book for review but found it hard to read so I ended up buying the paperback as it's easier.  I hope it's good!

Books Won/Gifted

Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor 
So, the same week I received a sampler from the publisher, I also won an ARC of the book! WOOHOO! It *might* just have to come on holiday with me but we'll see ;)


Captivated (An Affliction Novel) by Deb Apodaca (Bought)
I've seen some really great reviews for this book featuring at least one vampire and so I thought I'd give it a go, especially as it was only 77p.

Between the Lines by Tammara Webber (Bought)
After reading Easy, I knew I wanted to read more from this author so I downloaded another book of hers which is Between the Lines.

Taken by Kelli Maine (Bought)
I've already mentioned this book in a past Letterbox Love post when I received an electronic copy for review.  I've actually bought a finished electronic copy for my kindle because I enjoyed it so much.

Writing a Novel with Scrivener by David Hewson (Bought)
I really want to use Scrivener but to be quite honest, I have no clue how to use it and to be even more honest, I haven't exactly tried hard to find out.  I thought this cheapish ebook might help.

Intuition by J. Meyers (Free)
This is a short story set in the world of Intangible which is the first novel.  I really need to get my hands on that book and read it first.

Deceiving the Witch Next Door by Misa Bourbon Ramirez (Bought)
This book is part of the Covet imprint from Entangled.  I've worked my way through all two of their Brazen imprint books so I thought I'd start on these.  What I like about these books is that they're romantic, fun, easy reading and not badly priced at under £2 a book.  I've just realised that I know this author so this should be interesting.  I have to say that I am enjoying it so far though :)

Tall, Dark and Divine by Jenna Bennett (Bought)
This is another Covet imprint book and is an adult book featuring Greek Gods which I thought might be fun.  

Take it Like a Vamp by Candace Havens (Bought)
Another Covet imprint book, I've actually read this one last week and again, it was fun, romantic and easy reading.

Slammed by Colleen Hoover (For review from Netgalley)
I *think* this is a New Adult book but it might just be YA.  Anyway, tons of good reviews for this and I thought it sounded interesting.

Point of Retreat by Colleen Hoover (For review from Netgalley)
I believe this is the sequel to Slammed.

Just to let you know, I'm going on holiday soon so there will be no Letterbox Love for a couple of weeks but I've been busy writing and scheduling reviews for when I'm away.  I'm also part of a couple of blog tours and the posts are also scheduled (seriously, I've worked HARD lately).  The scary part is, I actually counted up how far behind I am with writing reviews and I counted 26.  That's too high to sit comfortably with me so I'm going to work hard to get that number RIGHT DOWN ASAP.  The thing is, I can't stop reading LOL.  I hope you all had a good week and read lots of great books over the next couple of weeks.  As always, please leave your links and I'll take a look :)


  1. Ah, so jealous you won a copy of Days of Blood and Starlight! Enjoy!

  2. Slammed is New Adult! :D Hope you enjoy it. Love the books this weeK!

  3. Great haul, Lynsey! I also received What's Left of Me and The Wolf Princess. Looking forward to giving him a go!

    First Class Post.

  4. It's awesome you have an ARC of the Days of Blood and Starlight! I'm very jealous!

    My Letterbox Love!

  5. What a fantastic haul of books you have there! I really enjoyed Shadow and Bone it was just that little bit different. Oh and well done for winning an arc of Days of Blood and Starlight, I got the little preview too and need to pre-order it soonish!

    1. LOVED Shadow and Bone which I read recently! And thank you :)

  6. Holy crap! Days of Blood and Starlight!! xD I am soo jealous. And you got a lot of other awesome books this week too! Hope you enjoy them! :)

    My Haul

  7. I am a tiny bit jealous of you! So many awesome books =)

    Here's my Letterbox Love:


  8. You have Days of Blood and Starlight?! Jealous! I hope you enjoy it :D The City's Son sounds pretty good, too :)

    Here's my Letterbox Love :)

  9. I got the Days of Blood and Starlight sample can't wait to get my hands on the finished copy!
    Happy reading

  10. Awesome books Lynsey. I really need to get round to reading Daughter of Smoke and Bone

  11. What's Left of Me is spiral bound? *tilts head*

    They all look awesome. Enjoy!

    1. No, this was just a manuscript as they didn't have any proper ARC's left at the time LOL

  12. You got some awesome books! I read The City's Son this weekend and it was amazing, totally weird but amazing all the same. I hope you enjoy all of these! :D

  13. I'll be interested in what The City's Son is like. I heard about it through the Forbidden Planet sci-fi megastore and I've put in on my Kindle Wish List.

    1. Thanks for your comment, I will read the book at some point :)

  14. I enjoyed Touched and am hoping Santa is going to bring me INbetween. I love your hardbacks *pets books*