Sunday 10 March 2013

Letterbox Love (#44)

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

Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
This is book two in the Lunar Chronicles series and sequel to Cinder, a book I still haven't read yet but have heard tons of good things about it.

Thank You Publishers!!!

Books Bought

Let the Sky Fall by Shannon Messenger
I've had this one on pre-order for what seems like FOREVER now and I'm really looking forward to diving into it!  I've seen nothing but five star reviews for this book and it definitely sounds like my sort of story.  

Emblaze by Jessica Shirvington
I'm a huge fan of the Embrace series and I remember how desperate I was to read the next book after finishing Emblaze.  Well, it's finally here and I'm looking forward to getting stuck in.  May I also just say again at this point how much I love the US hardback covers? Much prettier than the UK paperbacks which need a redesign in my opinion.

Unremembered by Jessica Brody
Ironically, I had forgotten that I had pre-ordered this one.  It sounds AWESOME however and I think I'm really going to enjoy this. 

Gluten Free Bread and Cakes from your Breadmaker by Carolyn Humphries
I love browsing through charity shops every now and then, especially the book section where there are often some hidden gems lurking on the shelves.  I found this for the bargain price of £1.50 and since I've been thinking about making my own bread lately, this is perfect. 

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
If there's one book that I keep hearing about, it's this one.  Everyone who reads it is 'blown away' and I want to know why.  I was trying to wait for the kindle version to come down in price but the paperback was cheaper so I picked it up on my food shop.  I've started it and the beginning of it is taking me out of my comfort zone a bit but I want to carry on, try something different and hopefully enjoy the story. 


Ferryman by Claire McFall
I've only recently found out about this book, due to missing out on blogger's meetings in London, and I'm very intrigued by it.  It definitely sounds like my kind of book and I'm very grateful to my good friend and fellow book blogger Viv for giving me her spare ARC.  If I love it, then I will buy a finished copy for myself :)


The No Sex Clause by Glenys O' Connell (Bought)
I do love a good misunderstanding - this is possibly my favourite kind of contemporary romance novel.  I also like the idea of going back to a high school reunion (after not having a great school experience) and you can show everyone that you've made something of yourself.  Yes, I like the sound of this book which is why I bought it.  I think it's going to be fun.  I'm not quite sure at this point though why the male has to be a billionaire though (there's a lot of them about nowadays, apparently, at least in literary terms) but I'll reserve judgement for now.

Jordyn by Tiffany King (Bought)
This story is about a female demon hunter (nothing new there) but I'm hoping there is something fresh to the novel.  It was on sale for 77p so I'm taking a chance on it :)

Unravel Me by Kendall Ryan (Bought)
Not to be confused with the amazing Tahereh Mafi, this is Kendall Ryan's book and a contemporary erotic romance at that.  I think it sounds really interesting and explores the relationship between patient and doctor (kind of, the main protagonist is a psychology student).  

Make Me Yours by Kendall Ryan (Bought)
This is the conclusion to the above although I believe it features different characters.  There's a volunteer firefighter and that SOLD me without having to know anything else LOL. 

Astarte's Wrath by Trisha Wolfe (Bought)
I keep hearing great things about Trisha Wolfe and I really want to read her books! This is a New Adult and I *think* it's a prequel to Destiny's Fire but I'm told that the books can be read independently of each other.  I love the fact that it's set in ancient Egypt as that setting really appeals to me right now. 

Samson's Lovely Mortal by Tina Folsom (Bought)
Every now and then, I fancy reading a vampire novel and if it's a little steamy? Even better, after all vampires are supposed to be seductive creatures of the night.  I found this at the top of a Goodreads list and whilst the title leaves a lot to be desired, the book is actually quite good.  Look out for my review which goes live on Monday.

The Change: Episode One (The Bachelor Battles) by Angela White (Free)
I think this book has such an original concept and that's what attracted me into getting it, the fact that it's free is just a bonus.

Brood of Bones by A.E. Marling (Free)
I love the cover for this book and the fact that it's a fantasy novel. I think it sounds fascinating and it was free.  Bonus.

I think I did quite well this week on the Ebooks front but there were a lot of book releases which means that I had a few deliveries or at least dispatch notifications of books that I had pre-ordered becoming available.  This week, I have been sorting my office out in an attempt to make it somewhat useful again and I have been culling books.  I've told myself to be ruthless and get rid of anything that I don't love, am not interested in reading again or am unlikely to read.  It's been brutal and I have several carrier bags worth of books that I need to find new homes for.  Some will go to my sister and the rest will either go to the library or the charity shop.  I might even put some of them on ebay (finished copies of course).  Anyway, I hope you had a great week for books and as always, please share your links below.


  1. Let The Sky Fall! I'm so in love with that cover I think I'll have to order myself a copy! Ferryman sounds really good I'm looking forward to getting stuck into that one. Hope you enjoy all of these Lynsey!

    1. Thanks Jess, yes I think Let the Sky Fall is going to be good and I'm so intrigued to read Ferryman.

  2. Oh, Scarlet is fantastic! I love that series. Hope you love it as much as I did!

  3. Wow Scarlet has one awesome cover! I still need to read Cinder though! Happy Reading!

    Letterbox Love!

  4. Great haul, Lynsey! I'm really looking forward to reading Ferryman! Happy reading!

    First Class Post.

  5. I really can not freaking wait to read Scarlet! You must read Cinder ASAP :D

    I've read Ferryman and I thought it was pretty good. Let The Sky Fall... Damn, I must buy that book! The cover is gorgeous *_*

    Enjoy all your books,
    Sam @ Falling Books

  6. You have a book addiction! LOL. I like the sound of Let The Sky Fall. Will check it out.

    1. Of course, don't we all?! It looks and sounds awesome, I can't wait to read it!