Monday 25 November 2013

Letterbox Love (#77)

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

 I did not receive any review books this week.

Books Bought

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (The Official Illustrated Movie Companion)
I have a confession to make.  I LOVE collecting these movie companions for YA books turned into movies.  I saw the actual movie at the weekend which was FANTASTIC by the way and so I HAD to get this.  I just had to.


Tell Me Why by Sydney Snow (Bought)
This is Sydney Snow AKA Lacey Weatherford's first New Adult offering.  It's had some good reviews and because it's written by Lacey, I'm definitely interested to read it.

Tease by Missy Johnson (Bought)
This is an adult erotica title and I admit, I'm intrigued to read about a male escort who falls for a woman who thinks he sells insurance LOL.

Testament by Katie Ashley (Bought)
I really enjoy Katie's books and this one sounds so different from her normal books.  I'm excited about the romance aspect of it and the fact that it doesn't have a cliffhanger.

The Mighty Storm by Samantha Towle (Bought)
I haven't read any of the books from this series yet but I bought it because it was part of an offer for 99p only that didn't happen and I got charged full price for it.  I only bought this because I wanted to see if the discount would come off and it didn't.  Thankfully, I have now been refunded and can buy the rest of the books on offer.  I just hope the discount comes off this time otherwise it's another lengthy chat with an Amazon official. 

Take a Breath by Jaimie Roberts (Free)
This sounds interesting but in the end, I one clicked because it was free for a short time.  It's a little bit taboo (falling for your mother's boyfriend) but I'm willing to give it the benefit of the doubt.  

In The Blood by Sara Hantz (Won) 
This is a different sort of read for me, a little bit of suspense and mystery with a possible killer.  Doesn't sound like a Lynsey sort of book but I want to take myself out of my comfort zone. 

Exquisite Betrayal by A.M. Hargrove (For Review) 
I *LOVE* the sound of this book - A male romance author writing as a woman, a female book reviewer and a conference in Vegas.  I need to read this STAT.

Just One Year by Gayle Forman (Netgalley - For Review)
I'll admit that I haven't read Just One Day yet and so I can' t read this book until I've done so and having never read one of Gayle's books before, I do so hope they live up to the hype.

Red by Alison Cherry (Netgalley - For Review)
I'm definitely curious about this one but I'm not entirely sure that the premise is for me.  I'll give it a go anyway as I like to support debut authors.

Mistress of the Wind by Michelle Diener (Netgalley - For Review)
I do love the sound of this fairy tale retelling but I almost wish it was a movie instead of a book.  This might be a good fantasy book for Christmas.

The Waking World by Tom Huddleston (Netgalley - For Review)
This is a Young Adult Arthurian fantasy set in the future.  To be honest, I don't know whether I will read it or not but I want to give it a go.

White Space by Ilsa J. Bick (Netgalley - For Review)
I have featured this book on the blog before as part of a Waiting on Wednesday post.  Billed as The Matrix meets Inkheart, how can you not want to read this book after a description like that?  Definitely sounds interesting.

So, I saw Catching Fire at the cinema this weekend and even though I was starting to get sick, I thoroughly enjoyed the film and thought it was even better than the first one.  Now I can't wait for the third one and I have a feeling I'm going to need tissues for that one as it's going to be emotional!  After being sick as a dog all weekend, that's mainly why this post is a day late so apologies for that.  I finally feel well enough to read so I'm getting back to it tonight and hitting the review copies.   What are you reading right now?  As always, I hope you had a great week for books and please share your links below.

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