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Letterbox Love (#65): The Walker Books edition!

Letterbox Love is a weekly feature that is hosted by Lynsey at Narratively Speaking 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.
Yeah for the Walker Bear! 

For Review From Walker: 

This week I went down to London for the Walker Books Blogger Event and it was so fun. There’s a full post to come about that but I got a lot of lovely books there and am very thankful for them all!

The Kingdom of Little Wounds – Susann Cokal 

You can’t see the cover of this one very well but its absolutely beautiful. This is the American Hardback I believe but the guys in the UK may be adopting the same cover, I really hope so anyway! I spoke to one of the Walker editors about this and she claims its older YA and is very dark and sinister, if anything makes me want to read a book it is *that* so I am definitely looking forward to it! Apparently its not out until September 2014 in the UK but came out in America last month
Published September 2014

Sawbones – Catherine Johnson 

The author of Sawbones was at the Walker event and I managed to have a chat to her on the way to catch the tube. Catherine was really interesting to talk to and her love of historical fiction came out, which is what Sawbones is. It sounds a bit disgusting because its about the enhancements in science during the 18th century in London and there are lots of dead bodies involved I believe but it also sounds great! 
Published: October 2013

The Interrogation of Ashala Wolf – Ambelin Kwaymullina 

The Disappearance of Ember Crow – Ambelin Kwaymullina

These are books one and two in ‘The Tribe’ series and are Aussie YA books. Paul at Walker spoke highly of these saying they are a bit dystopian but with a bit more going on and feel fresh because of the setting. I am looking forward to seeing if they excite me more than recent dystopians have done. 
Published: January and June 2014 

The Golden Day – Ursula Dubosarsky 

Based during the time of the Vietnam War but set elsewhere this sounds intriguing. It focusses on some schoolgirls and a mystery surrounding a school trip during which their teacher goes missing. I really want to get to this one soon, the cover caught my eye but its another that won’t be the same as this cover is the American Candlewick Press copy, which was published in August this year and Walker will be changing the cover for their release next August. 
Published: August 2014 

Never Ending – Martyn Bedford 

I have heard great things about Flip by Martyn Bedford but didn’t get round to getting a copy, this one sounds equally as good and I really want to know the secret that is alluded to in the blurb! 
Published: February 2014 

Samples from Walker:
Also from the event there are two samples of awesome books coming from them next year. I got samples of Katy Moran’s The Hidden Princess which is a follow on from Hidden Among Us and Zoe Marriott’s Name of the Blade Two: Darkness Hidden. Katy was at the event and it was ace to catch up with her and talk about the books with her
The Hidden Princess Will be published June 2014 
Darkness Hidden will be published July 2014

For Review from elsewhere: 

Leopold Blue – Rosie Rowell 
This one from Hot Key Books sounds so good! Its a book about self-discovery set in South Africa in the early 90’s and I am intrigued because there was obviously, and still is, a lot going on in the community there. Thanks Hot Key for sending this! 
Published: 2nd Jan 2014 


  • You had all those in the last week? A good haul there. Nothing for me this week 🙁

  • I’m so jealous of your Darkness Hidden sample! 😉 I had Leopold Blue in the post too this week and I’m really looking forward to reading it – I haven’t read any books set in South Africa before so it’s definitely got me intrigued. Hope you enjoy your new books!

  • Great haul! The Walker event sounded amazing. And I love that bag! The bear and the blueness 🙂

  • Fab books – Walker are awesome, so sad I wasn’t able to come. I look forward to your write up 🙂