Letterbox Love (#69)

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.

The first of three pics. These are the books that came through the post or aren’t for review this week! lots of goodies! 
For Review: 


Ever since I heard about this book I knew it was one I would need. Its about Sophie, a recovering drug addict, who’s best friend dies, Sophie believes it was murder and goes on the hunt for her friends killer. I love crime thriller fiction like this so I am looking forward to it. The drug abuse aspect interests me too as a but of a sociologist, I want to know if that effects the views of people around Sophie. Thanks so much Indigo for sending me this one! 

This is the first book in the Oksa Pollock series, which I actually already have and is half read. I have a few niggles with it though and Im not sure if its the book or my mood when I was reading it. Thanks Pushkin Children’s Books 


I have seen Indigo promoting this book on behalf of their sister imprint Pheonix Fiction as its very much YA in that the character is a teen and going through some teen issues but apparently its very graphic and adult in its context so the adult imprint is publishing it. I was intrigued by its concept and its trailer and couldn’t resist when I was asked if I wanted a copy. Its about a boy who appears to be the perfect son, friend, brother; everything. However thats just how he was brought up and the reality is that Max is actually intersex. Thank you Pheonix for sending me this, I cannot wait to read it. 


From seriously serious with that last book to really ridiculous with this one, at least I’m hoping so. I loved Guy Bass’ Stitch Head so when the opportunity knocked for me to read this I had to say yes. Guy will be doing a post on the blog about this book soon so come back for that and my review! Thanks Stripes for sending this 


Another coming of age tale I believe, but this time with pincers… I am not sure what to expect from Grasshooper Jungle, it seems to mixed coming of age with sic-fi kinda and I am intrigued. I will definitely be reading it soon to let you know! Thanks Electric Monkey for this one! 🙂 

Gifted: 


The lovely Jim Dean from YA Contemporary gifted this one in exchange for a proof copy of a book I had when we went to the Faber Book blogger event. I wasn’t going to accept any books from people offering but this one has literally been on my ‘must get’ list since it was published and it is only published in the US so far. I can’t wait to read it and see if I agree with the fuss that it got in the US. Thanks again Jim! 
Goodies from the Random House book bloggers brunch. Thanks for all of these Random House! 

For Review: 


I am intrigued by this one with it being Matt Haig’s first dip in the YA pool. I have heard good things about his adult books and it sounds ok, but I am concerned it may be similar to other things I’ve read. We shall see.


This was, I believe, the winning entry for the Movellas competition that Malorie Blackman was a part of. I haven’t heard much about it but I will definitely give it a go. 


I started reading this on the train home from the event and oh my, what a story. I need to carry on which is why I’m writing this post as quickly as I can! 


I love a good crime mystery and this noir style looking book might be just up my street. I possibly wouldn’t have usually picked it up from that cover, with it looking kinda high brow but I am looking forward to it now I know what its about. 

Goodies from the Faber & Faber book blogger event. Thanks guys! 

For Review: 


Oh my. This is next on my list… it has to be. Creepy and weird and sinister, this book has the best first line I have seen in a book “You stop fearing the Devil when you’re holding his hand…” eee. Can’t wait! 


This is the second in the Gadsby family Diaries and I am afraid to say I haven’t read the first… but I am planning on doing so. 

Gifted : 


I already had a proof of this one but because my review (which goes live this coming week!) was done in time to provide a quote for the book I was rewarded with a pretty finished copy. Thank you so much Hannah, I will cherish this forever. Such a brilliant book too! 

  • I really enjoyed the first book in the Gadsby Family Diaries – very much looking forward to Flora in Love! Golden Boy sounds fantastic, and I’ve heard good things about The Name on Your Wrist. Hope you enjoy your new books!

  • Cameron Post is simply stunning – I hope you love it, Raimy. I’m rally looking forward to Echo Boy as Matt Haig has a gorgeous, gorgeous writing style. Fantastic haul this week!

  • What a brilliant book week for you! So many fab titles!

    I really hope you enjoy all your new reads.

  • Great haul! I’ve only read The Name On Your Wrist but it was fantastic 🙂 Happy reading

  • Fabulous haul this week! I keep meaning to get round to Cameron Post. Weirdly I was at both these events and still didnt get to speak to you! *doh*