Letterbox Love is a weekly feature that is hosted by Lynsey at Narratively Speaking and 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.
Mutant City – Steve Feasey (Unsolicited)
This is a bt of an odd one for me, it doesn’t sound like something I would usually pick up but as its come through I’ll try and get round to reading it soon. As far as I can tell its a dystopian about some sort of chemical war that made people into mutants, or some of them anyway. The ones who aren’t mutants are called Pure and life inside a city which is kept disease free… It might be interesting and there’s obviously going to be one sort of secret being held by whoever’s in charge… we shall see. Thanks for sending this one Bloomsbury!
This one was sent through from Pan MacMillan and is quite obviously a love story. Something about it caught my eye though and I really wanted to read it. The characters have their own major issues going on if I remember rightly and so they don’t necessarily need all their focus to be on finding a boyfriend/girlfriend etc, and I wanted to know more about them and their illnesses. Thanks MacMillan for sending this over!
This is the second in the Crusher series, I really enjoyed Crusher and need to know what happens next so I’m glad I was able to grab a copy of this for review. Thanks Random House!
The Glass Bird Girl – Esme Kerr (Unsolicited)
Chicken House are lovely in that they send through a pack about their titles and then randomly send you one or two of those titles later in the year. When I received my Jan-June pack The Glass Bird Girl was one of the titles I really, really wanted and I am so happy its one that has been sent. The book is about an orphan girl who is sent to a boarding school to keep an eye on a Russian Princess, and it involves a kidnap plot and all sorts. I am very excited for this so thanks Chicken House!
After really enjoying Holly Black’s Coldest Girl in Coldtown I thought I would try out more of her books and thankfully just after it I was offered a review copy of the paperback version of Doll Bones. This is meant to be a bit spooky and a bit sinister I believe and I can’t wait to see if it does creep me out! Thanks again Random House!!
Earth Fall – Mark Walden (Unsolicited)
This is another unsolicited review copy from Bloomsbury which I am not sure about. I heard good things about Mark Walden’s HIVE series though so I will give it a go. Its about an Alien invasion I think so its definitely an interesting one!
I just had to ask for a copy of this book. I needed it in my life after hearing about it from the lovely people at Faber when they put their blogger event on. Its about a little girl who gets up the mischief with her invisible cat Squishy McFluff. There’s a website if you want to find out more! Thanks Hannah!
Where the Rock Splits The Sky – Philip Webb (Unsolicited)
Another which I noticed when the Chicken House pack came through was this but I wasn’t as excited by it as some of the other Chicken House titles. I have my hopes that it is just as awesome as other CH titles though and I will give it a try. Another alien invasion one possibly and another where I have heard good things about the author. Thanks Chicken House!