Letterbox Love (#75)

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.
Tris looking over the last two weeks’ worth of review books

For Review:

Through Dead Eyes – Chris Priestley (Unsolicited)

This came through from Bloomsbury and I couldn’t have been happier, I love Chris Priestley and missed this one when it came out last year. I think they have re-released with a new cover but I’m not entirely sure why… however I’m glad they have as I love this cover design. Thanks Bloomsbury!  Published: March 13th

The Serpent House – Bea Davenport 
This sounds incredible, a time travelling fantasy mostly set in a spooky Victorian house in 1898 and an 11th century  leper hospital… I wanted to know more as soon as I read the blurb and thankfully Curious Fox have sent me the book so I can. Thank you! Published: June 5th

The Ruby Airship – Sharon Gosling 
Curious Fox also sent me over the second book to The Diamond Thief which I read last year and loved. I wanted to know what was next for Remy and now I can… if you love middle grade historical adventure books this series is seriously one you should pick up! Published: April 10th

Breaking Butterflies – M Anjelais 
I hate butterflies so this cover is not one going on my favourite covers of the year list is it? However the book itself sounds so good! It sounds like a deep and meaningful story and I need to know why, the back of the book gives nothing away over than its about a broken boy and the main character is drawn to him… intrigued does not even cover it! Published: April 3rd 

Alex As Well – Alyssa Brugman
Another from Curious Fox, those guys are good to me! This is about a character who has been brought up male despite being born with ambiguous sexual organs, and who has now decided she is female. It covers the families response, and how she comes to terms with changing everything; school, friends, the lot! Published: May 8th

Two Boys Kissing – David Levithan 
I’ve heard mixed things about this one but I will definitely be reading it myself to find out how I feel. Its quite obviously LGBT YA and David Levithan is a very well known, successful author. Thanks Egmont for sending this over! Published: March 27th

Circus of Thieves and the Raffle of Doom – William Sutcliffe  (Unsolicited) 

This was an unexpected surprise from Simon and Schuster, especially as I didn’t realise they were on any of their lists or anything. I’m not entirely sure what its about but its obviously about the circus and looks to be middle grade fiction. I will be trying it out soon! Thanks S&S!
Published: March 27th

Tris becoming even more interested now there are dinosaur books! 
Gifted: 



These were sent from a lovely friend who works in publishing and saw them lying around the office… naturally she thought of me when she saw them and sent them over. The Triassic Terrors book features a game that pulls out, like a board game. I can’t wait to find someone to play that with me! Thanks Cait 🙂 

Bought: 


I have only read Drowning Instinct by Ilsa J. Bick but loved it and knew I wanted to read more by her. I saw this in the shop and as its the first in the series thought I’d give it a go… I’ve had a quick read of the first few pages and it really sounds like my cup of tea, a dystopian kinda zombie book with a hint of contemporary still within I reckon. 


I’ve been enjoying more and more Holly Black lately and after reading Doll Bones recently I knew I wanted to give this series a go, thankfully I found the first in a charity shop and its in good condition so hopefully I’ll get round to it soon! 


The World Book Day books are awesome aren’t they? I loved the first book in the Shades of London series and still have the second to read so I thought I’d make the series complete to date by grabbing this from Smiths when I was in. 


Another charity shop purchase… I have books 1-4 of this series and read the first, but after I read the first I decided to wait until I had the entire series to read the rest, I’m working on it slowly but need them all in the hardback versions because I’m fussy with my books! 


Another I have heard amazing things about but not read yet. Raw Blue is, as far as I’m aware, a contemporary Aussie YA with a bit of a twist.. I am definitely looking forward to this one. 


A third charity shop buy as the shop only sold them in groups… seemed strange to me too! This was a ‘I need something else but don’t fancy anything else’ book but I bought it because I have heard some brilliant things about Eva Ibbotson and I’ve been meaning to pick up Journey to the River Sea for years now. This is a historical fiction book about dancing, and its the second part that makes me think its not for me… however I love Historical Fiction so maybe even with the dancing it will be a good read! 

Loaned: 


Another book I’ve heard good things about but never really thought of getting myself. This came from my sister under instruction to read it soon as she loved it. Its a Beauty and the Beast retelling and I do tend to love fairytale retellings so I should enjoy it. Thanks Kel.
  • That’s a massive haul you’ve got there. I’ve been thinking about reading Ashes for a while but never got around to reading it.

    Samina Escapism From Reality

  • I’m really looking forward to Killing Butterflies – it sounds ll dark and twisty! Raw Blue, Ashes and Two Boys Kissing are all brilliant and I hope you love them as much as I did!