Welcome to Letterbox Love, this is a UK meme, hosted by the lovely Lynsey at Narratively Speaking and inspired by The Story Siren’s In My Mailbox. This post is a means by which to highlight the books we get in the post and beyond, and especially to bring attention to those books which may be sat on our shelves for a little while yet that we love all the same.
I got a fantastic haul this week, thank you to all the amazing publishers who sent this lot to me, I feel so grateful for each and every one of them. It would also appear that Tony the T-Rex has already found one that catches his eye!
This is a re-invention of an old Viking Legend, told in prose and illustrated throughout. I love old stories and books written in prose so I cannot wait to jump into this one. In fact I think I’ll read it tonight! Thanks to David Fickling Books for this one!
The wonderful, amazing folks over at Bloomsbury asked some of us bloggers to take part in something special for the release of Fortunately, The Milk, and I am definitely up for it so I said yes. In return for it we got a copy of Fortunately, the Milk and Unnatural Creatures for review! Thank you so much Bloomsbury folk!
Eeeee, after following Sarah on twitter and loving the sound of Phillip’s books I was desperate to get my hands on this book. Thankfully I was offered a copy from Oxford Uni Press and they sent one over for me, thanks so much guys.
These were sent over from Puffin and I am looking forward to giving them a go. I’ve heard brilliant things about the author so I think its about time I tried her stuff for myself! Thanks Puffin
I Am So Over Being a Loser – Barry Loser & Jim Smith (unsolicited)
This sounds cute, but not sure its my kind of thing. I also haven’t read the other books, if someone who reads this post has then please do let me know if I need to read the others to appreciate this one! Thanks though Jelly Pie.
Every Day – David Livithan (Unsolicited)
This was sent over from Electric Monkey and I am soooo happy they sent it, I can’t wait to read it as I’ve heard so much about it. Thank you so much Electric Monkey!
I danced when this arrived. I loved James’ first book Hollow Pike and I can’t wait to read this, especially as I love a good murder mystery! Thanks Indigo!
This one sounds fantastic, its a historical book about native America I believe and the English settlers… as far as I could gather from the blurb. Its got murder in it too so I’m very excited for it! Thanks Bodley Head!
This was Maureen Johnson’s first book I believe… in America that is. Over here Hot Key Books have published it for the british fans and I am excited to give it a go. The cover is a little young and pink for my liking but I have a feeling I’ll love the story.
An oriental fantasy book, I just had to read it. It sounds brilliant and I love the cover, not that my copy has the cover but I’m not complaining (you can see the cover I’m referring to by clicking the link above to goodreads)! Thank you Hot Key Books for this and The Key to the Golden Firebird
I mentioned this on my bookish news feature last week. It sounds brilliant and very dystopian fantasy-ish. It seems to me that Strange Chemistry have some fantastic titles in their catalogue and this could be yet another. Thanks guys!