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.
I have a confession to make… I was a teenage weirdo… and I am proud of this fact! That is why I am ridiculously excited to have this book in my possession. It sounds hilarious and fantstic and music features heavily so you know, I was sold from the first instant i heard about it! Thanks Catnip for this!
Blackberry Blue – Jamila Gavin (unsolicited)
This was an unexpected review copy from Tamarind, who are an imprint of Random House I believe… It sounds really cool as its a collection of short stories and they are all fairy tale re-tellings, which I love! Thanks Tamarind!
Strange Chemistry have a habit of publishing books that I love and this looks like it will be yet another one. A mythological story which follows a girl who eats souls really stands out from the crowd and I can’t wait to give it a read. I am also hosting a guest post from Eliza on October 22nd so do come back for that! Thanks for the copy Strange Chem!
I have purposefully not looked at what this book is about… I believe it is a retelling of a Hans Christian Anderson story but other than that I know nothing and I am hoping to keep it that way until I read it, I read Maggot Moon by Sally in the same way and think it was all the more powerful because of it so I don’t want to spoil Tinder. I know I will probably love it though! Thanks Indigo!
This book has been out for years now but I have only just got a copy because it finally has a specific UK publisher… before you could get it as an import I think but Penguin took it on for this year and have published it just in time for Christmas. I know Romance isn’t usually my thing but I have loved Maureen Johnson’s books and find Lauren Myracle a really interesting author so I knew I needed to check this out! Thanks for sending Penguin!
So you may have noticed there wasn’t a Letterbox Love post last week? Thats becuase I was in London for the weekend and I couldn’t let London go by without a trip to Foyles now could I?! Naturally I managed to bag these beauties when I was there and bounced excitedly when I saw that Don Calame had released the third in the Swim The Fly series!
I love Hot Key Books… they have some incredible titles and I feel honoured that I am on their mailing list now. I wasn’t always on there though and I missed Red Ink as it came out before I was lucky enough to be added to the list. I have been meaning to pick up a copy ever since I first saw it in Waterstones but didn’t have the spare funds! That is finally rectified though and now I can dive into this incredible sounding story and hope I love it just as much as some other bloggers have!
Call The Shots – Don Calame (Swim the Fly #3)
I can’t beleive this book came out in April and I didn’t even know! It must have slipped under my radar but I loved the first two books and I think Don Calame is a fantastic author, the books have had a revampe in their covers which in all honesty I don’t really like… I think they may be trying to make them look more ‘boy-y’ and in all honesty these books are really boy centric, but nevermind! I hope I love this one as much as I loved the other two!