Letterbox Love

Letterbox Love (#72)

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.

For Review:

A tale of a url who things she is strong, both physically and mentally, who finds that her strength doesn’t come calling in the time she really needs it, rebuilding her life from an event that left her broken and bruised. I knew I needed to read this because it sounds like it has the potential to be an incredible story. Thank you Amulet for sending this for review.
Published in Paperback: 1st April 2014 

I’m not going to lie, the cover for this one attracted my attention first. Then I read the blurb. Berlin, when the wall was up, a story of love between two teens either side of the wall. Female graffiti artist. Everything screamed ‘read me’ about this book and as I am not great with actual history I like to read fiction based in that history to learn more, and I’ve never read anything about Berlin when the wall was up, so I want to start here. Thank you A&C Books for this one too.
Published in Hardback: 1st April 2014 

If you are a regular reader of my blog you will know I love historical fiction and Alison Rattle’s The Quietness really hit the spot for me. So when Hot Key offered her second book, The Madness for review I had to say yes! Its another story of love in the 1800’s and this time takes place in a quiet seaside town. I can’t wait to find out more, thank you Hot Key Books for sending this. 
Published: March 6th 2014

Same author as the first book, this one focusses on a male lead who needs to uncover the truth about a crime in order to clear his name and get things back to normal. Just form the back it I can see it tackling peer pressure, alcoholism and drug abuse – my kinda book! Thanks again Amulet for this one. 
Published in Hardback: 1st April 2014 

This book was on my radar from the MacMillan email that they sent around but unfortunately I think I was missed off the list for it. Thankfully the author emailed me himself asking if I could review it for him and not one to let people down I snapped up the offer. Another middle grade/ younger teen fantasy this adventure story surrounds the need to find answers and outrun the unknown enemy. Thank you Allan for sending this over.
Published: Jan 2nd 2014 

This came through via Lovereading.co.uk, its a middle grade fantasy which has obviously come about through the Gulliver’s Travels tales. I love the older type of adventure story so I hope I love this one too. Thanks LoveReading and Andersen Press for sending a copy of this over! 
Published: March 6th 2014

This is about aliens… and I’m intrigued. The title reminds me of the song of the same name by REM and I I like that about it. The story is about a group of kids who wouldn’t necessarily be stuck together, finding themselves stuck together fighting aliens to save their town, and possibly the rest of the world. In the email from Hot Key they mentioned it was a bit of a mashup between I Am Number Four (which I loved) and The Breakfast Club (which everyone loves!) and I can’t wait to see if I love it too. Thanks HKB! 
Published 6th March 2014 

Unsolicited Review Copies:

Aren’t walker Books good to us? Not only did they supply me with a very early proof copy of this book, which was incredible and you an read my review for here, but they followed it up with this stunning finished hardback copy. I love this book more than any other so far this year and really do urge you to read it like now! 
Published: March 27th 2014

This is the newest book form UKYA author Laura Powell and tbh I’m unsure. I believe it is about Greek Gods and I don’t always get on with that kinda thing but I will definitely be having a go at it as I loved Laura’s first book! Also I might be completely wrong about that the Greek part of the gods… they might just be Gods. Thanks Bloomsbury! 
Published: 8th May 2014 

I have heard good things about Victoria Scott and this one sounds interesting, a mix of real world and fantasy the main character is completing in some kind of deadly trail to win a cure for her brothers cancer. Will have to have a read and see for myself what the rave is about this author. Thanks to Chicken House for sending a copy! 
Published: 6th March 2014


I absolutely loved the first book in this series but lost touch with where the series was up to until very recently when i saw Viv from Serendipity Reviews mention that she had the third one for review. I know I needed to get the second at least so I could carry on the story and thankfully my lovely local Indie bookshop, Ebb & Flo in Chorley, were able to order this in for me! Will get to it asap! 
Published: January 2013 


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