• Letterbox Love

    Letterbox Love (#57)

    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. For Review: Frost Hollow Hall – Emma Carroll  Creepy ghost stories are definitely my thing and I…

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    All These Things I’ve Done – Gabrielle Zevin

    “The night before junior year – I was sixteen, barely – Gable Arsley said he wanted to sleep with me. Not in the distant or semi-distant future either. Right then. Admittedly, my taste in boys wasn’t so great. I was attracted to the sort who weren’t in the habit of asking permission to do anything. Boys like my father I guess.” Anya is the daughter of a murdered mafiya member. Her mother was killed when she was only six and her father when she was eleven. With her Nana confined to her bed and an older brother who was a bit simple minded she was ultimately the head of the…

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    Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac – Gabrielle Zevin

    “Above all, mine is a love story. And like most love stories, this one involves chance, gravity, a dash of head trauma. It began with a coin toss. The coin came up tails; I was heads. Had it gone my way, there might not be a story at all. Just a chapter or a sentence in a book whose greater theme had yet to be determined. Maybe this chapter would have had the faintest whisper of love about it, but maybe not. Sometimes, a girl needs to lose. When Naomi hits her head and wakes up in hospital it appears that her memory of the last four years had gone.…

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    Elsewhere – Gabrielle Zevin

    “’The end came quickly, and there wasn’t any pain’ Sometimes, the father whispers it to the mother. Sometimes the mother to the father. From the top of the stairs, Lucy hears it all and says nothing. For Lizzie’s sake, Lucy wants to believe that the end was quick and painless; a quick end is a good end. But she cant help wondering, How do they know?” Fifteen year old Lizzie is hit by a car. That’s the last thing she can remember before waking up on a boat, traveling to Elsewhere. What Lizzie doesn’t realise at first is that shes dead, and Elsewhere isn’t like earth. All the inhabitants get…