• Letterbox Love

    Letterbox Love (#81)

    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. Two weeks worth of fantastic books, even Tony the T-rex is excited!  For Review:  The Apple Tart of Hope – Sarah Moore Fitzgerald  I’m not going to lie, I have no idea what this one is about but with a title like that, comparisons to Annabel Pitcher and Siobhan Dowd and fantastic things said about this authors first book, I want to read it…

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    A Midsummer’s Nightmare – Kody Keplinger

    “Hangovers are a bitch.  I’ve known this for years, since I was, like, fourteen and went to my first party, but the headache I woke up with the morning after graduation was the worst I’d ever experienced. And that says a lot. I mean, it was thrbbing. I felt like someone had beaten me over the head with a freaking baseball bat.” When Whitley Johnson wakes up next to some guy after her graduation party she feels like death and just wants to get away, go home and hide for the next 24 hours. After that she will be on her way to her dads for a summer of sun,…

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    Heart-Shaped – Siobhan Parkinson

    “People are always saying this are a nightmare. The traffic is a nightmare. There are three people ahead of them in a queue, and it’s a nightmare. The ATM only gives fifties, and it’s a nightmare. They can’t open their shoelace because it’s knotted too tightly and they’ve cut their fingernails and that’s a nightmare too. They don’t know much if that is their idea of a nightmare.” Annie is in love, and the thing about love is that it’s a nightmare, when you can’t work out if the boy you like likes you back and you read into everything that happens. Love often leads you into a hell, but…

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    The Blessed – Tonya Hurley

    “‘Agnes!’ Martha wailed, clutching the pale arm of her only daughter. ‘Is he really worth it? Worth this?’ Agnes’s blank eyes were fixed on her mother as she went in and out of consciousness. Her body was unloaded from the back of the ambulance like a raw meat delivery to the local butcher.” Agnes, Lucy and Cecila are three very different girls. But when they all find themselves in the Emergency Room on a saturday night things start to change. Each of the girls leave the ER to return to their normal lives but they each find themselves in possession of a bracelet, given to them during the night of…

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    A Witch in Love – Ruth Warburton

    “‘Merry Christmas,’ I said, and leant forward to kiss him. As our lips met I felt a small flurry of snowflakes swirl around our heads. ‘Damn.’ I pulled back, feeling my cheeks flush scarlet with a mixture of anger and embarrassment. The snow fell on Seth’s dark curls and melted on the restaurant table-top. None of the other diners had noticed and Seth only smiled his wide, devastating smile.” Anna is having trouble controlling her powers. Powers that she only recently accumulated, powers that can get her in serious trouble with the Ealdwitan, the head of the magical society. But they aren’t the only problems Anna has to face, she’s…

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    The Duff – Kody Keplinger

    “This was getting old. Once again, Casey and Jessica were making complete fools of themselves, shaking their asses like dancers in a rap video. But I guess guys eat that shit up, don’t they?” Bianca is a smart, sassy, sarcastic 17 year old. Her two best friends are drop dead gorgeous booby, leggy blondes but it doesn’t both her that she’s a short brunette with small boobs. Until Welsey Rush – the schools gorgeous preppy womanizer tells her that shes The DUFF of the group – The Designated, Ugly, Fat Friend. She appauled at him, she hated him before but that is just going too far. Storming away from him…

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    Sweetly – Jackson Pearce

    “The book said there was a witch in the woods. That’s why they were among the thick trees to begin with – to find her. The three of them trudged along, weaving through the hemlocks and maples. Long out of sight of their house, their father’s happy smiles, their mother’s soft hands” 12 years since their sister went missing in the woods Ansel and Gretchen Kassel have been kicked out by their stepmom. Embarking on a road trip to get the hell away from her they’re making their way to the ocean when they break down near to Live Oak. The town doesn’t like strangers but luck is on their…