Letterbox Love came about after some drama with the American book haul memes, so the UKYA bloggers came together on Twitter to organise one of our own. Summaries are taken from the cover, or Amazon/NetGalley/Goodreads in the case of e-books, unless otherwise stated. Hosted by Narratively Speaking.
Twinmaker – Sean Williams (paperback)
You are special.
You are unique.
And you have been selected.
The method is simple.
Improvement is certain.
You can change anything.
If you were given the chance to change something about yourself, would you? Should you? Clair is pretty sure the offer in the ‘improvement’ meme is just another viral spam, though Libby is determined give it a try. But what starts as Libby’s dream turns into Clair’s nightmare when her friend vanishes.
In her search for answers, Clair seeks out Jesse – a boy whose alternative lifestyle might help to uncover the truth. What they don’t anticipate is intervention from the mysterious contact known only as Q, and being caught up in a conspiracy that will change everything.
This sounds so cool, and very on topic. And I’m really in love with the colours and deisgn of the cover.
It Felt Like a Kiss – Sarra Manning (e-proof)
Ever fallen in love with someone you shouldn’t have fallen in love with?
Ellie Cohen is living her dream. A great job at an exclusive Mayfair art gallery, loyal mates, loving family, and really, really good hair. Well, there’s the famous rock-star father who refuses to acknowledge her and a succession of ‘challenging’ boyfriends, but nobody’s perfect.
But when a vengeful ex sells Ellie out to the press, she suddenly finds herself fighting to keep her job, her reputation and her sanity. Then David Gold – handsome, charming but ruthlessly ambitious – is sent in to manage the media crisis...and Ellie.
David thinks she’s a gold-digger and Ellie thinks he’s a shark in a Saville Row suit, so it’s just as well that falling in love is the last thing on their minds...
Yay, Sarra Manning!! I love this woman’s books so, so much. Thanks NetGalley and Transworld!