Letterbox Love is a way to show you all of the lovely, lovely books I’ve gotten in the post, bought and everything else over the last week. Summaries are taken from the cover, or Amazon/NetGalley/Goodreads in the case of e-books, unless otherwise stated. Hosted by Narratively Speaking.
Arsenic for Tea, Robin Stevens (e-proof)
Schoolgirl detectives Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong are at Daisy’s home, Fallingford, for the holidays. Daisy’s glamorous mother is throwing a tea party for Daisy’s birthday, and the whole family is invited, from eccentric Aunt Saskia to dashing Uncle Felix. But it soon becomes clear that this party isn’t really about Daisy at all. Naturally, Daisy is furious.
Then one of their party falls seriously, mysteriously ill – and everything points to poison.
With wild storms preventing anyone from leaving, or the police from arriving, Fallingford suddenly feels like a very dangerous place to be. Not a single person present is what they seem – and everyone has a secret or two. And when someone very close to Daisy looks suspicious, the Detective Society must do everything they can to reveal the truth...no matter the consequences.
Yay! I loved book one and this sounds a little like An Inspector Calls which I loved. Thanks NetGalley and RHCP!
Looking for Alaska: 10th Anniversary Edition, John Green (hardback)
The author’s definitive edition of this bestselling and award-winning debut novel.
- a brand new introduction from John Green
- never-before-seen passages from original manuscript
- a Q&A with the author, responding to fans’ favourite questions
Miles Halter is fascinated by famous last words – and tired of his safe, boring and rather lonely life at home. He leaves for boarding school filled with cautious optimism, to seek what the dying poet Francois Rabelais called the “Great Perhaps”. Much awaits Miles at Culver Creek, including Alaska Young. Clever, funny, screwed-up and dead sexy, Alaska will pull Miles into her labyrinth and into the Great Perhaps.
Looking for Alaska brilliantly chronicles the indelible impact one life can have on another. It is poignant, funny, heartbreaking and compelling.
WHAT A SURPRISE! I didn’t even realise the UK were getting an anniversary edition so I squealed with excitement when I opened this. Thanks Harper Collins!
The Boy Next Door, Katie van Ark (e-book)
Maddy Spier has been in love with the boy next door forever. As his figure-skating partner she spends time in his arms every day. But she’s also seen his arms around other girls – lots of other girls.
Gabe can’t imagine skating with anyone but Maddy, and together they have a real chance at winning some serious gold medals. So he’s determined to keep thinking of her like a sister. After all, he’s never had a romantic relationship that lasted more than two weeks.
But when their coach assigns a new romantic skating program, everything changes. Will this be the big break that Maddy’s been hoping for or the big break-up that Gabe has always feared?
If this is anywhere near as good as Swoon Reads’ first publication, A Little Something Different, them I’m in for a treat.