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.
City of Fae, Pippa DaCosta (e-proof)
From the moment Alina touches London’s hottest fae superstar, breaking one of the laws founded to protect all of her kind, her fate – and the fae – close in.
Below ground, the fae High Queen plots to claim the city as her own and places her pawns, ready for the battle to come. A battle she cannot lose, but for one small problem – Alina. There are four ancient keepers powerful enough to keep the queen in her prison. Three are dead. One remains... And to fight back, Alina risks sacrificing everything she has come to love.
This new adult urban fantasy is packed with action and suspense and will have you yearning for more forbidden fae romance.
Thanks to NetGalley and Bloomsbury Spark for this! It sounds fun.
This is Not a Love Story, Keren David (proof)
Kitty dreams of a beautiful life, but that’s impossible in suburban London where her family is haunted by her father’s unexpected death. So when her mum suggests moving to Amsterdam to try a new life, Kitty doesn’t take much persuading. Will this be her opportunity to make her life picture perfect?
In Amsterdam she meets moody, unpredictable Ethan, and clever, troubled Theo. Two enigmatic boys, who each harbour their own secrets. In a beautiful city and far from home, Kitty finds herself falling in love for the first time.
But will love be everything she expected?
And will anyone’s heart survive?
I am SO looking forward to this! It sounds incredible. Thanks Atom!
Only Ever Yours, Louise O’Neil (paperback)
freida and Isabel have been best friends their whole lives.
Now, aged sixteen and in their final year at the School, they expect to be selected as companions – wives to wealthy and powerful men. The alternative – life as a concubine – is too horrible to contemplate.
But as the intensity of the final year takes hold, the pressue to remain perfect becomes almost unbearable. isabel starts to self-destruct, putting her beauty – her only asset – in peril.
And then, the boys arrive, eager to choose a bride.
freida must fight for her future – even if it means betraying the only friend, the only love, she has ever known...
It’s time to see what all of the fuss is about, and to be honest, I read the first two pages and I’m already sold.
Penguin’s Little Black Classics
I accidentally bought quite a few of these... To celebrate Penguin’s 80th anniversary they have released 80 pocket-sized paperbacks featuring classic essays, poems and short stories at only 80p each. I couldn’t resist.