Sunday, 8 March 2015

Letterbox Love #82


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.

For review:

Under My Skin, James Dawson (paperback)

‘Who’s she?’
‘That’s Molly-Sue. And she’s trouble.’

When Sally Feather walks into a tattoo parlour, she is walking into more trouble than she can imagine.

Molly-Sue offers Sally everything her heart desires – popularity, beauty, the most gorgeous guy in school – but at a very, very high price.

Because there are some things that really do get under your skin. And some that you would do anything – absolutely anything – to be rid of.

A darkly seductive and terrifying tale from Queen of Teen James Dawson.

I’m so excited to finally read the Queen of Teen – thanks Hot Key!

Seed, Lisa Heathfield (e-proof)

Seed loves you. Seed will never let you go.

Fifteen-year-old Pearl has lived her whole life protected within the small community at Seed, where they worship Nature and idolise their leader, Papa S. When some outsiders arrive, everything changes. Pearl experiences feelings she never knew existed and begisn to realise that there is a darkness at the heart of Seed. A darkness from which she must escape, before it’s too late.

A chilling and heartbreaking coming-of-age story of life within a cult, Seed will take readers on a journey of gripping self-discovery reminiscent of The Handmaid’s Tale.

I’ve heard wonderful things about this from the bloggers who got proofs at the blogger event and I’m intrigued. Thanks Electric Monkey and NetGalley!

The Happy Ever Afterlife of Rosie Potter, Kate Winter (e-proof)

Falling in love is never simple. Especially when you’re dead.

When Rosie Potter wakes up one morning with what she assumes is the world’s worst hangover, the last thing she expects is to discover that she’s actually dead. With a frustrating case of amnesia, suspicious circumstances surrounding her untimely demise, and stuck wearing her ugliest flannel PJs, Rosie must figure out not only what happened last night, but why on earth she’s still here.

Slowly the mystery unravels, but there are many secrets buried in the quiet Irish village of Ballycarragh, and nobody is as innocent as they first appear. Aided by the unlikeliest of allies in her investigation, Rosie discovers that life after death isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, particularly when you might just be falling in love...

In this hilarious, life-affirming and romantic journey through Rosie Potter’s afterlife, she shares the ghostly tale of how she lived, she lied, and she loved (in that order).

This sounds like so much fun! Thanks NetGalley and Sphere – look out for the blog tour stop in May!


I’ll Give You the Sun, Jandy Nelson (paperback)

Jude and her twin Noah are close until a tragedy drives them apart. Now they are barely speaking – and both falling for boys they can’t have.

Love’s complicated.

Ahhh! Finally! Thank you Walker! And the finished copy is stunning – yellow sprayed edges, graffiti chapter titles and little page illustrations throughout.
 






Bought:


Spotlight on Sunny, Keris Stainton (paperback)

A film-making course in London with your favourite people in the world. Sunny, Kitty and Hannah are set for the Best. Summer. Ever.

But for Sunny the trip also raises questions. Is she happy just being with the funny, gorgeous boy she’s met? Has her life already been mapped out? What does she really want?

And then there’s the secret she hasn’t told Kitty and Hannah... Because is changes everything.

Yay! I love Keris’ books so I can’t wait to dive into this.
 

Sophie

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