Sunday, 22 March 2015

Letterbox Love #84

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:

The Game of Love and Death, Martha Brockenbrough (paperback)

Love is more than a game

Love and Death chose their players in an eternal game. Death has never lost and Love will do anything to win.

Henry and Flora find each other, not knowing they are the players. Can their love be enough to keep them both alive?

Doesn’t this sound epic? Add in a setting of 1920s Chicago and you have a winner! Thanks Scholastic!


Finding Audrey, Sophie Kinsella (e-proof)

A laugh-out-loud romance from the bestselling author of the Shopaholic series.

Meet Audrey: an ordinary teenage girl with not so ordinary problems.

Aside from her completely crazy and chaotic family, she suffers from an anxiety disorder that makes talking to her brother’s hot new best friend a bit of a challenge.

But Audrey has a plan to face her fears and take on the world again. But first stop: Starbucks.

I’ve really enjoyed the few of the Sophie Kinsella’s adult novels that I’ve read so I’m curious to see her tackle YA. Thanks NetGalley and Doubleday!

Everything, Everything, Nicola Yoon (e-proof)

Madeline Whittier is allergic to the outside world. So allergic, in fact, that she has never left the house in her seventeen years. But when Olly moves in next door, and wants to talk to Maddie, tiny holes start to appear in the protective bubble her mother has built around her. Olly writes his IM address on a piece of paper, shows it at her window, and suddenly, a window opens. But does Maddie dare to step outside her comfort zone?

Everything, Everything is about the thrill and heartbreak that happens when we break out of our shell to do crazy, sometimes death-defying things for love.

This sounds so unique (and reminds me of an episode of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition where a little girl was allergic to the sun) and I can’t wait to learn more about Maddie. Thanks PRH and NetGalley!

Suicide Notes from Beautiful Girls, Lynn Weingarten (proof)

June and Delia used to be closer than anything. Best friends that comes in that way before everything else. They had a billion secrets, tying them together like thin silk cords. But one night everything changed. And now, a year later, Delia is dead.

June is certain she was murdered, but the truth is more complicated than she ever could have imagined…

This sounds incredible – and it came amazingly packaged! – thanks Electric Monkey!


Bought:

The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place, Julie Berry (e-book)

An outrageous plot villainy starring seven brilliant young girls.

At Prickwillow Place, Disgraceful Mary Jane, Smooth Kitty and their fellow students are keeping a deadly secret.

When the headmistress of St Etherelda’s School for Young Ladies drops dead at Sunday dinner, her seven pupils agree on a clever scheme: to bury their teacher in the vegetable garden, dress up Stout Alice in her place, and educate themselves. This is tricky enough in a small Victorian community, but when the girls deduce that their teacher was poisoned – (it was the veal!) – they realise there is also a murderer on the prowl…

An outrageous plot of mysterious happenings, farce and friendship.

Jim practically shoved this into my hands in Foyles, singing its praises, but I soon got distracted and forgot to buy it! Luckily, it turn out to be 98p on Kindle!

There won't be a Letterbox Love or the next couple of weeks as I'm away, but there'll be a bumper edition when I'm back!

Sophie


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