Letterbox Love is a way to give all of the books I receive for review some exposure. Summaries are taken from the cover, or Amazon/NetGalley/Goodreads in the case of e-books, unless otherwise stated.
Mosquitoland, David Arnold (e-proof)
A story of the difficulties we face and the strength we find to overcome them. For those who loved Little Miss Sunshine, The Fault in Our Stars and Juno.
When her parents’ marriage suddenly collapses, Mim Malone is dragged from her home in northern Ohio to the ‘wastelands’ of Mississippi, where she lives in a medicated bubble with her dad and new stepmom.
But when Mim later learns her mother is sick back in Cleveland, she ditches her new life and hops abroad a Greyhound bus to her real home and her real mother, meeting a quirky cast of fellow travellers along the way. And when her thousand-mile journey takes a few turns she could never see coming, Mim must confront her own demons, redefining her notions of love, loyalty, and what it means to be sane.
Thanks NetGalley and Headline! So looking forward to this!
All of the Above, James Dawson (e-proof)
A funny and moving love story about friends, first love and self-discovery by the Queen of Teen 2014.
When sixteen-year-old Toria Bland arrives at her new school she needs to work out who her friends are, all in a crazy whirl of worry, exam pressure and anxiety over fitting in. Things start looking up when Toria meets the funny and foul-mouthed Polly, who’s the coolest girl Toria has ever seen. Polly and the rest of the ‘alternative’ kids take Toria under their wing. And that’s when she meets the irrestible Nico Mancini, lead singer of a local band – and it’s instalove at first sight! Toria likes Nico. Nico likes Toria…but then there’s Polly.
Love and friendship have a way of going round in circles.
I feel like I've been waiting for this for forever! Thanks Hot Key and NetGalley!
The Secret Fire, CJ Daugherty and Carina Rozenfeld (paperback)
A battle against fate
A race against time
Taylor Montclair is a regular girl from the quiet backwater of Woodbury, England. Sacha Winters is a darkly mysterious boy from the City of Lights – Paris, France.
While Taylor is focused on her dream of attending Oxford University, school couldn’t be further from Sacha’s mind…Sacha knows exactly when he’s going to die. He’s done it before.
On the appointed day, Sacha’s time will run out. And his death will fulfil an ancient destiny that could unleash chaos and catastrophe.
Taylor is the only person who can save him. Neither of them know that yet. They haven’t even met.
Hundreds of miles and a body of water separate them. Deadly forces will stop at nothing to keep them apart. They have eight weeks to find each other and unravel an ancient web of mystery and danger.
The clock starts now.
This sounds like so much fun. Thanks Midas PR/Atom!
What We Left Behind, Robin Talley (proof)
What if discovering who you are means letting go of what you’ve been?
Toni and Gretchen are the couple everyone envied in high school. They’ve been together forever. They never fight. They’re hopelessly in love.
When they separate for their first year of college they’re sure their relationship will stay rock solid.
The reality of being apart, however, is different. Toni’s discovering a new world – and a new gender identity – but Gretchen struggles to remember who she is outside of their relationship.
While Toni worries that Gretchen won't understand Toni’s shifting identity, Gretchen begins to wonder where she fits in this puzzle. Now they must decide if their love is strong enough to last.
This sounds so wonderful! Thanks Mira Ink!