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.
Demons of the Hellmouth: A Guide for Slayers, Rupert Giles/Nancy Holder
After the fall of the Watchers Council, and the defeat of The First, Rupert Giles was determined to use his experiences from his seven years in Sunnydale to educate the New Slayers. He pulled together various notes and papers, including excerpts from his Watcher’s Diary, to form a new handbook and field guide: Demons of the Hellmouth.
This is Giles’ original copy and contains pages annotated by Buffy, Faith, Willow, and Xander. It has passed through many hands since the Battle of the Hellmouth. An now, Slayer, you hold it in yours. Are you ready to be strong?
I’m so looking forward to this! And the inevitable Buffy binge it’ll bring on… Thanks Titan!
I Crawl Through It, AS King (e-proof)
Four teenagers are on the verge of exploding. The anxieties they face at every turn have nearly pushed them to the point of surrender: senseless high-stakes testing, the lingering damage of past trauma, the buried guilt and grief of tragic loss. They are desperate to cope, but no one is listening.
So they will lie. They will split in two. They will turn inside out. They will even build an invisible helicopter to fly themselves far away…but nothing releases the pressure. Because, as they discover, the only way to truly escape their world is to fly right into it.
The genius of acclaimed author AS King reaches new heights in this ground-breaking work of surrealist fiction; it will mesmerize readers with its deeply affecting exploration of how we crawl through traumatic experience – and find the way out.
This sounds wonderfully weird. I don’t always like AS King’s books, but I also respect them and am end up in awe of them. Thanks NetGalley and Little, Brown US!
Tonight the Streets Are Ours, Leila Sales (e-proof)
From Leila Sales, the author of This Song Will Save Your Life, comes a compelling and relatable story about the hazards of falling for someone you haven’t met yet.
Seventeen-year-old Arden Huntley is recklessly loyal. Taking care of her loved ones is what gives Arden purpose: it makes her feel like she matters. But she's tired of being loyal to those who don’t appreciate her – including her needy best friend and absent mum.
Arden stumbles upon a blog called ‘Tonight the Streets Are 0urs’, the musings of a young New York City writer named Peter, and it feels like she's finally found a kindred spirit. When Peter is dumped by the girlfriend he blogs about, Arden decides to take a road trip to see him.
During one crazy night in NYC filled with parties, dancing and music – the type of night when anything can happen, and nearly everything does – Arden discovers that peter isn’t exactly who she thought he was. And maybe she isn’t exactly who she thought she was either.
Woo! I loved This Song Will Save Your Life so I’m really excited for this. Thanks Macmillan and NetGalley!
Demon Road, Derek Landy (proof)
For anyone who ever thought their parents were monsters…
Amber Lamont s a normal sixteen-year-old high school student. Smart but insecure, she spends most of her time online, where she can avoid her beautiful, aloof parents and their weird friends.
But when a shocking encounter reveals a horrifying family secret, Amber is forced to go on the run. Killer cars, vampires, undead serial killers and red-skinned, horned demons – Amber hurtles from one threat to the next, revealing a tapestry of terror woven into the very fabric of her life. As her parents close in behind her, Amber’s only chance rests with her fellow travellers, who are not all what they appear to be…
Witty, action-packed and heart-stoppingly thrilling, Demon Road will take you on an epic road-trip across the supernatural landscape of America.
Buckle up. It’s going to be one hell of a ride.
This sounds like a lot of fun! And it's about time I read Derek Landy!