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.
Landfalls, Naomi J Williams (e-proof)
An epic voyage, undertaken with the grandest of ambitions.
When Lapérouse leaves France in the Spring of 1785 with two ships under his command, he knows that he sails with the full backing of the Frech government. This is to be a voyage of scientific and geographical discovery – but every person on board has their own hopes, ambitions and dreams.
As the ships moves across vast distances in their journey of nearly four years, the different characters step forward and invite us into their world. From the remote Alaskan bay where a dreadful tragedy unfolds, to the wild journey Barthélemy de Lessups undertakes from the far east of Russia to St Petersburg, the reader sees the emotional, physical and mental toll exacted by such an endeavour.
Landfalls marks the launch of a brilliant new writer, who creates an unforgettable world through a web of voices and narratives.
The lovelies at Little, Brown have been raving about this so I grabbed it from NetGalley.
Stand Off, Andrew Smith (paperback)
Senior year is supposed to be easy, but for Ryan Dean West there are no guarantees.
He may be the school rugby captain but his new roommate, Sam Abernathy, is a twelve-year-old with extreme claustrophobia and a crush on Annie Altman, Ryan Dean’s girlfriend.
And Ryan Dean has his own problems, too – he’s haunted by things from his past he can't escape, fear of losing Annie, and the fact that sometimes the uncontrollable force of friendship moves under its own power.
A laugh-out-loud story of heart and hope.
I loved Winger last year so I’m really looking forward to being back with Ryan Dean.