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.
Truthwitch, Susan Dennard (proof)
In a continent on the edge of war, two witches hold its fate in their hands.
Young witches Safiya and Iseult have a habit of finding trouble. After clashing with a powerful Guildmaster and his ruthless Bloodwitch bodyguard, the friends are forced to flee their home. Safi must avoid capture at all costs as she's a rare Truthwitch, able to discern truth from lies. Many would kill for her magic, so Safi must keep it hidden – lest she be used in the struggle between empires. And Iseult’s true powers are hidden even from herself.
All Safi and Iseult want is their freedom. But with war coming, treaties breaking and a magical contagion sweeping the land, the friends will have to fight emperors and mercenaries alike. For some will stop at nothing to get their hands on a Truthwitch.
Very looking forward to this! So many people have been singing its praises. Thanks Tor!
Now, I never (ever) get books for Christmas, but my wishlist is so long at the moment that I explicitly asked for book vouchers for Christmas 2015. And I got them! I got £95 worth of vouchers which was a major win and I’ve already spent £65 of them – whoops! Here’s what I got:
Wide Sargasso Sea, Jean Rhys (Penguin Modern Classics)
The Haunting of Hill House, Shirley Jackson (Penguin Modern Classics)
Madame Bovary, Gustave Flaubert (Penguin Clothbound Classics)
Grief is the Thing With Feathers, Max Porter (Faber)
The Need for Better Regulation of Outer Space, Pippa Goldschmidt (Freight Books)
Franny and Zooey, JD Salinger (Penguin)
The Accidental, Ali Smith (Penguin)
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet, Becky Chambers (Hodder and Stoughton)