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.
Tell the Wind and Fire, Sarah Rees Brennan (e-proof)
In a city divided between opulent luxury in the Light and fierce privations in the Dark, a determined young woman survives by guarding her secrets.
Lucie Manette was born in the Dark half of the city, but careful manipulations won her a home in the Light, celebrity status, and a rich, loving boyfriend. Now she just wants to keep her head down, but her boyfriend has a dark secret of his own – one involving an apparent stranger who is destitute and despised. Lucie alone knows the young men’s deadly connection, and even as the knowledge leads her to make a grave mistake, she can trust no one with the truth.
Blood and secrets alike spill out when revolution erupts. With both halves of the city burning, and mercy nowhere to be found, can Lucie save either boy – or herself?
I am SO looking forward to this! Thanks NetGalley and Clarion Books!
The #1 Rules for Girls, Rachel McIntyre (paperback)
The Rules were how me, Beth and Ayesha first got to know each other. They were out Ten Commandments; the girl code our friendship was founded on. And they weren’t so much carved in stone as totally rewritten when rules about boys became necessary. Whenever I don’t know what to do, the Rules can usually point me in the right direction.
Daisy knows a thing or two about love and romance. Her parents run a wedding agency, helping couples to tie the knot in whatever frilly, quirky, tasteful, outrageous way they choose. So Daisy has a pretty clear vision of how her life with boyfriend Matt is meant to go – until they split up!
Determined not to brood, Daisy sets out to reinvent her dreams. Enter Toby, who appears to be perfect, and who turns all the Rules inside out…
Thanks Electric Monkey!
Thanks for the Trouble, Tommy Wallach (paperback)
Parker Santé hasn’t spoken a word in five years. While his classmates plan bright futures, he skips school to hang out in hotels, killing time by watching (and sometimes stealing from) the guests. But when he meets a silver-haired girl named Zelda Toth, who claims to be quite a bit older than she looks, he’ll discover there just might be a few things left worth living for.
I’ll be working on this with Maximum Pop which is super exciting! Thanks S&S and MP!
The Shadow Queen, CJ Redwine (paperback)
Lorelai: Powerful enchantress, vengeful fugitive, crown princess.
She must kill the wicked queen who took both the Ravenspire throne and the life of her father.
Irina: Dangerous sorceress, ruthless manipulator, poisonous ruler,
She must hold the throne – dispatching a dragon-shifting huntsman to cut out Lorelai’s heart.
But Ravenspire is rotting beneath Irina’s dark magic, and the huntsman is at risk of losing his own heart to Lorelai… In this dance of death, there can only be one victor, one queen to rule them all.
This sounds like so much fun! Thanks Scholastic.
A Gathering of Shadows, VE Schwab (paperback)
Kell is one the last magicians with the ability to travel between parallel universes, linked by the magical city of London. It has been four months since a mysterious obsidian stone fell into his possession and he met Delilah Bard. Four months since the Dane twins of White London fell, and the stone was cast with Holland’s dying body back into Black London.
Now Kell is visited by dreams of ominous magical events, waking only to think of Lila. And as Red London prepares for the Element Games – an international competition of magic – a certain pirate ship draws closer. But another London is coming back to life. The balance of magic is perilous, and for one city to flourish, another must fall…
Yes!! So excited! Thanks Titan!
Lady Midnight, Cassandra Clare (proof)
In a secret world where half-angel warriors called Shadowhunters are sworn to fight demons, parabatai is a sacred word. A parabatai is your best friend and battle partner. Parabatai can be everything to each other – but they can never fall in love. Emma Carstairs is a Shadowhunter, the best in her generation. Together with her parabatai, Julian Blackthorn, she patrols the streets of Los Angeles, where faeries – the most powerful of supernatural creatures – teeter on the edge of open war with Shadowhunters. When bodies – both faeries and human – turn up, bearing marks that match those found on Emma’s own murdered parents, an uneasy alliance is formed. This is Emma’s chance at revenge – and Julian’s chance to get back his brother, a prisoner of the faerie Courts. All they have to do is solve the murders within two weeks…and before the murderer targets them.
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! Thank you S&S and Georgia!