Sunday, 13 March 2016

Letterbox Love #125

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. All of the books are in exchange for an honest review.

Passenger, Alexandra Bracken (e-proof)

In one devastating night, Etta Spencer loses everything she knows and loves. Thrust into an unfamiliar world by a stranger with a dangerous agenda, Etta is certain of only one thing: she has travelled not just miles but years from home.

Nicholas Carter is content with his life at sea, free from the Ironwoods – a powerful family in the Colonies – and the servitude he’s known at their hands. But with the arrival of an unusual passenger on his ship comes the insistent pull of the past he can't escape and the family that won't let him go. Now the Ironwoods are searching for a stolen object of untold value, one they believe only Etta, his passenger, can find.

Together, Etta and Nicholas, embark on a perilous journey across centuries and continents, piecing together clues left behind by the traveller who will do anything to keep the object out of the Ironwoods’ grasp. But as they get closer to their target, treacherous forces threaten to separate Etta not only from Nicholas but from her path home forever.

I'm so curious about this! Thanks Quercus!

Zom-B Goddess, Darren Shan (hardcover)

Double-crossed again, B is confused, enraged and broken. But the battle isn’t over. The end is nigh, but there are plenty of horrors to come. And who will survive? The Zombies? The humans? Or worse…?

‘Zachary…’ Dr Oystein murmurs.

‘No,’ Owl Man replies. ‘There has been enough bloodshed. I know there must be more before this is through, but let’s not kill those we can afford to spare. You and I are monsters, but we have to draw the line somewhere. Let’s draw it here.’

Dr Oystein looks troubled, but he nods reluctantly.

Owl Man turns to the girl again. ‘Leave your walkie-talkie,’ he says. ‘Return to County Hall. Tell Mr Dowling that you found me with Becky Smith and Dr Oystein. Tell him it’s over. The outcome has been decided, since we have what Becky stole from him.’

I’ll be so sad to see this series end, but I also can't wait to finish it off! Thanks S&S/Angel Publicity!

Six Tudor Queens: Katherine of Aragon, The True Queen, Alison Weir (e-proof)

A Spanish princess. Raised to be modest, obedient and devout. Destined to be an English Queen.

Six weeks from home across treacherous seas, everything is different: the language, the food, the weather. And for her there is no comfort in any of it. At sixteen-years-old, Catarina is alone among strangers.

She misses her mother. She mourns her lost brother.
She cannot trust even those assigned to her protection.

Katherine of Aragon. The first of Henry’s Queens. Her story.

Acclaimed, bestselling historian Alison Weir has based her enthralling account of Henry VIII’s first wife on extensive research and new theories. She reveals a strong, spirited woman determined to fight for her rights and the rightful place of her daughter. A woman who believed that to be the wife of a King was her destiny.

History tells us how she died. This captivating novels shows us how she lived.

I’ve heard such wonderful things about this and I CANNOT wait! Thanks Headline and NetGalley!

The Call, Peadar O’Guilin (proof)

Imagine a world where you might disappear any minute, only to find yourself alone in a grey sickly land, with more horrors in it than you would ever wish to know about. And then you hear a horn and you know that whoever lives in this hell has got your scent and the hunt has already begun.

Could you survive the Call?

This sounds creepy-as. Thanks David Fickling!

All Sort of Possible, Rupert Wallis (paperback)

The moment a sinkhole swallows the car that Daniel and his father are travelling in, everything changes: suddenly Daniel is the ‘miracle boy’ who survived unharmed whilst his father is left trapped in a coma.

So how did Daniel escape?

Was it luck or something more – was it really a miracle?

Mason, a small-time gangster, thinks so. When he decides the boy has been saved to help him with the biggest score of his career, Daniel is suddenly facing a life or death situation all over again…

Thanks S&S!

The Monstrous Child, Francesca Simon (proof)

‘Unfortunately. A word bound to me with iron fetters.’

Meet Hel, the Queen of the Dead. Daughter of a giantess and a god. Sister to Fenrir the wolf and Jormungand the snake.

This is her testament.

She didn’t always hate everything. Read it and laugh, read it and weep, read it and be warned! Hel does not ask for your pity. But she demands that you listen…

She never wanted to be queen.

This sounds so amazing and I can't wait. Thanks Faber!


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