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.
Treats, Lara Williams (e-proof)
“Dance like nobody gives a crap. Drink like you don’t have a family to go home to. Love because what else is the point.”
So says one of the characters in Lara Williams’ extraordinary debut short story collection. Treats is a break-up album of tales covering relationships, the tyranny of choice, and self-navigation. This fresh, beguiling new voice paints a portrait of contemporary adulthood, balancing wry humour with a pervading sense of alienation in the digital era.
Williams’ characters struggle with how to negotiate intimacy within relationships and isolation when single, the pitfalls and indignities when dating, dragged down by dissatisfaction. Meanwhile the dilemmas of life play out, including abortion, depression, extra-marital affairs, infatuation, new baby anxiety, bereavement, hair loss, sexual ethics, cats, and taxidermy.
I’ve heard some seriously amazing reviews for this and I’m excited! Thanks Freight Books and NetGalley!
Desolation, Derek Landy (e-proof)
Reeling from their bloody encounter in New York City at the end of Demon Road, Amber and Milo flee north. On their trail are the Hounds of Hell – five demonic bikers who will stop at nothing to drag their quarries back to their unholy master.
Amber and Milo’s only hope lies with Desolation Hill – a small town with a big secret; a town with a darkness to it, where evil seeps through the very floorboards. Until, on one night very year, it spills over onto the streets and all hell breaks loose.
And that night is coming…
SO looking forward to this! Thanks NetGalley and Harper Collins!
The Unexpected Everything, Morgan Matson (proof)
Before the scandal, Andie had important plans. And zero of them involved walking an insane amount of dogs, being in the same house as her dad or hanging out with Clark. Now there’s a whole summer stretching out ahead of Andie without a plan. And Andie always sticks to the plan.
But here’s the thing – if everything’s always mapped out, you can never find the unexpected. And where’s the fun in that?
Yay! I love Morgan Matson’s books so I’m super excited for this.
Cruel Crown, Victoria Aveyard (e-proof)
In a world divided by blood – Red or Silver – two women tell the stories no one else knows.
For Coriane of House Jacos, love comes at a terrible cost. In a secret diary, she recounts her heady courtship with the heir to the Silver throne, Prince Tiberias, and the dangers that lurk at the heart of the royal heart.
Captain Farley is at the forefront of the Red rebellion. As she plans an attack on the Silver capital, she discovers a secret that could sway the balance of power forever.
Two gripping stories. One fight for justice.
Red vs. Silver.
So looking forward to this! Thanks Orion and NetGalley!