Sunday 16 June 2013

Letterbox Love #6

Letterbox Love came about after some drama with the American book haul memes, so the UKYA bloggers came together on Twitter to organise one of our own. Summaries are taken from the cover, or Amazon in the case of e-books, unless otherwise stated. Hosted by Narratively Speaking.

For Review:

The Taming of the Tights – Louise Rennison (bound manuscript)

Gadzooks! It’s another term at Dother Hall for Tallulah Casey and her mates. But can they keep their minds on the arts with all those boys around...

After the thing-that-will-never-be-mentioned last term, Tallulah is keen to put all thoughts of Cain behind her. But that seems like the last thing he wants.

Their performing arts college may have been saved by Honey’s mystery benefactor, but for how long is anyone’s guess. So will Tallulah finally get to wear those golden slippers of applause or will Dr Lightlowler swoop down on her glory days?

And with Seth and Flossie forever snogging, Vaisey and Jack loved-up and Phil and Jo fondly biffing each other can Tallulah resist the call of her wild boy?

Don your craziest tights and Irish dance your way to some surprising and hilariously unexpected answers...

Yay! I do love a bit of Louise Rennison, even if this series doesn’t match up to Georgia. Thanks HarperCollins!

The Mortal Instruments Companion: City of Bones, Shadowhunters and The Sight (The Unauthorized Guide) – Lois H Gresh (paperback)

The Mortal Instruments, alongside Steampunk prequels The Infernal Devices, explores a world that most ‘mundanes’ (otherwise known as ordinary people) would never guess existed.

Enter the world of the Shadowhunters, secret warriors living on the fringes of society, and the Downworlders: demons, warlocks, werewolves, vampires, faeries, angels and other creatures that will rip out your heart in more ways than one. In the world of Clary Fray and Tessa Great, love can really tear you apart.

Discover the truth behind hidden love affairs, flawed heroes, game-changing heroines and fanatical villains. Packed with exclusive facts, insights and quizzes, this is a must-have series guide.

This looks like fun. Thanks Macmillan!

Brooklyn Girls – Gemma Burgess (paperback)

*Not necessarily in that order.*

Pia Keller is not living the dream. Unemployed, unemployable and broke, post-Uni life in a Brooklyn townhouse with her four best friends suddenly isn’t so easy.

And that’s before heartbreaks, hipsters, all-nighters, one-nighters, food trucks, screw-ups, loan sharks and jail-time makes things a whole lot more complicated...

Who knew adulthood would be so damn grown-up?

Now this is sounding more like what  want from New Adult! Thanks Quercus.


The Radleys - Matt Haig (e-book)

Life with the Radleys: Radio 4, dinner parties with the Bishopthorpe neighbours and self-denial. Loads of self-denial. But all hell is about to break loose. When teenage daughter Clara gets attacked on the way home from a party, she and her brother Rowan discover why they can't sleep, can't eat a Thai salad without fear of asphyxiation and can't go inside unless they're smothered in Factor 50. With a visit from their lethally louche uncle Will and an increasingly suspicious police force, life in Bishopthorpe is about to change. Drastically.

I absolutely adored The Humans so I caved and bought myself one of Matt's earlier novels.

Is It Just Me? - Miranda Hart (e-book)

Well hello to you dear browser. Now I have your attention it would be rude if I didn't tell you a little about my literary feast. So, here is the thing: is it just me or does anybody else find that adulthood offers no refuge from the unexpected horrors, peculiar lack of physical coordination and sometimes unexplained nudity, that accompanied childhood and adolescence?

Does everybody struggle with the hazards that accompany, say, sitting elegantly on a bar stool; using chopsticks; pretending to understand the bank crisis; pedicures - surely it's plain wrong for a stranger to fondle your feet? Or is it just me?

I am proud to say that I have a wealth of awkward experiences - from school days to life as an office temp - and here I offer my 18-year-old self (and I hope you too dear reader) some much needed guidance and caution on how to navigate life's rocky path.

Because frankly, where is the manual? The much needed manual to life. Well, fret not, for this is my attempt at one and let's call it, because it's fun, a Miran-ural. I thank you.

I've been wanting to read this for ages but I has to wait until it went into paperback so I could afford it!

Through the Ever Night – Veronica Rossi (paperback)

Worlds kept them apart. Destiny brought them together.

Aria hasn’t struggled to build a life for herself outside Reverie. It hasn’t been easy adjusting to life in the wilderness, but the struggle has been worth it with Perry by her side.

But Perry has other challenges. His people are looking to him for answers. Answers about what happened to his nephew, and what’s happening to their world. And they don’t trust the privileged Aria, one of the enemy, n their midst.

Soon Perry’ll be forced to choose between the tribe that looks to him for leadership and the girl that looks to him for love.

I’ve been meaning to get this for ages so when I spotted it in The Works for £1.99, I snapped it up!


Welcome, Caller, This is Chloe – Shelley Coriel

Chloe Camden has a big heart and an even bigger collection of vintage shoes, not to mention a big personality and a primo spot with the in-crowd. But then her best friend inexplicably turns the entire school against her, and she’s forced to join the schools struggling radio station. The misfits she finds there don’t have too much sympathy for her plight.

Despite their less-than-friendly welcome, Chloe starts a call-in show that gets the station some much-needed publicity. But it also brings trouble, for the radio station and for radio techie Duncan Moore, a quiet soul with a romantic heart. On and off the air, Chloe must think carefully about whether it’s better to talk or listen.

Thanks Andrew!



  1. Awesome Haul! I am so jealous of your Taming of The Tights manuscript, I love that series. I also loved Under The Never Sky and I can't wait to pick up things in book two. Anything to do with Shadowhunters is instantly on my TBR. Brookyln Girls looks good too. Happy Reading ;D

  2. I have been meaning to read some books by miss louise seeing as i am going through my contemporary phase. These all look pretty good though :-)

  3. That Brooklyn Girls looks really good, much better for NA genre than endless sex scenes!

  4. Brooklyn Girls sounds really interesting. I really liked Welcome Caller, This Is Chloe and hope you do too :)

  5. Through the Ever Night is amazing. I love Veronica Rossi's books so much. Happy reading, Sophie!

  6. So many awesome books! I needneed Through the Ever Night!! And Brooklyn Girls look interesting. I love Miranda!! <3

    Enjoy all your books,
    Sam @ Falling Books

  7. Great haul! I loved Through The Ever Night!
    -Scott Reads It!


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