Sunday 23 June 2013

Letterbox Love #7

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:

Sadly, I had no book post this week :( I did buy a few books though!


The Bane Chronicles 3: Vampires, Scones and Edmund Herondale – Cassandra Clare and Sarah Rees Brennan (e-novella)

In Victorian London, Magnus Bane attends preliminary peace talks between Shadowhunters and Downworlders and is charmed by two very different people: Edmund Herondale, a young Shadowhunter, and a vampire called Camille Belcourt. Will winning hearts mean choosing sides?

I’m thoroughly enjoy this series of novellas. Bring on number 4!

Howl’s Moving Castle – Diana Wynne Jones

In the land of Ingary, where seven league boots and cloaks of invisibility do exist, Sophie Hatter catches the unwelcome attention of the Witch of the Waste and is put under a spell.

Deciding she has nothing more to lose, she makes her way to the moving castle that hovers on the hills above Market Chipping. But the castle belongs to the dreaded Wizard Howl whose appetite, they say, is satisfied only by the souls of young girls... There she meets Michael, Howl’s apprentice, and Calcifer the Fire Demon, with whom she agrees a pact.

But Sophie isn’t the only one under a curse – her entanglements with Howl, Calcifer and Michael and her quest to break her curse is both gripping – and howlingly funny!

This is a sneak peek at a future ‘Blast From the Past’ post from a legend of children’s fantasy that I seem to have bypassed when I was younger.



  1. Howl's Moving Castle sounds pretty cool, I haven't heard of it, so apparently I missed it too!

  2. I loved Vampires, Scones and Edmund Herondale. It made me fangirl an awful lot!

  3. Drat; I didn't know there was "drama" with the American book haul memes :( ... sorry about that ... Howl's Moving Castle - that cover would make me want to grab it and take a second look right away even without the synopsis.

    Enjoy your reading week!


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