Sunday 18 August 2013

Letterbox Love #14

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/NetGalley/Goodreads in the case of e-books, unless otherwise stated. Hosted by Narratively Speaking.

For Review:

Untold – Sarah Rees Brennan (paperback)

The link between Kami and Jared has been cut. But can their bond ever be truly broken?

On the surface, Sorry-in-the-Vale is a sleepy English town. But Kami Glass knows the truth. Sorry-in-the-Vale is full of magic. The Lynburns are back, and Rob Lynburn is gathering sorcerers so that the town can return to the old ways.

But Rob and his followers aren’t the only sorcerers in town. A decision must be made: pay the blood sacrifice, or fight. For Kami, this means more than just choosing between good and evil. With her link to Jared Lynburn severed, she’s now free to love anyone she chooses. But who should that be?

Yay!! So excited for this! Thanks S&S!

The One Plus One – Jojo Moyes (e-proof)

One single mum.
One chaotic family.
One handsome stranger.
An unexpected love story.

I’m completely intrigued by this. Thanks Penguin and NetGalley!

City of Bones: Shadowhunter’s Guide – Mimi O’Connor (paperback)

This is the ultimate guide to the dark, seductive New York City of the Shadowhunters, based on The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones feature film.

This comprehensive compendium includes:
- Full-colour photographic portraits and profiles of characters like Clary Fray. Jace Wayland and Valentine Morgenstern.

- Detailed information on the rest of the Shadowhunters, Downworlders and demons, as well as the various weaponry and runes.

- Quotes from the movie script and more!

For fans new and old, this is a must-have guide to the world of the highly anticipated movie.

Yay, City of Bones! Thanks S&S!

City of Bones: The Official Illustrated Movie Companion – Mimi O’Connor (paperback)

Get a behind-the-scenes peek at the making of the highly anticipated movie The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones in this definitive, official companion.

This captivating book features
- full-colour photos from the set in Toronto
- the visionary sketches from director Harold Zwart
- interviews with cast and crew
- details of how the worldwide literary sensation went from book to film
- and more!

You’ll learn how the actors embodied and connected to the characters like Clary and Jace. You’ll read about the makeup department’s extreme use of fake fingernails for the nefarious vampires. And you’ll see how important the fans of the book were in bringing this film to life.  From the casting decisions to the director’s infectious enthusiasm to the innovative use of special effects, this is an all-access pass to this summer’s hottest movie.

Thanks again S&S!


The Assassin and the Underworld – Sarah J Maas (e-novella)

When the King of the Assassins gives Celaena Sardothien a special assignment that will help fight slavery in the kingdom, she jumps at the chance to strike a blow against an evil practice. This mission is a dark and deadly affair which takes Celaena from the rooftops of the city to the bottom of the sewer – and she doesn’t like what she finds there.

Seriously loving this side series. It’s making me even more desperate for the third book in the main series!



  1. Hi Sophie,
    You got some really cool books this week. I'm in love with all things TMI and I can't wait for the City of Bones movie! So I'm so jealous of your Shadowhunter goodies. I finished Thrown of Glass yesterday so I'd love to read the novellas. Happy Reading :)

    - Sunny @ A Sunny Spot Blog

  2. I didn't realise Jojo Moyes had a new book out! *tries to resist Netgalley*. Damn temptation!

  3. Nice haul this week Sophie! Happy reading :D

  4. I really need to read the Throne of Glass novellas soon. I have them all, I just haven't gotten around to it yet. :( Happy reading, Sophie!

  5. Oooo, Untold! The ending of Unbroken practically killed me, so I'm excited to see this series continue!


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