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.
A little early this week! I have a blog tour post tomorrow from the lovely Lucy Christopher and I had nothing prepared for today so I thought 'why not?!'! If anything happens ot arrive in the post today, I'll throw it in next week's. Happy weekend, guys!
Zom-B Baby – Darren Shan (hardback)
When B Smith turns her back on Dr Oystein and strikes out alone, she is shocked to meet the baby from her nightmares – a strange, sexless, zombie baby...
I come within sight of the baby and I freeze. I feel the walls of reality crumbling around me, the world tilting on its axis, the fingers of a nightmare reaching out to grab me.
The baby is dressed in a long, white christening gown. Its face is a stiff mask, like a cross between a human’s and a doll’s, but there’s nothing human about its mouth and eyes. The small mouth is open, fully of tiny, sharp teeth. Its eyes are pure white balls, no pupils...
‘It’s not real,’ I croak.
I’ve already read this - review up on Monday! Thanks S&S!
Crash Into You – Katie McGarry (e-proof)
From acclaimed author Katie McGarry comes the explosive new tale of a girl with a reckless streak, a street smart guy with nothing to lose, and a romance forged in the fast lane.
The girl with straight A’s, designer clothes, and the perfect life – that’s who people expect Rachel Young to be. So the private school junior keeps secrets from her wealthy parents and overbearing brothers...and she’s just added two more to the list. One involves racing strangers down dark country roads in her Mustang GT. The other? Seventeen-year-old Isaiah Walker – a guy she has no business even talking to. But when the foster kid with the tattoos and intense gray eyes comes to her rescue, she can’t get him out of her mind. Isaiah has secrets too. About where he lives, and how he really feels about Rachel.
The last thing he needs is to get tangled up with a rich girl who wants to slum it on the south side for kicks – no matter how angelic she might look. But when their shared love of street racing puts both their lives in jeopardy, they have six weeks to come up with a way out. Six weeks to discover just how far they’ll go to save each other.
Man, I love Katie McGarry’s books! Thanks NetGalley and Mira!
Pawn – Aimee Carter (e-proof)
Are you more than a number on the back of your neck?
For Kitty Doe, it seems like an easy choice. She can either spend her life as a III in misery, looked down upon by the higher ranks and forced to leave the people she loves, or she can become a VII and join the most powerful family in the country.
If she says yes, Kitty will be Masked – surgically transformed into Lila Hart, the Prime Minister’s niece, who died under mysterious circumstances. As a member of the Hart family, she will be famous. She will be adored. And for the first time, she will matter.
There’s only one catch. She must also stop the rebellion that Lila secretly fostered. The same one that got her killed...and one Kitty believes in. Faced with threats, conspiracies and a life that’s not her own, she must decide which path to choose – and learn how to become more than a pawn in a twisted game she’s only beginning to understand.
I love Aimee Carter’s Goddess series so I’m really looking forward to this. Thanks NetGalley and Mira Ink!
Austenland – Shannon Hale (e-book)
Jane is a young New York woman who can never seem to find the right man – perhaps because of her secret obsession with Mr Darcy, as played by Colin Firth in the BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice. When a wealthy relative bequeaths her a trip to an English resort catering to Austen-obsessed women, however, Jane’s fantasies of meeting the perfect Regency-era gentleman suddenly become more real than she ever could have imagined. Is this total immersion in a fake Austenland enough to make Jane kick the Austen obsession for good, or could all her dreams actually culminate in a Mr Darcy of her own?
I couldn’t resist this at only 99p!
Attachments – Rainbow Rowell (e-book)
It’s 1999 and for the staff of one newspaper office, the internet is still a novelty. By day, two young women, Beth and Jennifer, spend their hours emailing each other, discussing in hilarious detail every aspect of their lives, from love troubles to family dramas. And by night, Lincoln, a shy, lonely IT guy spends his hours reading every exchange. At first their emails offer a welcome diversion, but as Lincoln unwittingly becomes drawn into their lives, the more he reads, the more he finds himself falling for one of them. By the time Lincoln realizes just how head-over-heels he really is, it’s way too late to introduce himself. What would he say to her? ‘Hi, I’m the guy who reads your email – and also, I think I love you.’ After a series of close encounters, Lincoln decides it’s time to muster the courage to follow his heart...and find out whether there is such a thing as love before first sight.
I can finally be one of the cool people! Another Kindle Daily Deal bargain for 99p.
Free Four – Veronica Roth (e-novella)
This brief story explores the world of the Divergent series through the eyes of the mysterious but charismatic Tobias Eaton, revealing previously unknown facets of his personality, backstory and relationships.
Getting me into the mood for Allegiant!