Sunday 8 June 2014

Letterbox Love #50

Letterbox Love all of the lovely, lovely books I’ve gotten in the post, bought and everything else. 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:

Heir of Fire, Sarah J Maas (e-proof)

Lost and broken, Celaena Sardothien’s only thought is to avenge the savage death of her dearest friend: as the King of Adarlan’s Assassin, she is bound to serve this tyrant, but he will pay for what he did. Any hope Celaena has of destroying the king lies in answers to be found in Wendlyn. Sacrificing his future, Chaol, the Captain of the King’s Guard, has sent Celaena there to protect her, but her darkest demons lay in the same place. If she can overcome them, she will be Adarlan’s biggest threat – and his own toughest enemy.

While Celaena learns of her true identity, and the eyes of Erilea are on Wendlyn, a brutal and beastly force is preparing to take to the skies. Will Celaena find the strength not only to win her own battles, but to fight a war that could pit her loyalties to her own people against those she has grown to love?

This third novel in the Throne of Glass sequence, from New York Times bestsellign author Sarah J Maas, is packed with more heart-stopping action, devastating drama and swoonsome romance, and introduces some fierce new heroines to love and hate.

I AM SO HAPPY TO HAVE THIS IN MY LIFE! Thanks NetGalley and Bloomsbury!

Maybe One Day, Melissa Kantor (paperback)

A person’s whole life, she’s lucky to have one or two real friends. Friends who are like family.

But when your best friend is diagnosed with a terminal illness, what happens next might not be what you expect. Through sixteen-year-old Zoe and her best friend Olivia, discover the bittersweet tragedy of a new ‘normal’.

A heartbreaking story of two best friends facing the hardest future of all – a future without each other.

Loving the sound of this! Thanks HarperCollins!

The Giver, Lois Lowry (paperback)

Intelligence. Integrity. Courage. Wisdom.

These are the qualities a Receiver of Memory must have. And one more which can only be named, but not described.

The Capacity to See Beyond.

Jonas lives safely within the community, a place where there is no war, no hunger and no pain. But when he is selected as a the Receiver of Memory, he starts to discover dark secrets that lie beneath the surface of his perfect world. Secrets that will lead him to undertake an incredible journey...

It is finally time for me to read this now the film adaptation is approaching! Thanks HarperCollins!

The One, Kiera Cass (paperback)

When she was chosen to compete in the Selection, America never dreamed she would find herself anywhere close to the crown – or to Prince Maxon’s heart. But as the end of the competition approaches, and the threats outside the palace walls grow more vicious, America realises just how much she stands to lose – and how hard she’ll have to fight for the future she wants.

This trilogy is such a guilty pleasure. I’m really anxious as the whether I’ll want to hug this book or throw it across the room... Thanks HarperCollins!

Louder Than Words, Laura Jarratt (paperback)

Words on a page...
          They’re beautiful, powerful.

Words in my mouth...
          They don’t work.

They choke up inside me and won’t come out.

My pen has a freedom my mouth has never had. The las6t person I spoke to was my brother, Silas, and I was six. Since then, not a word. Silas says he’d give anything to hear me speak again.

Now I sit here and think the same thing about him.

A moving and heartwarming novel from the award-nominated author of Skin Deep and By Any Other Name.

Yay! I love Laura Jarratt’s novels! Thanks Electric Monkey.

Dangerous Boys, Abigail Haas (e-proof)

It all comes down to this.
Oliver, Ethan and I.

Three teens venture into an abandoned lake house one night. Hours later, only two emerge from the burning wreckage.

Chloe drags one Reznick brother to safety, unconscious and bleeding.

The other is left to burn, dead in the fire. But which brother survives?

And is his death a tragic accident?

Desperate self-defense?

Or muder...?

Chloe is the only one with answers. As the fire rages, and police and parents demand the truth, she struggles to piece the story together – a story of jealousy, twisted passion and the darkness that lurks behind even the most beautiful faces...

Dangerous Girls was one of my favourite books last year so I’m super excited for this – I just hope this lives up to it! Thanks NetGalley and S&S!


Picture Perfect, Holly Smale (hardback)

Harriet Manners knows that:

- New York is the most populous city in the United States.
- Its official motto is ‘Ever Upward’.
- 27% of Americans believe we never landed on the moon.

But she has no idea how her family will cope Stateside. Or how to ‘become a brand’ as the models in New York put it. And, even more importantly, what to do when the big romantic gestures aren’t coming from her boyfriend...

Does geek girl go too far this time?

So looking forward to this!

I also got a finished copy of Tom Ellen and Lucy Ivison’s Lobsters, Katie McGarry’s Take Me On and the Penguin Clothbound Classics version of Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen.



  1. Sarah J Maas' books have such beautiful covers! Haven't read any of them even though they sound intriguing.

  2. I am so jealous that you have Heir of Glass already! I am so excited to read it!

  3. I really love that Heir of Fire cover (need to start this series). Maybe One Day sounds so sad and yay Dangerous Boys! Enjoy!

  4. I can't wait to read Dangerous Boys! Loved Dangerous Girls last year. I'm all excited to see how The One ends too!


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