Sunday 21 September 2014

Letterbox Love #59

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:

Immortal, JR Ward (hardback)

In a world where sin and salvation collide, mankind’s reluctant saviour will face his final and greatest challenge...

The Creator invented the game. The stakes were nothing less than the immortal fate of mankind. Yet when fallen angel Jim Heron was challenged to play, he had no idea the voracious demon Devina would be so formidable an adversary – or that the carnal depths to which he was willing to go could prove so fatal.

Devina’s more than ready to claim victory in this war and has her next scheme already underway: Sissy, a defenceless woman under the influence and an unwitting player in the fight for Heron’s heart.

At the defining crossroads between salvation and damnation, Heron is ready to do anything it takes to succeed – a suicide mission that will take him into Heaven and Hell, and into the darkest and most sensual shadows that lie in wait at the end of the world...

I actually haven’t read any of this series (this is book six), or anything by JR Ward actually. Anyone want it?


Sabriel/Lirael/Abhorsen, Garth Nix (e-book)

Sabriel is sent as a child across the Wall to the safety of a school in Ancelstierre. Away from magic; away from the Dead.

After receiving a cryptic message from her father, 18-year-old Sabriel leaves her ordinary school and returns across the Wall into the Old Kingdom. Fraught with peril and deadly trickery, her journey takes her to a world filled with parasitical spirits, Mordicants, and Shadow Hands – for her father is none other than The Abhorsen. His task is to lay the disturbed dead back to rest. This obliges him - and now Sabriel, who has taken on her father’s title and duties – to slip over the border into the icy river of Death, sometimes battling the evil forces that lurk there, waiting for an opportunity to escape into the realm of the living. Desperate to find her father, and grimly determined to help save the Old Kingdom from destruction by the horrible forces of the evil undead, Sabriel endures almost impossible challenges whilst discovering her own supernatural abilities – and her destiny.

It’s time. All of the Clariel excitement is making me feel like I’ve missed out on something wonderful. So naturally I bought the whole series...

Messenger of Fear, Michael Grant (hardback)

“Who are you?”

That was the first question I asked the boy in front of me. The pale, solemn young man in the black coat with small silver skulls for buttons.

But he didn;t answer it. Instead he answered the question I never asked, but which was nevertheless what I really wanted to know.

Am I dead?

No. Not dead, he told me.

But surely not quite alive, either. How could I be? I remembered my name – Mara. But, standing in that ghostly place, still shuddering at the memory of the creeping yello mist that had awoken me in that strange, silent land, I could recall nothing about myself.

And then the names began.

Whoop whoop! Looking forward to this J

Maybe Someday, Colleen Hoover (e-book)

Sydney is living in an idyllic bubble – she’s a dedicated student with a steady job on the side. She lives with her best friend, has a great boyfriend, and the music coming from the balcony opposite hers is fast becoming the soundtrack to her life.

But when Sydney finds out her boyfriend is cheating on her, the bubble bursts. The mysterious and attractive man behind the music, Ridge, gives Sydney hope that she can move on and they begin to write songs together. But moving on is harder than she expects, Sydney can only hope...maybe someday.

Colleen Hoover draws you in to this passionate tale of music, love and betrayal...

This was only 99p on the Kindle Daily Deal yesterday so I thought I’d give Colleen Hoover a go!

Assassin’s Apprentice, Robin Hobb (e-book)

In a faraway land in which members of the royal family are named for the virtue they embody, one young boy will become a walking enigma.

Born on the wrong side of the sheets, Fitz, son of Chivalry, is a royal bastard, cast out into the world, friendless and lonely. Only his magical link with animals – the old art known as the Wit – gives him solace and companionship. But the Wit, is used to often, is a perilous magic, and one abhorred by the nobility.

So when Fitz in finally adopted into the royal household, he must give up on his old ways and learn a new life: weaponry, scribing, courtly manners; and how to kill a man secretly, as he trains to become a royal assassin.

I’ve never read Hobb but she is a legendary fantasy author and I want to know why. Also, free on Kindle.



  1. Ooh, you've done well this week! Nothing I've read but hope you enjoy them all :)

  2. Thanks for stopping by and letting me know Messenger of Fear is awesome---I'm really looking forward to reading it! I love the UK cover. So different from the US one!

  3. I love Sabriel so hope you enjoy. And you can't go wrong with a free Hobb book!

  4. Robin Hobb is a great writer- you'll enjoy the series.
    loved Sabreil series too.
    Happy reading


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