Sunday 1 February 2015

Letterbox Love #77

Letterbox Love is a way to show you all of the lovely, lovely books I’ve gotten in the post, bought and everything else over the last week. 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:

A Darker Shade of Magic, VE Schwab (manuscript e-proof)

Most people only know one London; but what if there were several?

Kell is one of the last Travelers – magicians with a rare ability to travel between parallel Londons.

There is Grey London, dirty and crowded and without magic, home to the mad King George III.

There is Red London, where life and magic are revered.

Then, White London, ruled by whoever has murdered their way to the throne.

But once upon a time, there was Black London...

I’ve started this already and it’s brilliant! Thanks Titan Books!

We All Looked Up, Tommy Wallach (e-proof)

Before Ardor, we let ourselves be defined by labels – the athlete, the outcast, the slacker, the overachiever. Bu then we all looked up and everything changed. They said the asteroid would be here in two months. That gave us two months to leave our labels behind. Two months to become something bigger than what we’d been, something that would last even after the end. Two months to really live.

I hadn’t heard of this until I spotted it on NetGalley but it sounds really, really good. And brings The Breakfast Club to mind with those labels... Thanks S&S!


Saga: Volume Two, Three and Four, Brian K Vaughan and Fiona Staples (US paperback)

Thanks to her star-crossed parents, Marko and Alana, newborn baby Hazel has already survived lethal assassins, rampaging armies and alien monstrosities, but in the cold vastness of outer space, the little girl encounters something truly frightening: her grandparents!

I couldn’t believe how much I fell in love with the first book; I had to buy the next three volumes immediately!


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