Sunday 30 August 2015

Letterbox Love #103

Letterbox Love is a way to give all of the books I receive for review some exposure. Summaries are taken from the cover, or Amazon/NetGalley/Goodreads in the case of e-books, unless otherwise stated.

Daughters Unto Devils, Amy Lukavics (paperback)

Sometimes I believe the baby will never stop crying.

Sixteen-year-old Amanda Verner fears she is losing her mind. When her family move from their small mountain cabin to the vast prairie, Amanda hopes she can leave her haunting memories behind: of her sickly Ma giving birth to a terribly afflicted baby; of the cabin fever that claimed Amanda’s sanity; of the boy she has been meeting in secret…

But the Verners arrive on the prairie to find their new home soaked in blood. So much blood. And Amanda has heard stories – about men becoming unhinged and killing their families, and the land being tainted by wickedness.

Does true evil dwell within the prairie…or within Amanda’s soul.

Thanks S&S! This is not my kind of thing at all – I'm a giant wuss – so if anyone fancies it, give me a shout and I’ll send it to you (UK only).

George, Alex Gino (hardback)

Be who you are.

When people look at George, they think they see a boy. But she knows she’s not a boy. She knows she's a girl.

George thinks she’ll have to keep this a secret for ever. Then her teacher announces that their class play is going to be Charlotte’s Web. George really, really, REALLY wants to play Charlotte. But the teacher says she can't even try out for the part … because she's a boy.

With the help of her best friend, Kelly, George comes up with a plan. Not just so she can be Charlotte – but so everyone can see who she really is.

Such a lovely surprise from Scholastic! I’ve heard endless wonderful things about this and I’m excited.

Not That Easy, Radhika Sanghani (e-proof)

Recent graduate Ellie Kostakis is supposedly an ‘adult’. She has debt, an unpaid magazine internship and three flatmates who left her with the single room to match her single status. But Ellie doesn’t mind, because she doesn’t want a boyfriend anyway – she wants several, so Ellie heads straight online. Of course, like most of Ellie’s plans, there are a few things she didn’t count on…

I loved the first book of Ellie’s adventures, Virgin, last year so I’m really looking forward to this. Thanks NetGalley and Mills and Boon!

The Twelve Dates of Christmas, Lisa Dickenson (e-proof)

At thirty, Claudia’s life is stale and the romance with long-term boyfriend, Seth, has disappeared. Determined to inject some festive spark back into their love life, Claudia and Seth go on their first date in a very long time. But when the night ends in disaster, Claudia suddenly finds herself facing life – and Christmas – alone.

Life alone is exciting, scary and full of soon-forgotten exercise regimens and ill-advised attempts at crafting sexy underwear. It's also filling up with dates, surprisingly. With best friends Penny and Nick at her side, a surplus of festive markets, mulled wine and Christmas tunes, Claudia attempts to face all this change with gusto. One things for certain: this year, Christmas is going to be different…

This is the story of Claudia and her twelve dates of Christmas. Hilarious, uplifting and romantic, it's a story about finding love, losing love, and discovering what’s been there all along. Expect Christmas sparkle, butterflies-in-your-stomach romance and a lot of very funny moments in The Twelve Dates of Christmas.

An unknown fact about me: I’m a serious sucker for Christmas-orientated chick-lit. It perfectly sets the tone of the season for me. If anyone has any recs for me, let me know! Thanks NetGalley and Sphere!   

Queen of Shadows, Sarah J Maas (paperback)

No masters.
No limits.
No regrets.

Celaena Sardothien is cloaked in her assassin’s hood once more. She is back in Rifthold, but this time she is no one’s slave. She must delve into her most painful memories and fight for her survival, while resisting a smouldering passion that might very well consume her heart. And she will face her former master, the King of Assassins, again – to wreak revenge for a decade of pain…

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! Thank you Bloomsbury!!


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