Sunday 2 August 2015

Letterbox Love #99

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.

For review:

DC Superheroes Origami, John Montroll (paperback)

What happens when you combine Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and the Justice League with the art of origami? You get the most incredible collection of paper-folding projects ever assembled.

These 45 models, meticulously designed by internationally renowned origami master John Montroll, are guaranteed to amaze. With clear, step-by-step diagrams and instructions, simple squares of paper transform into Batarangs, S-Shields, Invisible Jets, Green Lanterns, and so much more.

Also included in the back of the book are 96 sheets of specially illustrated folding papers to make you DC creations truly come to life. When you fold these models, your friends will believe you’re the one with the super powers.

So looking forward to digging into this! Really glad they give you two sheets for each fold though! Thanks Curious Fox.

Fans of the Impossible Life, Kate Scelsa (paperback)

“May we live impossibly,” Sebby said when he opened his eyes. “Against all odds. May people look at us and wonder how such jewels can sparkle in the sad desert of the world. May we live the impossible life.”

Mira is trying to pretend that she’s a fully functioning human – rather than a girl who can’t get out of bed for days on end.

Jeremy is a painfully shy art nerd in self-imposed isolation after an incident that ruined his last year at school.

And Sebby is the charming gay foster kid who seems to carry sunlight around with him.

For Jeremy, it’s as if he has always been expecting Sebby, though they’ve only just met.

For Mira, she finally feels awake when she’s with him.

But Sebby has his own secrets, and it's only together that the three of them can fix their broken selves - and live their impossible lives...

This sounds utterly wonderful and I’ve heard lots of advance praise. Thanks Macmillan!  


Am I Normal Yet?, Holly Bourne (e-book)

All Evie wants is to be normal. And now that shes almost off her meds and at a new college where no one knows her as the-girl-who-went-nuts, there’s only one thing left to tick off her list…

But relationships can mess with anyone’s head – something Evie’s new friends Amber and Lottie know only too well. The trouble is, if Evie won't tell them her secrets, how can they stop her making a huge mistake?

Everyone who snagged an early copy of this at YALC has been raving so I had to pre-order it!

First Class Murder, Robin Stevens (paperback)

Daisy’s eyes lit up. ‘Oh, Hazel, we are up against an extremely cunning murderer – a worthy opponent for our third case! I have the feeling that this may be the Detective Society’s most exciting adventure yet!’

Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong are taking a holiday on the famous Orient Express. From the moment the girls step aboard, it’s clear that everyone in the first-class carriage has something to hide.

Then there is a scream from one of the cabins, and a wealthy heiress is found dead. But the killer has vanished – as if into think air…

Daisy and Hazel are faced with their first locked-room mystery – and with competition from several other sleuths, who are just as determined to crack the case.

I’d say that there’s at least a 95% I will have finished by the time this goes live (it’s Saturday lunch time as I write this and it only arrived this morning).

Speaking in Bones, Kathy Reichs (hardback)

Please don’t kill me.
Please don’t kill me.
Please. Kill me.

When forensic anthropologist Dr Tempe Brennan is approached by amateur detective Hazel ‘Lucky’ Strike, as first she is inclined to dismiss the woman’s claims that she's matched a previously unidentified set of remains with a name.

But as the words of a terrified young woman echo around her office from an audio recorder found near where the bones were discovered, something about the story won't let Tempe go.

As Tempe investigates further she finds herself involved in a case more complicated and horrifying than she could ever have imagined…

I love Kathy Reichs’ books but I’m woefully behind. And yet I still pre-order each brand-spanking-new hardback…


1 comment:

  1. DC Superheroes origami looks fab, I may have to pick up a copy when they come on sale.

    Enjoy all of your books and you need to share pics of the heroes you make :)

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