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.
Leap of Faith, Candy Harper (paperback)
I haven’t had a very good Easter holiday. It's hard to hop about like a happy bunny when the boy you like has started seeing someone else. And while we’re on the subject, why is it always the wrong boy who ends up confessing his undying love to you? Talk about awkward.
My BFF is being weird and refusing to come on the French Exchange – when she should know that this is exactly when I need her the most. Mrs RamsBOTTOM is trying to sabotage my plans to be prefect, my arch nemesis Icky is still intent on ruining my life and I’m pretty sure exams should be outlawed. I'm going to have to work pretty hard if I want to spend several hours a day lounging about, eating biscuits…
Yay! Thanks S&S!
The Reluctant Journal of Henry K Larsen, Susin Neilsen (paperback)
‘Everyone has their secrets. But mine can't be shared. The psychologist says I should talk about it. And he wants me to keep this journal. I’ll keep the stupid journal. But it stays a secret.’
Henry used to have a normal life. But one day, 7 ½ months ago, everything changed.
Now he's moved with his dad to a new city, where nobody knows their name. living off a diet of pizza, hiding from the nosy neighbours, Henry just wants to stay under the radar and keep his family’s secret.
Then he meets Farley and Alberta, fellow social misfits who just will not leave his alone. And little by little, the past begins to come out.
I adored We Are All Made of Molecules so I’m super excited for this. Thanks Andersen Press!
The It Girl: Team Awkward, Katy Birchall (paperback)
There are good ways of starting back at school after half term as an ‘It Girl’, but hiding in the loo because the video of you falling bottom first into a paint pot has gone viral is not one of them.
If everything Anna does is going to be seen by more than 10 million people, then she's determined to find something that she's really good at. Everyone else seems to have a ‘thing’ – especially the new girl at school distracting Connor with their shared love of art. Luckily the school sports day is looming and Anna is limbering up!
What could go wrong?
I was so pleasantly surprised when I read this earlier in the year so I’m looking forward to more of Anna’s antics. Thanks Egmont!
Dumplin’, Julie Murphy (hardback)
Self-proclaimed far girl Willowdean Dickson (dubbed “Dumplin’ by her former beauty queen mom) has always been at home in her own skin. Her thoughts on having the perfect bikini body? Put a bikini on your body. With her all-American beauty best friend, Ellen, at her side, things have always worked…until Will takes a job at Harpy’s, the local fast-food joint. There she meets Private School Bo, a hot former jock. Will isn’t surprised to find herself attracted to Bo. But she is surprised when he seems to like her back.
Instead of finding herself new heights of self-assurance in her relationship with Bo, Will starts to doubt herself. So she sets out to take back her confidence by doing the most horrifying thing she can imagine: entering the most Miss Clover City beauty pageant – along with several other unlikely candidates – to show the world that she deserves to be up to there as much as any twiggy girl does. Along the way, she’ll shock the hell out of Clvoer City – and maybe herself most of all.
With starry Texas nights, red candy suckers, Dolly Parton songs, and a wildly unforgettable heroine – Dumplin’ is guaranteed to steal your heart.
I am SO looking forward to this! Thanks Harper 360!
Judged, Liz de Jager (e-proof)
Kit’s job description includes solving crimes – the supernatural kind…
Glow, a fae-created drug, is rapidly going viral and the suppliers have to be shut down. Teaming up with Aiden and Dante, Kit follows leads across London, tracking down dealers. They stir up trouble, making themselves a target for the gang they're trying to stop.
In the Otherwhere, Thorn stumbles across a secret that could destroy both the human and Fae worlds. The Veil that separates our human world from the fae realms is weakening and the goddess is dying. And if she dies and the Veil falls, madness and chaos will wreak unstoppable havoc upon both lands.
Thorn turns to the only person he knows who’ll be able to help him: Kit. Torn between working the Glow case and her loyalty for the young prince, Kit is propelled headlong into a world of danger. She faces enemies from both the Otherworld and our world. And as the stakes are raised, the consequences of failure for both Kit and Thorn, and two realms, could be devastating.
I’m so looking forward to seeing how this all ends! But I’ll also be sad to see Kit go. Thanks Tor and NetGalley!
Walk the Edge, Katie McGarry (e-proof)
Razor knows his family is haunted by secrets of the past.
High school senior Thomas ‘Razor’ Turner knows his family has a dark history as part of the Reign of Terror motorcycle club, especially when it comes to the secrecy surrounding his mother’s death. When Razor starts to dig deeper into his mum’s case he turns to the unlikeliest source for help: classmate Breanna Miller, the shy, smart girl he's never looked twice at. But the more time they spend together, the more they realise they actually have in common, and how attracted to each other they really are.
When secrets from the past are revealed, can their new found feelings survive?
I love Katie McGarry’s books. They’re quick, fun effortlessly involving. Thanks MiraInk and NetGalley!