Sunday 17 April 2016

Letterbox Love #129

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. All of the books are in exchange for an honest review.

Nightwanderers, CJ Flood (proof)

Rosie and Ti are as close as sisters – closer, in fact. While Rosie is shy and passive, Ti is tough and daring. They shouldn’t be friends, but they are.

Creeping out their homes at night, the girls secretly wander through their coastal hometown, Flushing, exploring empty streets and sharing their frustrations about school and their different, but equally difficult, families.

But when Rosie betrays Ti, the two girls run in different directions – making decisions that could do irreparable damage to both their lives. As Rosie confronts harsh truths, she must find a way back to Ti, and to herself.

Yay! I can’t wait to read this – thanks S&S!

And I Darken, Kiersten White (e-proof)

No one expects a princess to be brutal. And Lada Dragwyla likes it that way.

Ever since she and her brother were abandoned by their father to be raised in the Ottoman sultan’s courts, Lada has known that ruthlessness is the key to survival. For the lineage that makes her and her brother special also makes them targets.

Lada hones her skills as a warrior as she nurtures plans to wreak revenge on the empire that holds her captive. Then she and Radu meet the sultan’s son, Mehmed, and everything changes. Now Mehmed unwittingly stands between Lada and Radu as they transform from siblings to rivals, and the ties of love and loyalty that bind them together are stretched to breaking point.

The first of an epic new trilogy starring the ultimate anti-princess who does not have a gentle heart. Lada knows how to wield a sword, and she’ll stop at nothing to keep herself and her brother alive.

This sounds so cool! Thanks Harper Collins and NetGalley!

Under Rose-Tainted Skies, Louise Gornall (proof)

Agoraphobia confines Norah to the house she shares with her mother. For her, the outside is sky glimpsed through glass, or a gauntlet to run between home and car. But a chance encounter on the doorstep changes everything: Luke, her new neighbour.

Norah is determined to be the girl she thinks Luke deserves: a ‘normal’ girl, her skies unfiltered by the lens of mental illness, instead, her love and bravery opens a wondow to unexpected truths…

This sounds so gorgeous and I’m so excited! Thanks Nina/Chicken House!

Mystery & Mayhem, The Crime Club (paperback)

Twelve dastardly crimes have been committed…
They seem impossible…
But can you solve them?

The twelve stories in this collection contain murder, mayhem, poison and plot, dognapping, safe-breaking, sabotage and biscuits.

Only the intrepid young detective – and the reader – can crack the cases and save the day. Are you up to the Crime Club challenge?

I’m so looking forward to this! Thanks Egmont!

Summer Days and Summer Nights, ed, Stephanie Perkins (e-proof)

Maybe it’s the long, lazy days, or maybe it’s the heat making everyone a bit crazy. Whatever the reason, summer is the perfect time for love to bloom.

Summer Days and Summer Nights: Twelve Love Stories, written by twelve bestselling young adult writers and edited by the international bestselling Stephanie Perkins, will have you dreaming of sunset strolls by the lake. So set out your beach chair and grab your sunglasses. You have twelve reasons this summer to soak up the sun and fall in love.

Yay! I’ll definitely be buying the gorgeous UK edition, but I couldn’t pass this up. Thanks NetGalley and St Martin’s Griffin.

The Crown, Kiera Cass (e-proof)

35 suitors entered the Selection. Only 1 will win her heart. The fifth and final captivating novel in Kiera Cass’s #1 New York Times Bestselling Selection series!

In The Heir, a new era dawned in the world of The Selection. Twenty years have passed since America Singer and Prince Maxon fell in love, and their daughter is the first person to hold a Selection of her own.

Eadlyn didn’t think she would find a real partner among the Selection’s thirty-five suitors, let alone true love. But sometimes the heart has a way of surprising you…and now Eadlyn must make a choice that feels more difficult – and more important – than she ever expected.

This series is such a guilty pleasure for me – I can't wait to get stuck in! Thanks NetGalley and Harper Collins!

Lying About Last Summer, Sue Wallman (paperback)

It’s time

Last summer Skye’s sister died in a tragic accident. Now she's looking for an escape from reality. Her parents think that a holiday camp for bereaved teens might help her move on.

To face

At first camp doesn’t seem so bad. But when Skype starts receiving texts from someone claiming to be her dead sister, she fears the past is about to surface…

The truth

So looking forward to this! Thanks Scholastic!

Think Twice, Sarah Mlynowski (e-proof)

The Espies are back in the smart and funny follow-up to Don’t Even Think About It by Sarah Mlynowski.

What's worse than having telepathy in high school?
Having telepathy in high school and then losing it.

When class 10B got their flu shots and developed the unexpected side effect of telepathy, it seemed like the worse thing ever. But two years later, they’ve got used to their powers. They’ve even come to like them. And as they prepare to leave school, they’re all making exciting plans – plans that involve them being Espies.

So when one by one they suddenly being to lose their powers, they know they can’t let it happen. Can they save their telepathy before it’s too late? Or will they have to learn to survive without them once again?

I didn’t even know this existed until it popped up on Twitter on release day! Thanks NetGalley and Orchard!

Love and Other Man Made Disasters, Nicola Doherty (e-proof)

A contemporary teen romance by Irish author, Nicola Doherty, about facing your fears and falling in love. a story with humour and heart, this book is perfect for fans of Sophie Kinsella, Holly Smale and Stephanie Perkins.

Juno is scared of a lot of things. Climate change, urban foxes, zombies – the usual. So when she goes on a skiing holiday with her mum’s adrenaline-mad new husband and his tearaway twins, she doesn’t hold much hope of surviving. Then she meets Boy. Gruff, hairy and thrill-seeking, he’s everything Juno doesn’t like. Or is he? Juno’s about to discover there’s nothing more scary than falling in love.

So looking forward to this! Thanks NetGalley and Orion!


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