Sunday 29 May 2016

Letterbox Love #134

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.

The Shadow Hour, Melissa Grey (eproof)

Everythin in Echo’s life changed in a blinding flash when she learned the startling truth: she is the firebird, the creature of light that is said to bring peace.

The firebird has come into the world, but it has not come alone. Every action has an equal and opposite reaction, and Echo can feel a great and terrible darkness rising in the distance. Cosmic forces threaten to tear the world apart.

Echo has already lost her home, her family, and her boyfriend. Now, as the firebird, her path is filled with even greater dangers than the ones she’s already overcome.

She knows the Dragon Prince will not fall without a fight.

Echo must decide: can she wield the power of her true nature – or will it prove too strong for her, and burn what's left of her world to the ground?

Welcome to the shadow hour.

The first book in this series was a lot of fun so I’m looking forward to this. Thanks NetGalley and Atom.

The Whispers of Wilderwood Hall, Karen McCombie (paperback)

Ellis is losing track of time…

After leaving her friends to move to a crumbling Scottish mansion, Ellis is overcome by anxiety and loneliness. Then she hears whispers in the walls…and finds herself whisked back in time to 1912.

At first, she feels like she's finally home. But the past may not be as perfect as it seems – and is there more to hope for in the present than she first thought?

Look out for a blog tour stop soon! Thanks Scholastic!

Strange Star, Emma Carroll (paperback)

The year of 1816 felt extraordinary, and all because of a strange sort of star in the sky…

Lake Geneva, Switzerland

Early one summer’s morning, a servant boy named Felix delivers an invitation. Tonight, at the mysterious Villa Diodati, there will be ghost stories that promise to ‘freeze the blood’.

As darkness falls, the guests arrive. The storytelling begins. Then comes an unexpected knock at the door. Felix discovers a girl on the doorstep. She's travelled a long way to tell her tale, and now he must listen.

But be warned: hers is no ordinary ghost story. Sometimes the truth is far more terrifying.

I am SO excited to read this! Thanks Faber!

The Graces, Laure Eve (proof)

Meet the Graces

They were waiting for someone different.
All I had to do was show them that person was me.

Just like everybody else in her small town, River is obsessed with the Graces. Just like everybody else, she's been seduced by their wealth, their exclusivity, their beauty, and their glamour.

But unlike everybody else, River knows exactly what she’s doing.

Doesn’t she?

AHHH! Thank you Faber!

The Other Alice, Michelle Harrison (proof)

There was something odd about her eyes. They looked different to normal, but I couldn’t figure out why … I waited for her to answer, but instead she took out a pen and wrote something in the notebook. She held it up to show me.

I’m not Alice, it said.

When Midge’s sister Alice goes missing and a talking cat appears in her bedroom. Midge realises that Alice’s stories contain the clues he needs.

But every tale has its villains – and now that they are leaping off the page. Midge and two new friends must find Alice and work out how this story ends. Before a more sinister finale threatens them all…

Thanks S&S!

Stealing Snow, Danielle Paige (proof)

A queen will rise…

17-year-old Snow lives within the walls of a high security mental hospital in upstate New York. Deep down, she knows she doesn’t belong here, but she has no memory of life outside, except for in her strangest dreams. So when a mysterious, handsome man leads her to open a door, Snow shows that she has to leave…

She finds herself is icy Algid, her true home, with witches, thieves, and a strangely alluring boy named Kai. Secret after secret is revealed and Snow discovers that her choices of the heart will change everything. Heroine or villain, queen or broken girl, frozen heart or true love, Snow must choose her fate…

This sounds like so much fun. Thanks Bloomsbury!


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