Sunday 27 May 2012

Letterbox Love (4)

Britain at it's best, bringing you it's own version of IMM! All the books that came through my letterbox thanks to publishers and Royal Mail! Thank you Mr Postman for not squashing my books.
As usual the Goodreads/Amazon summary in italics for you to drool over. Just use a hankie, the drool really buggers up your keyboards.
Headline like to sneak in books that will just grab your attention! For all you Gossip Girl fans!  Published in paperback on the 7th June.  I believe this is book five in the Young, Loaded and Fabulous series!
lice and Tally, the most gorgeous, glamorous girls at St Cecilia's, are best friends. But since Alice shared a fabulously romantic tryst with Tally's ex during a New Year's skiing trip, it seems only a matter of time before things get ugly.
But Tally seems too distracted to notice Alice's guilty behaviour. Where did she disappear to over the Christmas break? Where has she got hold of the cash she's flaunting around? And where has she got the beautiful new necklace with its mysterious coat of arms? Alice hopes it doesn't have anything to do with the scary sounding Russian connections Tally's boasted of.
The new term will bring gossip, glamour and scandal than ever before...

Thank you Headline
Victorian London and paranormal activity! You got me hooked! I  just love those two things put together.  This is published by Piatkus on 22nd May. 
Evangeline Ames has rented a country cottage far from the London streets where she was recently attacked. Fascinated by the paranormal energy of nearby Crystal Gardens, she finds pleasure in sneaking past the wall to explore the grounds. And when her life is threatened again, she instinctively goes to the gardens for safety.
Lucas Sebastian has never been one to ignore a lady in danger, even if she is trespassing on his property. Quickly disposing of her would-be assassin, he insists they keep the matter private. There are rumours enough already, about treasure buried under his garden, and occult botanical experiments performed by his uncle – who died of mysterious causes.
With Evangeline's skill for detection, and Lucas's sense of the criminal mind, they soon discover that they have a common enemy. And as the energy emanating from Crystal Gardens intensifies, they realize that to survive they must unearth what has been buried for too long...
Thank you Piatkus
I can't look at this cover without thinking how hot this guy looks! *drags eyes away* This is the fifth book in the League series. I must get to these. I want to meet this guy in person!!! Published on the 1st May by Piatkus. 
The second most infamous member of the shadow organisation called Sentella, Kere, an explosives engineer, is known for striking terror in the hearts of all enemies. The bounty on his head is truly staggering, and no one outside the Sentella knows his real identity.
Zarya Starska grew up hard on the back streets of hell. Labeled a traitor because of her father's political beliefs, she dreams of a different life and a different world. A world where the harsh hand of the Caronese government doesn't destroy the lives of its citizens. As a resistance leader, her goal is to topple to government that took her father's life, along with her mysterious right-hand man, known only as Kere.
But Kere has a dark secret. He's out for revenge for past crimes against his family, and plans to annihilate all those he feels guilty, along with every resistance member he can find . . . including Zarya.
Thank you Piatkus
This is the third book in the Lords of Deliverance series. Four very hot horseman! Published by Piatkus on May 22nd.
Thanatos, the most deadly Horseman of the Apocalypse, has endured thousands of years of celibacy to prevent the end of days. But just one night with the wickedly sexy Aegis Guardian, Regan Cooper, shatters centuries of resolve. Yet their passion comes with a price. And Thanatos must face a truth more terrifying than an apocalypse-he's about to become a father.
Demon-slayer Regan Cooper never imagined herself the maternal type, but with the fate of the world hanging in the balance she had no choice but to seduce Thanatos and bear his child. Now, as the final battle draws closer and his rage at being betrayed is overshadowed by an undeniable passion for the mother of his child, Thanatos has a life-shattering realization: To save the world, he must sacrifice the only thing he's ever wanted-a family.
Thank you Piatkus
I love this cover! It is so 1920's! This is an adult book from Corsair, an imprint of Constable and Robinson which will be published on the 21st of June.
Everyone has to make decisions about love. Wilfred Price, overcome with emotion on a sunny spring day, proposes to a girl he barely knows at a picnic. The girl, Grace, joyfully accepts and rushes to tell her family of Wilfred's intentions. But by this time Wilfred has realised his mistake. He does not love Grace.
On the verge of extricating himself, Wilfred's situation suddenly becomes more serious when Grace's father steps in. Up until this point in his life, Wilfred's existence has been blissfully simple, and the young undertaker seems unable to stop the swirling mess that now surrounds him. To add to Wilfred's emotional turmoil, he thinks he may just have met the perfect girl for him.
As Wilfred struggles in an increasingly tangled web of expectation and duty, love and lies, Grace reveals a long-held secret that changes everything . . .
Thank you Corsair
This one was published by Corsair in May . It is described as chilling and poignant at the same time. I am quite intrigued by this one. 
The few years Mavis Gaunt spent in the village of Shipleigh, Devon, as a wartime evacuee - away from London and her parents' loveless marriage - were sufficient for her to conceive of the place as a heavenly retreat. But it is not until her twenties, with nothing left to keep her in the city, that Mavis decides to head back.
Frances, Tom and Robert Upcott are reclusive siblings from a local farm.When Mavis returns to the village, she and Frances strike up an unlikely friendship.As they grow closer, Mavis is drawn into the sequestered life of the farm and begins at last to enjoy a sense of belonging. But a tragic sequence of events one winter's day is set to turn her heaven into a living hell.
Mavis is seventy when Eve and her young son Archie turn up unexpectedly in the village. The tentative friendship that develops between them prompts Mavis to put together a collection of memories and treasures: her inventory. In revealing the truth of what happened at the Upcott farm, she is able to answer Eve's questions about the past, and in summoning them, finally to lay her own ghosts to rest.
Thank you Corsair
I am very excited by this book! The cover was only revealed on Friday. Doesn't it look awesome. I love the tag line with it. 'A Heart Of Ice, A Will Of Steel, Mee The Assassin.' This will be published on the 2nd of August 2012.
After serving out a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, 18-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien is dragged before the Crown Prince. Prince Dorian offers her her freedom on one condition: she must act as his champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin.
Her opponents are men—thieves and assassins and warriors from across the empire, each sponsored by a member of the kings council. If she beats her opponents in a series of eliminations, she’ll serve the kingdom for three years and then be granted her freedom.
Celaena finds her training sessions with the captain of the guard, Westfall, challenging and exhilirating. But she’s bored stiff by court life. Things get a little more interesting when the prince starts to show interest in her... but it’s the gruff Captain Westfall who seems to understand her best.
Then one of the other contestants turns up dead... quickly followed by another. Can Celaena figure out who the killer is before she becomes a victim? As the young assassin investigates, her search leads her to discover a greater destiny than she could possibly have imagined.

Thank you Bloomsbury

I remember seeing this in December and thinking this book sounded really good! This was published in May 2012 by Walker Books.
Popular girl Bliss Merino is ready to have the perfect prom. But when she catches her boyfriend making out with her best friend in the back of the limo, she has only one thought: revenge...Bad girl Jolene Nelson is the last person anyone expected to see at prom. Yet here she is, dressed in pink ruffles and feeling like a fool for believing that he would actually show up...Meg Rose Zuckerman is ready to stop being a wallflower and start experiencing life firsthand. But when her date stands her up, she finds herself on the outside yet again...Three unlikely allies team up for a night of rebellion, romance, and revenge in this high-stakes dramedy from acclaimed young author Abby McDonald.
Thank you Walker Books
I haven't heard much about this book, but the synopsis sounds good. Published on the 7th of June by Walker Books. 
Guernsey, 1985. When fifteen-year-old Catherine sees her best friend fall from a wild cliff path, she vows never to tell. But Catherine was the last person to see her alive. 1940. Charlie is also holding back a secret from the adults on the island. As German soldiers arrive on Guernsey, he carries out an act of rebellion with consequences that will reach far into the future – and into Catherine's own life. The Book of Lies is a powerful novel about friendship and betrayal. Weaving together two lives across the decades, it proves that no truth is as simple as it seems.
Thank you Walker Books
I loved the first book in this series last year, so I was very excited to receive this one. Published on the 7th June.
P.K. Pinkerton is back in the second book of this whip-crackingly brilliant series set in America's Wild West.
The death of sadistic desperado Whittlin Walt has created an opening for 'Chief of the Comstock Desperados'. Several young gunfighters are battling it out in the saloons and streets of Virginia City, and against this backdrop of gunmen, gamblers and cowboys, P.K. Pinkerton, Private Eye, is having trouble drumming up business. Nobody seems to take a 12-year-old detective seriously!
Then a servant girl named Martha begs P.K. for help. She witnessed the murder of her mistress - a hurdy girl - and the killer knows it. Now he is after her. Martha gives P.K. a description of the killer and a cryptic clue, but then she disappears. Can P.K. solve the case and find Martha before the killer does?
Thank you Orion Children's Books.
This one is inspired by actual events that took place in and around London's Highgate Cemetary. 

Kathy is an innocent, an outsider who longs to belong somewhere. Anywhere. Dreams of her half-sister Amber and of the centuries old Highgate Vampire are taking her to places she doesn't want to go. Kathy can't stop the sequence of events. If her nightmares and reality collide, the Highgate Vampire will come to take her soul...
Thank you Hodder Children's Books
I love the way Hayley Long writes. She is really entertaining. And that is one summer loving cover! Published by Macmillan Children's Books  on the 31st May. 
Me and my sister are twins. She's Jolene and I'm Jody. We've both got brown hair, we're both left-handed and we both have these weirdly long little toes which make us look like long-toed mutants. But apart from that, I'd say we're fairly different. Well, actually, we're a lot different . . . It's hard enough being one half of the world's least identical twins, without both of you falling for the same guy. Jolene's turned flirting into a fine art, but Jody? Not so much. And as if a twinny love triangle wasn't messy enough . . . there's something nobody knows about Jody Barton. Something BIG. 
Thank you Macmillan Children's Books


  1. Wow - so many great books there. I can't wait to get my hands on A Throne of Glass - i have been loving the prequel novellas! :-)

  2. Where are you going to start?!! The Book of Lies is one I haven't heard about. I look forward to hearign what you think about it.

  3. I LOVED The Book of Lies! I saw another new cover (perhaps adult) the other day. Hopefully it'll get more recognition.

  4. That's a lot of books! :) How long will it take you to read and review them all?!

    1. Don't ask! Luckily I have three reviewers to help me!

  5. 'Throne of Glass' sounds great! Shame I'll have to wait so long to read it. I'll look forward to your review of that one. 'The Anti-Prom' sounds like it could be fun, too.

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    1. Very excited about The Throne of Glass. The Anti Prom has been on my list forever!!

  6. wow!! The Anti-prom sounds really good! I might have to check that out! :) I hope you enjoy all of these!!

  7. Throne Of Glass and the Highgate vampire look so good!

    Letterbox Love!

  8. Great haul this week. I can't wait to get to see Throne of Glass in person tomorrow to see what the cover is like in real life, it's patiently waiting for me at my Mum's house.
    The Anti Prom sounds like a great read, I will have to add this to my list of books I want to read :)

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  9. Mmmmm Ione :D And the Throne book looks so good!
    Happy reading

  10. I'm so looking forward to Throne of Glass and I really want to get my hands on The Anti-Prom.

  11. Some great books. I can't wait to read Highgate vampire. x

  12. So many amazing looking books. Highgate Vampire sounds fantastic!!! Enjoy!!

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