Letterbox Love No.6

Posted July 29, 2012 by chooseyabooks in letterboxlove / 3 Comments


Letterbox Love is a UK based alternative to the popular US In My Mailbox meme and a fun way for British (and non-British) bloggers to share the fab books we may have got this week and all manner of book and bloggish news.  I know I’ve been absent from this for a while again, but I’m going to attempt to be more regular with this, and I’m only including the books from this week so I don’t overload you with pictures and info as I bought a few books recently (though resisted this week, go me!) and received some awesome books for review! This meme is hosted at the fabulous Lynsey of narrativelyspeaking.com

For Review:


The Forsaken- Lisa M Stasse
The Hunting- Sam Hawksmoor
My Brother Simple- Marie- Aude Murail
Maze Cheat- B R Collins
Breathe-Sarah Crossan

So as you can see I got some fabulous books in the post this week. The Forsaken is a dystopian novel set in a world where teenagers have to take a test to see their criminal potential and if they fail are exiled to an island of warring, feral teenagers whose life expectancy is just eighteen! It’s being compared to the Hunger Games and I’m really excited about this one. Many thanks to Hachette Children’s Books/ Orchard for sending me this.
The Hunting is the sequel to the brilliant The Repossession, which I reviewed earlier this year. Awesomely, I have been quoted on the inside cover, however I have to say in that the quote is actually  not from my review, though more articulately says exactly how I felt 😉 I’ve started this one already and am so excited to be back with Genie and Rian on their adventures. I’m also interviewing Sam for the blog soon, I just have to finish this book and get my questions for him so do look our for that. A huge thanks to Hachette/ Hodder Children’s Book for sending me this!
My Brother Simple was a surprise from Bloomsbury and is about a boy who takes in his brother, Simple, who has learning difficulties. I’m hoping this will be a great contemporary read and tug on those heart-strings. It’s been translate from French too. I received an extra copy of this and Maze Cheat so I will be doing a little giveaway soon.
Maze Cheat was another surprise from Bloomsbury. It’s the sequel to Gamerunner, which I haven’t read, but from the looks of the blurb I think I can read it in isolation and it does look awesome. I love these sort of computery-real life novels so am excited for this one.
Breathe is Sarah Crossan’s second YA book this year, her debut The Weight Of Water was out in January and received a lot of praise. Breathe is a dystopian novel and about depleting oxygen levels. It sounds amazing and I am so excited to read this (plus I found out Crossan is a graduate of the same writing course as me, so it’s brilliant to see what alumni are achieving to inspire me even more!) Breathe is out in October and is published by Bloomsbury (who I’m very grateful for providing me with such great reading treats this week)

So as you can see I’ve had a fabulous week of books and goodies, what did you guys get? Link me your Letterbox Love, Stacking the Shelves, Sunday Showcase, IMM or whichever meme you follow 🙂

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3 responses to “Letterbox Love No.6

    • I know, right? And I see you got them too, you’ll have to let me what you think 🙂
      I’m part way through The Forsaken and it reminds me of a cross between Lord of the Flies and either Divergent or The Hunger Games so far, really enjoying it 🙂 x

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