Letterbox Love (22)

30 November, 2013

Letterbox LoveLetterbox Love is a UK based feature where book bloggers showcase the books that they received that week, be they e-books, paperbacks, hardbacks or any other format. It is hosted by Lynsey from Narratively Speaking.

I have a two week long haul to share with you all this week. I’ve been a very naughty girl!

Won:

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This week it has been Book Week in Scotland and Hive.co.uk were running a competition on Twitter where you could put someone forward to win a paperback and I won this!  Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys is one of Stacey’s favourite books of the year and nominated me to win a copy, and win I did! I am so excited to read it because we were only talking about it the other week and I know lots of people who loved it, too. Thank you, Hive.co.uk and Stacey!

To Review:

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These two were sent to me for review by Hot Key Books, one of my favourite publishers ever. The first book I got was Leopold Blue by Rosie Rowell which is a historical fiction novel set in South Africa during the 1990’s. I had to study a poem during the time last year in class, so I’m really looking forward to delving into this one. The second novel is Boys Don’t Knit by T.S. Eaton which sounds hilarious and I can’t wait to start it. Thank you, Hot Key!

Bought:

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I went into my local Waterstones branch last week and bought The Maze Runner by James Dashner because the film comes out next year and I want to read it beforehand. There’s a lot of hype surrounding it so I’m a little nervous but I have high hopes I’ll enjoy it. The other book I got was When It Happens by Susane Colasanti , which I’ve already read. It was a good book, but it didn’t have the ‘wow factor’ I wanted and expected from it.

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I found Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen in a charity shop and picked it up because I’m going to be trying to read more classics next year. I’m really looking forward to reading it.

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I stopped by Mr B’s Emporium of Reading Delights in Bath a few weeks ago and couldn’t resist going a bit wild and buying these three lovelies. I’ve been looking for a copy of How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff for ages but I wasn’t too keen on the movie tie-in cover and so I was very pleased with myself when I spotted the gorgeous Penguin classic edition. I’m very excited to start it. I also got Vivan Versus the Apocalypse by Katie Coyle which I’ve already started and am enjoying greatly. It’s very different to many books on the market currently and I’m going to be recommending it a lot. The final book I got was Heap House by Edward Carey which is also illustrated by him. They have a display of the books in the shop and I couldn’t say no to buying it (not that I wanted to).

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I also visited Waterstones in Bath which has a brilliant YA section and I got Severed Heads, Broken Hearts by Robyn Schneider which I loved. It was such an amazing book and I should be posting a review sometime in the next few weeks. The next book was Soulmates by Holly Bourne which I’ve been wanting to read for ages now and I can’t wait to start it. I’ve been going into my local Waterstones and it hasn’t been in there so I was glad to finally find it. The last book I got was The Isobel Journal by Isobel Harrop which was the only book I went in to get. I read it in one afternoon and fell completely in love. Review coming soon!

Swag:

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I won the keyring and badges from the Hot Key Tumblr page and it came with the postcard too. I was so excited when I opened the package because of how much I loved The Isobel Journal and I’m going to be wearing them everywhere now. Thank you, Hot Key!

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What did you get this week? Let me know below! 

12 Comments

  • Grace Fonseca

    30 November, 2013 at 4:45 pm

    Nice haul of books. So many different types of books. These look awesome.

    Grace
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  • Anya

    30 November, 2013 at 6:21 pm

    Nice haul! I catalogued When it Happens in the school library in July 😀 I’ve also got a copy of Out of the Easy, which looks really good

  • Maya

    30 November, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    Ooh, so many good books! I’m very jealous of your Isobel Harrop swag 😉 How I Live Now is one of my faves so I hope you like it, and Out of the Easy, Vivian Versus the Apocalypse and Pride and Prejudice are very good too. I’ve heard that Heap House is fantastic and although I don’t have a copy yet I’ll hopefully be getting one soon!
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  • Melanie (YA Midnight Reads)

    1 December, 2013 at 8:33 am

    Woah you got so many great titles! i hope you love Severed Heads, Broken Hearts–I was a huge fan. How I Live Now also looks fab.

    Happy reading, Lucy! <33
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  • Sophie Louise

    1 December, 2013 at 10:53 am

    Woah…what an amazing haul!

    I can’t wait to read ‘The Isobel Journal’ as it looks fantastic! I’m glad you enjoyed it!

    Sophie:)
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  • Sarah @ TotalTeenFiction

    1 December, 2013 at 2:44 pm

    Eeep Soulmates! Loved that book so much <3 really enjoyed The Maze Runner when I read it recently too. I love the sound of Boys Don't Knit as well. So many amazing looking books there! Enjoy them 😀
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  • Hazel @ Stay Bookish

    1 December, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    I’m so glad to hear you loved Severed Heads, Broken Hearts, Lucy! The writing was excellent, wasn’t it? I can’t wait to read your review. I love the Penguin Classic edition you got for How I Live Now. I have a copy too, although with a different cover, but I haven’t read it yet. I’m so jelly you have The Isobel Journal and Vivian Versus The Apocalypse. I super wanna read them but I don’t think they’re available at our local store. 🙁
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  • Hollie @ Music, Books and Tea

    1 December, 2013 at 5:55 pm

    I’ve got quite a few of these recently too. I’m looking forward to reading How I Live Now too, I hope it’s as good as I want it to be. Happy reading!
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  • Vicky @ Books, Biscuits, and Tea

    1 December, 2013 at 5:59 pm

    So many amazing things! *.* I love that postcard! Pride and Prejudice is really good – I know it took me a while to get into it and get used to Austen’s writing style but I really enjoyed it. 🙂

    I’ve been meaning to read the Maze Runner series for ages so I’ll need to pick up a copy too!

    Happy reading!
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  • Sophie (So Many Books, So Little Time)

    1 December, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    Out of the Easy and Severed Heads, Broken Hearts are both fantastic. And you know how I feel about How I Live Now… Happy reading!
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  • Kyra

    2 December, 2013 at 5:35 am

    Ooh! I’ll have to read Leopard Blue if it’s set in South Africa! 😀
    I also bought The Maze Runner this week and I also have How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff, but I have the movie cover edition >.<

    Great haul! 🙂
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