Book Haul

Letterbox Love (7)

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

As it was my blogoversary last week, I didn’t post a book haul and so this week my Letterbox Love is featuring all of the books that I received in the past fortnight. I have a really big haul because I decided to visit the library twice, as well as ordering some books. And I got review books, too! Manic!

You Don’t Know Me by Sophia Bennett- I had no idea I was being sent this and so when I opened it, I couldn’t stop squealing! I’d seen a picture of the cover and gorgeous editing (you can’t see it in the picture above!), so I knew that I would be reading it as soon as it came out. Review to come on Monday!
The Drowning by Rachel Ward- This is another one that I’ve been wanting to read for ages. I’d heard an excerpt back in February at a talk that Chicken House did and I’ve been waiting patiently since then. It’s really good and my review will be posted on Friday. 
Thank you, Chicken House!

INK by Amanda Sun- I requested this on Netgalley and my request was accepted! I’ve heard mixed reviews and so am not sure what I’ll think but I’m looking forward to reading it.
Confessions of an Almost Girlfriend by Louise Rozett- I was so excited when I saw that this was on Netgalley because I read the first book back in January and really liked it. 
Wait For You by J. Lynn- This was my first New Adult novel and I really enjoyed it. I wasn’t sure if I would be accepted but I was and I’m so glad that I got the opportunity to read it.

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell- Of course I’m going to read a book that John Green reviewed. Why wouldn’t I?! I’m really looking forward to reading this because it sounds like a really lovely read.
The Elite by Kiera Cass- I pre-ordered this a few months ago and was so pleased when it dropped through my letterbox the other day. It cheered me right up after a bad day!
Just One Day by Gayle Forman- Since it’s release, I’ve known that this book would be perfect for me. I love the cover and am really looking forward to reading it.

The Girl in the Mask by Marie-Louise Jensen- I won this in Hawwa’s giveaway a few months ago and was really pleased when it dropped through my door. It’s a signed copy and, as I already own a signed copy, I shall be giving it away soon, either on the blog or as a competition to coincide with my reading board at school.
Charity Shop Haul:

Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher- This book must be good because my friend who never reads chose to read it in her spare time. I’ve been meaning to read this for ages and so am looking forward to finally getting around to it.
The Declaration by Gemma Malley- This looks really good and I’ve been meaning to read something by the author for a while now.

What’s Up With Jody Barton? by Hayley Long- This book kept popping up a month or two ago and so I was really pleased when I saw it at my library.
Before I Die by Jenny Downham- I’m reading this for my book club and I hear it’s really good. It’s also called Now Is Good and was re-named because of the film adaption that was made.
Legend by Marie Lu- I think I may be one of the only people who hasn’t yet read this. I’m really enjoying dystopian at the moment so I’m hoping that it will be enjoyable.
Abandon + Underworld by Meg Cabot- I got Abandon last week and then had to get Underworld this week after reading it because I loved it so much. They’re two of the only books by Meg Cabot that I haven’t still read, so I’m pleased that I’ve finally got them.
Blood Red Road by Moira Young- This is my friends favourite book of all time and she’s been pressuring me into reading it for ages now. I finally gave in and loved it!

I was sent these three postcards by S.C. Ransom, author of Small Blue Thing, to use on a board I’m creating for my school’s English department. I was so pleased when I received them because they’re the first thing I’ve had so far. Thank you! 
My mum bought me this the other day and I’m in love with it! It’s my baby! The writing on the front is perfect for me. I’m not ashamed to be a geek and so it really describes how I think.
What did you receive this week? Link back to your own post and I’ll check them out! 

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    Escapism Fanatic
    28 April, 2013 at 6:31 am

    That a lot of books girl.

    I read Elite last week and absolutely loved it.

    Samina from Escapism from Reality

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    Sophie Louise
    28 April, 2013 at 9:23 am

    Wow! What an amazing haul. And – you got Small Blue Thing gifts! I love those books, you must read them some time. Please don’t attack me, but I haven’t got around to reading The Elite yet. My bookstore didn’t have it! I nearly cried. I’ve heard such great things about Sophia Bennet’s You Don’t Know Me. I’ll have to read it.

    P.S. That Geek notepad is gorgeous!

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    Pink Lady 631
    28 April, 2013 at 9:51 am

    Wow really cool haul! You don’t know me looks great, as I loved The Look and was even fortunate enough to be able to interview Sophia Bennett. I’ve heard great thing about The Drowning, although I have no clue what it’s about. The Elite OMG I still need to read this and Eleanor and Park looks great. Before I die and What’s up with Jody Barton were two books I read last month. I was a but diasspointed with before I die but Jody Barton was good. I love the notebook, happy reading.

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    28 April, 2013 at 9:59 am

    Awesome haul! The Elite is awesome 😀 I am caught between Maxon and Aspen 🙁 As for Before I Die… I CRIED SO MUCH! The movie is also very sad… I hope you enjoy it as much as I did ( I actually wrote a post about going to see the movie You have loads of awesome books to read and I hope you Looooooveee the all <3


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    Jess Hearts Books!
    28 April, 2013 at 11:06 am

    What an awesome haul! I LOVE your new notebook! I’m looking forward to your review of You Don’t Know Me. Happy reading, Lucy! 🙂

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    Jack Dwyer
    28 April, 2013 at 11:20 am

    I actually just finished Thirteen Reaons Why, and I didn’t really like it. I don’t want to give anything away, but…

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    Georgia from BooksAndWritersJNR
    28 April, 2013 at 11:43 am

    Epic book haul! Thirteen Reasons Why is one of my favorite books. It has a really unique layout, and it’s so realistic. Hope you enjoy it, and your other books!
    Also, I saw that notebook in a shop the other day, it is awesome!

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      Jack Dwyer
      28 April, 2013 at 12:41 pm

      I really don’t think it’s realistic, and I don’t think her reasons were legit.

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    So Many Books, So Little Time
    28 April, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    So many amazing books! Blood Red Road is by far one of the best boks I’ve ever read so I’m glad you loved it. I’m also dying to read Eleanor and Park and The Elite. Happy reading!

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    28 April, 2013 at 5:56 pm

    Blood Red Road is amazing, as is Eleanor & Park and Just One Day! Great haul! And I love that notebook 😉 Happy reading!

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    Tilly Currer
    28 April, 2013 at 6:08 pm

    Oooh Wait For You is something I desperately want to read, as I love Jennifer L. Armentrout and I hear good things about The Elite. 🙂

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    Zoe Crook
    28 April, 2013 at 8:20 pm

    WOW! Such an epic haul! I am so jealous of you right now, Lucy! 😀 Where did your mum get the geek notebook? It is perfect.

    I really want to read Eleanor & Park, Just One Day and You Don’t Know Me. The Drowning in my next to read book, it looks good and I can’t wait to read it. The Declaration is a good book too. I hope you enjoy all of your books – you read so fast 😮 Happy reading!

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    Laura @ Laura's Adventures in Bookland
    28 April, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    Great haul! You got lots of good looking books! I read and reviewed Eleanor & Park but I wasn’t the biggest fan of it. It was a decent read though. Lots of people loved it. So many of those books are on my TBR!

    Here’s my Showcase Sunday!

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    Sarah (TotalTeenFiction)
    29 April, 2013 at 9:10 am

    So many books – I don’t know where to start! I <3 Legend so I hope you enjoy that. I liked Before I Die but didn't seem to get on with it as well as most people. I just read Confessions of an Angry Girl (my review goes up today!) so I'll definitely be interested to read your thoughts on the sequel 😀 Just One Day is a book I really need to track down as well. Great haul. Enjoy your books! 😀

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    Bookaholic 007
    30 April, 2013 at 8:28 am

    EEK!!! Awesome haul! Firstly, I seriously LOVE that notebook! It’s perfect for any book-lover/geek out there! I read Abandon last month and adored it, I still have to try and get a copy of Underworld though! Eleanor and Park looks really cute and I’ve heard nothing but good things about it, and it is quite high up on my wish list! 😀

    Once again, amazing haul, and enjoy your new books!! 😀

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