Book Haul

Letterbox Love (12)

Letterbox 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’ve been really lucky this week and picked up some really good books. 

Shadows at Stonewylde by Kit Berry- This is my second copy of this book and I couldn’t resist when I saw it in The Works. As you may all know, this is my favourite series and I must buy every cheap copy I find.

The Future of Us by Jay Asher & Carolyn Mackler- I’ve read mixed reviews for this one but I love the sound of it.


The Diamond Thief by Sharon Gosling- I won this in a retweet to win thing from Curious Fox and it came with a cool bookmark with all their titles on and their 2013 catalogue. I really love the cover!

Library Haul: 

Jasmine Skies by Sita Brahmachari- I read Artichoke Hearts back in September 2011 and her third novel, Kite Spirit, came out last month so I thought I’d better catch up and read this one.

The Maze Runner by James Dashner- This book is currently being adapted into a film and so I’m going to try and whizz through the books before it is released.

Slated by Teri Terry- The title of the third book in the trilogy was released the other day so I was inspired to pick this up because of it. It’s one of my friend’s favourite books so I’m looking forward to delving into the  world.

My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece by Annabel Pitcher- Ruby from Feed Me Books Now recommended Ketchup Clouds to me but I couldn’t find it at my library so I picked this one up instead.

Fever by Lauren DeStefano- This is the second book in the Chemical Garden trilogy and I completely fell in love with Wither so I can’t wait to start this.


Dusk by Eve Edwards- I’ve been waiting over a year for this book. I’m so excited to read it and managed to wheedle my mum into buying it for me, after convincing her how good a daughter I am. I’m planning on getting stuck in very soon!


I attended an event yesterday and there were a lot of publishing freebies on offer so I took the opportunity and seized quite a lot!

Parallel by Lauren Miller- I already have a copy of this one so will be giving it away sometime soon, either on the blog or to someone I know. It looks really good!

Dead To You by Lisa McMann (x2)- I picked up two of these: one for myself and one for someone else. As above, I’ll either give it away on the blog or to someone I know.

Wild Boy by Rob Lloyd Jones- This is an ARC copy (the book is already released) and there was a whole pile of them so I decided to take one and I’m really glad that I did.

I also got these really cool bookmarks which I’ll be using to create a display board for my school’s English departement. And I’ll obviously be keeping some for myself!

Also, these awesome postcards! I’m going to be sticking a few to my wall because they’re really pretty.


And finally I got this cute little bookmark from my friend for looking after her guinea pig while she was on holiday (the guinea pig has since come to live with us and is happily munching away at our lawn!). My dog has fallen in love with it a little bit and keeps trying to eat it; I think it’s the sweet westie that’s attracted her!
Thanks, Abbie!

What did you get this week? Leave your own links below and I’ll be sure to check them out! 

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  • Reply
    fiona hadfield
    9 June, 2013 at 6:16 am

    I loved Slated so can’t wait to hear what you think. I am dying for Parallel so I hope it’s also good and look forward to hearing what you think. I have had Ketchup Clouds for ages and really need to get to it but I haven’t read My Sister Lives On The Mantlepiece either!
    Happy Reading!

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    Rita (Weaving Pages)
    9 June, 2013 at 8:09 am

    Which event did you attend?? I hope you have fun reading all those books, I nearly read The Future of Us but I gave up near the end.. 😀

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    Debbie Turner
    9 June, 2013 at 8:14 am

    Lots of good books! I thought The Future of Us was good, but is quite a light/quick read. I haven’t read My Sister Lives on the Mantlepiece but heard it is really sad!

    I’m looking forward to Dead to You and Parallel so its cool you got copies of these 🙂 And that bookmark is super adorable!

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    Ruby :)
    9 June, 2013 at 9:30 am

    Woah you got some briliant books! From what I remember, My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece is amazing! 🙂

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    Sarah (TotalTeenFiction)
    9 June, 2013 at 9:59 am

    I loved The Future of Us! I agree with Debbie that it’s a light quick read 🙂 I polished it off in an afternoon spent out in the garden and it was perfect for that! I really like the sound of Parallel 🙂 A lot of these books I haven’t heard of so I’m going to go and look them up on Goodreads, especially the Stonewylde series which you mentioned in your post on Fluttering Butterflies. Great haul Lucy and I look forward to reading your reviews of these ones! 😀

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    9 June, 2013 at 10:40 am

    Ooh, what a brilliant book haul! I hope you enjoy 🙂

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    9 June, 2013 at 12:52 pm

    Awesome haul! I haven’t read any of them, but I’m looking forward to seeing what you think about Dusk (the cover is so pretty) and The Future of Us. Happy reading! 🙂

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    Pink Lady 631
    9 June, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    OMG what a cute bookshelf. You have a awesome haul. I loved Slated so I really hope you like it. I’m yet to start The Chemical Garden Trilogy but it looks fab and a friend of mine of always raving about The Maze Runner. Love your postcards and bookmarks! Happy Reading Lucy 🙂

  • Reply
    9 June, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    The little bookmark is so cute! 🙂 I really love the sound of The Diamond Thief, and My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece, Parallel, and The Future of Us all sound really good too! I’m excited to see your reviews! 🙂 Happy reading!

    Alice @ Alice in Readerland

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    So Many Books, So Little Time
    9 June, 2013 at 5:54 pm

    I’m really looking forward to Dusk as well – nice wheedling skills! 🙂

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    9 June, 2013 at 7:05 pm

    I hadn’t realised that Eve Edwards had released another book and that its about World War I, so this post has definitely made my day. The cover of The Diamond Thief looks gorgeous and the plot looks really interesting as well. Yay! I’ve found two more books to read 🙂

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    Tiffa Snook
    10 June, 2013 at 8:17 am

    Ooh wow, awesome haul! The Maze Runner is a fantastic book and so is Dead To You. 🙂 I’m also really wanting to get my hands on Slated – it looks SO good and people say it’s amazing. :3 Thanks for sharing these.
    Happy Reading! 😀

    Tiffa @ The British Book Nerd
    My Stacking The Shelves Post

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    11 June, 2013 at 4:59 am

    Oh wow, you got some nice freebies! I’ve heard good things about Parallel. Enjoy your reads! 🙂

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    11 June, 2013 at 9:35 pm

    I’ve been meaning to read The Future of Us, for sometime now, so I hope you enjoy it! Also look at all that cool swag! I hope you enjoy all your reads and thanks for stopping by! 🙂

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