Monday, 8 April 2019

Mailbox Monday - April 8th

Mailbox Monday is a meme started by Marcia of To Be Continued. Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came in their mailbox during the last week. It now has a permanent home at the Mailbox Monday blog. Head over and check out other books received during the last week. 

Books received for review:

How It Feels to Float by Helena Fox
Publication date: 23rd April 2019

Biz knows how to float.

She has her people, her posse, her mum and the twins. She has Grace. And she has her dad, who tells her about the little kid she was, and who shouldn't be here but is. So she doesn't tell anyone anything. Not about her dark, runaway thoughts, not about kissing Grace or noticing Jasper, the new boy. And she doesn't tell anyone about her dad. Because her dad died when she was seven. And Biz knows how to float, right there on the surface - normal okay regular fine.


The Doll Factory by Elizabeth Macneal
Publication Date: 30th April 2019

London. 1850.

The greatest spectacle the city has ever seen is being built in Hyde Park, and among the crowd watching two people meet. For Iris, an aspiring artist, it is the encounter of a moment – forgotten seconds later, but for Silas, a collector entranced by the strange and beautiful, that meeting marks a new beginning. 

When Iris is asked to model for pre-Raphaelite artist Louis Frost, she agrees on the condition that he will also teach her to paint. Suddenly her world begins to expand, to become a place of art and love.
But Silas has only thought of one thing since their meeting, and his obsession is darkening . . .

What am I looking forward to reading? 

Both books I received this week are equally compelling. 
How It Feels to Float arrived with a heartfelt letter from the author explaining that the book was written after her battle with mental illness and this story comes from her heart.
The Doll Factory has the most beautiful cover, the photo doesn't do it justice, and I'm hoping the story inside is as beautiful as the cover.

What Books did your postman deliver this week?

Post a link to your Mailbox Monday or simply list your books in the comments below.


  1. these are both new to me. Happy reading

  2. Those both look good. Enjoy!

  3. These both look interesting - new to me. Happy Reading!

  4. I love both of those covers. Enjoy your new books!

  5. These both sound good, especially How It Feels to Float. Happy reading!

  6. The Doll Factory sounds good.

    ENJOY your books.