Category: Young Adult
Eragon – The Inheritance Cycle #1 – Fantasy for young adults and adults – $1.99 0 comments

Fifteen-year-old Eragon believes that he is merely a poor farm boy—until his destiny as a Dragon Rider is revealed. Gifted with only an ancient sword, a loyal dragon, and sage advice from an old storyteller, Eragon is soon swept into a dangerous tapestry of magic, glory, and power. Now his choices could save—or destroy—the Empire.
This popular fantasy is for young adults and adults and is selling for $1.99 today.
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Free now: Cottonmouth and the River – Fiction for young adults from a faith-based publisher 0 comments
Free now: Cottonmouth and the River – Fiction for young adults from a faith-based publisher
Always confirm price before purchase. Many free and reduced books are offered for a limited time only.

 

Tug loves taking Freddie on wild adventures—trips to the moon, building castles, or catching fireflies with Freddie riding on his wide furry back. When Freddie finds a mysterious egg, Tug makes him promise never to eat it. But Freddie is about to discover that broken promises come at a great price.
This is the rare children’s story—both bold and tender and brimming with moments of great risk, adventure, and heart. Combining the artistic wonder of Where the Wild Things Are with the timeless storytelling of The Polar Express, this story will capture both the imagination and the intelligence of children and their parents as it sheds light on the power of sin, sacrifice, and redemption.
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Free now: Through My Eyes – Award-winning biography for children from Scholastic Books 0 comments
Free now: Through My Eyes – Award-winning biography by Ruby Bridges from Scholastic Books – Pre-order for delivery March 28.
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In November 1960, all of America watched as a tiny six-year-old black girl, surrounded by federal marshals, walked through a mob of screaming segregationists and into her school.
An icon of the civil rights movement, Ruby Bridges chronicles each dramatic step of this pivotal event in history through her own words.
Suitable for ages 8 and older.
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Housekeeping: Happy New Reading Year; Apple Credit and Cheap Reads 0 comments
Happy New Reading Year
New year, new goals!
Do you have a reading goal for 2017? What about a reading challenge?
The sample below was pulled from the web. All of us have favorite genre and need a prod to expand our selections. If you input “reading challenge” in an internet search engine, you will find several others – perhaps one that is better for you.
Whether you follow a plan or free style, we wish you a wonderful year of reading in the coming months. We will be sharing our favorite reads from 2016 in the coming weeks.

 

Apple Credit
While 2016 was coming to an end, the wonderful credit from Apple that I received June 21 came to an end, too. Even though the credit could be used for practically anything purchased from Amazon, I zealously guarded the funds and used them only for Kindle book purchases.
 
Cheap Reads
Publishers have slashed prices on award-wining books for children and pre-teens. Our jr. site has many of the books and I’ll be posting a more as the prices hold. I tried to put the award name in the post title to help you find them.
If you love a good story, shorter in length and loved by the young-at-heart, check out these six award winners selling for only $1.99 each today.

 

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Unblemished – Inspirational fantasy for teens and adults – Just 99 cents 0 comments

Eliyana can’t bear to look at her own reflection. But what if that were only one Reflection—one world? What if another world exists where her blemish could become her strength?
Eliyana is used to the shadows. With a birthmark covering half her face, she just hopes to graduate high school unscathed. That is, until Joshua hops a fence and changes her perspective. No one, aside from her mother, has ever treated her like he does: normal. Maybe even beautiful. Because of Joshua, Eliyana finally begins to believe she could be loved.
But one night her mother doesn’t come home, and that’s when everything gets weird. Now Joshua is her new, and rather reluctant, legal Guardian. Add a hooded stalker and a Central Park battle to the mix and you’ve gone from weird to otherworldly.
Eliyana soon finds herself in a world much larger and more complicated than she’s ever known. A world enslaved by a powerful and vile man. And Eliyana holds the answer to defeating him. How can an ordinary girl, a blemished girl, become a savior when she can’t even save herself?
This inspirational fantasy is for teens and adults and is selling for only 99 cents today.
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The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen – Contemporary fiction for teens and adults – $1.99 0 comments

Expect the unexpected.
Macy’s got her whole summer carefully planned.
But her plans didn’t include a job at Wish Catering. And they certainly didn’t include Wes.
But Macy soon discovers that the things you expect least are sometimes the things you need most.
Buy this novel by popular author Sarah Dessen for only $1.99 today. Suitable for teens and adults.
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Lite Housekeeping: Give Prime; Give Gift Cards and Cheap Reads 0 comments
Give the gift of Prime
This holiday season you can give the gift of Prime membership for 3 months ($33) or 12 months ($99). Amazon will send your gift recipient an email on the day you choose along with redemption instructions. The gift recipient can start their Prime membership right away. If the recipient is already a Prime member, the gift can be exchanged for an Amazon.com Gift Card. The gift membership does not automatically renew and is not eligible for promotional offers.
You can even give yourself a Prime membership.
Prime members enjoy:
• FREE Two-Day Shipping on over 30 million items
• Watch thousands of movies and TV shows with Prime Video
• Stream millions of songs and thousands of playlists
• Also get free Kindle e-books, unlimited photo storage, exclusive access to deals, Twitch, and much more

 

 

Gift Card Giving
With just ten more days before Christmas, a gift card is a great option. Choose from Amazon or many other retailers including restaurants, department and specialty stores.

 

Cheap Reads
If you enjoy young adult fiction, publishers are offering great deals on selections for middle grade tweens and teens. Buy the Warriors 3-Book Collection for only $3.99.
Salt to the Sea is a popular, highly-reviewed World War II historical fiction novel selling for $1.99.

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Housekeeping: I’ll Take It to Go, Please; Roadtrip Listen & Cheap Reads 2 comments
broom.panI’ll take that book to go, please
The digital revolution has opened the world of audiobooks to a new audience as listeners discover the ease of downloading the recorded version of books to smartphones and tablets. Sales of audiobooks continue to rise, but are still a small portion of publishers’ total business.
The industry is scrambling to keep up with the demand the popularity has created. In 2011, 7,237 audiobooks were published. In 2015, the number was nearly five times larger – 35,574.
Celebrity narrators have been recruited to promote and encourage consumers to give digital books a listen.
Carol sent a note recently that she had purchased the Kindle version of Anne of Green Gables for only 81 cents and then purchased the audiobook for $1.99 more. Rachel McAdams narrates this classic children’s story. Remember Ms. McAdams from The Notebook, Wedding Crashers, and Sherlock Holmes?
For another celebrity-read classic, Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation TV Series) narrates The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Download the Kindle version free and buy the companion audiobook read by Offerman for only $1.99. Both of these Kindle/audiobook combinations are great gifts for children, too.
NOTE: You do not need to be a member of Audible to buy the companion audiobook when you have purchased the Kindle version.
Read more about celebrity narration in this USA Today article.

 

A Roadtrip Listen
A roadtrip is a great time to enjoy an audiobook. My husband and I recently laughed, sighed and cried through My Southern Journey: True Stories from the Heart of the South by Rick Bragg. The Kindle version is only $1.99; add the audiobook for $4.49 more. (That’s a steal of a price!)
Mr. Bragg narrates short chapters of his family, his childhood, his heritage, Southern cuisine, football and other topics unique to the Southeastern United States. Soft-spoken with a gentle accent, Bragg brings his pre-teen antics to life, endears listeners to his mother and her sisters and reflects on the changes that have occurred in his home state of Alabama. A very personal book, Mr. Bragg is honest in his praise and criticism of himself, his family and his heritage.
My husband described the book as “warts and all stories.” We both highly recommend it.

 

Cheap Reads – Christmas romances
Publishers are offering great prices on Christmas romances this month. These four are selling for only $1.99 each. Enjoy a happily-ever-after book this weekend.

 

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Ghosts of War: The True Story of a 19-Year-Old GI – Memoir for teens and adults – $1.99 0 comments

Ryan Smithson joined the Army Reserve when he was seventeen. Two years later, he was deployed to Iraq as an Army engineer.
In this extraordinary and harrowing memoir, readers march along one GI’s tour of duty. It will change the way you feel about what it means to be an American.
This book is for readers in teens and adults and is selling for $1.99 today.
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The Crown’s Game – Historical fantasy for teens and adults – $2.99 – Today’s B&N price match 0 comments

Vika Andreyeva can summon the snow and turn ash into gold. Nikolai Karimov can see through walls and conjure bridges out of thin air. They are enchanters—the only two in Russia—and with the Ottoman Empire and the Kazakhs threatening, the tsar needs a powerful enchanter by his side.
And so he initiates the Crown’s Game, an ancient duel of magical skill—the greatest test an enchanter will ever know. The victor becomes the Imperial Enchanter and the tsar’s most respected adviser. The defeated is sentenced to death.
Raised on tiny Ovchinin Island her whole life, Vika is eager for the chance to show off her talent in the grand capital of Saint Petersburg. For Nikolai, an orphan, the Crown’s Game is the chance of a lifetime. But his deadly opponent is a force to be reckoned with—beautiful, whip smart, imaginative—and he can’t stop thinking about her.
And when Pasha, Nikolai’s best friend and heir to the throne, also starts to fall for the mysterious enchantress, Nikolai must defeat the girl they both love . . . or be killed himself.
This historical fantasy is for teens and adults and is selling for $2.99 today as it is the B&N price match.
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