Category: Young Adult
Talon – Young adult fantasy – $2.99 – Today’s B&N price match 0 comments

Long ago, dragons were hunted to near extinction by the Order of St. George, a legendary society of dragon slayers. Hiding in human form and growing their numbers in secret, the dragons of Talon have become strong and cunning, and they’re positioned to take over the world with humans none the wiser.
Ember and Dante Hill are the only sister and brother known to dragonkind. Trained to infiltrate society, Ember wants to live the teen experience and enjoy a summer of freedom before taking her destined place in Talon. But destiny is a matter of perspective, and a rogue dragon will soon challenge everything Ember has been taught. As Ember struggles to accept her future, she and her brother are hunted by the Order of St. George.
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Housekeeping: 2015 Pulitzer Prize winners, Another typo and Cheap Reads 4 comments

broom.panThe 2015 Pulitzer Prizes for books were announced on April 20 at Columbia University.
All the Light We Cannot See ($12.99) won the prize for fiction. The bestseller is about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II. The Pulitzer jury described the novel as written in “short elegant chapters that explore human nature and the contradictory power of technology.”
The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History ($9.99) was awarded the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction. It is major book about the future of the world, blending intellectual and natural history and field reporting into a powerful account of the mass extinction unfolding before our eyes.
The Pope and Mussolini: The Secret History of Pius XI and the Rise of Fascism in Europe ($11.99) was awarded the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for biography. The Pope and Mussolini tells the story of two men who came to power in 1922, and together changed the course of twentieth-century history.
Encounters at the Heart of the World: A History of the Mandan People ($9.99) was awarded the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for history. Encounters at the Heart of the World concerns the Mandan Indians, iconic Plains people whose teeming, busy towns on the upper Missouri River were for centuries at the center of the North American universe.
A Typo?
#Youdunnit: Three Short Stories is currently available to download to your Kindle device for $1.23. The description reads: Three very different murders and three unique takes on your travel photographer turned reluctant sleuth, Lucinda Berrington. Deep in the suffocating British countryside, the gangland streets of Cape Town or the glossy world of professional cycling, Twitter followers are meeting an unsavoury demise.
Reading further in the description:

This ebook is brought to you free of charge by Penguin, in association with Specsavers.

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Cheap Reads
If you are looking for something a bit lighter than the Pulitzer Prize winners above, here are a few bargains for young adults and anyone who is young at heart. Each book is selling for $1.99.

Paddington: The Junior Novel ($1.99) When Paddington arrives in London, he’s excited to explore the city that he’s heard so much about.
Favorite ($1.99 Audiobook $1.99) Part thriller, part coming-of-age tale, Favorite is an engrossing young adult novel in which nothing—and no one—is as it seems.
The Promise of Amazing ($1.99) Wren Caswell is average. Grayson Barrett was the king of St. Gabe’s. One fateful night, their paths cross at Wren’s family’s Arthurian-themed catering hall. What follows is the complicated, awkward, hilarious, and tender tale of two teens shedding their pasts.

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Snow Like Ashes – Young adult fantasy – $1.99 – Today’s B&N price match 0 comments

Sixteen years ago the Kingdom of Winter was conquered and its citizens enslaved, leaving them without magic or a monarch. The Winterians’ only hope for freedom is the eight survivors who managed to escape, and who have been searching for the opportunity to steal back Winter’s magic and rebuild their kingdom ever since.
Orphaned as an infant during Winter’s defeat, Meira has lived her whole life as a refugee. Training to be a warrior—and desperately in love with her best friend, Winter’s future king—she would do anything to help Winter rise to power again. So when scouts discover the location of half of the ancient locket that can restore their magic, Meira decides to go after it herself—only to find herself thrust into a world of evil magic and dangerous politics, and to realize that her destiny is not, never has been, her own.
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Free now: So Not Okay: An Honest Look at Bullying from the Bystander – Inspirational fiction for young adults from a faith-based publisher 0 comments

Free now: So Not Okay: An Honest Look at Bullying from the Bystander – Inspirational fiction for young adults from a faith-based publisher
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There is no such thing as neutral.
Written by bestselling author, Nancy Rue, each book in the Mean Girl Makeover trilogy focuses on a different character’s point of view: the bully, the victim, and the bystander. Each girl has a different personality so that every reader can find a character she relates to. The books, based on Scripture, show solid biblical solutions to the bullying problem set in a story for kids.
So Not Okay, the first book in the series, tells the story of Tori Taylor, a quiet sixth grader at Gold Country Middle School in Grass Valley, California. Tori knows to stay out of the way of Kylie, the queen bee of GCMS. When an awkward new student named Ginger becomes Kylie’s new target, Tori whispers a prayer of thanks that it’s not her.
But as Kylie’s bullying of Ginger continues to build, Tori feels guilty and tries to be kind to Ginger. Pretty soon, the bullying line of fire directed toward Ginger starts deflecting onto Tori, who must decide if she and her friends can befriend Ginger and withstand Kylie’s taunts, or do nothing and resume their status quo. Tori’s decision dramatically changes her trajectory for the rest of the school year.
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Free now: Six action and adventure graphic novels from Amulet series for children – From Scholastic Books 0 comments

Free now: Six action and adventure graphic novels for children – From Scholastic Books
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An Ember in the Ashes – Fantasy for young adults and adults – $2.99 when pre-ordered 0 comments

LAIA is a Scholar living under the iron-fisted rule of the Martial Empire. When her brother is arrested for treason, Laia goes undercover as a slave at the empire’s greatest military academy in exchange for assistance from rebel Scholars who claim that they will help to save her brother from execution.
ELIAS is the academy’s finest soldier— and secretly, its most unwilling. Elias is considering deserting the military, but before he can, he’s ordered to participate in a ruthless contest to choose the next Martial emperor.
When Laia and Elias’s paths cross at the academy, they find that their destinies are more intertwined than either could have imagined and that their choices will change the future of the empire itself.
This fantasy is for young adults and adults and can be pre-ordered for $2.99 today. Delivery is April 28.
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If I Stay Series – Young adult music fiction – $2.99/$4.99 0 comments

If I Stay ($2.99) In the blink of an eye everything changes. Seventeen ¬year-old Mia has no memory of the accident; she can only recall what happened afterwards, watching her own damaged body being taken from the wreck. Little by little she struggles to put together the pieces- to figure out what she has lost, what she has left, and the very difficult choice she must make. Heartwrenchingly beautiful, this will change the way you look at life, love, and family.
Where She Went ($4.99) Picking up several years after the dramatic conclusion of If I Stay, Where She Went continues the story of Adam and Mia, from Adam’s point of view.
Ever since Mia’s decision to stay – but not with him – Adam’s career has been on a wonderful trajectory. His album, borne from the anguish and pain of their breakup, has made him a bona fide star. And Mia herself has become a top-rate cellist, playing in some of the finest venues in the world. When their respective paths put them both in New York City at the same time, the result is a single night in which the two reunite – with wholly satisfying results.

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I Hunt Killers – Teen crime thriller – $2.99 0 comments

It was a beautiful day. It was a beautiful field. Except for the body.
Jazz is a likable teenager. A charmer, some might say.
But he’s also the son of the world’s most infamous serial killer, and for Dear Old Dad, “Take Your Son to Work Day” was year-round. Jazz has witnessed crime scenes the way cops wish they could–from the criminals’ point of view.
And now, even though Dad has been in jail for years, bodies are piling up in the sleepy town of Lobo’s Nod. Again.
In an effort to prove murder doesn’t run in the family, Jazz joins the police in the hunt for this new serial killer. But Jazz has a secret–could he be more like his father than anyone knows?
This teen thriller is selling for $2.99 today.
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The Falconer: Book 1 – Steampunk for young adults – $1.99 – Today’s B&N price match 0 comments

Edinburgh, 1844. Beautiful Aileana Kameron only looks the part of an aristocratic young lady. In fact, she’s spent the year since her mother died developing her ability to sense the presence of Sithichean, a faery race bent on slaughtering humans.
She has a secret mission: to destroy the faery who murdered her mother. But when she learns she’s a Falconer, the last in a line of female warriors and the sole hope of preventing a powerful faery population from massacring all of humanity, her quest for revenge gets a whole lot more complicated. The first volume of a trilogy from an exciting new voice in young adult fantasy, this electrifying thriller blends romance and action with steampunk technology and Scottish lore in a deliciously addictive read.
This steampunk novel is for young adults and is selling for $1.99 today as it is the B&N price match. Audiobook: $3.99.
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Rebel Heart – Young adult action and adventure – $1.99 – Today’s B&N price match 0 comments

There is a price on Saba’s head. She brought down a ruthless tyrant and saved her kidnapped brother. But winning has come at a terrible cost. Saba is haunted by her past—and a new enemy is on the rise, an enemy who searches for her across the Dust Lands.
Saba needs Jack: his moonlit eyes, his reckless courage, his wild heart. But Jack has left. And her brother is haunted by ghosts of his own. Then news comes that tells her Jack can never be trusted again. Deceived and betrayed, haunted and hunted, Saba will need all of her warrior’s strength just to survive. For the enemy has cunning plans of his own…
This young adult action and adventure novel is selling for $1.99 today as it is the B&N price match. Earlier this book was priced at $9.99.
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