Category: Young Adult
Catalyst – The Deception Game #1 – A fast-paced thrilling adventure, full of danger, romance, and deception for teens and adults – Just 99 cents 0 comments

In a crumbling, futuristic Las Vegas where the wealthy choose the characteristics of their children like ordering off a drive-thru menu, seventeen-year-old Sienna Preston doesn’t fit in. As a normal girl surrounded by genetically modified teenagers, all of her imperfections are on display. But after the death of her father, everything she’s ever known and loved changes in an instant.
With little skills to help provide for her family, Sienna clings to the two things that come easily—lying and stealing. But not all thief-for-hire assignments go as planned. When a covert exchange of a stolen computer chip is intercepted, she becomes entangled with a corrupt government official who uses her thieving past as leverage, her mother as collateral, and the genetically modified poster boy she’s falling for as bait.
In order to rescue her mother, there may only be one option—joining forces with the Fringe, an extremist group, and their young leader who’s too hot to be bad. Problem is, these revolutionaries aren’t what they seem, and the secrets they’re hiding could be more dangerous than Sienna is prepared for. In the end, she must be willing to risk everything to save the one thing that matters most.
This sci-fi thriller is for teens and is selling for only 99 cents today.
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The Boxcar Children Mysteries: Books 1-12 for children – Just $3.99 0 comments

Since its debut more than half a century ago, the Boxcar Children Mysteries has been one of the most beloved and popular children’s collections of all time. Collected here are the first twelve classic stories, following the Alden children from their first adventure living in an old boxcar all the way through to their exciting journey on a houseboat. This box set is the perfect introduction to a timeless and cherished series.
This enriched ebook box set includes an illustrated biography of author Gertrude Chandler Warner, with photos from the archives at the Warner Museum in Putnam, Connecticut. Buy the bundle of classic mysteries for readers in children for only $3.99 today.
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Inspirational fiction: The Lost Girl of Astor Street – Historical mystery for teens and adults – $1.99 0 comments

When her best friend vanishes without so much as a good-bye, eighteen-year-old Piper Sail takes on the role of amateur sleuth in an attempt to solve the mystery of Lydia’s disappearance. Given that Piper’s tendency has always been to butt heads with high-society’s expectations of her, it’s no surprise that she doesn’t give a second thought to searching for answers to Lydia’s abduction from their privileged neighborhood.
As Piper discovers that those answers might stem from the corruption strangling 1924 Chicago—and quite possibly lead back to the doors of her affluent neighborhood—she must decide how deep she’s willing to dig, how much she should reveal, and if she’s willing to risk her life of privilege for the sake of the truth.
This inspirational historical mystery is selling for $1.99 today. Suitable for teens and adults.
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Housekeeping: Rent or Buy the Book; Magazine Sale and Cheap Reads 0 comments
Rent or Buy
Amazon offers eTextbooks rentals for those who don’t need to own a traditional print copy. Not all rentable textbooks fit the traditional definition. Books from the Cherry Ames Series, historical fiction for pre-teens and teens about a young WWII nurse, are available for a minimal 30-day rent. If you need a bit more time to finish the book or four-book bundle, select any date beyond 30 days and the fee will be increased accordingly.
As the expiration date approaches, Amazon sends a helpful email reminding you to extend the rental period. You can also purchase the book and your rental fee paid will be applied to the current price, if you take action prior to the end of the rental period.
Notice that the email I received (at left) mentions that notes and highlights can be accessed after the expiration. If an enterprising student highlighted the complete textbook…..would those highlights be available?
 
Earlier this week I found this biography that can be purchased for $1.99 or rented for 30 days for 96 cents:
The Life of Herbert Hoover: Fighting Quaker, 1928–1933 : This is the first definitive study of the presidency of America’s least understood and most under-appreciated Chief Executive. Combining government with private resources, Hoover became the first president to pit government action against the economic cycle, setting precedents and spawning ideas employed by his successor and all future presidents.

 
 

Magazine Sale
Amazon is offering a great price on magazines subscriptions – just $5 for popular publications such as The New Yorker, Martha Stewart Living, Money, O The Oprah Magazine and more. Most subscriptions are for 12 months and several are all access (print and digital). NOTE: Confirm prices as the link has more than just the $5 deals.
This great rate is auto-renewing, but you can cancel your subscription through your Amazon account manager.

 
Relationship Reads
Valentine’s Day is less than a week away. These relationship advice books are only $1.99 each today.

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Free now: Inspirational fiction from faith-based publishers 0 comments
Free now: Inspirational fiction from faith-based publishers
Always confirm price before purchase. Many free and reduced books are offered for a limited time only.

 

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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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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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