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Thrifty Thursday: September 25th

Here are a few great deals going on right now. Some are ongoing, others will only be for a limited time. Happy Reading!


If you like fairies or were a fan of Need, book 2 of Carrie Jones’ Need series is up for only $1.99 on Amazon. Unfortunately this deal is only good for Kindle users, but if you have a smartphone it’s easy enough to get the Kindle app and have it handy when great deals like this come along.


Mindjack trilogy

Susan Kaye Quinn’s Mindjack Trilogy is only $6.99 for Kindle, Nook, iBooks, and through Kobo, and only $7.99 through Google Play. I just reviewed the first book in the seriesOpen Minds, and it was really good, so this is a great price if you’re interested in the entire series.



If you’re into mermaids, you might want to check out Awaken, book 1 of the Awakened Fate series written by Skye Malone. It’s currently only $.99 straight across the board: Kindle, Nook, iBooks, Google Play, and Kobo are all offering it super cheap.


Children of the After

This week’s freebie is dystopian series-starter Awakening, book 1 of Jeremy Laszlo’s Children of the After series. It’s free for Kindle, Nook, iBooks, and Kobo. This is a great option if you’re looking for a new dystopian series to get into.


In Between

A bonus freebie for this week is In Between, the first book in Jenny B. Jones’ Katie Parker Production series. This one is a free-for-all: Kindle, Nook, iBooks, Google Play, and Kobo are all offering it up for free. Check this one out if you’re looking for something YA that isn’t paranormal or super serious.

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Thrifty Thursday: September 11th Edition

Here are this weeks cheap and free ebooks! Enjoy!

1. 9/11 Ordinary People: Extraordinary Heroes by Col. William G. Merrill, Jr.

9:11- Ordinary People

Today is a significant date in American history, and while this isn’t technically a YA or NA novel, it’s still subject matter that is important for all age groups. This entire week has been filled with great documentaries and interviews on TV, but for those who want to continue learning about the events of September 11, 2001 after this week is up, picking up a good book on the subject is a great way to do so. It’s available for Kindle, iBooks, and Nook for $4.99.


2. Born to Fight (Book 2 of the Born trilogy) by Tara Brown

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A while back I posted the first book of the Born trilogy on sale for only $1. If you happened to enjoy that one, the sequel is currently available for $2.99 for Kindle.

3. The Broken Lands by Kate Milford

The Broken Lands

This prequel to Kate Milford’s The Boneshaker is only $1.99 on Google Play, Nook, and for Kindle. For fans of The Boneshaker, this one is definitely worth picking up!

4. A Whole New Crowd by Tijan

a whole new crowd

This novel by best-selling author Tijan is only $3.99 for KindleiBooks, Kobo , and Nook 

5. UnEnchanted – An Unfortunate Fairy Tale by Chanda Hahn


This is another one of those modern fairy tale retellings that I’ve gotten kind of into lately. It’s free for users of KindleiBooksKobo, and Nook .

Happy reading!



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Thrifty Thursday: September 4th Edition

Here are some great (and free!) deals going on right now for ebooks. Most are available for Kindle, Nook, iBooks, Google Play, and Kobo.

1. Silence by Natasha Preston


This week’s freebie is Natasha Preston’s Silence, book 1 of her Silence series. It’s free for Kindle, Nook, iBooks, and through Kobo. The sequel, Broken Silence, is only $2.99 on each site, as well. If you’re looking for a new series to check out, this might be a good option.

2. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Miss Peregrine

With the movie coming out sometime next year (directed by Tim Burton), this one is definitely worth a read. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs is about a boy who finds himself living in a home with children who have various special powers. The home is run by a woman (Miss Peregrine) who can transform into  (you guessed it) a peregrine falcon. It’s a little Harry Potter and a little X-Men, and definitely an entertaining book. Currently it’s only $3.99 for Kindle and iBooks. The sequel, Hollow City, came out in January.

3. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

Caged Bird

Maya Angelou’s classic I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is only $3.99 for Kindle, iBooks, and Nook. I try to keep a good stash of books that never get old because sometimes it’s nice to step away from all the modern stuff and check out something that’s been around for awhile.

4. The Faerie Guardian by Rachel Morgan

Faery Guardian

Rachel Morgan’s The Faerie Guardian, book 1 of theCreepy Hollow series is free for both Kindle and Nook (and only $.99 through iBooks and Kobo). If you’re looking for a new series to read, this is another one will be great because the first installment is free!

5. Dark Places by Gillian Flynn

dark places

For those of you who were fans of Gone Girl, you may want to check out one of Gillian Flynn’s other novels while it’s at such a low price. Dark Places is only $2.50 for Kindle and on Google Play (compare to $4.99 on iBooks, $7.99 for Nook, and $9.99 though Kobo). I’ll be up front in saying that I really wasn’t a fan of how Gone Girl ended (read my review here, if you’d like), but it was still a page-turner and the writing was good. Those two things are enough to make me check out her other works, just in case.

So there they are! Happy Reading!




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Thrifty Thursday: July 3rd Edition

First on this week’s Thrifty Thursday is a PSA. If you sign up for Amazon’s Teen & Young Adult newsletter, you get a free Kindle book. There’s only a choice between 3, but I’m not sure if that’ll change daily or not.


Park Service

Photo courtesy of Goodreads


This week’s Thrifty Thursday freebie is Ryan Winfield’s The Park Service, book 1 of his Park Service trilogy. I just grabbed this one about a week ago, and within a few hours I was halfway through. It’s fast-paced, realisitically timed, in some ways disturbingly feasible (in other ways very much not), and told from the point of view of a teenage male, which is a nice switch from the female-driven YA books we’re used to. It’s free for Kindle (normally $3.99) and on Google Play, and only $.99 on for Nook.


See Me

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Awesome author of the Sweet trilogy Wendy Higgins has one of her newer releases, See Me, up for only $2.99 for Kindle, Kobo, and Nook. If you haven’t read the Sweet trilogy, you need to. If you missed my review of its conclusion, Sweet Reckoning, you can check it out here. It’s a really great series that I’m desperately hoping will become a TV series someday.



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If you’re into revamps of your favorite childhood books, Anna Katmore’s Neverland is only $2.99 for Kindle and Nook, and just a penny more at $3 on Kobo. It follows Angeline McFarland, a girl who takes a fall on her balcony and lands herself right in Neverland, home of the infamous Peter Pan and some scary old pirates. With book 2 of the Adventures in Neverland series, Pan’s Revenge, due to be published this month, it’s worth a look if you’re looking for a new series.


Photo courtesy of Goodreads

Photo courtesy of Goodreads

If you’re looking to step a few steps away from the YA paranormal genre, there’s Jillian Dodd’s That Boywhich is currently free for Kindle. It centers around a girl named Jadyn and the boys who teach her how to kiss, make out, and fall in love. I grabbed this one, too, because it seemed like a nice change of pace.


Photo courtesy of Goodreads

Photo courtesy of Goodreads

And lastly, Runes, book 1 of Ednah Walters Runes series is only $.99 for Kindle. This one weaves a bit of Norse mythology into the typical YA paranormal romance, so it might change things up a bit if you’re looking for something new.

Happy reading!



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Thrifty Thursday: June 12, 2014

This Thursday we’ve got some great cheapies and freebies available. I cheated a bit on the first one and put the whole trilogy up, but it was so cheap I couldn’t help myself!


Reason to BreatheBarely BreathingOut of Breath

Rebecca Donovan’s Reason to Breathe trilogy is only $1.99 each on Amazon this month. Unfortunately it’s only available for the Kindle (or its apps). Barnes & Noble has the paperback version, but it’s not released as an ebook just yet.


Cover photo courtesy of www.goodreads.com

Cover photo courtesy of http://www.goodreads.com

Flat-Out Love by Jessica Park is only $2 on Amazon. I read it about a year and a half ago, and it was actually the very first book review I posted on The Book’s the Thing, which you can read here. It’s got a couple of spin-offs and it was a really interesting take on grief and family relationships. Unfortunately this one is unavailable in ebook format outside of Amazon.


Mortal Instruments 1

The first installment of Cassandra Clare’s Mortal Instruments series, City of Bones, is only $2.99 on Amazon. I’ve read this one and wasn’t too super crazy about it, but it’s super popular, so if you’ve been on the fence about the series, you can get the starter pretty cheap. It’s $7.99 for Nook, so it’s not as great a deal there, and it’s only slightly cheaper on Google Play, at $5.99.



Airel: The Awakening by Aaron Patterson and Chris White is free on Amazon and Google Play and only $.99 for Nook. It’s short and sweet, so it’d be a nice quick read to help you decide if you want to delve into the rest of the series.



Cinder by Marissa Meyer is only $2.99 on Amazon, Google Play, and Barnes & Noble. Still not sure? You can read the first 5 chapters for free on all three sites, as well (Links: Amazon, B&N, Google Play. This is one I’ve been meaning to pick up for awhile, so I think I’ll be checking out the first 5 chapters to see if I want to finish up the whole thing.


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