Links + Things: Cheapo Ebook Edition
I didn't get a chance to highlight the good deals on ebooks that are part of Amazon's "The Big Deal" in this week's Links & Things, so I thought I'd share the ones that I've either read and liked, or am excited to read, or (as is the case of the three "New Adult" titles) are books I know folks will be interested in, even if they're not my thing).
The biggest gems in this crop of "Big Deal" books are the two Sarra Manning novels. These are adult novels, which haven't found a publisher in the U.S., despite being well-regarded in the U.K., so are only available in ebook form here. If you're interested in complex female characters, you can't go wrong with Unsticky.
Click through on the cover image to find out more about each title.
Notes: Unsticky is one of my favorite reads in recent memory and I will read anything written by Sarra Manning as a result, and if I hadn't already bought You Don't Have to Say You Love Me at full-price, I'd be all over the $2.99 deal for that one too. I've been wanting to try a Sarah Strohmeyer book for ages, so I'll give Smart Girls Get What They Want a whirl at $1.99.
Notes: I've been wanting to read Shannon Messenger's Let the Sky Fall for awhile, so I'm psyched about it being only $2.99. I haven't read The Luxe novels, but I already bought the first one when it was on sale last time, so I've got to get to it soonish--it's $1.99 right now. Finally, I know I've read something by Hailey Abbott way back before I was keeping track of my reading, and I recall her writing reminding me of early Jennifer Echols; Forbidden Boy is only $1.99 right now.
Notes: I haven't read any of these six YA novels, but they all come highly recommended my reviewers I trust, particularly for actual teens.
Notes: Each of these three romance(ish) novels have been recommended to me by various folks whose tastes I trust. At $2-$3, it's probably time I try one.
Each of these three novels is more on the "literary" side of things that I usually write about here on CEFS, but I highly recommend Ian McEwan's writing, and the other two are well-regarded. I'm a bit of a sucker of literary-ish mysteries, so The Raising particularly intrigues me, as I've heard good things about it and the author.
Notes: Each of these are "New Adult" contemporary romances. I am not really a fan of this iteration of the "New Adult" theme, but I know a lot of y'all are, and these three are written popular authors who've been picked up by major publishing houses, so I thought I'd point them out to those of you who dig this type of story.