Dreamers, peculiars, and dragons! Three brand new fantasy releases coming next week!

Dreamers, peculiars, and dragons! Three brand new fantasy releases coming next week!

These three reads, all coming October 2, are blowing us away!!!

We’ve been celebrating 50 Years of Pern all month, getting ready for the release of Gigi McCaffrey’s Dragon’s Code, and October 2nd is just one week away! We’re almost done reading it, and the love and nostalgia brought on by this book have been downright magical. Erin’s been acting like a kid again. (She probably shouldn’t be jumping on the furniture so much, but what can you do?)

But wait! That’s not all!!! (Ha! We’ve always wanted to say that.)

Two more of our most anticipated releases of the year are also coming out on the same day!!!

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What do we have to brighten your work week? Why, FREE SPACESHIP MONDAY, of course!

What do we have to brighten your work week? Why, FREE SPACESHIP MONDAY, of course!

8 sci-fi books with spaceships on the cover, from thrilling space operas to tongue-in-cheek spoofs. All FREE for a limited time!

As we were browsing through our usual book haunts in the wee hours of the morning, we noticed a ton of free sci-fi books with spaceships on the cover. Why? No idea. But, hey, they’re free, right? Pick your favorites, or just download them all!

For even more fun, we boiled each publisher blurb down to six words, Twitter-style. Keep in mind that we haven’t read the books. Or the samples. Or the reviews…

(Did we mention that they’re free?)

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Review of Eragon! A traditional book review PLUS a review of the audiobook narration!

Review of Eragon! A traditional book review PLUS a review of the audiobook narration!

Eragon, by Christopher Paolini

The Story:

At its heart, Eragon is a coming-of-age story. A fifteen-year-old farm boy discovers he’s destined to become a Dragon Rider, but the grown-up world of politics and war are a lot more than he bargained for.

One of the best things about this book is that the life lessons are so accurately portrayed. Even when they’re painful. Eragon argues passionately for his beliefs, standing up for his ideas of right and wrong, only to realize later, through his own experience, that things aren’t always so simple.

That’s part of growing up, with or without dragons.

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Audiobooks in a modern world. Has storytelling come full circle?

Audiobooks in a modern world. Has storytelling come full circle?

What do you think about audiobooks? 

We resisted them for a long time—partly out of habit, and partly out of the idea that listening to an audiobook isn’t reading. It’s letting someone tell you a story.

And then it hit us. That’s the best thing about them.

Books didn’t come first in the evolution of story. Narration did: the mythologies we dreamed up by firelight in the caves of our ancestors; the fairytales we invented to pass long, winter nights; the magical hopes and dreams we shared beneath the harvest moon.

The magic of books came later, when we began to write them down. But books weren’t the first magic.

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$0.99 for this YA standalone! A story of bullying, depression, and the hope we cling to.

$0.99 for this YA standalone! A story of bullying, depression, and the hope we cling to.

If I Wake, by Nikki Moyes

Lucy is in a coma, the victim of bullying. The details of how she got there are revealed over time, as is the only source of hope she has left. Her friend, Will, who exists only in her mind…

With a thoughtful, heart-wrenching premise and a clean, direct writing style, If I Wake is the perfect weekend readjust $0.99 today and tomorrow.

   

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Cover reveal! Bloodwitch, by Susan Dennard! Coming in February, 2019!

Cover reveal! Bloodwitch, by Susan Dennard! Coming in February, 2019!

Bloodwitch, by Susan Dennard

Susan Dennard’s Bloodwitch is one of our most anticipated releases of 2019!!! It dropped its cover today and o…m…g! Stunning! Gorgeous! It’s not even up on Amazon yet, but we couldn’t WAIT to show you the SECOND we were allowed to!!! So AWESOME!!!

If you haven’t started the series yet, check out our 5-star review of the first book, Truthwitch, and then snap it up on Amazon (where the paperbacks are on sale at the moment, for even less than the ebooks)! If you’re up to date on the series, you can preorder Bloodwitch right now!!!

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Dystopian drama at its finest! A PW Best Book of 2016, and a Philip K. Dick Award Winner!

Dystopian drama at its finest! A PW Best Book of 2016, and a Philip K. Dick Award Winner!

The Book of the Unnamed Midwife, by Meg Elison

After the virus wiped out most women and children, the few females who survived have to hide, scraping out their survival on their own, trying to stay clear of the gangs of men who want to control them. To own them. But one of those women knows how to deliver babies, and the world needs her. Now, more than ever.

A unique dystopian drama, The Book of the Unnamed Midwife has a dash of The Handmaid’s Tale and elements of The Postman, but it’s a story all its own. A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2016 and Philip K. Dick Award Winner. Just $1.99 for a limited time.

Our thoughts on the sample:

Steven | Love the cover!!! Interesting, unique take on the post-apocalyptic world. Piqued my interest and seems well worth a read!

Erin | Love the premise! Gripping sample! Jumps straight into the action. What happens next? What happens next???

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Just $1.99 for the next few days, this fantasy has us mesmerized!

Just $1.99 for the next few days, this fantasy has us mesmerized!

The City of Brass, by S. A. Chakraborty

We read the blurb, read the sample, and fell in love. At $1.99, we bought one for each of us. And then we bought one for Mom, too. It reminds us a bit of Laini Taylor’s Strange the Dreamer, even though it’s completely different. It’s also reminiscent of Helene Wecker’s The Golem and the Jinni, although it’s different from that one, too. We love so many authors, but there are few who can paint a complete scene without explanations. The right dialog, the right details (two or three at most, thrown in casually), and the world comes alive.

We can’t wait to dig into this one, and we couldn’t wait to share it with you!

   

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Only $1.99 each for the entire Dead series by Anne Frasier!

Only $1.99 each for the entire Dead series by Anne Frasier!

Play Dead, by Anne Frasier

A baby abandoned in a cemetery. A city haunted by a dark past, full of voodoo and magic. And a killer on the loose…

We love when an entire series goes on sale, especially when it’s by Anne Frasier. Her books tend to be grounded in realism, with just enough hints of the paranormal to keep us wanting more, and they always keep us on the edge of our seat. Now, for a limited time, the ebooks of the Dead series are only $1.99 and even the paperbacks are more than half off!

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Just $1.99 for this middle grade fantasy from Holly Black and Cassandra Clare!

Just $1.99 for this middle grade fantasy from Holly Black and Cassandra Clare!

The Iron Trial, by Holly Black & Cassandra Clare

What would you do if you couldn’t seem to fail in spite of yourself? Celebrate like crazy, right? Yeah, us too. But not Callum Hunt. He’s miserable to find himself entering the Magisterium. Because magic is wildly dangerous, and he’s smart enough to know it.

   

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