70% off Today Only! Magical Realism from the NYT Bestseller List!

70% off Today Only! Magical Realism from the NYT Bestseller List!

A Dog’s Purpose, by W. Bruce Cameron

$2.99 Kindle Sale ($9.99) Today Only!

Magical realism. A genre tied closely to fantasy, where the magic happens in the everyday world. When done well, it makes for a truly special treat, and today’s bookaholic deal is one of the best examples of its kind. Sitting at an unheard-of 4.8 on Amazon with over 5,000 reviews (and another 48,000 5-star ratings on Goodreads), this New York Times bestseller captured hearts around the world and became a major motion picture.

In this dog story with a twist, the dog isn’t born, but re-born, time and time again. And the dog is… well… a dog. He’s not a personified dog, who understands human speech and would love to sit down for tea if only he spoke English and had opposable thumbs. He’s a dog. Who loves his family and also loves rolling in the smelliest stuff on the planet. He doesn’t know why he keeps finding himself in new puppy lives, time and time again, but he’s determined to find out.

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Massive Sale on The Sword of Shannara Trilogy

Massive Sale on The Sword of Shannara Trilogy

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$2.99 Kindle sale ($19.99)

Usually $19.99 in ebook format, the entire hit trilogy by Terry Brooks, The Sword of Shannara, is on sale, collected in a single volume, for only $2.99. Now a classic, this has become one of those must-own series for any fantasy collection to be complete. (Yes, there are several more in the series, but these are the original three that started it all.) We read it ages ago. Lasting impressions? Loved the main character! Four and a half stars for the story, rounding up for longevity and influence on the market.

The deal will only last a few days, so snap it up fast. We sure did!

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High-octane sci fi with two besties and a robot dog.

High-octane sci fi with two besties and a robot dog.

Lifelike, by Jay Kristoff

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Eve and LemonFresh are “bestests” in a high-tech, post-apocalyptic world. They live with Eve’s grandpa in a trash wasteland, surrounded by the discarded dregs of what was once civilization, getting by on grandpa’s mad tech skills and Eve’s bot fights in the War Dome. Until those bot fights almost get her killed. When a giant robot corners her, she throws out one terrified hand and screams.

And the bot falls down dead, its circuits fried from the inside.

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Alpha Girl: one of my favorite “fun read” series!

Alpha Girl: one of my favorite “fun read” series!

Books one and two are FREE on Kindle!

I call them “fun reads.” It’s my own category, but I’m sure you have one just like it. The books can come from any genre, but they have to suck me in from the beginning, hold my attention to the end, and be easy to read all the way through. They can be thrilling or adventurous or sexy or funny, but they’re all just plain fun.

Aileen Erin’s Alpha Girl series is all of these at once, and it’s one of my absolute favorites.

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“Of all the materials Mg. Aviosky could have chosen–glass, metal, plastic, even rubber–she had chosen <i>paper</i>.”

“Of all the materials Mg. Aviosky could have chosen–glass, metal, plastic, even rubber–she had chosen paper.”

$1.99 Kindle Sale ($3.99)

Short-listed for the 2015 ALA Fantasy Reading List, The Paper Magician has been on our radar for a while now. The sample is superb, with the kind of elegant writing we both adore, and the story… well… call us intrigued. Ceony Twill is nineteen. She’s just graduated from the Tagis Praff School for the Magically Inclined, only to have her dream of metal-spelling ripped away when she’s assigned, instead, to paper.

But paper magic is a dying art, and for good reason. What use, after all, is paper?

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Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Book Two

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Book Two

Hollow City, by Ransom Riggs

$3.99 Kindle Sale! ($9.99)

We won’t often choose a second book in a series for a daily deal pick, but when it’s the second book of Miss Peregrine’s, we’ll make an exception. Not only is it a bestselling series, but the first book was (as you probably already know) a major motion picture. If you decide to watch the movie and start reading with book two, we won’t tell anyone.

We promise.

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A Guilty Pleasure Coming-of-Age Story with Hidden Depths

A Guilty Pleasure Coming-of-Age Story with Hidden Depths

Clan of the Cave Bear, by Jean M. Auel

$2.99 Kindle Sale! ($8.99)

This was a total guilty pleasure for me when I first read it. (And not just this book, but the whole series.) I hadn’t thought of it in ages, but then I discovered that it’s on sale. So today, you get a review and a sale. Not too shabby.

At its heart, Clan of the Cave Bear is an ugly duckling story, set in a time when the precursors of modern humanity still lived alongside a competitive species. A little girl, Ayla, is orphaned and raised by the others, who are at once eerily similar and yet so very different. Most of them do not fully accept her–because she is not Clan. And so she learns not to accept herself.

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How Far Would You Go to Be Rich Forever?

How Far Would You Go to Be Rich Forever?

Nyxia, by Scott Reintgen

$1.99 Kindle Sale! ($10.99)

“Grabs you from the first line and never lets go.”–Marie Lu

We know what you’re thinking. “Marie Lu? You mean, the author of Warcross, that book you guys were raving about just yesterday? That Marie Lu?” Yep, that one. What better reason to choose Nyxia as today’s sale pick? But it wasn’t the only reason.

With 2,356 readers weighing in, the 4.11 rating on Goodreads didn’t hurt either.

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