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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Huge September sale on this entire YA apocalyptic series! More than 140,000 ratings on Goodreads!

Huge September sale on this entire YA apocalyptic series! More than 140,000 ratings on Goodreads!

Angelfall, by Susan Ee

This one has been on our “want to read” list for a while now, so we were stoked to see the sale pop up. Don’t you just love these covers??? The reviews are excellent, the sample made us want more, and now the prices are fantastic! At just $0.99 for the first book, $1.99 for book two, and $0.99 for the last, our bookaholic natures just can’t resist!

(Plus, the prices are good all month! So you have plenty of time to read the first one and still pick up the other two!)

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Today only! Just $2.99 for Cinder: a dystopian Cinderella retelling that dominates the charts!

Today only! Just $2.99 for Cinder: a dystopian Cinderella retelling that dominates the charts!

Cinder, by Marissa Meyer

Today only! Pick up the first book in this New York Times bestselling series for just $2.99! If you haven’t heard about Cinder, you clearly don’t have your ear to the ground in the YA fairy-tale-retelling market. Sure, it’s a mouthful, but it’s a category we pay special attention to. Trust us when we say that Cinder has been dominating the charts. Pick it up today, before the deal… turns back into a pumpkin? Sure, let’s go with that.

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3 heroic book deals to capture your imagination! (Your wallet has never been safer.)

3 heroic book deals to capture your imagination! (Your wallet has never been safer.)

Wonder Woman: Warbringer, by Leigh Bardugo

Leigh Bardugo is one of the most popular YA authors writing today. Her Six of Crows was a New York Times bestseller, and now she’s turned her attention to one of Erin’s favorite superheroes of all time. It almost goes without saying that this was also a New York Times bestseller, straight out of the gate. It’s only $1.99 today, so don’t miss it!

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Digital book haul! Three great reads for less than two bucks!

Digital book haul! Three great reads for less than two bucks!

Welcome to August!

With nearly 5,000 visitors in July, we’ve grown 10-fold since January, thanks to readers just like you. Okay, exactly like you. As in, actually you. To celebrate, we’re introducing something new: digital book hauls!

(In other words, we found 3 great book deals for SO cheap that we bought them all.)

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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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Profoundly Satisfying Entertainment

Profoundly Satisfying Entertainment

I grew up reading science fiction. Ray Bradbury, Robert Heinlein, Isaac Asimov, L. Ron Hubbard, Orson Scott Card, Michael Crichton… In fact, I read every science fiction book I could find in our small-town library. Literally every single one until they ran out. Sadly, life went on…

I grew up, finished college, got a job, read other things. It was only recently that I returned to the genre with this novel: Seed, by Michael Edelson.

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The List by Patricia Forde

The List by Patricia Forde

A Thought-provoking, Dystopian World

The List is a fascinating dystopian tale of a post-apocalyptic society in which language is limited to only 500 words. And falling. The leaders of Ark–a relatively save haven in the midst of chaos and wilderness–believe words are to blame for the cataclysmic Melting. Scientists and journalists used words to hide the impending global disasters behind pretty lies and false promises until it was too late.

Now, only the aging wordsmith and his young apprentice, Letta, are allowed to use words that are not on the List–collecting and protecting them until the day that humanity might once again deserve the full range of language and expression. When the wordsmith fails to return from a word collecting mission, Letta must take his place, only to discover that the promises of Ark itself are beginning to unravel.

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The Crimson Throne by Christi Stallard

The Crimson Throne by Christi Stallard

Surprising, Entertaining, Screen-worthy

4.25 stars!

If you love monsters and fantasy creatures, you’ll love Christi Stallard’s The Crimson Throne. Vampires, dragons, sirens, pixies, werewolves, ghouls… they all live side by side in a world that no longer belongs to humankind, which is a real problem for Sadie Carlisle, the teen heroine who has spent her entire life surrounded by the walls of Section 18. When the city gets raided, Sadie is forced to fight for her very survival.

If that sounds at all cliché, trust me, it isn’t. The world Christi Stallard has created is masterful, from its invented history to the setup of day-to-day life. Movie companies and TV networks, take note: the reimagining of so many mythical creatures into one seamless, dystopian nightmare makes this universe ripe for acquisition.

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