Dragoncon book haul! (Because what bookaholic doesn’t love new books?)

Dragoncon book haul! (Because what bookaholic doesn’t love new books?)

We’re finally starting to get over the dreaded con-flu (that hideous cold you inevitably come down with when thousands of fans come together from all over the world, bearing exotic viruses along with their undying love for sci-fi and fantasy). Woot! Now that we’re feeling better, we’re stoked to share a few books we picked up over the weekend!

Plus, there might just be another dragon code for a chance to win a $5 Amazon gift card for your weekend if you keep reading! (Hint, hint…)

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These Terry Pratchett stories are 80% off through the end of September!

These Terry Pratchett stories are 80% off through the end of September!

The Witch’s Vacuum Cleaner and Other Stories, by Terry Pratchett

“The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it.” —Terry Pratchett

We’ve been dying to find a Terry Pratchett sale! One of the greatest names in fantasy humor, Terry Pratchett spent an entire lifetime writing. These particular stories were penned back at the beginning, when he was just 17. He honed them a bit for this anthology, but not much. Such was the depth of his talent. The collection is just $1.99 through the end of September, and we snapped it up the second we found it. We’ve made it a lifetime quest to keep our minds open—making sure they’ll have room for stories like these.

   

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70% off Today Only, Miss Peregrine’s 0.5, Tales of the Peculiar!

70% off Today Only, Miss Peregrine’s 0.5, Tales of the Peculiar!

Tales of the Peculiar, by Ransom Riggs

Tagged as “Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children 0.5” on Goodreads, Tales of the Peculiar is just what it sounds like: a companion novel to the series, filled with fun and creepy stories about the peculiars. It’s 70% off TODAY ONLY, just $2.99 instead of the usual $9.99 for the ebook, which makes it the perfect time to pick it up. Besides which, it’s one you can read right now, while you’re waiting for the October 2 release of book 4 in the series, A Map of Days!

   

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Another Monday, another free fantasy! (Plus, a huge tip for cheap audiobooks!)

Another Monday, another free fantasy! (Plus, a huge tip for cheap audiobooks!)

Miss Mabel’s School for Girls, by Katie Cross

We’re always excited to find a great free recommendation, especially on a Monday. Even better, did you know these free reads can make the audiobook cheaper, too?

Many authors and publishers offer Audible narration at a lower price to people who have already bought the ebook. And a free download counts just like any other purchase in the Amazon system. So, to get the audiobook for a lot less than the usual price, just download the free ebook and then reload the book page. Read the stuff under the green “Read Now” button, and there will often be an Audible narration deal. Audiobooks that are usually north of $20 can often be “added” for less than $10, so even if you only read audiobooks, it still might be worth downloading that free Kindle first!

   

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A fantastic deal on a 5-star read!

A fantastic deal on a 5-star read!

The Inexplicable Logic of My Life, by Benjamin Alire Saenz

We absolutely loved this book. “The Inexplicable Logic of My Life is a brilliant story of youth at an end, adulthood on the horizon, the meaning of family, the many faces of love, and the difficulty of knowing how to hold on while at the same time letting go.” (That’s from our 5-star review of the novel.) It’s one of those reads that just flies by, despite its 464-page length. Think of it as a cross between a journal and a memoir, written by a modern teen with an old soul. At just $2.99 for a limited time, this is one not to miss!

   

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Today only! The Fault in Our Stars is just $2.99 for the ebook!

Today only! The Fault in Our Stars is just $2.99 for the ebook!

The Fault in Our Stars, by John Green

Despite picking up a terrible cold at the con last weekend, we couldn’t let this deal go by without telling you about it. Today only, the ebook of The Fault in Our Stars is on sale for just $2.99 instead of the usual $9.99. That’s 70% off the electronic price! What more do we need to say?

(Hopefully, nothing, because we’re sick and it’s 4:30 am here. But, hey, this is the kind of book that sells itself.)

   

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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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A free sci-fi with a fascinating set of reviews! Can an adult sci-fi title have a young MC?

A free sci-fi with a fascinating set of reviews! Can an adult sci-fi title have a young MC?

Transmission, by Morgan Rice

At long last, SETI picks up a verified alien transmission. They’re coming. For real. And the only clue to deciphering their message lies in the unique brain of a dying 13-year-old boy…

We always scan reviews and read a bit before we recommend anything, and the reviews on this one are fascinating. We love the premise, but some people seem upset that the protagonist is 13. They think the book should be listed as YA for that reason alone. What do you think? Does a young protagonist automatically make a book into a YA read? Or is it possible for an adult title to have an adolescent MC? Have you ever read a YA book that should have been in the adult section? Or an adult book that should have been listed as YA?

Tell us what you think on Twitter!

   

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Only $1.49 for this paranormal fantasy! (The gate is open!)

Only $1.49 for this paranormal fantasy! (The gate is open!)

Spirit Legacy, by E.E. Holmes

With more than 600 reviews on Goodreads and a 4.6 rating, Spirit Legacy by E.E. Holmes is our deal pick of the day. It looks a little bit like Ghost Whisperer (with a rougher childhood) and a whole lot like awesome. (We’re getting hints from reader reviewers of strong character development, and we love well developed characters.)

We picked it up and then got back to hanging out here at Dragoncon. Someone find us a Starbucks. We’re gonna need it!

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One of our 5-star picks is more than 70% off today only!

One of our 5-star picks is more than 70% off today only!

Warcross, by Marie Lu

We love this read, and for *today only* the ebook is massively on sale! We reviewed it a couple months ago. Our bottom line? “A gaming thriller with a strong romantic subplot, Warcross is an engaging read that left us eager for the next installment!” From the moment we saw it on sale, we couldn’t wait to share the deal with you!

(Don’t forget! The second book in the series, Wildcard, comes out September 18!)

   

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Throne of Glass #6 for just $2.99! (And book 7 comes out in October!)

Throne of Glass #6 for just $2.99! (And book 7 comes out in October!)

Tower of Dawn, by Sarah J. Maas

With book 7 coming out in October, this sale is the perfect time to catch up on the series! If you didn’t get around to it when it first came out, now’s the time to try it, while you can still get it for a song. (Normally $12.39, it’s just $2.99 right now!)

Still not convinced? Maybe not a big Chaol fan? You’re not alone, but even readers who aren’t Chaol fans still love his book! We’ve included a few review snippets, hand picked by yours truly (yours trulies?), that just might convince you. (Remember, The Daily Bookaholic is a spoiler-free zone!)

   

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Know what your Monday needs? A free YA fantasy. That’s what.

Know what your Monday needs? A free YA fantasy. That’s what.

Angelbound, by Christina Bauer

“I roll over on my dingy bed, scooch under the drab covers, and watch the gray drizzle outside my window. Mondays are the pits.”

They sure are. But nothing brightens our week like a free read! We searched through a hell of books tonight (pun intended), looking for just the right thing to cheer up your Monday, but the deals weren’t calling to us. Not until we found this one. With a fun premise, a kick-ass heroine, and a smooth, conversational writing style, it’s a great introduction to a series that has plenty more to offer if you like this one.

So go ahead. Treat yourself to that latte. We’ve got your book covered.

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