Books, Books, and More Books!

February 9, 2013 Uncategorized 8

Okay guys, I need to have an extension to the Feed My Reader Friday meme. Today, while perusing Amazon and procrastinating chemistry homework, I came across some great deals on a couple of books I’ve been dying to read. *Squeal* I got two kindle books for $2.99, one ebook for free from Goodreads, and then I just ordered a physical copy of one that will be here by Tuesday! Here are the dets.

Hint: click the image for the website to purchase for yourself, if you don’t already own it, that is.

Ebooks

Incarnate (New Soul #1) by Jodi Meadows ($2.99)

“New soul

Ana is new. For thousands of years in Range, a million souls have been reincarnated over and over, keeping their memories and experiences from previous lifetimes. When Ana was born, another soul vanished, and no one knows why.

No soul

Even Ana’s own mother thinks she’s a nosoul, an omen of worse things to come, and has kept her away from society. To escape her seclusion and learn whether she’ll be reincarnated, Ana travels to the city of Heart, but its citizens are afraid of what her presence means. When dragons and sylph attack the city, is Ana to blame?

Heart

Sam believes Ana’s new soul is good and worthwhile. When he stands up for her, their relationship blooms. But can he love someone who may live only once, and will Ana’s enemies—human and creature alike—let them be together? Ana needs to uncover the mistake that gave her someone else’s life, but will her quest threaten the peace of Heart and destroy the promise of reincarnation for all?”

Shatter Me (Shatter Me #1) by Tahereh Mafi ($2.99)

“Juliette hasn’t touched anyone in exactly 264 days.

The last time she did, it was an accident, but The Reestablishment locked her up for murder. No one knows why Juliette’s touch is fatal. As long as she doesn’t hurt anyone else, no one really cares. The world is too busy crumbling to pieces to pay attention to a 17-year-old girl. Diseases are destroying the population, food is hard to find, birds don’t fly anymore, and the clouds are the wrong color.

The Reestablishment said their way was the only way to fix things, so they threw Juliette in a cell. Now so many people are dead that the survivors are whispering war– and The Reestablishment has changed its mind. Maybe Juliette is more than a tortured soul stuffed into a poisonous body. Maybe she’s exactly what they need right now.

Juliette has to make a choice: Be a weapon. Or be a warrior”

Just a Little Crush by Tracie Puckett (free download)

“When a class assignment requires seventeen-year-old Julie to shadow someone on the job, she’s overwhelmed by the decisions she’ll have to make. After all, she has no clue what she wants from life post-graduation. So when her Uncle Charlie, Oakland’s Chief of Police, suggests Julie fulfill her twenty hours of required job shadowing at the local police department, she’s thrilled at his solution. Thinking she’ll spend her days filing paperwork behind a desk, she finds herself quickly agreeing to his proposition. But Julie’s expectations are soon turned upside down when she meets Luke, the young and handsome (albeit somewhat stubborn) officer she’s assigned to shadow on patrol.

With every hour she logs with Luke at the wheel, her feelings stir deeper, and Julie can’t help but wonder if what she’s feeling has developed into more than just a little crush.”

An actual, physical book

Wither (The Chemical Garden Trilogy #1) by Lauren DeStefano ($8.02)

“By age sixteen, Rhine Ellery has four years left to live. She can thank modern science for this genetic time bomb. A botched effort to create a perfect race has left all males with a lifespan of 25 years, and females with a lifespan of 20 years. Geneticists are seeking a miracle antidote to restore the human race, desperate orphans crowd the population, crime and poverty have skyrocketed, and young girls are being kidnapped and sold as polygamous brides to bear more children. When Rhine is kidnapped and sold as a bride, she vows to do all she can to escape. Her husband, Linden, is hopelessly in love with her, and Rhine can’t bring herself to hate him as much as she’d like to. He opens her to a magical world of wealth and illusion she never thought existed, and it almost makes it possible to ignore the clock ticking away her short life. But Rhine quickly learns that not everything in her new husband’s strange world is what it seems. Her father-in-law, an eccentric doctor bent on finding the antidote, is hoarding corpses in the basement. Her fellow sister wives are to be trusted one day and feared the next, and Rhine is desperate to communicate to her twin brother that she is safe and alive. Will Rhine be able to escape–before her time runs out?

Together with one of Linden’s servants, Gabriel, Rhine attempts to escape just before her seventeenth birthday. But in a world that continues to spiral into anarchy, is there any hope for freedom?”

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I can’t wait to read these! I just can’t pass up a good deal. Physical copies of books are my favorite. I love being able to physically turn a page and see exactly how far I have to go (and how much I need to slow down) by simply turning the book to the side. I love having a bookshelf full of books. But unfortunately, ebooks and ereaders are becoming “the thing” and most great deals are on them now. So, like I said, I just can’t pass up a good deal.

Christine

8 Responses to “Books, Books, and More Books!”

  1. rivie bleu

    Shatter me is very good! I like the sound of Wither, looks very interesting.
    I like physical books too and I do want to have a library in my house some day but they are very expensive and I don’t have money right now, otherwise I’d buy lots of them

    • Christine

      I feel the same way. Especially when they first come out, way too much. I want to support them and buy the hardback but I’m a broke college student. I heard about Wither by seeing a tweet about the third book that is coming out next week. It sounded really interesting so I thought I’d look into reading the first one. It was going for a great price on amazon so I figured, why not?

    • rivie bleu

      I am glad I’m not in college anymore but I didn’t think the real world would be this hard lol. I’m still looking for a job so hopefully once I get one I’ll be able to buy lots of paperbacks and hardcovers. I like hardcovers better but they’re even more expensive.
      There’s already a third book, I should start reading it soon then.

    • Christine

      I graduate this summer and am slightly dreading the real world. I heard it’s a lot harder than anticipated! I love hardbacks too. I feel like I don’t have to be so gentle with them haha. I’m just worried that 10 years from now there won’t be any real copies of books anymore. My youngest sister’s school’s library literally only has one shelf in it now. It’s mostly reference books. Now they just have rows and rows of computers. It’s scary to think about!

  2. Alise (Readers In Wonderland)

    I can’t pass up a deal either, I’ll actually buy a book I’m not even interested in because its cheap. Not a good system, but… Incarnate is amazing! I didn’t care for Wither, though. I hope you review them! Thanks for following my blog!

    • Christine

      I’m like you, I just get so excited! I love new books. Sadly, I don’t get around to reading half of them. Hopefully I will read these. They sound pretty interesting! Have you read Asunder yet? I’ve tried to win countless giveaways to get a copy of it, to no avail. I guess it’s just as well since I haven’t read the first one yet haha. And you’re welcome! I love finding great blogs to follow. Thanks for following me back!

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