Friday Finds (#16)

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FRIDAY FINDS
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DESCRIPTION: FRIDAY FINDS SHOWCASES THE BOOKS YOU ‘FOUND’ AND ADDED TO YOUR TO BE READ (TBR) LIST… WHETHER YOU FOUND THEM ONLINE, OR IN A BOOKSTORE, OR IN THE LIBRARY — WHEREVER! (THEY AREN’T NECESSARILY BOOKS YOU PURCHASED).

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As  always, these are all epic finds under $2.00 on Amazon Kindle!
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Under $1.00 Deals

Goodreads Rating: 3.78 Stars

On a seemingly normal morning in London, a group of people all lose something dear to them, something dear but peculiar: the front of their house, their piano keys, their sense of direction, their place of work.

Meanwhile, Jake, a young boy whose father brings him to London following his mother’s sudden death, finds himself strangely attracted to other people’s lost things. But little does he realize that his most valuable possession, his relationship with his father, is slipping away from him.

Of Things Gone Astray is a magical fable about modern life and values and finding the things that really matter.

Get it for 99 cents here!

Goodreads Ratings:
Seeds of Discovery (#1): 4.04 Stars
Roots of Insight (#2): 4.31 Stars
Thorns of Decision (#3): 4.34 Stars
Blooms of Consequence (#4): 4.39 Stars

For the first time ever, the beloved series is available in a complete, boxed set edition for a special price. Discover The Dusk Gate Chronicles and fall in love with the adventure.

What would you sacrifice to find true love and save a kingdom?

Quinn Robbins never planned on sacrificing anything.

Her life was perfect – everything she thought a teenager’s should be.

But all of that is about to change.

What starts out as curiosity over the strange behavior of the reclusive William Rose quickly leads her to an adventure she never could have imagined – to the discovery of an alternate universe where time works differently than it does in Quinn’s world.

With secrets unraveling around her at every turn, Quinn finds herself facing impossible decisions with consequences that will change her life forever.

Along the way, she’s going to lose her heart – to a family she never knew existed, to a world where even simple electricity is advanced technology, and to an unlikely boy who will become her best friend, her soul mate, and her partner in becoming the person she was destined to be.

Together, they’re going to discover that some chances are worth taking, some battles are worth fighting, and that some people are worth holding onto for as long as you can.

This special, boxed-set edition contains the four
main books in the series, in complete, newly edited and formatted versions. You get Seeds of Discovery, Roots of Insight, Thorns of Decision, and Blooms of Consequence.

Get the first four books for only 99 cents here!

Under $2.00 Deals

Goodreads Rating: 4.13 Stars
My Rating: 5/5 Penguins

Magical realism, lyrical prose, and the pain and passion of human love haunt this hypnotic generational saga.

Foolish love appears to be the Roux family birthright, an ominous forecast for its most recent progeny, Ava Lavender. Ava—in all other ways a normal girl—is born with the wings of a bird.

In a quest to understand her peculiar disposition and a growing desire to fit in with her peers, sixteen-year old Ava ventures into the wider world, ill-prepared for what she might discover and naïve to the twisted motives of others. Others like the pious Nathaniel Sorrows, who mistakes Ava for an angel and whose obsession with her grows until the night of the Summer Solstice celebration.

That night, the skies open up, rain and feathers fill the air, and Ava’s quest and her family’s saga build to a devastating crescendo.

First-time author Leslye Walton has constructed a layered and unforgettable mythology of what it means to be born with hearts that are tragically, exquisitely human.

Get it for $1.99 here!

Goodreads Rating: 3.69 Stars

When Rachelle was fifteen she was good—apprenticed to her aunt and in training to protect her village from dark magic. But she was also reckless— straying from the forest path in search of a way to free her world from the threat of eternal darkness. After an illicit meeting goes dreadfully wrong, Rachelle is forced to make a terrible choice that binds her to the very evil she had hoped to defeat.

Three years later, Rachelle has given her life to serving the realm, fighting deadly creatures in an effort to atone. When the king orders her to guard his son Armand—the man she hates most—Rachelle forces Armand to help her find the legendary sword that might save their world. As the two become unexpected allies, they uncover far-reaching conspiracies, hidden magic, and a love that may be their undoing. In a palace built on unbelievable wealth and dangerous secrets, can Rachelle discover the truth and stop the fall of endless night?

Inspired by the classic fairy tale Little Red Riding Hood, Crimson Bound is an exhilarating tale of darkness, love, and redemption.

(This is a standalone novel, not part of the Cruel Beauty Universe.)

Get it for $1.99 here!

Goodreads Rating: 3.75 Stars

The Improbable Theory of Ana and Zak is Stonewall Book Award-winning author Brian Katcher’s hilarious he said/she said romance about two teens recovering from heartbreak and discovering themselves on an out-of-this-world accidental first date.

It all begins when Ana Watson’s little brother, Clayton, secretly ditches the quiz bowl semifinals to go to the Washingcon sci-fi convention on what should have been a normal, résumé-building school trip.

If slacker Zak Duquette hadn’t talked up the geek fan fest so much, maybe Clayton wouldn’t have broken nearly every school rule or jeopardized Ana’s last shot at freedom from her uptight parents.

Now, teaming up with Duquette is the only way for Ana to chase down Clayton in the sea of orcs, zombies, bikini-clad princesses, Trekkies, and Smurfs. After all, one does not simply walk into Washingcon.

But in spite of Zak’s devil-may-care attitude, he has his own reasons for being as lost as Ana-and Ana may have more in common with him than she thinks. Ana and Zak certainly don’t expect the long crazy night, which begins as a nerdfighter manhunt, to transform into so much more…

Get it for $1.99 here!

Goodreads Rating: 4.05 Stars

Sixteen-year-old physics nerd Aysel is obsessed with plotting her own death. With a mother who can barely look at her without wincing, classmates who whisper behind her back, and a father whose violent crime rocked her small town, Aysel is ready to turn her potential energy into nothingness.

There’s only one problem: she’s not sure she has the courage to do it alone. But once she discovers a website with a section called Suicide Partners, Aysel’s convinced she’s found her solution: a teen boy with the username FrozenRobot (aka Roman) who’s haunted by a family tragedy is looking for a partner.

Even though Aysel and Roman have nothing in common, they slowly start to fill in each other’s broken lives. But as their suicide pact becomes more concrete, Aysel begins to question whether she really wants to go through with it. Ultimately, she must choose between wanting to die or trying to convince Roman to live so they can discover the potential of their energy together. Except that Roman may not be so easy to convince.

Get it for $1.99 here!

Goodreads Rating: 3.77 Stars

It’s an oppressively hot and sticky morning in June when Sterling and her brother, Phin, have an argument that compels him to run into the town swamp—the one that strikes fear in all the residents of Sticks, Louisiana. Phin doesn’t return. Instead, a girl named Lenora May climbs out, and now Sterling is the only person in Sticks who remembers her brother ever existed.

Sterling needs to figure out what the swamp’s done with her beloved brother and how Lenora May is connected to his disappearance—and loner boy Heath Durham might be the only one who can help her.

This debut novel is full of atmosphere, twists and turns, and a swoon-worthy romance.

Get it for $1.99 here!

Goodreads Rating: 3.98 Stars

Violet Ambrose is grappling with two major issues: Jay Heaton and her morbid secret ability. While the sixteen-year-old is confused by her new feelings for her best friend since childhood, she is more disturbed by her “power” to sense dead bodies—or at least those that have been murdered. Since she was a little girl, she has felt the echoes that the dead leave behind in the world… and the imprints that attach to their killers.

Violet has never considered her strange talent to be a gift; it mostly just led her to find the dead birds her cat had tired of playing with. But now that a serial killer has begun terrorizing her small town, and the echoes of the local girls he’s claimed haunt her daily, she realizes she might be the only person who can stop him.

Despite his fierce protectiveness over her, Jay reluctantly agrees to help Violet on her quest to find the murderer—and Violet is unnerved to find herself hoping that Jay’s intentions are much more than friendly. But even as Violet is getting closer and closer to discovering a killer.. she might become his next prey.

Get it for $1.99 here!

Goodreads Rating: 3.56 Stars

You don’t know what you must give up to become a witch.

Avery Roe wants only to claim her birthright as the witch of Prince Island and to make the charms that have kept the island’s sailors safe at sea for generations, but instead she is held prisoner by her mother in a magic-free life of proper manners and respectability.

Avery thinks escape is just a matter of time, but when she has a harrowing nightmare, she can see what it means: She will be killed. She will be murdered. And she’s never been wrong before.

Desperate to change her future, Avery finds a surprising ally in Tane—a tattooed harpoon boy with magic of his own, who moves her in ways she never expected. But as time runs out to unlock her magic and save herself, Avery discovers that becoming a witch requires unimaginable sacrifice.

Avery walks the knife’s edge between choice and destiny in Kendall Kulper’s sweeping debut: the story of one girl’s fight to survive the rising storm of first love and family secrets.

Get it for $1.99 here!

Welp, there you go!  Some awesome reads for epic prices!  Have you guys read any of them?  Are there any you’re dying to read and bought immediately?  Let me know your thoughts below!

Until next time, happy book-ing!

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2 thoughts on “Friday Finds (#16)

    • Hey, you’re so welcome! I LOVE doing this feature–not only because it means I find book deals myself, but because I know a lot of people out there are constantly seeking new reads for the cheap (particularly the more well-known ones!) Happy reading!

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