Kindle Freebies!

Hello, everyone! Who doesn’t like free books? Especially free books in ebook form (no more overstocked bookshelves)! I found a few Kindle freebies that have interest me to download. I wanted to share with you all in hopes that they may interest you as well. Let’s get to the free books!

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Mindspeak by Heather Sunseri (January 25, 2013)

She was created for a purpose so revolutionary, someone was willing to kill for it.

Seventeen-year-old Lexi Matthews keeps two secrets from her elite boarding school classmates—she’s the daughter of a famous and controversial geneticist, and she can influence people’s thoughts.

But after new student Jack DeWeese heals her broken arm with an anything-but-simple touch, he forces Lexi to face a new reality—her abilities reach much further than speaking to the minds of others.

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Bleeders by Anthony Bruno (March 18, 2014)

FBI profiler Trisha McCleery has been on a twenty-year personal search for the person who brutally murdered her mother. At the same time serial killer Gene Lassiter has been on an obsessive twenty-year search for the daughter of his first kill. If she finds him, justice can at last be served. If he finds her, one man’s reign of terror can continue unabated.  In a stunning life-or-death final act, the hunter and the hunted go head-to-head, with a shocking ending that bleeds justice dry.

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Heavenly by A.M. Evanston (April 17, 2014)

One angry angel a misstep away from being demoted. One fiery redhead who’s well-known for making trouble. What could possibly go wrong?

When Chloe Molloy starts seeing a blond-haired, grey-eyed man that nobody else can, she’s sure she’s going nuts. This mysterious guy calls himself Dmitri and says he’s her guardian angel who is supposed to help her get together with gorgeous bachelor Trevor Malone. She finds it hard to believe Dmitri was sent by God—the guy is irritating, obnoxious, and blunt. Still she has no other choice but to follow along with his idiotic plot. It’s only as time goes on that she begins to realize that Dmitri may be her guardian angel after all.

There’s only one problem. She’s falling in love with him. Their passion is forbidden. Outlawed. Prohibited. It’s also unstoppable.

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The Witch Within by Iva Kenaz (August 4, 2014)

A gripping medieval tale set in 16th century Bohemia

After she has been charged with witchcraft, sixteen-year-old Talitha escapes to the abandoned Cursed Lands and seeks the ancient cave of her ancestors. In the deep woods, she starts to remember her ancestral lore of healing and magical symbolism and receives guidance on how to survive from the local spirits.
But soon she’s captured by two men, who were sent to take her to the local justice. One is a brute, but the other one is fatally attracted to her. After Talitha manages to escape them, she finds her ancestral cave, but also another one at the highest peak of the forest where a group of refugee women have established a camp. By facing both the dark and bright side of her kin, Talitha learns that what she thought was her curse, may yet become her gift.

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The Island by Jen Minkman (January 10, 2014)

Leia lives on the Island, a world in which children leave their parents to take care of themselves when they are ten years old. Across this Island runs a wall that no one has ever crossed. The Fools living behind it are not amenable to reason – they believe in illusions. That’s what The Book says, the only thing left to the Eastern Islanders by their ancestors.
But when a strange man washes ashore and Leia meets a Fool face to face, her life will never be the same. Is what she and her friends believe about the Island really true?

Or is everyone in their world, in fact, a Fool?

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Fall Book Releases I Can’t Wait For!

There are a few fall book releases I cannot wait to get my hands on starting with the third and final book in the Mara Dyer series, The Retribution of Mara Dyer.

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Mara Dyer wants to believe there’s more to the lies she’s been told.
There is.

She doesn’t stop to think about where her quest for the truth might lead.
She should.

She never had to imagine how far she would go for vengeance.
She will now.

Loyalties are betrayed, guilt and innocence tangle, and fate and chance collide in this shocking conclusion to Mara Dyer’s story.
Retribution has arrived.

I love this series. I am just waiting for her boyfriend to be found guilty in some way in the third book. He seems way too perfect! And love is never as perfect as it seems! The author has done a good job of having me keep my eye on Mara’s boyfriend. I want the ending to be amazing. I recommend it for everyone who loves to read mystery novels with a touch of romance. This title releases on November 14.

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The Bone Clocks: A Novel by David Mitchell. (September 2nd)

Following a terrible fight with her mother over her boyfriend, fifteen-year-old Holly Sykes slams the door on her family and her old life. But Holly is no typical teenage runaway: A sensitive child once contacted by voices she knew only as “the radio people,” Holly is a lightning rod for psychic phenomena. Now, as she wanders deeper into the English countryside, visions and coincidences reorder her reality until they assume the aura of a nightmare brought to life.

Apparently, there are two covers available for this book. The first image is the cover that is being released next month. The second image is of a different cover and I’m not sure if I will be able to find it anywhere. I definitely prefer the second cover over the first one. I’m noticing that a lot of authors are writing about people who have lost their memories due to tragic accidents all of a sudden. I’m up for reading books like these because of the twists and turns. However, I hope they don’t eventually turn into the same stories with little differences.

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The Young Elites by Marie Lu (October 7th)

I am tired of being used, hurt, and cast aside.

Adelina Amouteru is a survivor of the blood fever. A decade ago, the deadly illness swept through her nation. Most of the infected perished, while many of the children who survived were left with strange markings. Adelina’s black hair turned silver, her lashes went pale, and now she has only a jagged scar where her left eye once was. Her cruel father believes she is a malfetto, an abomination, ruining their family’s good name and standing in the way of their fortune. But some of the fever’s survivors are rumored to possess more than just scars—they are believed to have mysterious and powerful gifts, and though their identities remain secret, they have come to be called the Young Elites.

Teren Santoro works for the king. As Leader of the Inquisition Axis, it is his job to seek out the Young Elites, to destroy them before they destroy the nation. He believes the Young Elites to be dangerous and vengeful, but it’s Teren who may possess the darkest secret of all.

Enzo Valenciano is a member of the Dagger Society. This secret sect of Young Elites seeks out others like them before the Inquisition Axis can. But when the Daggers find Adelina, they discover someone with powers like they’ve never seen.

Adelina wants to believe Enzo is on her side, and that Teren is the true enemy. But the lives of these three will collide in unexpected ways, as each fights a very different and personal battle. But of one thing they are all certain: Adelina has abilities that shouldn’t belong in this world. A vengeful blackness in her heart. And a desire to destroy all who dare to cross her.

It is my turn to use. My turn to hurt.

Marie Lu is a new author and she has already become one of my favorites. Her Legend trilogy is amazing and I love her writing style. Her books are about people from very different backgrounds and how their lives come together under trying circumstances. I can’t wait to read this book. It may be a trilogy as well. I can’t wait!

What books are you excited about to be released this fall?

When Work Calls….

Hello, everyone!

I know I haven’t posted in a while because I just started another job last week. I have two jobs now. The second job I started is a program leader position for the after-school program at a charter school. I wanted this job to prepare me for teaching while I study for the Praxis exams to start taking classes for my license in the spring. I tutor Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten students five days a week; which is the group I plan to teach. They are a handful, but I love my job already. The number one sign of my position is having what seems like a cold after only the second week of school and I never get colds. Definitely a con of the job.

I try to read as much as I can during the week now, but I’m only seeing myself getting the most reading done on the weekends because most nights during the school week, I’m too physically and mentally drained to pick up a book. I used to post something everyday. Now I’m aiming for publishing a post at least twice a week.

I am currently reading book one of the Delirium series by Lauren Oliver. The pilot episode that was filmed and unfortunately wasn’t picked up for future episodes sparked my interest in the series. It made me want to know more about the characters and what happens in more detail. I have read 31% of book as of this post. I’m actually on chapter 10. Progress.

 

Bookie Confession #2

I’m one of those people who can’t stand touching the screen of my electronics. When it comes to my Kindle Fire I hate touching the screen even more because of reading through fingerprints is not cool, so I use the volume up and volume down button to turn pages!

Freshly Picked: Prodigy

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June and Day arrive in Vegas just as the unthinkable happens: the Elector Primo dies, and his son Anden takes his place. With the Republic edging closer to chaos, the two join a group of Patriot rebels eager to help Day rescue his brother and offer passage to the Colonies. They have only one request—June and Day must assassinate the new Elector.

It’s their chance to change the nation, to give voice to a people silenced for too long. 

But as June realizes this Elector is nothing like his father, she’s haunted by the choice ahead. What if Anden is a new beginning? What if revolution must be more than loss and vengeance, anger and blood—what if the Patriots are wrong?

I just picked up Prodigy, the second book in the Legend trilogy by Marie Lu this morning. I read Legend last week, so I couldn’t wait to get my hands on this! This book continues the story of June and Day. I cannot wait to get started on it. I did see Champion, but I did not buy it because it was in hardback and both of the books I have are in paperback. I’m hoping Champion will be released in paperback soon!

If you’ve been looking for a good trilogy to read, then I definitely recommend the Legend series. You won’t be disappointed!

Happy National Book Lover’s Day!

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Today is the day for all book lover’s around the world! Let’s make sure we share our love of reading today and every day!

What can you do today? You can share book recommendations to your family and friends. Get them interested in reading at least one book!

Keep reading and sharing the joy we call books. Happy National Book Lover’s Day!

Reading Week: August 3-9, 2014

I read a total of two books this week and two last week that I did not post.

 

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Legend by Marie Lu (Last week)

I picked up this book while I was in Target last week. This book is one of the best dystopian novels I’ve ever read. It kept my attention and my heart racing. It’s about two young people from two different worlds and their lives collide through events that happened to their families. I do plan to read Prodigy and Champion to finish the trilogy, but I don’t know when I will get to them. However, I plan to read Prodigy very soon. I don’t want to forget the key details of Legend before reading it.

 

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Forever by Judy Blume (Last week)

This book was first published in 1976. I’m not sure if I would have read it in 1976… I wasn’t born then, but if I were alive then, I’m not sure I would have read it. This book is definitely written like it was released in the 70s. The language that is used and the descriptions. I think that is what I liked most about this book. It gave me an idea of how different relationships were seen and handled back then. It’s an interesting book about a young couple who think they are going to be together forever as the title suggests. A series of events take place and their love is challenged.

 

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The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

The Evolution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

I can normally read about 3-4 books a week, but the Mara Dyer trilogy is REALLY long. I managed to read both of them this week. I don’t know how to describe how I feel about these books! They’re so twisted and addictive at the same time. The story is basically about a girl who got into an accident with her friends and everyone was killed but her, so she has these nightmares… and visions of them. I don’t want to give too much away about the story, but it is good if you like to read not so… fluffy stories. I will read the third book that is set to release in September, I believe.

 

Colorless Tsakuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage: A Novel

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Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage is the long-awaited new novel—a book that sold more than a million copies the first week it went on sale in Japan—from the award-winning, internationally best-selling author Haruki Murakami.

Here he gives us the remarkable story of Tsukuru Tazaki, a young man haunted by a great loss; of dreams and nightmares that have unintended consequences for the world around us; and of a journey into the past that is necessary to mend the present. It is a story of love, friendship, and heartbreak for the ages.

I hear and read that Haruki Murakami is absolutely BRILLIANT. I’ve been wanting to read one of his books for a very long time. This book will be releasing on August 12th. I plan to pick it up or just purchase the ebook. I haven’t decided yet, but I have until next week.

As you read above, it has already released in Japan and sold over a million copies in its first week, so I’m hoping its a good book. It seems so! The premise looks promising. I will give it a try.

I’ve seen 1Q84 several times when I go to the local bookstore, but I never had the chance to purchase it. Either I’m there looking for another book or I don’t see it while I’m browsing. I want to buy 1Q84 as well.