Friday, 30 March 2012

Friday Feature: Seven Great Books in Amazon UK's Kindle Spring Sale

I actually had another feature part-written, but I've delayed it slightly to share some incredible bargains in the Amazon UK Kindle Spring Sale. (Lasts until April 12th.) Happy reading!

1. Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein (99p) - My current front-runner for Book of the Year, this historical novel following the fate of a girl captured by the Gestapo when she's spying in France is exquisite. Review here.

2. The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson (£1.49) - I already own the hardback, and I've just grabbed this anyway so I can read it on the Kindle app for my iPod whenever I want. This is one of the most beautiful books I've ever read and is a stunning bargain at this price. Review here.

3. Department 19: The Rising by Will Hill (£2.99) - The most expensive book on the list, but under £3 for a novel which runs to just over 700 pages and is absolutely epic in every sense of the word can't be sniffed at. This paranormal series is action-packed, features superb characters, and Hill's world-building is amazing. Review on the Bookbag.

(If you haven't read book 1, start with that one at just £1.99 - review of it here.)

4. Oliver Twisted by JD Sharpe (99p) - Another very recent release, this is published by Egmont's superb new Electric Monkey imprint (as is Code Name Verity) and is a fun update of Dickens' classic with extra demons. Sharpe has pulled off something very clever by keeping some of the original text in place and writing the supernatural stuff around it in places. Whether you're a Dickens fan or just someone looking for a thrilling read, you should give this a try. Review of it on the Bookbag.

5. Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine (99p) - I struggled to get into this tale of a young girl with Asperger's trying to reach closure on the death of her brother in a school shooting, but one I got used to narrator Caitlin's voice I found it thoughtful and moving. Review here.

6. CHERUB: The Recruit by Robert Muchamore (£1.99) - The start of Muchamore's excitement-filled CHERUB series, this is a great read in its own right.

7. Here Lies Bridget by Paige Harbison (99p) - The tale of a mean girl being shown the error of her ways is somewhat similar to A Christmas Carol. It's uneven - the first bit's too long and the ending seems a tad rushed - but well worth checking out for the price. Review here.

1 comment:

  1. I went a little crazy today when I realised that Amazon had a spring kindle sale! But four books for just under £4 all together is just amazing and I really couldn't pass it up! There's quite a few more books I'd like to get but being a student I must watch the pennies!