Friday, 27 July 2012
Friday Feature: 99p Kindle Bargains
I keep getting tweets from authors mentioning they have wonderful books on sale on Kindle for the jaw-dropping (my description) price of 99p each. I'm assuming at some point the nice people at Amazon UK will realise they're criminally undervaluing certain books, but if you get the chance, grab these four before they do!
A Most Improper Magick by Stephanie Burgis - This series took 2nd place in my 'Best Books Published Pre-2012 that I only just read' category of the YA Yeah Yeah Mid-Years. Putting that into perspective, John Green's stunning Looking For Alaska was 3rd. Kat is one of the best heroines for years and the world-building in these books - set in a Georgian England where magic exists - is stunning.
The Blackhope Enigma by Teresa Flavin - Flavin's fantasy novel is a huge recommendation for younger secondary school or older primary school children, particularly those with an interest in art. Mostly set in a strange land of a multitude of enchanted paintings, it has a great dynamic between the three heroes and some excellent supporting characters.
The Things We Did For Love by Natasha Farrant - Farrant's heartbreaking tale of a small village in South-West France where Ariane and Luc fall in love against the backdrop of World War II and Luc's involvement with the French Resistance is stunning. I cried my eyes out reading it.
Swim The Fly by Don Calame - I've apparently never reviewed this, for some reason. Not quite sure why - it's a stunning comedy in the same vein as the American Pie movies, raunchy but warm-hearted. Don't miss it!