Here is today's selection of bargain Kindle books!
Blood and Snow: The Complete Set (volumes 1-12), by RaShelle Workman. (Still 0.99?)
This modern, vampire-twist on the Snow White tale has over 75 five-star reviews, and is yours for just 99 cents today.
"RaShelle Workman has taken the Snow White fairy tale and made it her own. Set in modern day with vampires and other creatures of myth, Snow must navigate the waters of adolescents all while trying to survive a plot my the vampire queen and high school. Snow has normal teenage problems like boys, first loves, friends, and parents. She also has to juggle weapons training and her thirst for blood, which are not so normal problems. There is symbolism and hidden meaning everywhere. Snow White has always been a coming of age story, the girl blossoms into a beautiful woman. Blood and Snow is also a transformation tale with a bit more transformation than the original Snow White had to put up with.
The hunter was probably my favorite. He was brilliantly done.
Workman is a creative mastermind. I think you would be hard pressed to find a reader who could not at least agree that she has a fantastic imagination and a gift for story telling." -- Amazon reviewer
520 pages, with a 4.6-star rating from 104 reviews.
Ghost Hand (The PSS Chronicles), by Ripley Patton. (Still 2.99?)
Teenager Olivia Black is a little different. Not only does she carry a goth attitude, she's afflicted with a hand that possesses strange powers, and seems to have a mind of its own. Over 40 five-star reviews for this highly-praised novel!
"Ghost Hand is a fabulous book, which I read cover to cover in a day." - The Fantastical Librarian
"Buy a copy of Ghost Hand for your teens, and watch them disappear."- Beattie's Book Blog
"Ripley writes in a way that transcends the ordinary barriers that divide ya & teen/ya." - Vintage Lace Books
"Unquestionably five stars on the basis of plot, character depth and writing style, it's a book I didn't want to put down." - Awesome Indies Book Reviews
386 pages, with a 4.4-star rating from 85 reviews.
IXEOS (The Ixeos Trilogy), by Jennings Wright. (Still 3.99?)
Summer vacation goes terriby wrong for the McCelland teens when they're transported to an alternate world, destined for a mission to free a planet enslaved by aliens.
"We are quickly pulled into the story. Before we know it our main characters are on Ixeos, learning a new way of life in surroundings hauntingly similar to their own Earth, but ruined, overtaken.
What I loved most about this book was the similar feel it had to Falling Skies and The Maze Runner. We have these people, most children, some adults, who are struggling against this oppressive force, and danger everywhere they turn. I would highly recommend this book if you are a fan of young adult dystopian novels." -- Amazon reviewer
359 pages, with a 3.8-star rating from 12 reviews.
Rise of the Retics (Rosehaven: the Hidden City), by T.J. Lantz. (Still 0.99?)
"Great characters, great story!" So say readers of this imaginative fantasy, available for 99 cents today.
"Rise of the Retics was a great read. I've always been a fan of the fantasy trope of bringing diverse heroes together for a quest/cause, and in that tradition Lantz does an excellent job of assembling an eclectic cast of characters you quickly begin to pull for. Each has a unique voice and perspective that make them memorable. As it should be, the way the two main characters grow from the start of the story to the end is one of the most rewarding parts about this book.
The author has managed to very successfully tie his fantasy world into the real world, and I thought the concept that non-human creatures have been and continue to be shunned and hunted by those with power made for a strong plot device. I can't remember reading another fantasy book where it's the supernatural characters that are threatened by normal humans and on the defensive side." -- Amazon reviewer
288 pages, with a 4.7-star rating from 12 reviews.