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Well! It's been a while, and I've got loads of new books lining the shelves of my dear Kindle.  My portable library is getting fuller by the moment.  I've gotten some freebies, and I'd also gotten a few books that I'd purchased between Christmas and my birthday last month (for both of which I'd gotten gifts from the Book Fairy- or rather the Amazon Gift Card fairy!).

So, I've gotten quite a few books for the $50 I'd gotten for Christmas and the $25 that I'd gotten for my birthday.  Have I read any of them? Nope, not yet, but I will get through them this year (aside from the fact that I've got stuff from the library that I'm reading).

Right now, gonna start with the stuff that I got from the gift card on Christmas :) List, below the doodle!

THE MOON DWELLERS - First book in David Estes second series, YA Dystopian.  In a desperate attempt to escape destruction decades earlier, humankind was forced underground, into the depths of the earth, creating a new society called the Tri-Realms.  In this series we meet Adele, a seventeen-year-old middle class member of the Moon Dwellers, who is sentenced to life in prison for her parents crimes of treason.

THE STAR DWELLERS - Second book in the Dweller's Saga by David Estes.  This series is his second series, and definitely a great read.  If you love YA Dystopian, then this series is for you.  Adele, after rescuing her father and younger sister, is forced to leave her family and Tristan behind to find her mother.

THE SUN DWELLERS - Third book in the Dwellers Saga by David Estes.  YA Dystopian novel.  In this book, Adele must embark on a secret mission to the Sun Realm to assassinate the president, and uncover secrets about her relationship with Tristan that she is not yet ready to face.

FURTHERMORE - An anthology of stories from YA authors Rebekah Campbell, David Estes, Amber Garr, Karen Amanda Hooper, Stephanie Judice, and Leigh Michael.  A first date, a lottery, treachery and deceit.  Eighteen original stories will take you through worlds here and beyond, depths of the earth and the embrace of the sea.  Proceeds from the sale of this Anthology go to cancer research and support.

ARCHANGEL EVOLUTION - Third book in the Evolution series by David Estes.  This series gives us a new look on the way that angels and demons were created.  While Taylor is getting used to her evolution, the Archangel Council has uncovered a bold new secret, on that will allow them to finally defeat the demons.  I highly recommend this series if you love YA paranormal. ANGEL EVOLUTION, DEMON EVOLUTION

AMERICAN GODS - Who doesn't love Neil Gaiman? Anything Neil Gaiman is WIN in my book.  Days before his release from prison, Shadow's wife, Laura, dies in a car crash.  On the plane, he encounters the enigmatic Mr. Wednesday, who claims to be a refugee from a distant war, a former god and the king of America.

TEN TINY BREATHS - Kacey Cleary’s whole life imploded four years ago in a drunk-driving accident. Now she’s working hard to bury the pieces left behind—all but one. Her little sister, Livie. Kacey can swallow the constant disapproval from her born-again aunt Darla over her self-destructive lifestyle; she can stop herself from going kick-boxer crazy on Uncle Raymond when he loses the girls’ college funds at a blackjack table. She just needs to keep it together until Livie is no longer a minor, and then they can get the hell out of Grand Rapids, Michigan. This is the first book in the Ten Tiny Breaths series.

THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER - This novel by Stephen Chbosky, is now a major motion picture.  I'd gotten it because I've heard mixed reviews about both the book and the movie, and when I get those I like too see about things myself.  High School freshman, Charlie, is shy, introspective, intelligent beyond his years and socially awkward.  He is a wallflower, and trying to navigate his way through first dates, mix tapes, family dramas, new friends, and even The Rocky Horror Picture Show! The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a deeply affecting coming-of-age story that will spirit you back to those wild and poignant roller-coaster days known as growing up.

THE GREAT GATSBY - What isn't to like about this story?! I loved it when I read it in high school, and I love it even now.  Eventually, I will see the new remake of this movie with Leo, and not because it has Leo in it.

THE COINCIDENCE OF CALLIE AND KAYDEN - There are those who don’t get luck handed to them on a shiny platter, who end up in the wrong place at the wrong time, who don’t get saved.  This is the first book in the coincidence series by Jessica Sorensen.  Callie does not have luck on her side when she turns twelve and everything was stolen from her.

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  •  “Every hour wounds. The last one kills.” (7+ / 0-)

    My favorite books!

    Nothing says your sorry like a dead bunny.

    by Caedy on Wed Apr 24, 2013 at 05:25:59 PM PDT

  •  I do the same thing (6+ / 0-)

    I signed up for a Kindle alert which lists the freebies/cheapie each day. I'll buy them right away if they interest me. I picked up Tina Fey's Bossypants for a couple of bucks last week as well as a follow-up book about the Titanic by the man who wrote the classic A Night To Remember and several others.

    American Gods is brilliant. If you like Gaiman, read The Graveyard Book and the one he co-wrote with Terry Pratchett, Good Omens.

    Thank your stars you're not that way/Turn your back and walk away/Don't even pause and ask them why/Turn around and say 'goodbye'/Just wish them well.....

    by Purple Priestess on Wed Apr 24, 2013 at 05:35:11 PM PDT

  •  Jessica Sorensen - I actually like (2+ / 0-)
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    Caedy, FloridaSNMOM

    her supernatural stuff better. Some other authors I have that are similar:

    Shelly Crane - Signficance series is great.
    Addison Moore - Celestra series is epic.
    Amber Lynn Natusch - Caged series is the best damn werewolf take I have ever encountered (it's adult, unlike the other on this list)

    Debora Geary - Afterlife series is a very interesting take on the afterlife intertwining all mythologies. Also have the Modern witch series.

    Some scifi with strong female leads;

    Evan Currie - Warrior's Wings Series, Sorilla is my favorite character of all the books I have read in the past year.
    Andrew Beery - The Catherine Kimbridge
    Laurence Dauhners - Ell Donsaii Series. The ultimate "Mary Sue", but I love it.

    I love indie authors because you get to communicate with them directly through facebook and email. I've got some chances to pre-screen some books and give edit ideas.  

    "Drudge: soundslike sludge, islike sewage."
    (-7.25, -6.72)

    by gougef on Wed Apr 24, 2013 at 07:10:31 PM PDT

  •  Project Gutenberg has kindle versions... (2+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    Caedy, FloridaSNMOM

    ...of their free, public-domain books.

    Tell me what to write. 'To know what is right and to do it are two different things.' - Chushingura, a tale of The Forty-Seven Ronin

    by rbird on Wed Apr 24, 2013 at 09:35:50 PM PDT

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