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YA dystopian, steampunk and epic fantasy deals.

wendeberg1/2986 by Annelie Wendeberg

Genre: Dystopian

Price: FREE

Ripley saysWith believable characters and stellar world-building, this should be your next YA dystopian read.

Soren saysGripping from the first page to the last.

LINKS: Amazon | B&N | iBooks

 

 

 

 

Guardians: The Girl by Lola StVilThe girl

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Price: FREE

Ripley saysOver 550 five-star reviews makes Guardians a sure pick.

Soren saysThis is a full-on series with six books to keep you immersed in this awesome world.

LINK: Amazon

 

 

 

 

 

Make a witchTo Make a Witch by Heather Hamilton-Senter

Genre: Paranormal

Price: $0.99

Ripley says: Another wonderful story set in The Sword of Elements universe.

Soren says:  A page-turner with delightful, realistic characters.

LINK: Amazon

 

 

 

 

 

Foul is Fair by Jeffrey Cook and Katherine PerkinsFoul is Fair

Genre: Fantasy

Price: $2.99

Ripley saysExpertly written from the point of view of a teenager with ADHD. 

Soren says:  Check out this new Fair Folk release. I’m in love with that cover.

LINK: Amazon

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tiva BoonTiva Boon: Royal Guardian by Jenn Nixon

Genre: Sci-fi/Fantasy

Price: $2.99

Ripley says:  A stellar blend of fantasy and sci-fi with a kick-ass heroine as the lead.

Soren says:  The cover draws you in, and so does the story line.

LINK: Amazon

 

 

 

 

The Rooftop Inventor by Nooce MillerNooce

Genre: Steampunk

Price: $2.99

Ripley says:  Historical, humorous, fantasy, steampunk, romance. Thisbook has everything in spades and does it all well.

Soren says: I want a ride on Theodocia’s airship. Now please!

LINK: Amazon

 

 

 

 

Rebel SongRebel Song by Amanda J. Clay

Genre: Historical Romance

Price: $3.99

Ripley says: Not a single review under 3-stars.

Soren says: Star-crossed lovers in a world torn apart by rebellion.

LINK: Amazon

 

 

 

 

 

Thornbear by Michael C. ManningThornbear

Genre: Epic Fantasy

Price: $4.99

Ripley saysGame of Thrones fans, this is the epic, high fantasy YA you’ve been looking for.

Soren says:  If you haven’t read Michael G. Manning yet, you’ve seriously been missing out.

LINKS: Amazon | B&N | Kobo

 

 

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Werewolves, Witches, and Wonderful World-building

Grab these seven excellent discount #YA books now.

 

Outside by Shalini BolandOutside

Genre: Dystopian

Price: FREE

Ripley says: Post-apocalyptic, historical, and romantic, this books has all the best of each genre.

Soren says: I love the juxtaposition of past and present in this must read novel.

LINKS: Amazon | iBooks | B&N | Kobo

 

 

 

 

XoeXoe by Sara C. Roethle

Genre: Fantasy

Price: FREE

Ripley says: Over 190 rave reviews makes Xoe a sure bet.

Soren says: Werewolves, vampires and demons. Sounds like a YA triple-threat to me. 

LINKS: Amazon | iBooks | B&N

 

 

 

 

A Witch’s Tale by Rue VolleyWitch Tale

Genre: Paranormal

Price: $3.99

Ripley says: Written with a wonderful, believable YA voice. 

Soren says: The colors, the glance, and the mystery make this cover one of my favorites. It begs to be read. 

LINK: Amazon

 

 

 

 

Heart tiedHeart Tied by Robin Buttars

Genre: Romance

Price: $2.99

Ripley says: Explores hard work, friendship, and love, and the fine line that separates the three.

Soren says: A gentle, rural romance with characters of depth.

LINK: Amazon

 

 

 

 

Caught in Crimson by Heather Hamilton-SenterCrimson

Genre: Fantasy

Price: $2.99

Ripley says: Amazon bestselling sequel to Bound in Blue.

Soren says:  Modern, Arthurian fantasy with an urban twist.

LINK: Amazon

 

 

 

 

NuminNumin-U’ia by A.A. Radda

Genre: Fantasy

Price: $2.99

Ripley says:  Fairy fantasy at its best and most beautiful. 

Soren says:  A title so magical only the faeries and elves can pronounce it.

LINK: Amazon

 

 

 

 

A Magic Dark and Bright by Jenny Adams PerinovicDark and Bright

Genre: Paranormal/Horror

Price: $3.99

Ripley says:  Part paranormal, part horror, A Magic Dark and Bright delivers the chills and thrills you’ve been craving.

Soren says: Creepy, creative and compelling. 

LINKS: Amazon | B&N | iBooks

 

 

 

 

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Eight Awesome #YA Discount #books to grab now

DescentDescent by Kallie Ross

Genre: Fantasy

Price: FREE

Ripley says: A modern journey down a new kind of rabbit hole to a wonderland of adventure beneath. 

Soren says: The cover of this book is fantastic and truly expresses the great storytelling within. 

LINK: Amazon

 

 

 

 

Final Life by Rose GarciaFinal Life

Genre: Paranormal

Price: FREE

Ripley says: Unique concepts in YA paranormal are hard to find, but Final Life fits the bill.

Soren says:.You won’t want to put this one down until the end.

LINK: Amazon

 

 

 

 

 

The See-Through Leopard by Sibel HodgeLeopard

Genre: Romance

Price: $0.99

Ripley says: A scarred girl and an orphaned leopard help each other heal in this moving YA romance.

Soren says: I love that some of the proceeds from this book go to big cat conservation.

LINKS: Amazon | B&N | Kobo | iBooks

 

 

 

 

Bound by DutyBound by Duty by Stormy Smith

Genre: Fantasy

Price: $0.99

Ripley says: Stormy Smith will take you on a tumultuous ride of romance and mystery.

Soren says: Those eyes on the cover draw you in. The excellent plot and character development keep you.  

LINK: Amazon

 

 

 

 

The Coldest Heart by Helen RenaColdest Heart

Genre: Romance

Price: $0.99

Ripley says: With a unique voice and a twisted sense of story, Helen Rena is an author to watch. 

Soren says:  A blind girl who can only see what her boyfriend sees. I love that concept.

LINK: Amazon

 

 

 

 

 

Thunder by Bonnie S. CalhounThund

Genre: Dystopian

Price: $1.99

Ripley says:  What happens when you suddenly become the thing you’ve been taught to despise? 

Soren says:  A new dystopian series to sink your teeth into. 

LINKS: Amazon | B&N

 

 

 

 

 

Emerald CityThe Emerald City by J.A. Beard

Genre: Paranormal

Price: $2.99

Ripley says: A modern YA play on the Wizard of Oz that will keep you reading.

Soren says: Realistic YA characters that I could both identify with and root for. 

LINKS: Amazon | B&N | Kobo | iBooks

 

 

 

 

 

The Natural Order by R.J. VickarsNatural Order

Genre: Fantasy

Price: $3.99

Ripley says:  Extremely well written. I dare you to read the Amazon look-inside and not want to buy this gem. 

Soren says:  Just the short blurb had me hooked and wanting more.

LINK: Amazon

 

YA romance, mystery, and steampunk you don’t want to miss.

WickaWicka by Christy Deveaux

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Price: FREE

Ripley says: A European tour of magic and romance you don’t want to miss.  

Soren says: Wicked, witchy and wonderful.

LINK: Amazon

 

 

 

 

Love Edy by Shewanda PughLove edy

Genre: Romance

Price: $2.99

Ripley says: Compelling characters and beautiful writing make Love Edy a must read. 

Soren says: Who knew Pugh could write love so true? (Yeah, I had fun with this one).

LINK: Amazon

 

 

 

 

Don’t Forget to Breathe by Christina ConstantineBreathe

Genre: Mystery

Price: $2.99

Ripley says:  A quality YA mystery is hard to find, but we did it for you. Now go grab it, and Don’t Forget to Breathe.

Soren says:  Creepy, tense, edge-of-your seat reading. It’s a nail-biter.

LINK: Amazon

 

 

 

 

 

The Girl and the Clockwork Cat by Nikki McCormackclockwork cat

Genre: Steampunk

Price: $3.99

Ripley says:  Another great YA mystery wrapped in wonderful steampunk elements. You’re welcome. 

Soren says:  Love the title. Love the concept. This is YA at its best.

LINKS: Amazon | Kobo | B&N | iBooks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5 YA fantasy and sci-fi you don’t want to miss.

AmaneAmane of Teravinea by D. Maria Trimble

Genre: Fantasy

Price: FREE

Ripley says: Hatching dragons and bonding riders take me back to my days reading Pern novels.

Soren says: Fans of dragonlore, take heed. It’s a good one.

LINK: Amazon

 

 

 

 

 

Curse by Dale Furse  Curse

Genre: Sci-fi

Price: FREE

Ripley says: Aliens, teenagers, and an exotic setting. What more could you ask for?

Soren says: I love the idea of a mixed-breed alien as the heroine.

LINKS: AmazoniBooks | Google | B&N

 

 

 

 

 

QualifyQualify by Vera Nazarian

Genre: Sci-fi

Price: $0.99

Ripley saysA little like Hunger Games with a more sci-fi element, and it’s nice and long. You’ll get your money’s worth.

Soren says:  Another excellent nerdy YA main character I could relate to. 

LINKS: Amazon | B&N | iBooks | Kobo

 

 

 

 

Bound in Blue by H. Hamilton-SenterBound

Genre: Fantasy

Price: $3.99

Ripley says: Wow! That cover is so dynamic and powerful. It blew me away.

Soren says: Arthurian YA fantasy, talk about a perfect storm of genres and story elements.

LINK: Amazon

 

 

 

 

Closed HeartsClosed Hearts by Susan Kaye Quinn

Genre: Sci-fi

Price: $3.99

Ripley says: The first book of this awesome series is FREE, so why not grab both?

Soren says: It can be hard to keep the intensity and pace in a second book, but Closed Hearts totally succeeds.

LINK:  Amazon

#YA scifi, contemporary, and dystopian gems

Ruby’s Fire by Catherine StineRubys Fire

Genre: Sci-fi

Price: $0.99

Ripley says: An astounding, realistic, futuristic adventure of a ride with amazing characters.

Soren says: Great sci-fi worldbuilding in this must read book.

LINK: Amazon

 

 

 

 

McCallThe McCall Initiative (episodes 1-3) by Lisa Nowak

Genre: Dystopian

Price: $0.99

Ripley says: Set in my hometown of Portland, Oregon, I love this serial YA.

Soren says: If you like alternate history, be sure to check out The McCall Initiative. 

LINKS: Amazon | B&N | iBooks | Google

 

 

 

 

Nothing Like Looking by Chris Van HakesNothing

Genre: Contemporary

Price: $2.99

Ripley says: The key to a great YA read is a compelling voice and this book has it in spades. 

Soren says:  I dare you to read the blurb and not want to buy this book. 

LINK: Amazon

Four #YA paranormal gems you don’t want to miss

RelentlessRelentless by Karen Lynch

Genre: Paranormal

Price: FREE

Ripley says: With 575 5-star reviews, this is your next must-read vampire novel. I promise.

Soren says: Fast-paced vampire thriller that will leave you gasping for more.

LINKS: Amazon | B&N | Kobo

 

 

 

 

 

RunesRunes by Ednah Walters

Genre: Paranormal

Price: FREE

Ripley says: I’m in love with this cover so hard.

Soren says: Angels, demons, and a long list of rave reviews. What are you waiting for? Read Runes.

LINKS: Amazon | B&N | iBooks | Kobo

 

 

 

 

 

 

Celestra Series, Books 1-2 by Addison Moorecelestra

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Price: FREE

Ripley says: From the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Addison Moore, two books for FREE.

Soren says: This series has recently been optioned for film and I can’t wait to see it.

LINKS: Amazon | B&N | iBooks

 

 

 

 

 

 

Son of WarSon of War, Daughter of Chaos by Janette Rallison

Genre: Paranormal

Price: $2.99

Ripley says:  If you love a unique concept done well in YA, this book is for you.

Soren says:  Paranormal and Egyptian mythology. Yes please. 

LINK: Amazon

Four GREAT YA reads on the cheap

Mirror of SoulsThe Mirror of Souls by R.J. Duperre

Genre: Fantasy

Price: $0.99

Ripley says: Dark and moody with enough thrill to keep your reading. 

Soren says: This book starts out with a bang and just keeps going.

LINKS: Amazon | B&N | Kobo | Google

 

 

 

 

The Twelfth of Never by Brenda OrtegaOf Never

Genre: Contemporary

Price: $0.99

Ripley says:  Engaging, realistic and heart-wrenching. A must read.

Soren says: Elvis is still cool and always will be. This book totally gets that.

LINK: Amazon

 

 

 

 

Travel Glasses by Chess DeSalls Travel Glasses

Genre: Time Travel

Price: $0.99

Ripley says:  This book is a gorgeous feast for the imagination.

Soren says:  I absolutely love the idea of time travel sunglasses.

LINKS: Amazon | iBooks | B&N

 

 

 

 

 

Sign of the Throne by Melissa Eskue OusleySign of the Throne

Genre: Dark Fantasy

Price: $3.99

Ripley says:  Beautiful covers with a story well-written and well-conceived. 

Soren says:  Award-winning YA fantasy and worth every penny.

LINKS: Amazon | B&N | Smashwords

 

 

 

Four #YA deals to grab now

Thrall by Jennifer QuintenzThrall

Genre: Paranormal

Price: FREE

Ripley says: The covers are gorgeous, the story line enthralling. I promise, this is a series you can’t afford to miss.

Soren says: You can’t afford to miss is and you don’t have to, because it’s FREE!

LINKS: Amazon | iBooks | Kobo | Google

 

 

 

CornerstoneCornerstone by Misty Provencher

Genre: Fantasy

Price: FREE

Ripley says: This book tackles the difficult issue of hoarding through the paranormal genre with tact and magic.

Soren says: I had an instant connection to the main character and her realistic YA voice. 

LINKS: Amazon | B&N | iBooks | Kobo

 

 

 

Dirty Blood by Heather HildabrandDirty Blood

Genre: Paranormal

Price: FREE

Ripley says: Fast-paced paranormal for the wild at heart.

Soren says: This should totally be your next werewolf read.

LINKS: Amazon | B&N | iBooks | Kobo

 

 

 

 

The Magic Shop

The Magic Shop by Justin Swapp

Genre: Fantasy

Price: $2.99

Ripley says: Great book for the younger YA readers (or young at heart) who love magic.

Soren says: If you liked Harry Potter, check out The Magic Shop. You won’t be disappointed.

LINKS: Amazon | B&N

 

 

 

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Two FREE YA books to grab right now

Silent OrchidsSilent Orchids by Morgan Wylie

Genre: Fantasy

Price: FREE

Ripley saysLook closely at the shadows within the trees. I love the dark subtly of the Silent Orchids cover.

Soren says: Nominated for the UtopYA Best Deput Novel Award of 2013. 

LINKS: Amazon | B&N | iBooks

 

 

 

Ripler by Cidney SwansonRipler

Genre: Paranormal

Price: FREE

Ripley saysSamantha yearns to shed the label of “that girl whose mom died.” First line of the blurb and I love it.

Soren says: Really dynamic cover that draws you into an even more dynamic story. 

LINKS: Amazon | iBooks | Google

 

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Ripley Patton lives in Portland, Oregon with one cat, two teenagers, and a man who wants to live on a boat. She is an award-winning short story writer and author of The PSS Chronicles, a YA paranormal thriller series.

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