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2d3145a7-832c-4959-a956-1d8ee2698c41P.O.W.ER by Lisa A. Kramer

Genre: Young Adult Dystopian

Price: $0.99

Andra’s ability to read and write must remain a secret, or she could lose her hands, her eyes, or her life.

Ripley says:  Complex while still managing to entertain and delight. 

Soren says:  Orwell’s 1984 meets Stranger than Fiction. 

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fccbaf62-7134-4793-aef9-898e28ef1257Clifton Chase and the Arrow of Light by Jaimie M. Engle

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Price: $3.88

Clifton is magically transported back to 1485 England, where he meets two princes bullied by their tyrant uncle.

Ripley says: Not a single review under four stars.

Soren says: History meets fantasy meets beat-the-bullies.

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Genre: New Adult Urban Fantasy

Price: FREE

Lucy’s dreams of medical school are dashed when a rabid bear attacks her in the middle of suburbia.

Ripley says: Beautifully woven with Scandinavian folklore.

Soren says: Fast-paced and gripping from start to finish.

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726f7392-b841-4d67-8711-1ac912f2f96dDownfall by S.D. Wasley

Genre: New Adult Paranormal Romace

Price: $0.99

Frankie’s determined to do 3 things this year: Lose her inhibitions. Do something stupid. And fall in love.

Ripley says: I adore the cover and the blurb for this one.

Soren says: S.D Wasley is an author to watch. 

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c7cd4e22-e982-409a-a257-35205b774ea9The Devil’s Fool by Rachel McClellan

Genre: New Adult Paranormal

Price: $0.99

Eve’s witch parents kill at the slightest insult, and she’s about to insult them just by who she’s becoming.

Ripley saysA dark, compelling take on the reluctant witch tale.

Soren says: Excellent start to a great series.

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Dragon Thief

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Kal was not a thief. He certainly did not intend to steal any dragon’s treasure.

He was an adventurer. Avid art collector. Incurable wealth adjuster and risk-taker. Kal had legendary expertise in the security arrangements of palaces and noble houses the world over. He hankered for remote, craggy mountaintops and the dragon hoards he might find hidden beneath them. Besides, what harm was there in looking? Dragon gold was so … shiny.

Most especially, he was not planning for any treasure to steal him.

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Such great books this week: 5 under $5.

1001c96b-6dac-4aea-bea1-0bfff0ff74c6The Witches of Armour Hill: Switch by Alyssa Cooper

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Price: $0.99

Margaret May Reis knows how strange she is; people have been telling her for years.

Ripley says: Not your typical witch tale, but so much better. 

Soren says: Cool cover and great concept.

LINK: Amazon

 


f7660837-6537-4e44-a5fa-1d39e0ff87d0The Threat Below by Jason Latshaw

Genre: Young Adult Dystopian

Price: $0.99

Something, known only as The Threat Below, is poisoning the water supply of Icelyn’s mountain home in the clouds.

Ripley says: I love the idea of humanity relegated to the mountaintops.

Soren says: Great world-building in this original dystopian novel.

LINK: Amazon


403dc8b0-8a83-4175-aa85-3691f0dcf013…Before You Leap by Les Lynam

Genre: Young Adult Sci-Fi

Price: $0.99

Sean Kelly’s ordinary life is disrupted when a distant relative from the 23rd Century drops by for a visit .

Ripley says:  Skillfully set in the 90’s to feed all your teenage nostalgia.

Soren says: A YA time-travel extravaganza.

LINK: Amazon

 


87bee596-715a-4d79-87db-b056884f7844The Last One by Tawdra Kandle

Genre: New Adult  Contemporary

Price: FREE

When Sam rescues Meghan on a dark Georgia backroad, she falls hard for his deep brown eyes and slow drawl.

Ripley says:  Moving, romantic, and delightful.

Soren says:  Tawdra Kandle knows how to write romance.

LINK: Amazon

 


3c68f736-38cc-4507-87d5-5fc44019d67dDivision Zero by Matthew Cox

Genre: New Adult Cyberpunk

Price: $4.99

Most cops get to deal with living criminals, but Agent Kirsten Wren is not most cops. 

Ripley says:  Paranormal meets Cyberpunk meets awesome.

Soren says: Policing the paranormal just got real.

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While rumors of monsters rising in the south bring nightmares to the community of Brightshire, Anais is settling in to her role as a scullery maid in the Great House. Anais struggles to accept her place until, on a routine trip to the market, she finds a book of illegal magic and starts to experiment with various spells. With the hope of power beyond anything she’s ever imagined, she starts to feel at home in her new world. When a girl from the kitchens goes missing and Anais calls upon her newly acquired abilities to find the girl, she finds a world of trouble instead.

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Genre: Young Adult  Contemporary

Price: $2.99

Carson runs away to an Outbound camp in Colorado to prove to her mother and peers they’re wrong about her.

Ripley says:  Great portrayal of the mother/daughter relationship.

Soren says:  A survival story with depth and heart.

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Genre: Young Adult Dystopian

Price: $0.99

Arcene, Awoken as a perpetual fifteen-year-old, finds herself trapped within the walls of the blue castle.

Ripley says:  Limited time sale. Be sure to grab it today.

Soren says: A modern day Alice in Wonderland you won’t want to miss.

LINK: Amazon


75798542-53cb-4f0c-9a9c-3272037be3edLegacy by Jesikah Sundin

Genre: Young Adult Sci-fi

Price: $0.99

Leaf Watson, and his sister, Willow Oak, live a rustic medieval life sealed inside an experimental biodome.

Ripley says: An awesome clash of cultures and themes.

Soren says: Cyberpunk, pioneering colonization with a twist. 

 

LINK: Amazon


2cf2675a-a260-4411-8c68-6c2590a8c3f7Beg for Mercy by Shannon Dermott

Genre: Young Adult Paranormal

Price: $0.99

Everyone dreams of their first kiss. No one, however, imagines that kiss will bring Death himself knocking.

Ripley says:

This is the teen succubus story you’ve been waiting for. 

Soren says: Great premise really well executed.

 

LINK: Amazon


6dc83b4c-d9ae-44a8-95fa-03545deb1b4a (1)Chase by Sydney Scrogham

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Price: $1.99

Desperate for the bounty of $10,000, Lauren pursues a rare bright-red horse into the mysterious land of Agalrae.

Ripley says: I absolutely love the cover of this book.

Soren says: Made me think of Narnia, but for horse lovers

LINK: Amazon


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Genre: New Adult Sci-fi

Price: $2.99

A fast-paced sci-fi thriller which pits college students against the powers-that-be in a realistic near-future.

Ripley says: Excellent hard sci-fi with a scary realistic future. 

Soren says: Loved the politics and the intelligence of the main characters.

 

LINK: Amazon


9e74b616-c034-4072-b951-7b6b4494e3f4Altered by Dianne Lynn Gardner

Genre: Young Adult Dystopian

Price: $3.99

In Abree’s world, genetically modified food is the norm and only the government can produce crops.

Ripley says: Plausible enough to scare you and make you think.

Soren says: Realistic, gritty, and well told.

 

LINK: Amazon

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Genetic engineering and Alaskan vampires.

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Genre: Young Adult  Dystopian

Price: FREE

In a world filled with stunning clones Mina Hart is Blemished. Her genes are worthless so she has no human rights.

Ripley says: Haunting, well-written and compelling.

Soren says:  This series is your next dystopian binge.

LINK: Amazon


3b91cb7f-74ed-4941-835a-10d02e1ea52dBen and the Watcher of Zargon by Dianne Astle

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Price: $1.99

Jealousy awakens the dragon fire within Ben when the girl he likes returns to school with a boyfriend.

Ripley says: A sequel that wonderfully exceeds the first book.

Soren says: Excellent teen fantasy for dragon lovers.

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Genre: Young Adult Sci-fi

Price: $3.99

Fearing those who experimented on her mother’s waterborne race, Sera remains hidden and isolated.

Ripley says:  Good world-building and great character development. 

Soren says: Grabs you from the beginning and doesn’t let go.

LINK: Amazon


7efd4a9d-06e4-45d8-a25a-58bc3c5dcc54Elementals: The Prophecy of Shadows by Michelle Madow

Genre: Young Adult Urban Fantasy

Price: $3.99

When Nicole moves from Georgia to New England, the last thing she expects is to undover a secret coven of witches.
Ripley says: A must read for Greek mythology fans. 

Soren says: Author Michelle Madow is one to watch.

LINK: Amazon


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Genre: New Adult Paranormal

Price: $0.99

Thanks to Dante recklessness, Aurora is now partners with the redheaded, backstabbing vixen, Valerie. 

Ripley says: I’ve been burning through this series and so should you.

Soren says: Awesome NA vampire tale set in Alaska.

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Wonderwall by M.H. Soars

f6260b63-ba3f-4bb4-9220-6f976cadd41eGenre: New Adult Romance

Price: $2.99

Liv hasn’t seen her first love, Sebastian, in five years, and she never dreamed their paths would cross again.

Ripley says: A sweet treatment of first-love’s power. 

Soren says: Not a single review under three stars. 

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The FIVE Trilogy

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The FIVE series takes you into the world of the Quinae Praesidia–The Five Protectors–as they first learn of their magical abilities, find each other, and discover that Demons and other monsters are real. Five tough teenagers take on the unseen foes of humankind, battling to save the lives and souls of those who get too close.

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Genre: Young Adult Urban Fantasy

Price: FREE

Secrets lurk beneath the deep blue waters of Lake Tahoe, but will a simple lifesaving kiss change everything?

Ripley says: A gem amidst the trending of mermaid stories. 

Soren says:  Brenda Pandos is an author to watch.

LINK: Amazon


 

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Genre: Young Adult Contemporary

Price: FREE

Troubled teen. Juvenile delinquent. Aja Harmon is no stranger to labels.Shake her up and see what chaos will fall.

Ripley says: Gorgeous cover with a powerful story within.

Soren says: Realistic, multi-faceted teen characters

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1a36d1b1-9728-417d-9d0e-e2419a7d8494The Girls of Thompson Lake by PJ Sharon

Genre: Young Adult Romance

Price: $3.99

The intertwining stories of four teens all connected by their home town of Thompson Lake.

Ripley says: Get 757 pages of awesome in this fantastic bundle.

Soren says: Romance sprinkled with real teen issues.

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6f48cb9c-75be-4935-980c-717d596f6ba8Zocopalypse by Angel Lawson

Young Adult Dystopian

$2.99

Alex Ramsey has no home. Her life changed drastically the day the E-TR virus was unleashed upon mankind.

Ripley says: If you love zombie apocalypse books, this is your next must read.

Soren says: Excellent execution and impossible to put down. 

LINK: Amazon

 


f8f843ba-e390-4348-abe5-5c277f8ad0c7Wickedly They Come by Cathrina Constantine

Genre: Young Adult  Paranormal

Price: $3.99

Haunting visions and supernatural talents are the norm for young warrior, Jordan and her mother Seeley.

Ripley saysGrips you from the first page to the last.

Soren says: A wickedly good YA thriller you don’t want to miss.

LINK: Amazon

 


ac81676c-c5a2-46c0-9c62-22dc52e01ad6Dual Existence by J. D. Knutson

Genre: New Adult Fantasy

Price: $0.99

Imagine stepping out of existence into a different world that parallels ours, but eerily resembles medieval Europe.

Ripley says:  Not a single review under four stars makes this a sure win.

Soren says: Excellent execution of the alternative world story line. 

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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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