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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

 

Six discount YA books to grab this week

The Last OrderThe Last Order by Angela M. Caldwell

Genre: Fantasy

Price: $3.99

Ripley says:  Quality storytelling with wonderful character development. A must read.

Soren says: Excellent world-building in this historical medieval fantasy. 

LINK: Amazon

 

 

 

 

Aquila: from the Darkness by T.L. Searle Aquila

Genre: Fantasy

Price; $3.99

Ripley says: Lovely cover and a book written with literary sensibilities. 

Soren says: Humor, romance, and the mystery of a girl born with sharp, angular, black wings.

LINKS: Amazon | Smashwords | B&N

 

 

 

FangirlFangirl by Angel Lawson

Genre: Contemporary

Price: $2.99

Ripley says:  Every teen geek girl should read this book.You’re gonna love it. 

Soren says:  Don’t be sexist, Mom. Geek boys should totally read it too!

LINK: Amazon

 

 

 

Edge of Truth by Natasha HanovaEdge of Truth

Genre: Dystopian

Price: $2.99

Ripley says: Dystopian meets paranormal in this fast-paced read.

Soren says:  Really unique premise with the main character’s emotions triggering earthquakes.

LINK: Amazon

 

 

 

Wild-Born by Adrian HowellWild Born

Genre: Fantasy

Price: $0.99

Ripley says: This is a five book series, and you don’t want to miss one of them. 

Soren says: Excellent YA with a well-written male protagonist. Awesome!

LINKS: Amazon | B&N | Kobo | iBooks

 

 

 

 

Chasing MemoriesChasing Memories by Tia Silverthorne Bach

Genre: Paranormal

Price: $0.99

Ripley says: Tia’s name is magical, and so is her writing. 

Soren says: The beginning is totally captivating. It sucks you in.

LINKS: Amazon | Smashwords | B&N

 

 

 

 

3 FREE YA books to grab this week

Prince of Wolves - New FinalPrince of Wolves by Quinn Loftis

Genre: Paranormal

Price: FREE

Ripley says: I love a good werewolf book and this is one. Don’t miss it.

Soren says: USA Today best-selling author Quinn Loftis for FREE. What are you waiting for?

LINK: Amazon

 

 

 

Starstruck by Brenda HiattStarstruck

Genre; Sci-fi

Price: FREE

Ripley says: YA, sci-fi, and romance: Starstruck is the perfect asteroid storm of my favorite genres.

Soren says: An amazing cover for an amazing book.

LINKS: Amazon | B&N | iBooks | Kobo | Google

 

 

 

Never ForgottenNever Forgotten by Kelly Risser

Genre: Fantasy

Price: FREE

Ripley says: The difficult topic of a parent with cancer handled with beauty and a touch of magic.

Soren says: With 99 rave customer reviews on Amazon, grab it now and be #100.

LINKS: Amazon | B&N | iBooks

Six great YA deals to grab today

ChameleonChameleon: The Awakening by Maggie Faire

Genre: Fantasy

Price: $2.99

Ripley says:  Touching on questions of identity and comformity, Chameleon is a magical read every young adult can relate to.

Soren says: A cool, unique spin on the YA fantasy genre.

LINKS: Amazon | B&N | iBooks | Kobo

 

 

 

Angels Dawn by Komali Da Silva Angels Dawn

Genre: Paranormal

Price: $2.99

Ripley says: Captivating, original, paranormal with not a single review under 3-stars.

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

LINK: Amazon

 

 

 

 

DerelictDerelict by L.J. Cohen

Genre: Sci-fi

Price: $4.99

Ripley says:  Love the cover. Love the blurb. Love the concept. You want quality YA sci-fi, you’ve just found it.

Soren says: Space-opera is so seldom done well these days but LJ Cohen nails it.

LINKS: Amazon | B&N | iBooks | Kobo | Google

 

 

Flower’s Fang by Madison Keller   Flowers Fang

Genre: Fantasy

Price: $3.99

Ripley says:  I found myself fascinated by the characters and creatures in this book, and you will too.

Soren says:  High fantasy with great world-building. Exactly what I’m looking for.

LINKS: Amazon | B&N | iBooks | Kobo | Google

 

 

 

Honey QueenHoney Queen by Christina Mercer

Genre: Paranormal

Price: $2.99

Ripley says: Such an original premise. Bees, romance, and a unique paranormal element won’t disappoint.

Soren says:  Christina Mercer, author and beekeeper: she writes what she knows and it shows.

LINKS: Amazon | B&N | iBooks | Kobo

 

 

 

Valhalla by Jennifer WillisValhalla

Genre: Fantasy

Price: $1.99

Ripley says: I dare you to read the Amazon blurb for this book and not want to read it immediately.

Soren says: Norse gods living modern everyday lives is undeniably hilarious.

LINKS: Amazon | B&N | iBooks | Kobo | Google

Three FREE YA books to grab this week

ErinErin the Fire Goddess by Lavinia Urban

Genre: Paranormal

Price: FREE

Ripley says: I think Erin and Olivia from Ghost Hand would totally get each other. It isn’t easy being different.

Soren says: Fire-related abilities are always cool.

LINK: Amazon

 

 

 

Entangled by Nikki Jefford Entangled

Genre: Fantasy

Price: FREE

Ripley says: A new twist on the Freaky Friday role switch. A twin stuck in her sister’s body.

Soren says: Get the entire trilogy box set for only $4.99.

LINKS: Amazon | B&N | iBooks | Kobo | Google

 

 

 

AsteriaThe Light of Asteria by Elizabeth Isaacs

Genre: Fantasy

Price: FREE

Ripley says: I love the ethereal, winged, feel of this cover and the font is gorgeous.

Soren says: Excellent world-building. You won’t be disappointed.

LINKS: Amazon | iBooks | Google | Kobo

Six discount YA books to grab this week

QuickbaneQuick Bane by Chelsea Starling

Genre: Fantasy

Price: $4.99

Ripley says: Fantastic cover for a fantastic book.

Soren says: Excellent high fantasy for the YA crowd.

LINK: Amazon

 

 

 

Mina Cortez by Jeffrey CookMina Cortez: From Bouquets to Bullets by Jeffrey Cook

Genre: Sci-fi

Ripley says:  So excited to see one of my favorite steampunk authors writing YA sci-fi. 

Soren says: The secret police are doing their job if they’re that secret. 

Price: $4.99

LINK: Amazon

 

 

PowerP.O.W.E.R by Lisa Kramer

Genre: Dystopian

Price: $3.99

Ripley says: I love how this YA book addresses complex social issues while still managing to entertain and delight. 

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

LINKS: Amazon | B&N | Kobo | iBook

 

 

Wraith by Angel LawsonWraith

Genre: Dark Fantasy

Price: $2.99

Ripley says: The snarky, internal dialogue in this book is a treat.

Soren says:  Creepy cover that really sets the mood of the book.

LINKS: Amazon | B&N | Kobo

 

 

KenseiKensie by Jeremy Zimmerman

Genre: Superhero Fantasy

Price: $2.99 ($1.99 on some venues)

Ripley says: I read Kensei when it first came out in a YA anthology and I loved it. 

Soren says:  If you enjoy humor, action, and superheroes this book is for you.

LINKS: Amazon | B&N | Kobo | iBooks

 

 

Phantom’s Dance by Lesa Howardphantom

Genre: Romance

Price: .99

Ripley says: I love retellings. It’s always cool to see what the author keeps and what they weave anew.

Soren says: Well-done modern retelling of Phantom of the Opera with dancers.

LINK: Amazon

 

Ripley’s Booklist April Giveaway

Tax Season sucks! You obviously deserve books to compensate for that suckage. So, why not enter to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card and subscribe to an excellent #YA discount e-book list at the same time?

RIPLEY’S BOOKLIST is a Young Adult Fiction e-book subscription list curated by YA author, Ripley Patton, and her YA son. We serve up quality CHEAP and FREE YA book deals to your inbox weekly. 

Giveaway starts 4/15/2015. Winner will be announced in the May 2nd issue of Ripley’s Booklist.

 

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FREE and discount YA books you must grab this week

TRUE CALLING by Siobhan Davis

True CallingGenre: Sci-fi

Price: FREE starting April 13th

Ripley says: Rave reviews for this new sci-fi, dystopian, romance. And I love the cover.

Soren says: Sounds like Hunger Games in space. Awesome premise.

LINK: Amazon

 

 

 

 

 

STICKS AND STONES by Shawn McGuire

Genre: Fantasy Sticks and Stones

Price: FREE

Ripley says: I love how the series name alludes to the old childhood saying. 

Soren says: A genie and an imaginary friend come to life. I have not seen that done before.

LINKS: Amazon | B&N | Google | iBooks | Kobo

 

 

 

BEYOND THE EYES by Rebekkah Ford

Beyond the eyesGenre: Paranormal

Price: FREE

Ripley says: Set in Astoria, Oregon, my personal neck of the woods. 

Soren says: I could totally see that cover on an album. Really bad-ass.

LINKS: Amazon | B&N | iBooks | Kobo

 

 

 

 

 

FROM GODS by Mary TingFrom Gods

Genre: Paranormal

Price: FREE

Ripley says: That cover is electrifying and Skylar is a very sympathetic character.

Soren says: I love Greek mythology so this is right up my alley.

LINKS: Amazon | iBooks | B&N | Kobo | Google

 

 

 

 

 

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BRUISER by Neal Shusterman  Bruiser

Possibly my all-time favorite YA author and this is a great example of his work.

PRICE: $1.99

LINK: AMAZON

 

RIPLEY’S BOOKLIST: SEVEN GREAT THINGS ABOUT YOU

Some truly amazing facts about e-book list subscribers

BookBub, the mother of all e-book subscription lists, recently released the stats from a survey they conducted of their subscribers. And the results were both amazing and encouraging. Here’s what they learned about readers like you.

  1. 60% of you read a book a week.10% read a book a day.That’s so awesome.

  2. You’re avid genre readers (including YA). Yay!

  3. You like discounted and free books, but you aren’t afraid to pay full-price either.

  4. You love to try new authors.You’re willing to take a risk to find a new gem.

  5. You read the books you download. Of course, you do. That’s what books are for.

  6. You’re loyal fans.Once you discover an author you like, you’re a repeat reader.

  7. 65% of you share the love and recommend books you’ve enjoyed to others.

One of the reasons my son, Soren, and I have been so excited about building Ripley’s Booklist is the chance to connect to readers like ourselves, people passionate about books as much as we are. I think we’ve found our tribe.

Now, go grab these wonderful books this week and Happy Reading.

WILD ONES by Leigh Goodison

Wild OnesGenre: Contemporary

Price: $4.99

Ripley says:  This book is moving, realistic, and encapsulates the struggles of coming-of-age. Plus, horses!

Soren says:  Handles the difficult topic of the foster care system with hope.

LINK:   AMAZON

 

 

 

 

STONES AND FINGER BONES by Jessica Minyard

Stones and Finger bones

Genre: Fantasy

Price: $4.99

Ripley says: I love this cover, especially the runes and finger bones at the bottom.

Soren says: Well thought-out history is the key to good fantasy and this book has exactly that. 

LINKS: Amazon | B&N | iBooks | Kobo

 

 

 

GOING DOWN IN FLAMES by Chris Cannon

Going DownGenre: Paranormal

Price: $3.99

Ripley says: Engaging writing that draws you right in.

Soren says: Dragon-shifters sound awesome. I wonder if she hoards gold. 

LINK:  Amazon 

 

 

 

 

 

THE BETWEEN by L J Cohen  The Between

Genre: Fantasy

Price: $2.99

Ripley says: This book is your next Faerie fix. 

Soren says: The author is aware of faerie cliches but makes you love them all over again.

LINKS: Amazon | B&N | iBooks | Google | Kobo

 

 

 

JUSTICE BURIED by Hilary Thompson

Justice buriedGenre: Dystopian

Price: $2.99

Ripley says: Love the concept of using the Zodiac to build the rules of the world.

Soren says: I really like books with strong world-building and this fits the bill.

LINKS: Amazon | B&N | iBooks

 

Three FREE YA books to grab today.

EYES OF LIGHTENING by Erin Keyser Horn

EyesGenre: Paranormal

Price: FREE

Ripley says: With an author and main character from Illinois, for me this book is like going home again. 

Soren says: Meeting girls is hard enough without the threat of certain death if they fall in love with you. 

LINKS: AMAZON / iBOOKS / KOBO / SCRIBD




CROSSROADS by Mary Ting crossroads

Genre: Fantasy

Price: FREE

Ripley says: 172 Five-star reviews and a hunky angel. Who could ask for more?

Soren says: How’s a guy like me supposed to compete with these ripped, jean-wearing angels?

LINKS: AMAZON / B&N / iBOOKS / KOBO / GOOGLE PLAY

 

THE WHITE AURA by Felicia Tatum

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 Genre: Paranormal

Price: FREE

Ripley says: Olivia Black from Ghost Hand and Olivia Whitehead from The White Aura need to meet.

Soren says: Cool cover, but don’t sniff that flower too hard.

LINKS: AMAZON / B&N / iBOOKS / KOBO / GOOGLE PLAY

About me …

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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