18 Best Book Deals for 8/28/19: Truly Devious, The Beekeeper’s Apprentice, These Rebel Waves, and more

As of this posting, all of these deals are active, but I don’t know for how long!
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Sabriel by Garth Nix

Exit West by Mohsin Hamid

One Hundred Names by Cecilia Ahern

Deerskin by Robin McKinley

You Were Here by Cori McCarthy

An American Princess: The Many Lives of Allene Tew by Annejet van der Zijl

The Murmur of Bees by Sofía Segovia

The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani

These Rebel Waves by Sara Raasch

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The Kiss of Deception by Mary E Pearson

Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter

Not Even Bones by Rebecca Schaeffer

The Last Summer of the Garrett Girls by Jessica Spotswood

Small Spaces by Katherine Arden

Renegades by Marissa Meyer

Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson

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Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Córdova

The Beekeeper’s Apprentice by Laurie R King


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19 Best Book Deals for 8/21/19: Milk and Honey, Not Even Bones, Watch Us Rise, and more

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End of Days by Susan Ee

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Sabriel by Garth Nix

The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson

Little Monsters by Kara Thomas

The Darkest Corners by Kara Thomas

Now a Major Motion Picture by Cori McCarthy

City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab

Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur

Exit West by Mohsin Hamid

All This I Will Give to You by Dolores Redondo

On Beauty by Zadie Smith

The Upside of Falling Down by Rebekah Crane

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Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan

Renegades by Marissa Meyer

Vincent and Theo by Deborah Heiligman

Not Even Bones by Rebecca Schaeffer

The Wangs vs. the World by Jade Chang

The Kiss of Deception by Mary E Pearson

Watch Us Rise by Renée Watson and Ellen Hagan


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New Year, New Mini-Reviews

Apparently I’m already 2 books behind on my Goodreads challenge. How is that even possible??? Regardless, here are a couple of books that I’ve already finished in 2018.

I Am the MessengerI Am the Messenger by Markus Zusak

I first read this book around the time that I was a freshman in high school. At that point, I remember enjoying it but in hindsight, I feel like I was too young to really get it. Recently my husband and I were discussing how great this book is and I decided to reread it now that I’m about 10 years older (I’m more committed than ever to the reread). Guys. This book is SO GOOD. It just makes you think. It makes you look around at the people you see every day and it also makes you think about the people you don’t. I love how spectacularly normal Ed is, but he still makes an impact–sometimes by doing something so small. Zusak gives the reader an unapologetic look at what it means to be human by showing normal, daily struggles. He also illustrates that anybody can make a change. There is a moderate amount of adult content in this book, but I would definitely recommend it for older teenagers. Honestly, this should be required reading in all schools. 5/5

RenegadesRenegades by Marissa Meyer

I’ll be honest, this book was pretty disappointing to me. I still liked it, but not as much as I’d hoped I would. I love the Lunar Chronicles and Heartless. AND I love superheroes. I really thought this would be a match made in heaven, but something about it just wasn’t as satisfying. I think part of me was making direct comparisons between this book and the Reckoners trilogy by Brandon Sanderson. The world building just didn’t really compare. It also took a while for me to feel any connection towards the main characters and even at the end, I don’t feel like I really know any of them. Nova could be a really likable and complex character, but I feel like we were more told that instead of being shown it. One thing I did really like was the idea of Adrian’s power–very original. The ending was a surprise and I am interested to see how that plays out, so I’ll for sure be reading the next one. Overall, I still liked it, but was ultimately left wishing it was a bit more. 4/5