21 Best Book Deals for 8/9/19: Sabriel, A Curse So Dark and Lonely, Renegades, and more

As of this posting, all of these deals are active, but I don’t know for how long!
Less than $1

Angelfall by Susan Ee

Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

Swing by Kwame Alexander with Mary Rand Hess

Less than $2

An Untamed State by Roxane Gay

The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory

Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes

A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer

The Hangman’s Daughter by Oliver Pötzsch

Sabriel by Garth Nix

In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume

What the Wind Knows by Amy Harmon

The Overdue Life of Amy Byler by Kelly Harms

China Dolls by Lisa See

Less than $3

Renegades by Marissa Meyer

Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff

The Sisters of the Winter Woods by Rena Rossner

Spellslinger by Sebastien de Castell

The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald

The Iron Flower by Laurie Forest

The Kiss of Deception by Mary E Pearson

On Mystic Lake by Kristin Hannah


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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