38 Best Book Deals for 5/20/20: Big Little Lies, The Library Book, The Proposal and more

As of this posting, all of these deals are active, but I don’t know for how long!
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The Seventh Sun by Lani Forbes

The Angel Experiment (Maximum Ride #1) by James Patterson

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A Shadow Bright and Burning by Jessica Cluess

A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro

Lord of the Flies by William Golding

Storm and Fury by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

No Judgments by Meg Cabot

A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James

And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini

Let’s Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson

The Beholder by Anna Bright

The Tiger at Midnight by Swati Teerdhala

Watch Us Rise by Renee Watson & Ellen Hagan

The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials #1) by Philip Pullman

Final Girls by Riley Sager

The Proposal by Jasmine Guillory

My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, & Jodi Meadows

The Magicians by Lev Grossman

How To Change Your Mind by Michael Pollan

The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

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Rebel by Marie Lu

The Way You Make Me Feel by Maurene Goo

Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim

A History of Glitter and Blood by Hannah Moskowitz

The Library Book by Susan Orlean

The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See

Bloodleaf by Crystal Smith

The Shape of Water by Guillermo del Toro & Daniel Kraus

The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman

Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry

I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sanchez

The Brightsiders by Jen Wilde

Florida by Lauren Groff

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee by Casey Cep

Uprooted by Naomi Novik


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19 Best Book Deals for 2/27/20: Maybe Someday, Nimona, The Eyre Affair, and more

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Angelfall by Susan Ee

World After by Susan Ee

End of Days by Susan Ee

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All Your Perfects by Colleen Hoover

The Love and Lies of Rukhsana Ali by Sabina Khan

I Love You So Mochi by Sarah Kuhn

The Radical Element: 12 Stories of Daredevils, Debutantes & Other Dauntless Girls edited by Jessica Spotswood

Maybe This Time by Kasie West

The Traitor’s Game by Jennifer A. Nielsen

Sky Without Stars by Jessica Brody & Joanne Rendell

The Kingdom of Copper by S.A. Chakraborty

Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover

Nimona by Noelle Stevenson

The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd

A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler

Less than $3

A Hot Glue Gun Mess: Funny Stories and Pretty Projects by Mr. Kate

The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman

The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde

Wicked Saints by Emily A. Duncan


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22 Best Book Deals for 11/21/19: The Bone Witch, The Knife of Never Letting Go, Attachments, and more

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The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco

Pemberly: Mr Darcy’s Dragon by Maria Grace

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Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige

The Thinking Woman’s Guide to Real Magic by Emily Croy Barker

Reader, Come Home: The Reading Brain in the Digital World by Maryanne Wolf

The Heart Forger by Rin Chupeco

Ivory and Bone by Julie Eshbaugh

The Walls Around Us by Nova Ren Suma

The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness

Can’t Escape Love by Alyssa Cole

The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer

Attachments by Rainbow Rowell

The Sun Does Shine by Anthony Ray Hinton

Black Water Rising by Attica Locke

Navigating the Stars by Maria V Snyder

Beauty by Robin McKinley

The Masked City by Genevieve Cogman

The Casquette Girls by Alys Arden

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Comics Will Break Your Heart by Faith Erin Hicks

The Prey by Tom Isbell

The Short Novels of John Steinbeck by John Steinbeck

Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War by Nathaniel Philbrick


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23 Best Book Deals for 5/7/19: Shadow of the Fox, And I Darken, Bridget Jones’s Diary, and more

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Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa

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Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo

Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu

Catwoman: Soulstealer by Sarah J. Maas

Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum

What to Say Next by Julie Buxbaum

Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret by Judy Blume

Terrier: The Legend of Beka Cooper by Tamora Pierce

And I Darken by Kiersten White

Now I Rise by Kiersten White

The Last Summer of the Garrett Girls by Jessica Spotswood

The Paper Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg

The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

A History of Glitter and Blood by Hannah Moskowitz

Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding

We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson

Feminists Don’t Wear Pink and Other Lies: Amazing Women on What the F-Word Means to Them by Scarlett Curtis

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The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman

I Believe in a Thing Called Love by Maurene Goo

Caraval by Stephanie Garber

The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins

Yes Please by Amy Poehler

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The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II by Denise Kiernan


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11 Best Book Deals for 2/9/19: This Savage Song, Longbourn, Bloodwitch, and more

Book Deals

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Haven by A.R. Ivanovich

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This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab

The Shadow Queen by C.J. Redwine

Love, Life, and the List by Kasie West

The Lighthouse Keeper’s Daughter by Hazel Gaynor

Longbourn by Jo Baker

A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro

The Naturals by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Less than $3

The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo

The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman

Bonus Deal

Bloodwitch by Susan Dennard – Preorder the hardcover for $12.91! I just finished this last night and if you liked the first two books, this is completely WORTH IT.

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Other Dimensional Library Collects Books from Alternate Universes (The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman)

The Invisible LibraryIrene is a librarian and it is a librarian’s job to travel to alternate worlds to collect books significant or particular to that world. She’s just completed a job and is looking forward to a nice stretch of time to do her research. Without warning Irene is sent out into the field again this time with a student shadowing her named Kai. It’s supposed to be a fairly routine job–one week max. But when they get there, they find that the book they’re meant to retrieve has already been stolen. As Irene and Kai try to find the book while navigating this world, they’ll face giant robot centipedes, cyborg alligators, and more.

This book has basically every single fantasy element in it and somehow it all comes together and works. We’ve got fae, vampires, werewolves, dragons, and steampunk. There’s just so much going on! I’m amazed that Cogman has been able to keep the story from getting too confusing or bogged down with the different species and worlds that exist in this book. The library itself is a very fascinating place that we don’t actually get to learn much about. Librarians have a special magic called “The Language” that they can use and it works in any world with virtually any object. I was very interested with this interpretation of magic. It requires that a librarian uses very specific language in order for it to work and I enjoyed reading about how Irene uses it throughout.

There were definitely times when the plot was a little slow, but then there were times when the action made it move super-fast. Perhaps the author could have regulated the pace of the book a little more, but overall it wasn’t too distracting or disruptive.

The characters were really quite fun. Irene and Kai kind of have a weird relationship…I’m not exactly sure what’s going on there. Vale is 100% delightful.He’s basically Sherlock Holmes, but he’s much better with people than Sherlock ever was. Even Silver and Bradamant were fun characters to read even though they were kind of evil. And don’t even get me started on the villain. I don’t want to spoil anything, but this is probably one of the most evil villains I have ever read. Seriously, super messed up.

Overall, I enjoyed the story and I’m looking forward to reading the second book in the series (there are going to be at least three). I’m interested in seeing how this world continues to develop. Lastly, this book just makes librarians seem WAY awesome. They’re spies and thieves but they’re also just as bookish as any librarian would be!

Overall Rating: 4
Language: Mild
Violence: Heavy
Smoking/Drinking: Moderate
Sexual Content: Mild

Note: I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for a review and for featuring it on my Instagram account (@whatsshereadingblog).