Discounts & some freebies @ Amazon

As usual I was looking through the freebies and discounts amazon has for today, and I stumbled upon a lot of interesting books. And I thought I'd share them!

In no particular order: (hover over image the see the blurb, click on the title to buy them) Note: These are the prices at the time of publication of this post - they may change in the future.


I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai - 3.99$

"I come from a country that was created at midnight. When I almost died it was just after midday." When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education. On Tuesday, October 9, 2012, when she was fifteen, she almost paid the ultimate price. She was shot in the head at point-blank range while riding the bus home from school, and few expected her to survive.Instead, Malala's miraculous recovery has taken her on an extraordinary journey from a remote valley in northern Pakistan to the halls of the United Nations in New York. At sixteen, she became a global symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest nominee ever for the Nobel Peace Prize.

The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials #1) by Philip Pullman - 1.99$

Lyra is rushing to the cold, far North, where witch clans and armored bears rule. North, where the Gobblers take the children they steal--including her friend Roger. North, where her fearsome uncle Asriel is trying to build a bridge to a parallel world. Can one small girl make a difference in such great and terrible endeavors? This is Lyra: a savage, a schemer, a liar, and as fierce and true a champion as Roger or Asriel could want. But what Lyra doesn't know is that to help one of them will be to betray the other...

The Color of Secret by Lindsay Ashford - 1.99$

Everyone has secrets, but some can change your life forever… In the midst of the Second World War, Eva receives the devastating news that her husband is missing and presumed dead. Neither wife nor widow, she lives in a numb state of limbo until, in the heat of an English summer, she meets Bill, a black American GI. Despite their vastly different backgrounds, neither can deny the love that overcomes them in the frantic weeks that follow, when every day could be their last. After Eva discovers she’s pregnant, Bill is shipped off to join the D-day fight, leaving her alone in a bigoted world. As her mixed-race daughter, Louisa, grows up, how far will Eva go to keep her safe and bury the past? And how far will Louisa go to uncover the truth?

The Healer's Apprentice (Hagenheim #1) by Melanie Dickerson - 1.99$

Two Hearts. One Hope. Rose has been appointed as a healer's apprentice at Hagenheim Castle, a rare opportunity for a woodcutter's daughter like her. While she often feels uneasy at the sight of blood, Rose is determined to prove herself capable. Failure will mean returning home to marry the aging bachelor her mother has chosen for her—a bloated, disgusting merchant who makes Rose feel ill. When Lord Hamlin, the future duke, is injured, it is Rose who must tend to him. As she works to heal his wound, she begins to understand emotions she's never felt before and wonders if he feels the same. But falling in love is forbidden, as Lord Hamlin is betrothed to a mysterious young woman in hiding. As Rose's life spins toward confusion, she must take the first steps on a journey to discover her own destiny.

Note: all books in the series have the same price
Book #2: The Fairest Beauty


Rumpelstiltskin (Timeless Fairy Tales Book 4) by K. M. Shea - FREE

When 17-year-old Gemma, a seamstress, is ordered by the insane King Torgen to spin straw into gold or be put to death, she knows her life is forfeit. Unwilling to give up, Gemma tries to escape her prison, earning her the respect of the mysterious mage, Stil. Stil offers to complete the impossible task... for a price. Greedy and unsatisfied, King Torgen demands more and more straw to be spun into gold, and decrees that he will "reward" Gemma by marrying her. With death or marriage to a crazed king clouding her future, Stil offers Gemma a bargain that seems too good to be true. Will Gemma's trust in Stil be her downfall, or will he defy the entire country to save her? RUMPELSTILTSKIN is a fairy tale retelling of love, magical bargains, and high stakes. Filled with humor, adventure, and clean romance, it belongs to the Amazon best selling series TIMELESS FAIRY TALES. The books in this series take place in the same world and can be read all together, or as individual, stand-alone stories.

Red Rising (Red Rising #1) by Pierce Brown - 5.99$

“I live for the dream that my children will be born free,” she says.
“That they will be what they like. That they will own the land their father gave them.”
“I live for you,” I say sadly. Eo kisses my cheek. “Then you must live for more.”
Darrow is a Red, a member of the lowest caste in the color-coded society of the future. Like his fellow Reds, he works all day, believing that he and his people are making the surface of Mars livable for future generations. Yet he spends his life willingly, knowing that his blood and sweat will one day result in a better world for his children. But Darrow and his kind have been betrayed. Soon he discovers that humanity reached the surface generations ago. Vast cities and lush wilds spread across the planet. Darrow—and Reds like him—are nothing more than slaves to a decadent ruling class. Inspired by a longing for justice, and driven by the memory of lost love, Darrow sacrifices everything to infiltrate the legendary Institute, a proving ground for the dominant Gold caste, where the next generation of humanity’s overlords struggle for power. He will be forced to compete for his life and the very future of civilization against the best and most brutal of Society’s ruling class. There, he will stop at nothing to bring down his enemies . . . even if it means he has to become one of them to do so.

Fae - The Wild Hunt (The Riven Wyrde Saga #1) by Graham Austin-King - FREE

Sometimes the faerie tales are true. Sometimes, they are a warning. For a hundred generations the fae have been locked away from the world. In the cold. The Outside. They have faded out of sight and mind, into myth and folklore. But now the barriers are weakening, and the fae push against the tattered remnants of the Wyrde as they seek a way to return. As a new religion spreads across the world, sweeping the old ways and beliefs away before it, a war-like people look across the frozen ocean towards the shores of Anlan, hungry for new lands. War is coming, even as the Wyrde of the Droos is fading. Only by realising the truth lost in a child's tale will the world hope to withstand the wild hunt.

Diary of Anna the Girl Witch 1: Foundling Witch by Max Candee - 1.99$

My name is Anna Sophia, and I don’t know much about myself. Not what happened to my parents. Not why I was found living with wild bears in Siberia, and certainly not why an eccentric, rich couple in Switzerland is trying so hard to adopt me. I’ve always known I was different. I didn’t know just how different until my 13th birthday, when I discovered my supernatural powers, strange and frightening even to me. I also learned that these powers destroy my soul, bit by tiny bit. And now I’m in danger. My friends, too. It’s so tempting to use my magic to save us all, but would I sacrifice my soul for that? I just don’t know. I’m Anna Sophia. I can burn things. I can fly in a bucket. And I have some serious choices to make.

Japanese Fairy Tale by Yei Theodora Ozaki - FREE

Japanese Fairy Tales is a great collection of fairy tales translated and compiled by Yei Theodora Ozaki. It includes stories such as The Story of Princess Hase, The Story of Urashima Taro, and many more.

Villette by Charlotte Brontë - FREE

Villette tells the story of Lucy Snowe, who goes to the city of Villette to teach at an all-girls school.

The Selfish Giant by Oscar Wilde - FREE

Christmas is widely considered the most wonderful time of the year for many reasons. Christmas tends to invoke thoughts of Santa, egg nog, snow, gifts and much much more. Throughout the years there have been countless Christmas stories that help everyone feel the joy of the holiday season. This version of Oscar Wilde’s The Selfish Giant includes a table of contents and several Christmas related illustrations.