Friday, July 13, 2012

Friday Freebies: July 13, 2012

Click on each title to go to the Amazon Kindle edition listing. Be sure to double-check the price before you download!

Alias Dragonfly
by Jane Singer

Available as: paperback, Kindle edition, ebook
Pages: 178 (Kindle edition)
Publisher: Bell Bridge Books
Publication date: November 11, 2011
Suggested tags: young adult, historical fiction, 19th century

From Amazon:
"Fifteen years old. Wanted:Dead or Alive

"Don't love a spy," warns fifteen year old Pinkerton agent Maddie Bradford, a lonely, rebellious outsider with a mind on fire and a photographic memory. It is 1861, the Civil War has just started and this motherless teen must move with her soldier-father from New Hampshire to Washington, DC; a city at war, packed cheek by jowl with soldiers, Rebel spies, slave catchers, and traitors of all stripes bent on waging a war of destruction against the Union, and President Lincoln himself.

Maddie's journal, written in secret, of course, begins with her arrival at her aunt's DC boardinghouse through the first year of the Civil War, a time as Maddie puts it, "full of dips and dangers," when she becomes a fearless Union spy. And then there is the mysterious, maddening Jake Whitestone, a young man who awakens something equally dangerous in Maddie: Love in a time of terror.

Civil War historian, author, and lecturer Jane Singer brings her unique voice to Alias Dragonfly.

by Soraya Lane

Available as: Kindle edition
Pages: 193
Publisher: Soraya Lane
Publication date: July 6, 2012
Suggested tags: young adult, paranormal, shapeshifters

From Amazon:
"When her twin sister dies of a mysterious heart condition, Riley King is sent to her grandma’s ranch. But instead of the isolation she’s been aching for, she learns of a family secret that’s been deliberately kept from her, until now.

As if finding out she’s actually a leopard wasn't enough shock for one vacation, Riley meets Hunter Logan … the guy she’s promised to. For life. But Riley has no intention of being told what to do by anyone, certainly not some stubborn, dominant shifter. Even if he can make her purr, her claws are slicing out. Until Riley realizes that not fulfilling her destiny would commit her sister to a life on the other side without her.

Notes to Self
by Avery Sawyer

Available as: Kindle edition
Pages: 158
Publisher: unknown
Publication date: November 20, 2011
Suggested tags: young adult, realistic fiction, contemporary

From Amazon:
"Two climbed up. Two fell down.

One woke up.

Robin Saunders is a high school sophomore with an awesome best friend, a hard-working single mom, and a complicated relationship with a sweet guy named Reno. She's coasting along, trying to get through yet another tedious year of high school, when Em suggests something daring. They live in Florida-- tourist central--and Emily wants to sneak into a theme park after midnight and see what they're made of.

When things get out of control, Robin wakes up in a hospital bed and Emily doesn't wake up at all. Just getting dressed becomes an ordeal as Robin tries to heal and piece together the details of that terrible night. Racing to remember everything in the hopes of saving Emily, Robin writes a series of notes to herself to discover the truth.

Gr. 8-12. Adult language.

The Sea King's Daughter
by Miranda Simon

Available as: Kindle edition
Pages: 110
Publisher: unknown
Publication date: July 5, 2012
Suggested tags: young adult, fairy tales, retellings

From Amazon:
"What would you sacrifice for love? Nyx, the sea king's youngest daughter, detests her underwater palace; she yearns for the sunlit world above the waves. After the young mermaid rescues a human from drowning, she is determined to be with him at any cost. But life on land is not at all as she dreamed, and the price of happiness may be higher than she ever imagined. Love and heartbreak intertwine in this breathtakingly romantic retelling of 'The Little Mermaid' -- a classic story that comes to life in 'The Sea King's Daughter'."

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