Friday, August 24, 2012

Friday Freebies: August 24, 2012

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

Ashes to Ashes and Cinder to Cinder
by Cameron Jace

Available as: Kindle edition
Pages: 28
Publisher: unknown
Publication date: May 29, 2012
Suggested tags: young adult, fairy tales, short stories

Second in The Grimm Diaries Prequels. (The first book in The Grimm Diaries series, Snow White Sorrow, is schedule to be released on October 30, 2012.) From Amazon:
"What if all you knew about fairy tales was wrong?

Seventeen-year-old Alice Grimm, a descendant of the Brothers Grimm, is one of few in the world who can locate fairytale characters who don't know who they really are. She is sent to Venice where archeologists found an 800-year-old witch's skeleton in the city that invented the art of glassblowing in the past. The corpse is surrounded with seventeen glass slippers, and it is suggested that it might belong to the real Cinderella.

With the help of Loki, a Dreamhunter who enters dream of the immortal, they both follow a trail of evidence that leads them to the shocking origins of the Real Cinderella.

This Grimm Diaries Prequels are a number of short books in the form of epistolary diary entries. The diaries are more of teasers for the upcoming series: The Grimm Diaries, allowing you to get a glimpse of what to expect of the series.

Cold Kiss
by Amy Garvey

Available as: hardcover, paperback, Kindle edition, ebook
Pages: 309 (Kindle edition)
Publisher: HarperTeen
Publication date: September 20, 2011
Suggested tags: young adult, paranormal, romance

First in the Cold Kiss series. From Amazon:
"It was a beautiful, warm summer day, the day Danny died.

Suddenly Wren was alone and shattered. In a heartbroken fury, armed with dark incantations and a secret power, Wren decides that what she wants—what she must do—is to bring Danny back.

But the Danny who returns is just a shell of the boy Wren fell in love with. His touch is icy; his skin, smooth and stiff as marble; his chest, cruelly silent when Wren rests her head against it.

Wren must keep Danny a secret, hiding him away, visiting him at night, while her life slowly unravels around her. Then Gabriel DeMarnes transfers to her school, and Wren realizes that somehow, inexplicably, he can sense the powers that lie within her—and that he knows what she has done. And now Gabriel wants to help make things right.

But Wren alone has to undo what she has wrought—even if it means breaking her heart all over again.

Let's Face It
by Jodi R. Moore

Available as: paperback, Kindle edition
Pages: 228 (Kindle edition)
Publisher: Summer Job Books
Publication date: March 16, 2012
Suggested tags: young adult, realistic fiction

From Amazon:
"We’ve all seen the commercials – a pretty pop star promises your skin will be clear if you just . . . For fifteen-year-old Kaylin Bidwell, it doesn’t matter what they say. She knows the truth. Those products won't clear up her acne. She even proved it for a science fair project, hoping to win a spot at science camp with the guy she’s had a crush on for 20% of her life. But the only kind of spot she may end up with this summer are the ones on her face. Kaylin is determined to find a solution, even if it means interning for a company that makes acne products that never work. Could Kaylin help make something better? What she really wants is something better than better – a cure.

Ages 12 and up.

Singled Out
by Veronica Blade

Available as: Kindle edition, ebook
Pages: 42 (Kindle edition)
Publisher: Crush Publishing Inc
Publication date: August 8, 2012
Suggested tags: young adult, romance, short stories

Second in the Single Girls series. From Amazon:
"This is a very short story of appx 40 pages.

Brittany’s short-lived fling with the insanely hot Wyatt left her seething, despite still liking him. Since he barely glances her way anymore, going to prom alone seems far better than going with some loser. But Brittany's well-intentioned friends haven’t given up on Wyatt, and they’re intensifying their matchmaking tactics!