Friday, July 4, 2014

Friday Freebies: July 4, 2014

Happy 4th of July, fellow bookworms! :)
Click on each title to go to the Amazon Kindle edition listing. Be sure to double-check the price before you download!

The Case of the Chocolate Snatcher (Free Sample Story)
by Bruce Lansky

Available as: paperback, Kindle edition, ebook
Pages: 112 (Kindle edition)
Publisher: Meadowbrook
Publication date: March 11, 2014
Suggested tags: middle grade, mystery, short stories

Second in the Can You Solve the Mystery? series. (A sample of the first book in the series, The Secret of the Long-Lost Cousin, is currently available for free on Amazon also.) From Amazon:
"Twelve-year-old amateur sleuths, and best friends, Hawkeye Collins and Amy Adams love to solve cases. They invite readers to follow the clues and sketches to solve crimes in their hometown of Lakewood Hills. All of the books in the “Can You Solve the Mystery” series contain 9-10 short mysteries. Readers are given written clues as well as visual clues to help them solve the crime. The answers and a brief wrap-up are given in the back of the book."

by Amy Evans

Available as: paperback, Kindle edition, ebook
Pages: 208 (Kindle edition)
Publisher: Amazon Digital Services
Publication date: December 22, 2013
Suggested tags: young adult, paranormal

First in The Dolphin Prophecy series. From Amazon:
"Clicks - When you just know.

Clicks are the sounds the universe makes to tell you what will happen next. Truths you hear in your heart that you can't explain.

For sixteen year old Cami, the clicks won’t stop. They’re telling her to fall in love with the wrong twin, that her family is hiding something, and that Pinhold, her pristine Island home, is in danger. It's hard to trust them when they go against everything she knows.

But then an ocean mystery makes people sick, sinking the best swimmers to the seafloor and, while they're not dead, they're barely alive.

Modern medicine and island legends have no answers for Cami. Can she trust her instincts to find a cure, or will she lose the most important people in her life forever?

by Kimberly Loth

Available as: Kindle edition
Pages: 251
Publisher: Amazon Digital Services
Publication date: April 21, 2014
Suggested tags: young adult, paranormal, romance

First in The Thorn Chronicles. From Amazon:
"Trapped in a dark cult, sixteen-year-old Naomi Aren has lived a quiet, albeit unhappy, life nestled deep in the hills of the Ozarks. With uncut hair, denim skirts, and only roses for friends, Naomi seldom questions why her life is different from other kids at school. Until the day her abusive father, who is also the cult’s leader, announces her wedding. Naomi must marry Dwayne Yerdin, a bully who reeks of sweat and manure and is the only one person who scares her worse than her father.

Then she meets Kai, the mysterious boy who brings her exotic new roses and stolen midnight kisses. Kisses that bring her a supernatural strength she never knew she had. As the big day approaches, Naomi unearths more secrets of about her father’s cult. She learns she has power of her own and while Kai may have awakened that power, Naomi must find a way to use it to escape Dwayne and her father—without destroying herself.

The Mind's Eye
by K.C. Finn

Available as: paperback, Kindle edition, ebook
Pages: 247 (Kindle edition)
Publisher: Clean Teen Publishing
Publication date: March 30, 2014
Suggested tags: young adult, historical fiction, paranormal

First in the SYNSK series. From Amazon:
"A girl with a telepathic gift finds a boy clinging to his last hope during the war-torn climate of Europe, 1940.

At fifteen, Kit Cavendish is one the oldest evacuees to escape London at the start of the Second World War due to a long term illness that sees her stuck in a wheelchair most of the time. But Kit has an extraordinary psychic power: she can put herself into the minds of others, see through their eyes, feel their emotions, even talk to them – though she dares not speak out for fear of her secret ability being exposed.

As Kit settles into her new life in the North Wales village of Bryn Eira Bach, solitude and curiosity encourage her to gain better control of her gift. Until one day her search for information on the developing war leads her to the mind of Henri, a seventeen-year-old Norwegian boy witnessing the German occupation of his beloved city, Oslo. As Henri discovers more about the English girl occupying his mind, the psychic and emotional bonds between them strengthen and Kit guides him through an oppressive and dangerous time.

There are secrets to be uncovered, both at home and abroad, and it’s up to Kit and Henri to come together and fight their own battles in the depths of the world’s greatest war.

1 comment:

  1. I'll have to take a look at The Case of the Chocolate Snatcher. I love the title!