Cheap Reads! Young Adult Bargains for September

It’s September, so there are new bargain eBooks available at Amazon!  Here are some Contemporary YA novels you might enjoy, all priced at under four bucks!

 

Awkward by Marni Bates – I thought this was a great read!  It’s $2.99 for your Kindle this month.

Mackenzie Wellesley has spent her life avoiding the spotlight. At Smith High, she’s the awkward junior people only notice when they need help with homework. Until she sends a burly football player flying with her massive backpack and makes a disastrous – not to mention unwelcome – attempt at CPR. Before the day is out, the whole fiasco explodes on YouTube. And then the strangest thing happens. Suddenly, Mackenzie is an Internet sensation, with four million hits and counting. Sucked into a whirlwind of rock stars, paparazzi, and free designer clothes, she even catches the eye of the most popular guy at school. And that’s when life gets really interesting…

 

The Latte Rebellion by Sarah Jamila Stevenson – $1.99

Our philosophy is simple: Promote a latte-colored world! —from the Latte Rebellion Manifesto
When high school senior Asha Jamison gets called a "towel head" at a pool party, the racist insult gives Asha and her best friend Carey a great money-making idea for a post-graduation trip. They’ll sell T-shirts promoting the Latte Rebellion, a club that raises awareness of mixed-race students.
Seemingly overnight, their "cause" goes viral and the T-shirts become a nationwide fad. As new chapters spring up from coast to coast, Asha realizes that her simple marketing plan has taken on a life of its own-and it’s starting to ruin hers. Asha’s once-stellar grades begin to slip, threatening her Ivy League dreams, and her friendship with Carey is hanging by a thread. And when the peaceful underground movement turns militant, Asha’s school launches a disciplinary hearing.Facing expulsion, Asha must decide how much she’s willing to risk for something she truly believes in.

 

 

Mindblind by Jennifer Roy – $3.99 – Free to rent for Prime Members

Fourteen-year-old Nathaniel Clark lives in two worlds—the outside world of his family and friends and his own, special, inside Aspie world, where he’s not forced to interact with people or worry about wearing his clothes right-side out. The world where he can solve mathematical problems that elude even the brightest graduate students. The world where he feels he can find his own inner truth. People say he’s a genius, but Nathaniel thinks differently. According to a book he once read, a true genius uses his talent to make a contribution to the world. Nathaniel takes the definition literally, and begins his quest for genius status. "I will start, right after I wash the chocolate off my face. If I want to be seen as a genius, I should not look like an idiot." Nathaniel has a sky-high IQ and perfect SAT scores, but Jennifer Roy and her husband, Greg, have a remarkable 8-year-old son, Adam, who not only inspired the character of Nathaniel Clark, but also created the "Amazing Race" charts and the narrative at the back of MindBlind.

The Sisters Club by Megan McDonald – $1.99

From the author of the Judy Moody books, this exciting novel captures the warmth, humor — and squabbles — of three spunky sisters.

Meet the Sisters Club: twelve-year-old Alex, aspiring actress and born drama queen; eight-year-old Joey, homework lover and pioneer wannabe; and smack in the middle, ten-year-old Stevie, the glue that holds them together — through dinner disasters, disputes over stolen lucky sweaters, and Alex’s going gaga over her leading man. Playfully weaving Stevie’s narration with Alex’s scripts, Joey’s notebook entries, and hilarious elements such as "How to Swear in Shakespeare" and "Dear Sock Monkey" letters, this hugely engaging novel showcases Megan McDonald’s ear for dialogue, comic timing, and insight into the ever-changing dynamics of sisterhood.

The Sisters Club: Rule of Three by Megan McDonald – $1.99

The play’s the thing when sibling rivalry takes center stage in a funny, spot-on, all-new Sisters Club story by the inimitable creator of Judy Moody.

Alex has always been the Actor-with-a-capital-A in the Reel family, and middle-sister Stevie has always been content behind the scenes. But when the school play turns out to be a musical, Stevie (the natural-born singer of the family), decides that she may just be tired of being the Sensible One. Maybe, for once, she’d like to be the one in the spotlight! Alex isn’t so keen on vying for the same role as her younger sister, however, and soon the dueling divas — with little sister Joey egging them on — are engaged in a fierce competition to find out who’s got what it takes to play the Princess. Has Stevie broken the rules by going for what she wants — or will it be Alex who hands down the biggest betrayal of all?

Excerpt: The Dark Garden by Eden Bradley

Thanks to Random House, I have an excerpt from The  Dark Garden by Eden Bradley to share with you!  Readers who enjoyed 50 Shades of Gray may want to take a look at this book.    If you enjoy the excerpt, you can order a copy from your favorite bookseller or by clicking here: The Dark Garden: A Novel.  There’s a plot description:

 

If you loved Fifty Shades of Grey . . . get ready to enter The Dark Garden.

A deliciously potent tale of one woman’s quest for self-discovery.

Rowan Cassidy likes to be in charge—especially in her personal life. As a mistress at Club Privé, the most exclusive bondage/S & M club on the West Coast, Rowan can live out her dominant fantasies safely, and with complete control—until the night Christian Thorne walks in. Self-confident and sophisticated, he’s a natural dominant if Rowan’s ever seen one. Yet she can’t stop thinking about him and imagining his touch.

Christian has returned home, hoping to break free from his dissatisfaction and malaise—and discovers the cure in Rowan. He’s dying to get his skilled hands on her and watch her surrender, to unlock the mystery of her that captivates him. Determined to be her master, he makes Rowan a daring proposition: give herself over to him for thirty days.

Rowan finds Christian’s offer terrifying—and impossible to resist. But abandoning herself to Christian’s power might be more than she can handle. . . . Or it might be the realization of her true nature and the dark garden within her. There will be only one way to find out. And once the game has begun, there’s no turning back.

 

The Dark Garden; A Novel

The Sunday Post and Stacking the Shelves–September 2nd

The Sunday Post is hosted by Kimba of The Caffeinated Book Reviewer. This is a weekly meme where we can share news of the week and highlight new books received.

I got back late last night from a horse show, and I’m totally exhausted.  I am so glad that it’s a holiday weekend so that I have another day to recover.  I always think I’m going to have some time to chill and read when I’m at a show, but it doesn’t usually work out that way.  There is a lot of running around at the fairgrounds, with many, many distractions, especially at the bigger shows.  There are all of the pretty, pretty horses, and almost against my will, I find myself sucked in to watching the classes or the warm-ups, even for the divisions I don’t really like.  And then there are all of the puppies and dogs people have brought to keep themselves company, and it’s animal overload.  It’s a lot of fun meeting new people and their pets at the shows.  My favorite new animal friend was a 3 year old Great Dane.  He was awesome because he was so well behaved, and because I didn’t even have to bend down to pet him! 

Elle had her best show yet, winning  Grand Champion Mare and getting the Reserve in her driving class.  It was raining during the performance class, so I didn’t get any pictures (again! every time the trainer drives her, we have a monsoon!)

This is Elle after her in-hand class, being modeled by my show buddy, Sarah. 

 

This is all of the stuff they shove into your arms after your horse wins a championship class.  Then you are supposed to run across the fairgrounds without dropping or breaking any of it, which would be bad, because there is horse poop everywhere.

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Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews to share new additions to our library. Click here to learn more about it.

New Arrivals at the Café:

The Clockwork Sky Vol 1 by Madeleine Rosca

Message to Adolf Part 1 by Osamu Tezuka

A Guile of Dragons by James Enge

Reaper by K D McEntire

Callie’s Cowboy by Karen Leabo

The Devils Thief by Samantha Kane

Send Me a Sign by Tiffany Schmidt

Freaks Like Us by Susan Vaught

A great big thanks to the publishers for their continued support!

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