Hey everyone, welcome to the third Kindle eBook haul on this blog! I was browsing Amazon the other night, and I found some real bargains that were too good to pass up. I feel really lucky to have found these, especially as there are some fairly new releases and several have been raved about on the BookTube community! I purchased a whopping NINE books, so without further ado, let’s get on with the haul!
The first book I got was Nevernight by Jay Kristoff, which is the first book in the Nevernight Chronicles. The novel follows Mia, who is raised in the shadows and is destined to destroy empires and avenge herself on those who shattered her world. For this, Mia must train with the assassins of the Red Church of Itreya, and prove herself. She needs to survive murderers, liars and daemons in a place that isn’t ordinary. Then again, Mia isn’t ordinary either… I’m really excited to try this – Caz of Little Book Owl is raving about this series! At the time of purchase, this eBook was £1.99.
The second book I got was Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu, and this is a standalone read. The novel follows Vivian who is fed up with her small town Texas high school. Sexism, enforced dress codes and hallway harassment is everywhere she looks. Vivian decides to create a feminist zine to distribute anonymously to her classmates. When others start to respond, she realises she isn’t just changing her school. She is starting a revolution! I’m curious to read this as Emma of emmmabooks has been talking about this for a little while now! This was released last month, so seeing the price tag, I couldn’t help myself. At the time of purchase, this eBook was 99p.
The third book I got was The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas, and this is a standalone read. This is being made into a film, so this is exciting news! The novel follows Starr who witnesses the fatal shooting of her unarmed childhood best friend, Khalil, at the hands of a police officer. Was Khalil a drug dealer? Was Khalil a thug? The death of the teen becomes headline news, but only Starr knows what really happens. What Starr says could upend her community, and also endanger her life. This is a diverse read with a huge focus on social commentary, politics and the trauma faced by many black Americans today. So many members of the BookTube community are encouraging people to read this, so I can’t wait to pick it up! At the time of purchase, this eBook was £1.90.
The fourth book I got was Larry 2: The Squeequel by Adam Millard. This is the second book in the Larry series, and I’m dying to read it! Following on the theme of comedy and eighties horror movies, Larry ‘Pigface’ Travers has been brought back from his grisly demise. His goal? Destroy the final girl who ruined his amazing comeback. Now though, she has developed a strange telekinetic connection to Larry himself. And she’s become acquainted with Sister Geoff, a nun who could destroy Larry once and for all! What I loved about the first book was how well it fitted with the eighties films like Friday the 13th and A Nightmare on Elm Street. The series is a love letter to those films, with handfuls of lewd, crude, humour, so I’m excited to see what happens next. At the time of purchase, this eBook was £1.99.
The fifth book I got was Entangled by Cat Clarke, and this is a standalone read. The novel follows Grace who wakes up in a white room, with paper and pens laid on a table. The problem is that Grace has no idea of how she got there. Grace’s life comes back to her as she starts to write, although it means remembering everything she tried to forgot – falling in love with Nat, and the disintegration of her friendship with Sal. Grace needs to know why she is there. What is it that she’s forgotten? I remember reading this not long after its release in 2011 and it really struck a cord with me. There’s something about it that I connected with on a mental level, so I’m excited to re-enter Grace’s world. At the time of purchase, this eBook was £1.99.
The sixth book I got was another standalone read by Cat Clarke – Undone. The novel follows teenager Jem who has fallen in love with her best friend. Her gay best friend. She’s trying to deal with this, to still be the best friend that he needs and wants. And then, her heart is broken. After being outed online, Kai kills himself. Jem knows nothing can bring Kai back, but she knows who was responsible. And she is going to take them down! I remember reading this not long after its release in 2012, so to come back to Jem’s story seven years later, is a good feeling. So many teenagers and adults continue to struggle within the LGBTQ community, so I feel that this is an important book. At the time of purchase, this eBook was £1.99.
The seventh book I got was another standalone read by Cat Clarke – A Kiss in the Dark. The novel follows Alex and Kate who meet and have that instant attraction. Alex is funny, good-looking, and a little shy. Kate is pretty, charming and a little naïve. And yet, one of them is hiding a secret that threatens to ruin their blossoming relationship and both of their lives. This is a Cat Clarke novel that I haven’t read yet, so I’m really curious to see what happens to this young couple! At the time of purchase, this eBook was £1.99.
The penultimate book I got was – can you guess? Yes, readers, it was another standalone read by Cat Clarke – The Lost and the Found. The novel follows Faith, who was the only witness to her sister Laurel’s abduction. Her childhood was dominated by the disappearance – from her parents broken marriage to media attention, and “friends” who only want to talk about Laurel. Thirteen years later, a girl is found with Laurel’s teddy. Laurel is home. When a set of events leaves Faith isolated and paranoid, she starts to wonder if anything lost can be truly found after all. This is another Cat Clarke novel that I haven’t read yet, so I’m really excited – I love reading about this kind of thing! At the time of purchase, this eBook was £1.99.
Guess what the final book was that I bought? Yes, it was Girlhood by Cat Clarke, another standalone read. The novel follows Harper who attends Duncraggan Academy. She is trying to escape the guilt over her twin sisters death, something she was a part of. No-one else will ever really understand, especially not her new friends. Until Kirsty arrives… Kirsty has lost a sister too, and the pair connect. Soon though, Kirsty’s behaviour becomes erratic. Her life mirrors Harper’s. She becomes obsessed with Harper’s dead sister. Harper’s sense of identity and her friendships start to suffer. She wants nothing more than to get back to being who she wants to be… It came out earlier this year, so I’m excited to jump into this! At the time of purchase, this eBook was 99p.
So that completes my third eBook haul. Let me know what eBooks you have hauled lately, and if you have any recommendations, please feel free to let me know! Oh, and if you recommend, Torn by Cat Clarke… I already have it! *big cheesy grin here*