12 Days of Kindle Sale – Top Picks
I hope you have had a wonderful Christmas and are looking forward to your New Year plans! It has been quiet around here as I unfortunately have been poorly for the whole of the festive season. That said, it has been nice to have a rest for once and I am finally in a state to be able to read again. Kinda useful for a book blogger right?! As always, I am behind with my reading but am now massively tempted by all of the book sales. The one that has really caught my notice is the 12 Days of Kindle sale. It runs until January the 6th and is full of amazing titles at bargain prices (all under £2). Here are my top picks to get you started!
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This is pretty much the Richard and Judy book club selection section of the Kindle sale!
The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton: A mystery-thriller that I have heard a lot about since it was published in 2018. I’ve heard a lot of reviewers rave about this book and a handful that weren’t as convinced. I am still intrigued and at £1.29 it is hard to go wrong.
The Familiars by Stacey Halls: A historical fiction novel with a dose of the supernatural. Witches anyone? I love the cover of this book as it is so pretty, plus it has so many small details to look at!
The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon: One of the biggest, quite literally, fantasy releases of 2019. This book is a beast and full of dragons. It has LGBT+ rep and is based in a Queendom without an heir. I am ashamed that I still haven’t read my copy. It comes from being behind in my reading rather than reflecting my lust for being able to sit and read this book. I was thrilled to see so many accolades from my fellow bloggers. Definitely a top pick from the Kindle sale at £1.39!
Furies of Calderon: The Codex Alera by Jim Butcher: A fast paced high fantasy adventure by one of my favourite authors. If you don’t know how much I love Jim Butcher then welcome to my blog as it is clearly the first time that we have met. This is the first book in a six books series so plenty to get your teeth into! The inspiration for this series came from a bet within Butcher’s writing group. He picked two ‘lame’ ideas to meld together, which were the Roman empire meets Pokémon…. Yep. Enjoy!
A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin: An award winning coming-of-age novel first published in 1968. I have come to feel that this is a book that every YA fantasy lover should have read, thus I obviously haven’t yet. A great time to pick up this classic though at 99p. It is the first in a six book series which contain wizards, dragons and magic. Sold!
The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J. Maas: Most YA fantasy lovers will have come across the Throne of Glass series. I highly recommend you check it out if not! This book contains all of the novellas that run alongside the series. I read it after finishing book three but you can read it at any point. That said, I think it is helpful to read it before Empire of Storms as some of the characters do crop up towards the end.
The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater: This is a YA fantasy book that I definitely should have read by now. It is SO loved by some of my fellow book blogger friends and is regularly featured as a fandom for various book box subscriptions. One day I promise to understand your love for this paranormal fantasy & romance but until then I consider this a £1.99 well spent.
The Extinction Trials by S.M. Wilson: I don’t feel like I have to say much about this one. Instead I simply ask, why wouldn’t you want to read a sci-fi dystopia with dinosaurs? Especially at 99p!
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman: A contemporary story about an unconventional heroine who, despite what she may feel, is capable of making friends. Weirdness is relative. Please note if you look for trigger warnings that this book does contain topics such as PTSD, suicide, child abuse and alcoholism.
Slay by Brittney Morris: I was super excited to see this YA contemporary novel in the sale! The synopsis sounds wonderful and I have wanted to read it ever since it was brought to my attention. Kiera is an honors student and one of the only black kids at Jefferson Academy. Her days may be spent as a maths tutor but her nights are dedicated to developing the mmorpg card game Slay. Threatened by a online troll who wants to sue her for “anti-white discrimination”, Kiera has to manage her secret identity whilst trying to protect her game. So excited to finally read this and for only 99p!!!
Have you picked up any awesome books in the Kindle sale? Share you finds with me & your fellow book lovers in the comments below!