Audible June Sale
Audible are back with a new 2 for 1 sale! I am disappointed that the selection seems fairly narrow this time around but there are still some great books to spend your credits on. I struggled to find many own voices audiobooks in the sale but I could have missed some. If you have any recommendations then please let me know in the comments below! Here are my top picks from the Audible June Sale to get you started:
Angie Thomas is the talented author behind The Hate U Give and she returns with another powerful story On The Come Up. This is an own voices book that gives the reader an insight into the poverty stricken lives of poor, working class Black families within America. Like it’s predecessor it deals with the topics of discrimination and prejudice. Bri wants to be a famous rapper but she has to fight hard for her dream in a world where the odds are stacked against her. Freedom of speech isn’t always free. The narrator has received high praise in many reviews and I look forward to listening to it as it has been on my wishlist for ages!
I really need to spend some time catching up on Alice Osman’s books. They are praised extremely highly and Radio Silence is no exception. “What if everything you set yourself up to be was wrong?” Radio Silence is a YA contemporary novel with diverse characters and LGBTQIAP+ representation. It explores themes of identity, diversity and the freedom to choose. Frances has very set goals in life and nothing will stand in her way, even herself. When Aled comes onto the scene, for the first time Frances is unafraid to be herself. However, when the trust between them is broken, Frances has to decide between who she was and who she wants to be.
Famous for her Grishaverse novels, starting with Shadow and Bone, Leigh Bardugo has now published her adult debut Ninth House. Alex is the sole survivor of a horrific and unsolved multiple homicide. Whilst in hospital, Alex is offered a chance to attend the elite university of Yale. What she doesn’t understand is why her and what the catch is? After all, as a school drop out her teenage years were spent in dead-end jobs and with her drug dealer boyfriends. Searching for answers Alex arrives into the world of secret societies, full of the rich and powerful. When their occult activities are revealed they are more sinister than she ever could have imagined.
The Priory of the Orange Tree was one of the most anticipated fantasy releases of 2019. I guiltily admit that I have not yet read my copy, despite it being signed by Samantha at the Manchester event last year. When I get behind on my reading I am reluctant to pick up such a huge tome! I am really excited to listen to the audiobook though as it is about time that I delved into what promises to be a wonderful story. It has dragons, assassins and a secret society of mages. Basically, everything I need in a fantasy book.
The people of Alera have a unique bond with elementals, known as furies. Together they have stood against aggressive forces to protect their world. A battle for succession looms as the Lord of Alera has no heir and Houses position themselves to take power. 15 year old Tavi is caught in a deadly storm and saves the life of a runaway slave. It turns out however that Amara is actually a spy seeking intelligence on traitors to the crown. When war erupts around them Tavi’s talents may save them all. This was recommended to me ages ago and I already have the audiobook waiting to go.
Audible June Sale
I hope that this post is helpful for you. I love a bargain, especially when it comes to books and audiobooks. Audible’s 2 for 1 sales give you a lot of value and I nearly always find at least two books I was planning to pick up anyway. It is a great way to spend any leftover credits that you don’t know what to do with. As I mentioned earlier, the Audible June sale doesn’t seem to be quite as expansive as last month. I hope that next month there will be more choice and I would love to see some more own voices books on offer.