Kindle Steals: December 2012

There’s nothing I like better than a book that costs less than $5, thus the “Kindle Steals” segment was born. I get such a thrill when I see that a book I’ve been wanting is just waiting on Amazon to be downloaded on my Kindle for super cheap. Here are some books I’m excited about this month:

The City’s Son, Tom Pollock

Price: $1.99 – Buy on Amazon

Description: “Running from her traitorous best friend  and her estranged father, graffiti artist Beth  Bradley is looking for sanctuary. What she  finds is Filius, the ragged and cocky crown  prince of London’s mystical underworld.  Filius opens Beth’s eyes to the city she’s  never truly seen—where vast spiders crawl  telephone wires seeking voices to steal, railwraiths  escape their tethers, and statues conceal  an ancient priesthood robed in bronze.

But it all teeters on the brink of destruction.  Amid rumors that Filius’s goddess mother  will soon return from her 15-year exile,  Reach, a malign god of urban decay, wants  the young prince dead. Helping Filius raise  an alleyway army to reclaim his skyscraper  throne, Beth soon forgets her old life. But  when her best friend is captured, Beth must  choose between this wondrous existence and  the life she left behind.”

Why I Want It: This one has been on my radar since I heard about it from the publisher at ALA. It sounds amazing!

Carnival of Souls, Melissa Marr


Price: $1.99 – Buy on Amazon

Description: “In a city of daimons, rigid class lines separate the powerful from the power-hungry. And at the heart of The City is the Carnival of Souls, where both murder and pleasure are offered up for sale. Once in a generation, the carnival hosts a deadly competition that allows every daimon a chance to join the ruling elite. Without the competition, Aya and Kaleb would both face bleak futures—if for different reasons. For each of them, fighting to the death is the only way to try to live.

All Mallory knows of The City is that her father—and every other witch there—fled it for a life in exile in the human world. Instead of a typical teenage life full of friends and maybe even a little romance, Mallory scans quiet streets for threats, hides herself away, and trains to be lethal. She knows it’s only a matter of time until a daimon finds her and her father, so she readies herself for the inevitable.

While Mallory possesses little knowledge of The City, every inhabitant of The City knows of her. There are plans for Mallory, and soon she, too, will be drawn into the decadence and danger that is the Carnival of Souls.”

Why I Want It: I haven’t read Marr’s Wicked Lovely series (I have the first one, so I should get to it eventually), but the Carnival of Souls sounds creepy and awesome.

Princess of the Midnight Ball, Jessica Day George


Price: $1.59 – Buy on Amazon

Description: “Rose is one of twelve princesses forced to dance through the night in an underground palace. The key to breaking the spell lies in magic knitting needles, an invisibility cloak, and-of course-true love. Inspired by “The Twelve Dancing Princesses,”this novel is as captivating as it is fresh. Enchanted readers are sure to clamor for the new companion, Princess of Glass, also published.”

Why I Want It: I’m a sucker for fairytale retellings, and I’ve never read one based on the Twelve Dancing Princesses.


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