Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Book Deals: The Best Amazon E-Book Deals for 1/14/14

 
We tirelessly scour Amazon for great deals on great books so you don't have to!!

Hi, Steph Stackers! For your e-reading pleasure, here are some of the great deals I found on Amazon today!

These deals seem to go fast, so grab your copy while it's on sale!
 
If you haven't checked out last week's post Amazon E-Book Deals for January 2014 yet, head on over because many of those deals are still live
(including Outlander by Diana Gabaldon and The Shining by Stephen King for $1.99!)
 
Just click the book covers below to go straight to Amazon and grab these book deals.
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Under $6



Faves:

The Passage by Justin Cronin - An epic vampire story that is reminiscent of Stephen King in all of the best ways. The first chapter alone had me hooked and convinced that Cronin is a master storyteller!

Flowers in the Attic by VC Andrews - This novel kept me reading into the wee hours of the morning when I was a kid. The story of children locked for years in their grandmother's attic is a little bit pulpy, but a fast, not-as-serious-as-it-sounds read. Another adaptation of this novel is coming to Lifetime on January 18th.

The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty - This novel was everyone's Must Read lists for 2013 (including Entertainment Weekly, Amazon and Goodreads.) This is an incredible price for the story of a woman whose husband dies and whose life is further is shattered by the discovery of a scandalous letter he left behind. Check out Avalon's review here!

Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman - This non-fiction novel (the basis for the critically acclaimed series on Netflix) tells the story of a well-heeled and educated woman thrown in jail for a drug-related offense from her reckless youth ten years prior.

The Woman Upstairs by Claire Messud - Another darling of last year's Best Of lists, Messud's novel centers around a quiet and innocuous woman approaching middle age, single and childless, who examines her life and realizes she hasn't achieved any of her dreams. Enter a family that she bonds with and falls in love with, that changes her life.

I am almost finished with this book right now and I have rarely (if ever) read of a more inwardly angry and frustrated woman. Told from her POV, The Woman Upstairs just simmers with pent-up anger and resentment in an amazing way.
 
 
Under $5



Faves:

The Butler: A Witness to History by Wes Haygood - The non-fiction novel on which the award-winning movie (of the same name) is based. I haven't read the book, but have seen the movie (starring Forrest Whitaker an Oprah Winfrey) and it was amazing!

FYI: Burn by Maya Banks is Book #3 in her Breathless Trilogy


Under $4



Faves:

Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell - Gladwell is know for his non-fiction novels that take conventional perceptions and turn them on their ear. Outliers is arguably one of his most famous books and questions the origins and recipe for success.

Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell - This is the novel that has become an award-winning movie that has created a groundswell of support and buzz. Subtitled as The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10, this is the true-life story of Marcus Luttrell, the sole survivor of Operation Redwing, an operation that led to the largest loss of life in Navy SEAL history.

FYI: Rush by Maya Banks is Book #1 in her Breathless Trilogy (for some reason Fever - Book #2 - is not on sale, which is just crazy-sauce)


Under $3



Faves:

The Walking Dead (Rise of the Governor) by Robert Kirkman and Jay Bohansinga - I am a huge Walking Dead fan (graphic novels, TV show, the works), so maybe I am biased, but I just finished this novel and loved it!

For Walking Dead fans, this is a great supplement and origin story of the Governor that will give you new insight to our favorite bad guy (the end reveals a huge secret that you will never know unless you read this book!) For readers new to The Walking Dead world, this novel is a great start to introduce you to what all the fuss is about.

Patient Zero by Jonathan Maberry - Looks like zombies are becoming a theme here...I just LOVE Jonathan Mayberry (also author of the Rot & Ruin / Benny Imura series). He knows zombies like no other (except maybe Robert Kirkman and George A. Romero - now that would be a fun crew to have beers with!)

Patient Zero is the first book in Maberry's Joe Ledger series and I can't wait to dig in. Added bonus: we got to meet him at BEA last year and he was the most amazing, friendly and patient man ever!

Defy by Sarah B. Larson - I was lucky enough to receive an ARC of Defy and am right n the middle of it. I am loving the story (a girl has to disguise herself as a young man and poses as a soldier to avoid going to the dreaded breeding rooms). It reminds me of the Throne of Glass series a little and I'm a sucker for stories where women have to use their wits and bad-ass fighting skills to survive.

Angels & Demons by Dan Brown - Although the second book in this Robert Langdon Series, The Da Vinci Code is better known, I actually enjoyed Angels & Demons (Book #1 - Robert Langdon Series) more. Priced at $2.99, you should take this opportunity to snap it right up!




Under $2



Faves:

Someone Else's Love Story by Joshilyn Jackson - I've yet to read this story of two people who meet under perilous circumstances during an attempted robbery, but the reviews are great and I am a fan of Jackson's previous work. Looks like a winner to me!

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows has been a critical darling since its publication in 2008. The movie adaptation has been rumored for years, but recent rumors have Kenneth Branagh and Kate Winslet on board. I need to hurry up and read this book so I can be properly judgmental when the movie finally comes out.

FYI: The Lord of Opium by Nancy Farmer is Book #2  in her Matteo Alacran Series
Abducted by T.R. Ragan is Book #1 of the Lizzy Gardener Series



Under $1



Faves:

Twelve Years a Slave - Enhanced Edition by Dr. Sue Eakin Based on a Lifetime Project. New Info, Images, Maps is the basis for the award-winning movie of the same name. For more insight into the horrific plight of Solomon Northup, a man who was born free and then kidnapped and forced into brutal slavery for twelve years, 99 cents is a small price to pay.



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