Before I got into reading I was addicted to music. Each week I got on iTunes, checked out the new releases, and looked for new artists. But that was then. Now reading is my new addiction. Like many people, I am subscribed to several book deal newsletters. Whenever I go into a store I have to check out their book section. I love finding a new story that grabs my attention.
All that means that my TBR list keeps growing, and I want to help you grow yours as well. Below are a few books that I discovered this past week and bought for myself. Maybe one of them will grab your attention as well. Unfortunately, I now have to decide which one I will read first. Have you already read any of them? I’d love to hear what you think of it.
What books did you discover this week? Let me know in the comments below.
Most of these books this were brought to my attention through friends and groups on Facebook, through emails like BookBub, and author newsletters.
This Body Won’t Break: Part 1 (The O-Negative Series)
by Lea McKee
The truth doesn’t always set you free.
Orphaned as a child, Joanna has lived her entire life in the care of the New Terra Alliance. On the verge of turning eighteen, Joanna eagerly awaits her release into what remains of society.
It was a beautiful lie.
Joanna was never meant to leave. She is part of the August Harvest, slated to die before the month’s end. With a rogue soldier’s promise to find her a way out, Joanna dares to hope. But if the NTA finds out what she knows, it won’t only be her own life at stake, but the life of the handsome soldier who has vowed to set her free.
Fans of Divergent, The Darkest Minds, and The Handmaid’s Tale will love this dystopian story of twisted secrets, romance, and page-turning suspense.
Genres: YA Dystopian, YA Romance, YA Science Fiction
$.99 as of 9/24/17
Superteam: The Red Raptor Files – Part 2
by Christopher J. Valin
When Sawyer Vincent, otherwise known as the hero Red Raptor, gets fed up with the strict rules being enforced by the Guild of Masked Crimefighters, he decides to start his own super group of teen heroes. But things don’t go as smoothly as he hoped, and soon the drama starts to overshadow the action and adventure.
Meanwhile, Sawyer gets a job working at a fast food burger place to help hide his crime fighting activities from his mom, but it becomes more trouble than it’s worth when his boss turns out to be a tyrant. Things are even more complicated by the fact that the restaurant is owned by Frank Douglas, the original Black Harrier–who happens to be Sawyer’s father.
Genres: YA Science Fiction, YA Superheroes
$.99 as of 9/24/17
The Scion Chronicles: Complete Boxed Set
by Eric Kent Edstrom
When youth itself is stolen by the rich and powerful, one girl rises to face them down.
This boxed set includes the complete YA dystopian series The Scion Chronicles.
Few people know that the Scion School exists. Tucked away on a private Caribbean island, the school hosts thirty-six exceptionally gifted students. They train every day to prepare themselves for an immense responsibility, to lead humankind back from the brink of extinction.
At least, that’s what they’ve been told.
Only one student–a seventeen year old named Jacey–suspects the truth. Driven by her undying loyalty to her friends, Jacey races to untangle the truth of who the Scions are . . . and what the headmaster truly means when he says they are bound for a great destiny.
Genres: YA Dystopian, YA Science Fiction
$.99 as of 9/24/17
The Vesik Series: Books 1-3 (Vesik Series Boxset)
by Eric Asher
Dark, gritty, and occasionally hilarious. A shopkeeper with one small problem; he’s a necromancer. Read the first three novels that launched the Vesik urban fantasy series.
Days Gone Bad (Book 1)
My name is Damian Valdis Vesik. I am a necromancer, an ability feared and hated as much as the powers my master and I set ourselves against. We’ve vanquished many evils, but now something is releasing an old darkness, forcing us to hunt an enemy beyond anything I’ve faced before. I was already busy enough with vampires, fairies, witches, Watchers, weddings, and … damn, I need a vacation.
Wolves and the River of Stone (Book 2)
Philip, Zola’s boyfriend from one hundred and fifty years ago, is not nearly as dead as we thought. I really wish he was. Not only has he kidnapped Zola, but he’s raising an army to scour humanity from the earth. Hopefully the local werewolf pack will help. What could possibly go wrong?
Winter’s Demon (Book 3)
Some things can never be undone. The horrors I’ve defeated—or even caused—with my own hands … they are nothing compared to what’s coming. Philip Pinkerton has brought his madness upon my family, my own blood. His army of necromancers is on the move, harbingers of a great darkness. I fear the war has begun … and damn, I don’t get paid enough for this.
Genres: Urban Fantasy
FREE as of 9/24/17
Safe Zone: The Greater Good: Book 1
by Suzanne Sussex
The news reports spoke of a virus sweeping across South America. Entire villages were wiped out, yet events soon turned the media attention elsewhere.
Then a video hit the Internet and quickly went viral. A video showing a woman, attacked, bitten and dying.
Then she rose again.
Experts confirmed the video as a fake and prank. It was widely condemned as fear-mongering.
But all the expert denials counted for nothing when the virus reached the UK.
Chloe finds herself left behind, abandoned by Steve who rejoins the army to fight the new enemy. She does not know if she can survive without him.
Sam, arrogant and selfish in his immaturity, is miles from home, alone and scared. He knows he must change, must become a man, to endure this strange new world.
They must all make sacrifices to do what is right.
To do what is right for the greater good.
Genres: Post-Apocalyptic, Horror
$2.99 as of 9/24/17
Talented (Talented Saga Book 1)
by Sophie Davis
Block out thoughts.
Talia Lyons has one goal at the McDonough School for the Talented: learn to use her Talent as a Mental Manipulator to kill the man who murdered her parents.
Block out pain.
She’ll deal with anything. The brutal physical demands. The emotional toll. Whatever it takes to reach her objective.
Block out friendship.
With only one year left in the program, though, seventeen-year-old Talia is suddenly finding it harder than ever to ignore the rest of her life.
Block out love.
Even worse, she can’t seem to turn off her psychic connection to her first love…or quit thinking about her fascinating new teammate.
Feel only vengeance.
Ian Crane. The man who destroyed Talia’s life. The one she’s determined to eradicate.
It’s time to kill.
Genres: Dystopian, Romance
$3.99 as of 9/24/17