Amazon eBooks Sunday Sales – Sci-Fi & Fantasy

So on my to do list of posts is a series on Kindles, eBooks, and my own experiences with e-readers. They’re all still in the works but after seeing an Amazon update today on a number of hugely discounted titles that are prominent in my TBR I’ve been inspired to do this post.

These titles are only sale today, Sunday, August 18th 2019. I notice that sometimes prices are still valid for a few days but act now if you’re interested in any of these. Please do note that these are eBooks and they are viewable on Amazon Kindles or on phones or tablets that have the Kindle app installed.

There are 60+ titles on sale but here is a short list of 10 that stand out and my thoughts on them. If you’ve read any of these books before please do feel free to comment, I am interested in your thoughts on them.

1.) Animal Farm by George Orwell / Amazon Link / $2.99 (On Read Shelf, Rating – 5/5)

This is a timeless and always relevant classic. A quick and fairly easy read that really gets you thinking. I haven’t re-read it in a while and will be re-reading and reviewing it in the future on this blog. This title is easily recommendable to just about anyone.

2.) Severence by Ling Ma / Amazon Link / $3.99 (TBR, Goodreads avg 3.84)

Ling Maโ€™s Severance is a moving family story, a quirky coming-of-adulthood tale, and a hilarious, deadpan satire. Very curious about this title. Literary fiction, Asian fiction, Dystopian, social commentary, just wow. If anyone has read this please let me know your thoughts.

3.) Timeless (#1) by R.A. Salvatore / Amazon Link / $1.99 (TBR, Goodreads avg 4.25)

An all-new trilogy full of swordplay, danger, and imaginative thrills. Has anyone read R.A. Salvatore? I keep seeing his name pop up whenever I look up recommended fantasy and this is a first in series (though to be understanding, the character is present in other books.)

4.) The Magicians (#1) by Lev Grossman / Amazon Link / $1.99 (TBR, Goodreads avg 3.51)

A thrilling and original coming-of-age novel for adults about a young man practicing magic in the real world. My followed review list on Goodreads shows some very mixed and polarizing opinions on this title! It sounds like Harry Potter, but for adults, and it has a main character that is popularly disliked. Apparently the writing is pretty good but a lot of people question the main character’s actions. I have an occasional fascination with unconventional/unlikable main characters sometimes so I’m really curious..

5.) Burn (#1) by Suzanne Wright / Amazon Link / $1.99 (TBR, Goodreads avg 4.17)

This has a long synopsis so I’ll leave it out. Long story short this is a paranormal romance, gritty urban fantasy. The heroine is a tattooist who lives among demons and has a psychic mate. It’s a 5 book series. I’ve seen it around and am curious to add it to my sort of crowded paranormal romance TBR.

6.) The Trials of Morrigan Crow (#1) by Jessica Townsend / Amazon Link / $1.99 (TBR, Goodreads avg 4.39)

First in the Nevermoor series. I am definitely getting this one. It’s a Harry Potter-like middle grade fantasy but with a female heroine. Nearly 500 pages. It’s been on my TBR for a few years and I think it’s time.

7.) The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale / Amazon Link / $1.99 (TBR, Goodreads avg 4.15)

There is this booktuber (Book reviewing Youtuber, basically) on Youtube named Jordan Harvey. I’ve watched several of her reviews and her thoughts on The Goose Girl are so impassioned. I love hearing about childhood books that have touched people, so I have been keenly curious in this title ever since. It’s a middle grade fantasy.

8.) Firelight (#1) by Kristen Callihan / Amazon Link / $1.99 (TBR, Goodreads avg 3.77)

Miranda Ellis is a woman tormented. Plagued since birth by a strange and powerful gift, she has spent her entire life struggling to control her exceptional abilities. So this one is a paranormal.. victorian romance? That’s kind of an unusual setting for PR! I love victorian, steampunk, and gothic settings so that’s basically what catches my eye about this one. Not YA though the cover looks so.

9. Garden of Thorns (#1) by Amber Mitchell / Amazon Link / $0.99 (TBR, Goodreads avg 3.66)

After seven grueling years of captivity in the Gardenโ€”a burlesque troupe of slave girlsโ€”sixteen-year-old Rose finds an opportunity to escape during a performance for the emperor. This is a YA/Fantasy/Romance that seems to have some political intrigue as the heroine is part of an uprising / rebellion.

10. The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane / Amazon Link / $3.99 (TBR, Goodreads avg 3.71)

A spellbinding, beautifully written novel that moves between contemporary times and one of the most fascinating and disturbing periods in American history–the Salem witch trials. Salem witch trials!! I have been hungry to read a book in this setting. Honestly I haven’t read a book like that since R.L. Stine’s Fear Street Saga which I still love utterly by the way. This is in the historical fiction / mystery / paranormal – witches category.

As always, thanks for reading and thanks in advance for any comments and likes! Have you read any of these books or are any of them also on your TBR? If you’ve reviewed any of these in the past please let me know, I will check out your blog/review! Please do note that if you miss these sales prices I have noticed that books on sale like this sometimes (not always, but sometimes) end up on sale again in the near future so no worries.

8 thoughts on “Amazon eBooks Sunday Sales – Sci-Fi & Fantasy

  1. I’m totally with you on number 6. I’ve also been meaning to read Nevermoor for a while now and I feel like I may be missing out on this generation’s version of Harry Potter (although nothing can REALLY be as good, it’s still worth the try when seeing the GR ratings). Hope you enjoy it! Happy Kindle reading ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. So i actually bought Severance when it was first released and after attempting to read it a couple times, I got like close to 50% into it and ended up DNF. It was just very dry to me

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  3. Hey Kitty Marie, thanks for visiting my blog and I must say you have a beautiful blog here ๐Ÿ™‚ I generally read non-fiction (boring alert ๐Ÿ˜‰ ). Novels not so much. Coincidentally I bought 1984, Animal Farm by George Orwell last week. Started with 1984. Now I have your blog to decide and pick interesting novels when I want to read one ๐Ÿ™‚

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