Today I am very pleased to have a guest post from Cassie! She has brought you 5 YA Kindle books that you should look into downloading now! All are under $5 and 2 are FREE so be sure to grab them while their sale lasts!
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Many believe we are in the midst of a young adult golden age with more books released in that genre than ever before. These books are so well written people of any age can read and enjoy them. The problem, however, is the cost. If you want some of the top new releases, you can always borrow them from your library.
However, if you want a larger pool of authors and stories and don’t want to spend money, there are luckily plenty of free e-books available. What’s even better is you can download these eBooks wherever you have Internet access. Just remember to be safe when downloading on open networks and use a Virtual Private Network (VPN) service such as IPVanish. It allows you to mask your IP and encrypts the connection between your device and the VPN service making it much harder for hackers to access your information.
Below is a list of some of the best books under $5 that you can get on Amazon right now. Be forewarned, the majority of these books are the first installment of the series, so if you do end up liking it, you’ll probably end up spending more than you expected.
The Chronothon: A Time Travel Adventure
By: Nathan Van Coops
During part of the In Times Like These series, new readers can jump right into The Chronothon, as it works well even as a standalone novel. With that said, fans of the first book will find plenty of references and tie-ins to keep them interested as well.
In this book, you follow Ben, a novice time traveler who will do anything to get the attention of the girl he likes, even if it means competing in a dangerous race through history. It manages to make time travel believable by including some science behind the idea. For example, to avoid fusing into people or objects, characters must use an anchor to jump due to the Earth's orbit. The author manages to combine a fast-paced adventure with romance, some history and rich locations.
Hammers in the Wind
By: Christian Warren Freed
The first book in the series, The Hammers in the Wind, introduces a plot of the dark gods to return to the world of Malweir and rule over it as they once did. To return, they send their agents out to sow the seeds of corruption and chaos. When mysterious attackers kill King Badron’s son and kidnap his daughter, he declares war on Rogscroft, the neighboring kingdom. When Badron falls under the sway of an agent of the dark god, it signals the start of their return.
Set against a medieval backdrop with fantastical elements like wizards, ancient evil and magic, Freed manages to weave intricate plots and characters. Although the threat of the dark gods looms over the entire novel, there's plenty of political intrigue and adventure to keep you invested. If you happen to have a Kindle Unlimited account, you can read all six books for free!
By Brenda Hiatt
Who hasn’t dreamed of having special powers or making a difference in the world? In Starstruck Marsha, known as M to her friends, daydreams about leaving her small town and changing the world. The problem is that she has no idea how to do that, especially when she's one of the most unpopular girls in school. That all changes when a new quarterback, Rigel, comes to town and starts a friendship with M that soon turns into a relationship.
As she spends more time with him, she notices physical changes happen to her from her acne clearing up to her eyesight improving. When she learns the secret, it turns her world upside down. This is Hiatt's first young adult novel, but as a New York Times bestselling author for adults, she understands how to create an engrossing story. As unbelievable as the plot might seem, Hiatt does a great job blending romance, a coming-of-age story and sci-fi elements all together.
When Horses Had Wings
By Diana Estil
When Horses Had Wings follows Renee, a pregnant 16-year-old, and recounts the choices she makes that both help and hinder her growth. After learning she's pregnant, she marries her brutish boyfriend, Kenny. Predictably it doesn't end happily-ever-after. Kenny is disagreeable and eventually abusive. Luckily, Renee finds it in herself to leave with their son and make a life for herself.
It's difficult for Renee as she must locate the well of inner strength to move forward, take control of her life and support her child. There are small moments of triumph as she inches forward, but she's not immune to making mistakes on her journey. But that's what makes her so human. We can all relate to lapses in judgment and struggling to do the right thing even though the wrong thing might be easier. It's a grim story, but one with a lot of heart. You'll find yourself laughing and crying until the end.
The Princess Saves Herself in This One
By Amanda Lovelace
The Princess Saves Herself in This One is a book of poetry. Wait. Don’t leave. Even those who don’t like poetry can get behind this book. It’s divided up into four sections: the princess, the damsel, the queen, & you. The first three parts center around the author and her experiences of love, life and loss. The last section is a note to the reader and how to embrace all the joy and sadness that living brings.
Despite its short length, the powerful imagery and personal nature of the poems will keep you riveted and have you crying tears of joy and sadness. There are powerful underlying themes here such as body acceptance and being true to yourself. It’s an eloquent and moving read that will hopefully make you take a stand and let your true self shine.
Whether you want some light reading for yourself or something for your own young adult, these books are some of the best you can get for free right now. Do you have some other suggestions? Let us know in the comments below.
About the Author:
Cassie is a freelance writer who enjoys both technology and literature. She loves how authors and publishers alike are embracing the advance of technology and hopes these cheap e-books can create more young adult book lovers.
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