Books On Sale

Today’s Books on Sale

A giant book in a shopping cartHere's some books on sale – including one that's discounted both digitally and in paper in some locations! Plus, all of them should be coupon-eligible.

 

Chasing Boys

Chasing Boys is $1.99 digitally at most retailers. The paperback version is also discounted at Amazon to $3.29, and the hardback at Amazon is $2.26.

El Marini just isn’t fitting into the new life she’s been forced to create without her dad. Her mom and sister have accepted his absence and moved on, but El is convinced things will get back to normal if she just keeps her feelings of loss to herself and waits it out.

Life at her new public school would have been unbearable if weren’t for Eric Callahan. As her crush grows to epic proportions, she’ll do anything to be more like the popular girls he notices, even buying the first pink top she’s ever owned.

But then she meets Dylan, a quiet artistic-type who is both unnerving and annoying as he shines a light on El’s misguided attempts to attract Eric. El’s need for acceptance will hit home with teens as she finally sees that chasing boys has distracted her from making peace with the past and finding herself.

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Sean Griswold's Head

This book description sounds so off-the-wall, I'm almost sure I'd enjoy this book. Have you read it? It's $1.59-$1.99 digitally – and coupon-eligible, too. All of these books are.

Payton Gritas likes everything just so—she even color-codes the pages of her school planner. But her perfectly organized life falls apart when she learns that her father has MS—and that her parents have been keeping it a secret. Payton refuses to speak to her parents about the illness and lands herself in the school guidance office where she's encouraged to choose a personal focus exercise to help her deal with her feelings. It's a completely ridiculous exercise, but Payton decides to try it.

For her focus object, she chooses Sean Griswold's head. Sean and Payton have been linked since kindergarten (Gritas/Griswold—it's an alphabetical order thing) but she's never really known him. The more Payton focuses on his head, the more Payton becomes intrigued with Sean Griswold. Sean is training for a bike race, shares Payton's Seinfeld obsession, and seems to have a secret or two of his own. As their relationship develops, Payton realizes that it actually helps to focus on something else for awhile—especially something like Sean Griswold. But focusing on Sean won't fix her battered relationship with her father.

For that, Payton has to focus on herself.

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Love, Cajun Style

This YA novel is $1.99 digitally.

It’s the summer before Lucy’s senior year in high school, and life in her sleepy Louisiana town is about to be turned upside down. Her mama’s flirting with the dark stranger who runs the art gallery, her best friends Mary Jordan and Evie have boys on the brain, the drama teacher is sparking some powerful (if very, very wrong) feelings in Lucy, and a new boy has moved to town-Dewey, whose gentle ways captivate her.

With everyone, including herself, so embroiled in affairs of the heart, it is any wonder the town of Sweetbay is fixin’ to have itself one sweltering summer? For fans of Rebecca Wells and Kimberly Willis Holt, here’s a delicious novel sure to be read, loved, and passed along.

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Guernica

This novel is not quite a romance (at all) but I read a sample and the writing is incredibly beautiful: evocative and lyrical, like nourishment for your brain. It's set in the Basque region of Spain, and, not surprising given the title, Picasso shows up in the story every now and again. This book is $1.99 digitally.

In 1935, Miguel Navarro finds himself on the wrong side of the Spanish Nationalists, so he flees to Guernica, the most ancient town of the Basque region. In the midst of this idyllic, isolated bastion of democratic values, Miguel finds more than a new life-he finds a love that not even war, tragedy or death can destroy.

The bombing of Guernica was a devastating experiment in total warfare by the German Luftwaffe in the run-up to World War II . For the Basques, it was an attack on the soul of their ancient nation. History and fiction merge seamlessly in this beautiful novel about the resilience of family, love, and tradition in the face of hardship.

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  1. 1
    LG says:

    I read all the Twilight books, plus The Host, and I came to the conclusion that, in Meyer’s worlds, it’s not love unless you would just *die* for the other person. Also, love causes you to lose your survival instincts.

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    Shawny Jean says:

    The Water Wars isn’t on sale in Canada :(

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    Amanda_Carlson says:

    Right, LG, you just want to smack her stupid-ass characters … but there’s something about her plot, the way she tells a story, which keeps me enthralled. Especially The Host, I read that in like 1 sitting without eating. I have no idea why I can’t walk away from her stories. How meta is that! Reading Meyer is like her version of love, obsessive and without regard for survival.

    Actually, I thought Host had a legitimately interesting premise. If it weren’t for her crazy-stupid love triangle fetish, I’d put it up there with Heinlein.

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    LG says:

    “but there’s something about her plot, the way she tells a story, which keeps me enthralled.”

    I know, I went through the same thing. Well, except maybe with the last Twilight book. That was just fan fic-y craziness. I raced through The Host, even as I wanted to scream at the main character(s) for running happily towards things that would cause her pain and/or death. I thought The Host was an overall better book than any of the Twilight books.

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    Heather S says:

    Yeah… because we ALL want to be the person whose sense of self worth (not to mention survival) is completely wrapped up in another person. Ugh. I LOATHE that series…. -.-

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    Beccah W. says:

    “For Bella Swan, there is one thing more important than life itself: Edward Cullen.” *shudder* I have zero respect for these books, sorry. More power to those who enjoy them, but I can’t stomach a heroine like Bella Swan.

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    Judy says:

    That description really is cringe-worthy. I can’t believe I read books 1-3 hoping it would get better.

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    Karenmc says:

    I received the Newhart book for Christmas a few years ago. It’s hilarious, just like the author.

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    Jeanne Miro says:

    Thanks for the links to get these great books!  I’m going to over get two right now!

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    LisaJo885 says:

    I bought the Bob Newhart book for myself, and have now gifted it twice. I just discovered how easy it is to gift Kindle books. This could be… bad.

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    JessicaL says:

    Kristan Higgins’ Just One of the Guys is a free e-read at Barnes and Noble. http://www.barnesandnoble.com/

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    Sarah Wynde says:

    Back when I was an acq editor, I had to write cover copy and marketing blurbs for books that hadn’t been written yet. I sympathize with your pain. At least the book won’t change between now and the time people pick it up!

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    SB Sarah says:

    That’s true! If it was published 100 years ago, the copy won’t change much!

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    CarrieS says:

    Has any one read Austenland?  I was intrigued by one of the sequels but haven’t read any of them yet.  Would appreciate intel.

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    Lauren says:

    Emily Franklin is an absolute sweetheart and a wonderful writer. I keep meaning to read Jenna and Jonah’s Fauxmance, and I am definitely buying it now! Austenland sounds fun too. Thanks, Sarah!

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    Hannah says:

    Austenland was a really sweet chick-lit novel with more romance than is typical in this genre.

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    Jennifer in GA says:

    I really liked Austenland! It made me laugh a lot and it really “gets” the Mr. Darcy obsession.

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    Joanna says:

    An interesting note, I thought I had read that Austenland was being made into a film.  I checked IMDB and it’s listed as starring Keri Russell and completed in 2012 but there is no release date given – so not a good sign.  But the book definitely sounds interesting!

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    Austenland is about to premiere at the Sundance festival! So – crossing fingers… (I loved that book!)

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    Cate Hulk says:

    There is a pretty good BBC mini along the same lines, but with time travel! Lost in Austin. I actually liked the Mr Darcy in it better than other iterations, if I remember right.

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    Cate Hulk says:

    Oops…I mean Lost in Austen. It isn’t about the capitol of Texas.

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    Emily Franklin and Brendan Halpin are both super nice. They came to my book group! I’ve read two of their books and really liked them both.

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    LJmysticowl says:

    I should’ve picked Austenland, because I picked up Jenna & Jonah (on the basis of the summary, it sounded interesting and I’m on a YA kick lately) and… wow, did I not like it.

    I bought it without checking the pub date and an early mention of Twitter confirmed my assumption that it’s recent. And then, 10% into the book, a teenager says his “sidekick” ran out of charge and could he use his friend’s computer to “AIM chat” with a person. It’s like I time-travelled back to 2000 and didn’t notice, or rather the characters did. I even went hunting for the copyright date to make sure the book wasn’t published a decade ago. Now, nothing else in the book was this egregious, except the mention of the heroine having a blackberry and using “Twittering” instead of “tweeting”.

    The thing is, if the book is good, out-of-touch details like this can be ignored, but it really wasn’t. Maybe because it actually skews younger than I expected, it feels more middle-grade than YA, despite the characters being 17. Then again, a young audience doesn’t excuse things like build-up with no pay-off (a whole thing is made of the heroine’s being unable to cry, even for a role, but when she finally does at the end, it’s glossed over completely). I also felt that the only reason the hero was written as having a slightly archaic and overly formal vocabulary not because bookishness was an important character trait (it really wasn’t), but because the writer needed an excuse not to work on writing in a teenager’s voice.

    I hate giving books bad reviews, I’d much rather have loved it! And I love fluff! I just feel like I even for $2, there’s better fluff out there.

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    Sarah {CEFS} says:

    Sean Griswold’s Head is a pretty good younger YA novel. The cover and blurb are a bit deceptive because it’s more about family than first love. There’s also a nice theme about sports (in this case, cycling) and the positive impact they can have in terms of coping with bad stuff that happens. I recommend this one a lot to Actual Teens.

    I read another book by Karen Tayleur (Love Notes from Vinegar House) that I loved, so I’ll have to snag Chasing Boys while it’s on sale.

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    Sean G’s head is a pretty sweet book. Payton is not always likable but she’s not annoying and I liked Sean a lot. I’m not a Teen but I liked it a lot. You kind of have to be on the mood for it though – at least as an adult – ‘cause Payton can go down the overly-dramatic road pretty easily.

    Also this author has another series, the Princess for Hire series, and it’s Adorbs! About girls who use magic to disguise themselves and take the place of actual princesses so they can go do their thing. :)

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    Sean G’s head is a pretty sweet book. Payton is not always likable but she’s not annoying and I liked Sean a lot. I’m not a Teen but I liked it a lot. You kind of have to be on the mood for it though – at least as an adult – ‘cause Payton can go down the overly-dramatic road pretty easily.

    Also this author has another series, the Princess for Hire series, and it’s Adorbs! About girls who use magic to disguise themselves and take the place of actual princesses so they can go do their thing. :)

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    Fiona Coles says:

    argh, apparently none of these are available as ebooks if you live in Australia. Woe is me etc.

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    Jo says:

    *sigh* I also have the woe, damn it.

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    Fiona Coles says:

    especially because the cheap paperback price is taken away from us with Amazon’s evil postage costs.

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    ms bookjunkie says:

    Have you tried The Book Depository? No delivery costs.

    (Yes, I’m a happy frequent customer of Book Depo, why do you ask?)

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