Here are my #bookbargains for March! I’ll keep updating this list as I find more. The prices will probably go back up without warning, so I’ve included the last date that I saw each book at the listed price.
Some of February’s #bookbargains are still cheap, so check them out here if you want some more recommendations.
‘A Darker Shade of Magic’ by V.E. Schwab
£0.99 on Kindle e-book as of 21.03.16 (click here)
“Most people only know one London; but what if there were several? Kell is one of the last Travelers—magicians with a rare ability to travel between parallel Londons. There’s Grey London, dirty and crowded and without magic, home to the mad king George III. There’s Red London, where life and magic are revered. Then, White London, ruled by whoever has murdered their way to the throne. But once upon a time, there was Black London…”
Notes: Bought this as I saw it was tweeted by @CaitLomas. I don’t know what to expect but I love magic and books set in London! You can follow the author on Twitter here: @veschwab
‘Red Queen’ by Victoria Aveyard
£1.99 on Kindle e-book as of 21.03.16 (click here)
“This is a world divided by blood – red or silver. The Reds are commoners, ruled by a Silver elite in possession of god-like superpowers. And to Mare Barrow, a seventeen-year-old Red girl from the poverty-stricken Stilts, it seems like nothing will ever change.
That is, until she finds herself working in the Silver Palace. Here, surrounded by the people she hates the most, Mare discovers that, despite her red blood, she possesses a deadly power of her own. One that threatens to destroy the balance of power.”
Notes: I’ve had this sitting on my bookshelf for SO LONG but haven’t got around to reading it yet! Reading the synopsis is getting me excited again so perhaps this will inspire me to bump it up my list. You can follow the author on Twitter here: @VictoriaAveyard
The ‘Chaos Walking’ Trilogy by Patrick Ness
£5.49 for the full trilogy in paperback from The Book People as of 21.03.16
The Knife of Never Letting Go
The Ask and the Answer
Monsters of Men
“Imagine you’re the only boy in a town of men. And you can hear everything they think. And they can hear everything you think. Imagine you don’t fit in with their plans… Todd Hewitt is just one month away from the birthday that will make him a man. But his town has been keeping secrets from him. Secrets that are going to force him to run…”
Notes: Again, I haven’t read these but I have only heard amazing things. Plus I recently red ‘A Monster Calls’ which I’m sure is completely different but was written so beautifully I now need to read everything Patrick Ness has written. This is also an absolute bargain, even with £2.95 shipping (free if you spend over £25…this could go badly) and I’m buying them right now. Patrick Ness is also amazing on Twitter, you can follow him here: @Patrick_Ness
The ‘Divergent ‘Series by Veronica Roth
£9.99 for the full trilogy in paperback from The Works as of 01.03.16 (click here)
“Sixteen-year-old Tris has been forced to make a terrible choice. In a divided society where everyone must conform, Tris does not fit. So she ventures out, alone, determined to find out where she truly belongs. Tris can trust no one in this brutal new world, but she is drawn to a boy who seems to both threaten and protect her.”
Notes: I know you’ve all heard of this series and probably read the books already. If you’ve only seen the films and aren’t sure whether to give the books a try, they’re so much better! Go for it! Especially with the ‘Allegiant’ hype right now with the film coming out and all. The Works charges £2.99 for standard delivery, but you can get it for free if you spend over £20 or select the ‘click & collect’ option if there’s a store near you. You can follow the author on Twitter here: @VeronicaRoth
‘The Bone Season’ by Samantha Shannon
£2.00 in paperback from The Works or 6 for £10.00 as of 01.03.16 (click here)
“Nineteen-year-old Paige Mahoney works in the criminal underworld of Scion London. Her job: to scout for information by breaking into people’s minds. For Paige is a dreamwalker, a clairvoyant and, in the world of Scion, she commits treason simply by breathing.”
Notes: This is not technically YA as it’s classed as an adult book by Bloomsbury, but it’s the sort of books everyone who likes YA enjoys. You need to read this if you like London, Oxford, dystopian societies, clairvoyance and supernatural elements. The protagonist, Paige, does what the hell she wants and is multi-faceted and amazing. In fact, everyone needs to read this. You can follow the author on Twitter here: @say_shannon
‘Take Back the Skies’ by Lucy Saxon
£2.00 in paperback from The Works or 6 for £10.00 as of 01.03.16 (click here)
“Catherine Hunter is the daughter of a senior government official on the island of Anglya. She’s one of the privileged – she has luxurious clothes, plenty to eat, and is protected from the Collections which have ravaged families throughout the land. But Catherine longs to escape the confines of her life, before her dad can marry her off to a government brat and trap her forever.
So Catherine becomes Cat, pretends to be a kid escaping the Collections, and stows away on the skyship Stormdancer. As they leave Anglya behind and brave the storms that fill the skies around the islands of Tellus, Cat’s world becomes more turbulent than she could ever have imagined, and dangerous secrets unravel her old life once and for all..”
Notes: I may be biased because Lucy is a fantastic human and I own at least 3 copies of this book. Read this if you like steampunk, adventure, airships and having a lot of feels. Her second book ‘The Almost King’ (also in the Tellus universe but not about the same characters) is also out so you should probably read that too. You can follow the author on Twitter here: @Lucy_Saxon
‘Angelfall’ by Susan Ee
£2.00 in paperback from The Works or 6 for £10.00 as of 21.03.16 (click here)
“It’s been six weeks since angels of the apocalypse descended to demolish the modern world. Street gangs rule the day while fear and superstition rule the night. When warrior angels fly away with a helpless little girl, her seventeen-year-old sister Penryn will do anything to get her back.
Anything, including making a deal with an enemy angel.”
Notes: I read this in ebook form quite a while ago so have just bought the nice shiny paperback to reread before I can devour the sequels. It’s a fast and gritty book with plenty of action, conflict and emotions. Also there is no ridiculous insta-love which is a definite plus. The sequel ‘World After’ is also £2.00 from The Works and in the 6 for £10.00 offer so you may as well buy them both at the same time for when you inevitably get addicted. The third book ‘End of Days’ is also out but unfortunately not available at The Works. You can follow the author on Twitter here: @Susan_Ee
‘Throne of Glass’ by Sarah J Maas
£2.37 on Kindle as of 21.03.16 (click here)
“In the dark, filthy salt mines of Endovier, an eighteen-year-old girl is serving a life sentence. She is a trained assassin, the best of her kind, but she made a fatal mistake. She got caught.
Young Captain Westfall offers her a deal: her freedom in return for one huge sacrifice. Celaena must represent the prince in a to-the-death tournament – fighting the most gifted thieves and assassins in the land. Live or die, Celaena will be free. Win or lose, she is about to discover her true destiny. But will her assassin’s heart be melted?”
Notes: This doesn’t really need any description, just hnnnnnnnnnng. The start of an increasingly amazing series that simply kicks ass. And you already know it. You can follow the author on Twitter here: @SJMaas
Have you seen any book bargains that I’ve missed? Tweet me here: @JadeDH!