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I figured since it was Black Friday and all it would be the perfect time to share some e-book deals going on.

I love finding these sales because I end up trying books that I normally wouldn’t. It’s definitely one of the reasons I love having an e-reader.

Let the deals begin! 

Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi – $2.99 for Kindle and Nook


I would recommend this one if you read Shatter Me because I ended up liking the series much better after reading it.

Burned by Ellen Hopkins – $1.99 for Kindle and Nook


 Never tried any of Ellen Hopkins’ writing because stories told in verse aren’t my cup of tea, but if you’ve read any of her work, what do you think? 

The Tragedy Paper by Elizabeth LaBan – $2.99 for Kindle and Nook 


Haven’t read this one either. Have any of you? What did you think? 

A Long, Long, Sleep by Anna Sheehan –  $2.99 for Kindle


I finished this one about a week ago, and it was … interesting. Might be good if you are looking for a fairy tale retelling since it is a futuristic Sleeping Beauty. 

Everneath by Brodi Ashton – $1.99 for Kindle and Nook


This is a pretty standard paranormal romance. I know I read it, but I have to confess that I don’t really remember too much of it. 

Divergent ($3.99) and Allegiant ($3.49 – Kindle) by Veronica Roth 

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green – $2.99 for Kindle 

Legend by Marie Lu – $2.49 for Kindle 

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak  – $2.49 for Kindle

 I will update the list if I find anymore. Remember, you can also give e-books as gifts. Are there any book deals going on that I missed? Let me know! Also, have a safe Black Friday.

P.S. Please ignore the fact that the first two books are not centered. They are refusing to cooperate.




Happy Teen Read Week! Celebrated the third week of each October, Teen Read Week is designed to get teens reading and encourage literacy. The overall theme is always Read For the Fun of It, but there is also a sub-theme unique to each year. This year’s theme, Seek the Unknown, really encourages the promotion of fantasy, sci-fi, mystery books, and any other genre that gets your imagination going. Anyone and everyone is welcome to participate and help spread the word.

Here are a few books I think sought out the unknown.

GracelingWithout a doubt one of my favorite fantasy novels, Graceling by Kristin Cashore features a brilliant cast of characters and a truly unique world.


 A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray has mystery and magic in spades. Seriously, if you like your historical fiction with a dose of spookiness and suspense, get your hands on this book immediately.


When will I stop recommending Melina Marchetta’s novels? NEVER! Read Finnikin of the Rock if you want a deep, complex, and gorgeous fantasy.

UnwindIf you want to be creeped out all week, then try Unwind by Neal Shusterman. Not only is it perfect to put you in the Halloween spirit, it is also great to read whenever you need a sci-fi fix. 

What books have you read that seek the unknown? Do you have any special plans for Teen Read Week?

For more information on Teen Reed Week, visit their website.

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