Kindle stuff besides Regencies that we mostly enjoyed

Here are some (mostly) free things we’ve enjoyed reading on the kindle.

Tyger Tyger: A Goblin Wars Book book by Kersten Hamilton (interesting; Celtic mythology)

Cobweb Bride by Vera Nazarian (fairy tale)

BECOME (Desolation #1) by Ali Cross (fantasy YA)

(In none of the above 3 cases was I inspired to pick up the sequel, however.)

I enjoyed The Corpse Reader by Antonio Garrido (which wasn’t free).

I really enjoyed Fledgling (Liaden Universe) by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller.  Thanks, Baen Free Library!  This one “worked” for them in that it got me really interested in the universe and now I will buy more books in the series.

Another fun (free!) find was Anna Katherine Green.  Her work is strongly reminiscent of Poe and Doyle. I was entranced with the first paragraph of The Mayor’s Wife which is well worth the read.  Subsequent novels of hers haven’t really been keepers (and there’s been some antisemitism and other assorted racism that make for immediate deletion).  Still, I haven’t tried everything I’ve downloaded yet.  Amazon thinks we should read her Amelia Butterworth mysteries.  [Update, the first is a good mystery so far, but man, had to take a break when I hit racism… this time anti-Chinese-American.]

Ooh, the 2014 Campbellian Anthology of Campbell Award nominees.

I also have some other free stuff (incl. Cory Doctorow) that I haven’t read yet.

Have you found any good free Kindle gems since our last post on the topic?

 

12 Responses to “Kindle stuff besides Regencies that we mostly enjoyed”

  1. Sapience Says:

    It’s not free, but I just finished Katherine Addison’s (pen name for Sarah Monette) new novel, The Goblin Emperor, and it was delightful read. Much lighter and perhaps YA-friendlier than her other work.

  2. chacha1 Says:

    My sister loaned me “Quentin and the Cave Boy” by Susan Gabriel, who is a friend of hers. It is free on Kindle for Prime members, otherwise $2.99. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

  3. Tree of Knowledge Says:

    But how does one find free Kindle books?

  4. Linda Says:

    I know it doesn’t exactly count as free Kindle books, but since Kindle is my preferred reader app I usually download all library books into it. (And library books are free, of course! Well, actually I’ve already paid for the library service with my taxes, so it’s not technically free.) I love the fact that I can open a book on any device with the Kindle app — my laptop, my tablet, or my smartphone — and it will sync up to the last page I read (assuming I have wifi or a data connection, of course). Woot!

    I currently both Salt Sugar Fat and Gillian Flynn’s book Dark Places checked out and am cycling between them.

  5. nicoleandmaggie Says:

    Did we mention that Lost in Temptation was free for Kindle? I know it’s a historical romance and it’s one of the regencies we mentioned last week, but it’s *free*! And I wanna read #2 and #3 now.

  6. Rosa Says:

    those Liaden books…they’re terrible, but they are so satisfying. The 70s roots show through a lot (all the elfin Liaden men with their perfect bell bottoms & puffy shirts) and they have the same problem series historicals have, where they are set in a culture where it’s rare and strange to marry for love but every important character does it. Plus they have every bit of space opera nonsense it’s possible to have, with no underlying SF questions.

    And I don’t care. They’re great. I ended up reading them all (to that date) in like 6 weeks a few years ago. Luckily our library isn’t judgemental.


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