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?
June 18, 2014 at 8:55 am
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.
June 18, 2014 at 10:08 am
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.
June 18, 2014 at 3:57 pm
June 18, 2014 at 12:29 pm
But how does one find free Kindle books?
June 18, 2014 at 12:37 pm
Um, there are a couple ways. You can go to the kindle store and just sort by price, low to high. You can click on the deals and see what their specials are. (Will link later when I’m home from work, unless #2 feels like linking.)
June 18, 2014 at 12:40 pm
They weren’t popping up for me in the daily deals, but I didn’t think to sot by price. Will do. I knew I was just missing something obvious.
June 18, 2014 at 3:49 pm
Or you can just run a search for free kindle books on Amazon.
June 18, 2014 at 3:58 pm
bookbub.com is how I found most of mine!
June 18, 2014 at 3:54 pm
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.
June 18, 2014 at 3:58 pm
oooh. Is Salt Sugar Fat good?
June 18, 2014 at 6:58 pm
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.
June 20, 2014 at 7:47 pm
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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