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Books for Thought is where I post a discussion topic related to books, reading, writing, or something pertaining to one of the three. I hope you’ll join in, and discuss today’s topic of

amazing amazon freebies

I think anyone with a Kindle or Kobo has been through that time where you were kind of awed by the fact that free books exist. At least, I know I did. Before I even received my Kindle for Christmas way back when I downloaded the app and then downloaded a very large amount of free titles. It was just incredible to see books that sounded great, and were free. Have I read any of them? Ah, no. Which might make you wonder why I have written this post if I haven’t read any Amazon freebies. BUT. These are all books I received for review at some point, and loved. And they just happen to be freebies now. Okay, let’s get started.

The Wrong Girl by C.J. Archer (Review/Goodreads)

Besides the fact that this book has a really gorgeous cover (I adore it), and the author is Aussie (represent), this book was really good. I enjoyed the gothic feel to it, and the girl locked in the attic trope with a fresh twist, and I really liked the romance, too.

Ignite by Erica Crouch (Review/Goodreads)

Not only is Ignite a favourite freebie, it’s a favourite book overall. I was absolutely blown away by Ignite when I read it back in 2013, and also when I re-read it in preparation for its sequel (which almost pips it at the post because AZAEL, whom I love. See: i, ii). If you think you’ve read all there is to read about angels and demons then think again because Ignite turns every angel/demon story on its head.

The Forgotten by Saruuh Kelsey (Review/Goodreads)

The Forgotten is a book I seem to be talking about on the blog a lot lately, which actually makes me pretty happy because I love this book. Similar to what I said regarding Ignite, The Forgotten is a dystopian unlike any other. It doesn’t fall into the generic tropes. It’s not all about white, allo-cishet characters. The Forgotten is unique and diverse, and will leave you hanging for the next book (good news: book three just came out! You can read my celebratory guest post here).

Tangled Tides by Karen Amanda Hooper (Review/Goodreads)

Okay, so apparently all the books on this list are ones that make me say: THEY DEFY THE TYPICAL GENRE STYLE. Because Tangled Tides is exactly the same as Ignite and The Forgotten in that regard. I feel like mermaid books are some of the hardest to get right, but Tangled Tides really hit the nail on the head. I loved the writing style, characters, and romance. Also, the super pretty chapter headings were a lovely extra. If you’ve been waiting for a mermaid book that isn’t just run of the mill, then this one is definitely for you.

What about you? Are there any amazing Amazon freebies that you’ve read?sig-chiara

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Posted on: May 23, 2017 • By: Chiara

8 Responses to Four Favourite Freebies

  1. Aah I’ve done this as well – and like you, most (if not all) of the free books I went and downloaded remain unread. The Wrong Girl and Ignite sound like amazing reads I’m definitely going to check out – and this post has inspired me to look back through my ereader to maybe find a hidden gem that I missed. Thanks for sharing Chiara :)

    • Chiara says:

      I feel quite terrible about all the downloaded free ebooks I have not read! I feel like I should at least try the ones that sound super intriguing. Oh, I hope you like those two, Eugenia :D And that you find some awesome freebies on your ereader!

  2. Thanks for sharing! I love a good freebie – or even a 99 cent e-book. It’s great. I love that most of these are “genre-defying” and have a lot of diversity.

    • Chiara says:

      No problem! :D I really do love the cheap ebooks, as well. Especially when they’re good ones! I hope you’ve found one or two you might want to read, Lauren :)

  3. What I love about Kindle freebies is that they can be so wonderfully weird & out-of-the-box – because there’s no profit to make or market to adhere to, authors are free to get creative & take risks, which often pay off beautifully. I think we see that clearly in your gorgeous picks, love. Thank you for sharing with us – I know I’ve added some new lovelies to my TBR today <3

    • Chiara says:

      Yes, exactly! I remember Erica Crouch talking about how so many agents turned down Ignite because there wasn’t a market for angel books because the genre was saturated, and I’m so glad that she didn’t let that stop her from getting that beautiful book out into the world. It was my pleasure, lovely! I hope you enjoy them as much as I did <3

  4. I do have a kindle full of freebies…and I’ve read exactly none of them. Gah. THERE ARE TOO MANY BOOKS AND NOT ENOUGH TIME.? I think it’s really awesome to find hidden gems like this though!! And I’m super curious about the mermaid one because I can never seem to find good mermaid books!

    • Chiara says:

      I feel your pain, Cait! I swear I need some time just to go through all the freebies. You never know what amazing titles there are! Oh, I hope you read Tangled Tides! It’s one of only two mermaid books I’ve really loved.

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