April eBook Haul! || 2016

Welcome the haul of freeness! I was putting together a draft of my April book haul and I suddenly realised that it was all just a bit overwhelming. Why is this? It would seem that I’ve gone to town on the free eBooks. So today I’m bringing you my April eBook haul which consists of all the ebooks that I’ve collected throughout the month for free – how exciting!

I often find the saddest thing with eBooks is that I’m never motivated to pick them up so I hardly ever read this beauties – and I’m sure so many of them are absolutely fabulous! Does anyone else have this problem? Nonetheless, there’s nothing quite like having an extensive collection of books that you haven’t read (but one day you’re sure you’ll get to). So please, sit back and enjoy this long list of books (and especially the ones with pretty covers).

Entangled by Nikki Jefford

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Author: Nikki Jefford
Published: February 2012
Publisher: Smashwords
Pages: 260 {ebook}

Two months after dying, seventeen-year-old witch Graylee Perez wakes up in her twin sister Charlene’s body.

I’m not going to lie – I’m in this one mostly for the cover. It’s a little weird but it’s just so cool. Plus the whole waking up in your twin sister’s body is pretty weird in an exciting way. I’m hoping this one will surprise me and be wonderfully adventurous with much spell casting.


Archaic by Regan Ure

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Author: Regan Ure
Published: January 2016
Publisher: Regan Ure
Pages: 249 {ebook}

Meet Ava Delaney. Analyze the way she looks, the way she acts and who she is. Memorize who she is, because she’ll never be the same again.

I so, so, so hope that this one doesn’t disappoint. Did you even read that snippet?! Huh-whoah, awesome or what? This is all about a ‘normal’ teenage girl whose life completely changes upon meeting this boy (which sounds typical but eh!). I think this one is going to be wildly fun.


Hidden Deep by Amy Patrick

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Author: Amy Patrick
Published: March 2015
Publisher: Oxford South Press
Pages: 354 {ebook}

Sixteen-year-old Ryann Carroll has just run into the guy who saved her life ten years ago. You might think she’d be happy to see him again. Not exactly. She’s a bit underdressed (as in skinny-dipping) and he’s not supposed to exist.

I feel like any character who has the misfortune to run into a male (probably good looking) saviour who’s not supposed to exist whilst naked, is going to get along with me. Someone with that sort of luck just has to be a hilarious character so that’s what I’m hoping for here. The cover is BEAUTIFUL and the whole ‘not supposed to exist’ thing has me hooked. Plus there’s much shenanigans about mysterious woods that draw her in. It’s got to be good, right?


Becoming Jinn by Lori Goldstein

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy (paranormal/mythology)
Author: Lori Goldstein
Published: April 2015
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Pages: 384 {ebooks}

Azra has just turned sixteen, and overnight her body lengthens, her olive skin deepens, and her eyes glisten gold thanks to the brand-new silver bangle that locks around her wrist. As she always knew it would, her Jinn ancestry brings not just magical powers but the reality of a life of servitude, as her wish granting is controlled by a remote ruling class of Jinn known as the Afrit.

During the Spring YA Scavenger Hunt (YASH) many of the participating authors hosted their own little giveaways – or they had promotions. This was one of such. Now, technically this wasn’t free (*gasp* I lied) but I only paid 99c so let’s all calm down. This is the first book in a fantasy series that Goldstein was enthusiastically promoting and I thought YEAH! Because what else does a fantasy addict think when present with a fetching purple cover and the promise of magic?


The Genius of Jinn by Lori Goldstein

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy (paranormal/mythology)
Author: Lori Goldstein
Published: March 2016
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Pages: 20

In this prequel to BECOMING JINN and the upcoming sequel CIRCLE OF JINN, thirteen-year-old Azra and her nemesis Yasmin are whisked away to a mysterious land with a special language, awe-inspiring architecture, and quirky toilets: France.

Oh, and the novella was free. AND BLUE. What? Don’t give me that look.


The Faerie Guardian by Rachel Morgan

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Author: Rachel Morgan
Published: October 2012
Publisher: Rachel Morgan
Pages: 324 {ebook}

Protecting humans from dangerous magical creatures is all in a day’s work for a faerie training to be a guardian.

There are exactly three things that have me excited about this book:

One: The purpleness of the cover.
Two: The word ‘Faerie’ in the title.
Three: The whole protecting humans from magical creatures thing it has going on.

I think it’s safe to say that there’s a very high likelihood that I’m going to LOVE this. I sure hope so.


Chosen by Christine Pope

Genre: Fantasy (paranormal)
Author: Christine Pope
Published: February 2015
Publisher: Dark Valentine Press
Pages: 382 {ebook}

It became known as the Dying, and it soon wiped out almost every man, woman, and child on the face of the earth, leaving behind a pitiful remnant of the world’s population. 

I am actually somewhat terrified to read this book. I’m hoping it’s going to be fast-paced and exciting . . . but I imagine it will probably result in me being terrifying and having all the house lights on surrounded by teddy bears. Let’s be honest.


Darkangel Christine Pope

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy (paranormal — witches)
Author: Christine Pope
Published: July 2014
Publisher: Dark Valentine Press
Pages: 357 {ebook}

Finding the man of your dreams can be a real nightmare….

I’m sorry, but do I really need to add on to this? The main character is an important with who’s expected to marry and CLEARLY that’s going to result in sassy quips and hilarious face-palm moments. That, with magic, is a very good recipe for a book.


Dragon Rose by Christine Pope

Genre: Fantasy (dragons), Fairy Tale Retelling (Beauty and the Beast)
Author: Christine Pope
Published: February 2013
Publisher: Dark Valentine Press
Pages: 276 {ebook}

So this is actually the second book in this series and I don’t have the first one. But weirdly enough this one was free so I thought I’d grab a copy for my probably reading of this series in the future whilst it’s free. Huzzah!


The Watchers by Lynnie Purcell

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy (paranormal — angels)
Author: Lynnie Purcell
Published: July 2011
Publisher: Smashwords
Pages: 403 {ebook}

Long aware of her heritage – that she is the daughter of an angel – ‘The Watchers’ focuses on her first interaction with the world [Clare] has long hidden from.

Okay, I’m not going to lie, I think this sounds somewhat similar to City of Bones BUT I’m willing to give it a chance. It seems like there going to be magic and fantasticalness within these pages which has me very excited, but I do have my doubts.


White Hart by Sarah Dalton

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Author: Sarah Dalton
Published: June 2014
Publisher: Sarah Dalton
Pages: 325 {ebook}

In a land where magic has withered for centuries, Mae Waylander is the last magic wielder in Aegunlund.

Because look at that cover. Look at it. It’s beautiful and green – and she’s wearing a cape AND there’s a cool looking stag. Just, everything about this book is a big, fat YES.


Dauntless by Dina L. Sleiman

Genre: Historical Fiction, Christian Fiction, Romance, Young Adult
Author: Dina. L. Sleiman
Published: February 2015
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
Pages: 368 {ebook}

Where Legend and History Collide, 
One Young Woman Will Fight for the Innocent

I’m torn as to whether this cover is awesome, or really cringe – it’s a tough choice. I think this book sounds like it’ll actually be really good. I don’t usually read much Christian fiction but I think this is going to sit on the lesser end of the scale and be because of its historical setting. Basically, if a book has a lady holding a bow and arrow on the cover, then I’m in.


The Last Orphans by N. W. Harris

Genre: Young Adult, Sci-Fi, Dystopian
Author: N. W. Harris
Published: October 2014
Publisher: Clean Teen Publishing
Pages: 257 {ebook}

In a span of mere hours, the entire adult population is decimated, leaving their children behind to fend for themselves and deal with the horrific aftermath of the freak occurrence.

I’m pretty sure there are quite a few of Dystopian books out there with this premise but I haven’t actually read one yet so I think this sounds pretty awesome. I’ve been trying to read more Dystopian lately, I feel like it sort of accidentally fell off my trolley and now I’m struggling to pull it back on. Meanwhile the vampire genre is getting smushed under one of the wheels . . . ahem. I’m mostly just really curious what this one has to offer, fingers crossed!


Soul Crossed by Lisa Gail Green

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy (paranormal — angels/demons)
Author: Lisa Gail Green
Published: February 2015
Publisher: Full Fathom Five Digital
Pages: 254 {ebook}

Josh lived a reckless, selfish life, so upon his death, escaping the eternal torments of Hell by assuming the role of a powerful, soul-corrupting demon is an easy choice. 

Firstly, I’m digging the cover. Secondly, I’m a sucker for any book that seems to have an interesting representation of Heaven/Hell because I think those are things that an author can really let their imagination run lose with. I’m hoping this is the sizzling, tormented romance that I’m hoping it’ll be.


Hollowland by Amanda Hocking

Genre: Young Adult, Sci-Fi, Horror (zombies)
Author: Amanda Hocking
Published: December 2010
Publisher: Smashwords
Pages: 318 {ebook}

“This is the way the world ends – not with a bang or a whimper, but with zombies breaking down the back door.”

I really love Hocking’s books and this is one I’ve seen floating around, being one of her earlier works, and I’ve been keen to give it a try. So when iBooks goes, oh hey, this is the book of the week, I went: AHH I NEED IT. And here we are. I’m not a big zombie reader (or watcher, for that matter) and I think this will scare the willies out of me but I. AM. READY.


The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

Genre: Mystery, Fiction
Author: Stieg Larsson
Published: January 2010
Publisher: Quercus
Pages: 560 {ebook}

Mikael Blomkvist, a once-respected financial journalist, watches his professional life rapidly crumble around him.

It’s obvious yes? If iBooks offers you this book for free the correct answer is YES THANK YOU. I don’t really have any huge intention of reading this soon but I do want to give this series a crack at some point. I think when I do finally read this I’ll enjoy it as I’ve really been getting into mysteries lately.


 Have you read any of these?

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Let me know in the comments below!

End Note

~~ Kirstie ~~

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