For What It's Worth

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Whatever Wednesday

I’m trying to use Kindle Unlimited more since I bought a 2 year subscription during Prime days last year. TBH - I usually only use it for quick romances as a palette cleanser but while browsing I found a few popular YA titles that you might be interested and are *free* if you are a subscriber.

It's a great way to check out a series or find a new author.

*I added a few thoughts/link if I read or reviewed it.

KU:



The Fever King by Victoria Lee – This book isn’t without flaws – but it’s a pretty good alternative history/dytopian with LGBQT rep. You can read my review here.

The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon – I never read this series but it’s quite popular and reading the first book for free lets me try it without a commitment.

Air Awakens: The Complete Series by Elise Kova - I haven’t read this either but the covers are stunning and it's the complete series!!

“A library apprentice, a sorcerer prince, and an unbreakable magic bond…”

“1700 pages of magic, romance, and epic fantasy.”

Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake – fantasy series about three sisters who have to fight tot he death to become queen.

Deals if you don’t have KU:



Life1k3 by Jay Kristoff  $1.99 - his books haven't really worked for me but robot gladiators and android boys have me intrigued.

The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang (not YA) $2.99 - This is supposed to be a very intense, dark fantasy so I'll have to be in the mood but it's highly rated.

The Fever King by Victoria Lee $1.99 - see above

Black Wings Beating by Alex London $2.99 - fantasy, falconry, brother & sister bond, LGBQT rep. I did not love the writing style but the premise is very cool.

Queens of Geeks by Jenn Wilde $2.99 - Geek culture, f/f romance, good anxiety rep. My review

Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger $2.99 - the YA spin off to Carriger’s adult steampunk Parasol Protectorate series about girls at finishing school. Cute but a little slower paced.

And under The Things That Piss Me off file….lol



I was looking for a lighter read on my Libby library app and kept doing searches for these 3 new releases. Nada….So it’s been almost 2 weeks and STILL none of the books are on there. Weird – because they’re all pretty popular and should be available. So I was doing a general browse for new releases on their home page and voila! all of the books are there.

For some reason, they were filtering my search through YA – even though that was not my settings – so now I’m on super long wait lists for them all.

I love you Libby – but right now – I don’t like you lol

26 comments:

  1. EVIL!!!!! Oh Libby, demon you

    I am curious about Poppy War

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    1. So mean! Now the waits are between 9 and 23 weeks!

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  2. I'm never good at patiently waiting to get my hands on something I want to read! Maybe that is why I don't look ahead and grab the books as soon as I start seeing them on blogs as they're released-it might be less stressful!

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    1. I'm not impatient but I don't bother looking ahead too much anymore. I have enough on my plate.

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  3. I recently read a different series by Elise Kova on KU, it was really good! I've seen a lot of mixed things about Black Wings Beating, but I remember the blurb sounded interesting. Sorry about the frustrating Libby app!

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    1. I'll check that out.

      Black Wings Beatings is a lot like TFK in that it's a cool premise but has issues.

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  4. Argh the library wait list. Hope you move up on those lists soon. Curious to see what you think of the Bone Season. I liked the premise but the books were just too long and there were going to be too many of them so I bailed after book two.

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    1. They do tend to be way shorter than the initial time given. But I remember Michelle Obama's Becoming taking almost 6 months lol

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  5. Who’s just went to look and my library has some new thing called SimplyE for ebooks. Hmmmm

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    1. Ooh - I don't know what that is. I'm just excited to get a library with Libby and Hoopla. I had RB Digital and it's AWFUL.

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  6. I've thought about KU but there are so many books at my library that I haven't read yet. One of these days I'll get it though. It seems like a lot of authors are on there.

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    1. I got it when it was 40% off - I would never pay full price for it. At the time, I was mostly caught up on arc's and had plenty of time to read but the move threw me off course and didn't use it for months.

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  7. I've never subscribed to KU, I already have so many books to read.

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    1. I don't think it's worth it unless you read certain genres/get a sale on it.

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  8. Oh my gosh, that is so frustrating about the library wait! Especially since you’d been checking for them for so long. Ugh. Hope you move up the list quickly!

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    1. It's probably for the best - they'll be spaced out a bit. I'm trying not to be bitter lol

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  9. I signed up for the KU two months for 99¢ deal. I have it until August 1st. I wish I had time to read The Bone Season. Darn. šŸ˜’ I was surprised they had the Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them screenplay. šŸ‘✨

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    1. They seem to be getting more mainstream titles.

      I think the reputation of crap books is making them adjust their offerings.

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  10. I enjoyed Air Awakens. Solid book, and I am a TDC fan too. I am sad, when the library holds take forever, BUT all three of those were really good. The Friend Zone got me right in the feels. I loved it so much.

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    1. Good to know. The cover is just kick ass.

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  11. Three Dark Crowns- cool! that's a good one. I thought Queens of Geek was pretty good too.

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    1. It was fun! I've heard mixed things about the Dark Crown series.

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  12. I've been using my KU (and actually saving money!) a lot these past couple of months...About time too seeing as I've been paying for it for a couple of years and not using it nearly enough to justify it's presence... I wonder if Three Dark Crowns is available on the UK version? I'll be checking!

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    1. I got the 2 year deal and had really planned to get about 50% of my books from there but then the move happened and threw everything out of whack.

      I don't think I would ever pay full price for it but at a deep discount it's worth it.

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  13. Lifelike, The Poppy War and Air Awakens are all ones I want to read. I actually own The Bone Season and it's on my shelf waiting for me to try it :)

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    1. I had it way back but had passed it on because it was so long and they had announced it would be an 8 book series. I didn't have time for that lol

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