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Amazon Prime Day

Love them or hate them, Amazon has the biggest range of books and other products on the internet. To help you make the most of this huge sale, we’ve curated a list of books you might want to check out.

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Not only do you get free shipping, but the subscription gives you access to Kindle Unlimited, Amazon Music, and Amazon TV (Outlander anyone?).

Here are our staff picks:

Katya de Becerra’s What The Woods Keeps is fantastic. A dark mix of the principles of physics and Norse mythology tied together with the mystery of a mother’s disappearance and a daughter’s unexpected inheritance. – Nathan Phillips, Acquisitions Editor

The Festival of Trial and Ember by Logan Miehl is a captivating fantasy tale that takes you to a distant land and makes you question what’s really around you. – Samantha Noonan, Publishing Intern

The Alice Network – an engrossing story based on real events in WWI of espionage, depth of character, and gutsy women! – Michelle Lovi, Publisher

 

 


Check out some of our authors’ picks:

Laura E. Goodin, author of Mud and Glass, recommends The Eyre Affair, by Jasper Fforde. “This brilliant, cerebral comedy is laugh-out-loud fantasy for the ardent book-lover.” 

Elizabeth Foster, author of Esme’s Wish, recommends The Changeover by Margaret Mahy. “An award-winning coming of age story with a supernatural twist and a quirky romance.”

“For readers of high fantasy, I recommend the Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, an epic vision entwined with mixed realities and glued together with human frailty and need,” says Patricia Leslie, author of Keeper of the Way.

Rachel Nightingale, author of Harlequin’s Riddle, recommends The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Schaffer. “It is one of those enduring works where the characters and story will stay with me for a long time. Beautiful!”

Tracy M. Joyce, author of Altaica, recommends Cast in Shadow by Michelle Sagara. “Fascinating world building, unique magic system with a complex kickass heroine and a fab supporting cast. One of my favourite fantasy series.”

Starchild series author Vacen Taylor recommends Boy Swallows Universe by Trent Dalton. “A captivating story of friendship, love and heartbreak with a complexity that will leave you captivated. A complete polar opposite to fantasy but sometimes life can be stranger than fiction. A beautifully created story.”

Elizabeth Jane Corbett, author of The Tides Between, recommends The Secret Life Of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd. “A powerful exploration of childhood loss and coming to terms with the truth set amidst the sweet, mystical allure of honey making.”

Clare Rhoden, author of The Stars in the Night, recommends A Perfect Stone by S.C. Karakaltsas. “A moving tale of love, hope and survival as families and children flee conflict in war-torn Greece.”

Mawson, our only teddy-bear author and star of It’s A Bright World To Feel Lost In, recommends Wendy Orr’s Swallows Dance. “In this vivid tale set in the Bronze Age, a young woman, made a refugee by a natural disaster, drives herself almost to the limit of endurance to protect her family.”

Rebecca Burns, author of The Bishop’s Girl, recommends The House at Riverton by Kate Morton. “A sprawling, evocative historical fiction, with a mystery at its heart.” 

Kathryn Gossow, author of Cassandra, recommends Jonathon Strange and Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke. “An engrossing alternative history set during the Napoleonic Wars when two unlikeable magicians set about returning magic to England.”

Finally, if you’re in the market for a new e-reader, we can highly recommend the Kobo Aura H2O. We recently got one for the office to read submissions and proofread our ebook files, and it’s super-light, great for reading in the dark (no blue light), and it’s waterproof. Can’t wait to hit the beach soon, for um, er, work, of course.

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