Ten Free, Kindle Edition Books, You really should try!


Here are ten free eBooks that you really should try! My current followers/readers will know that my ‘book review blogs’ contain quoted snippets from other people’s reviews, collected from Goodreads and Amazon. They will also know that I have a unique rating system for these snippets, (The Good, The Bad, The Darn Right Uglies and The Unicorns). Therefore for everyone, both new and old, I’ve done a condensed version for each book I’ve listed below… Did I mention that these books are free?

[1] The Book of Deacon (The Book of Deacon Series 1) by Joseph Lallo

(A Fantasy book, about a young, orphaned woman, who stumbles across some priceless cargo and is unwittingly caught up in a magical war, the same magical war that has taken everything from her.)

The Good: ‘Spellbinding’, ‘transitions between character’s POV’s are silky smooth’, ‘a thumping good read’.

The Bad: ‘I didn’t think it was terrible, I wasn’t left feeling much of anything’.

The Darn Right Ugly: ‘Looking out of the train window on the daily commute was more interesting’.

The Unicorns: ‘I loved all the twists and turns and all the unanswered questions; the story is just full of so many great story elements’, ‘Once I started reading it I could not put it down. My sleep schedule is officially messed up because of The Book of Deacon Trilogy!’

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[2] Captured (The Captive Series Book 1) by Erica Stevens

(A Paranormal Fantasy about vampires and humans set in a dystopian style society)

The Good: ‘The characters are all well written and scenes well developed’, ‘Erica Stevens is a brilliant storyteller, creating sexy characters; flawed and rigid, but perfect and passionate‘, ‘surprising’, ‘It had everything I loved and wanted to read for so long!!’

The Bad: ‘The story line was alright, but could have been so much more‘, ‘The first half of this book sucked (no pun intended). The second half was amazing!!’

The Darn Right Ugly: ‘To be completely honest, I cannot fathom how this book has such a high rating. I didn’t care for it.’

The Unicorns: ‘This is like no other vampire story I’ve read before… this was better.’

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[3] City of Blaze (The Fireblade Array Book 1) by H.O. Charles

(A Fantasy Romance about a prince who lives in a land where magic is not just power, but even a part of the intimate lives of common people. Where people live longer than the average human life span and mortality rates are low and encouraged by wars. Topped off with an evil king.)

The Good: ‘A lot of weird and wonderful imagination used with the different types of people etc‘, ‘Great story and pictures’, ‘absolutely incredible‘, ‘intriguing and unique fantasy, with strong, complex characters set in a fascinating world.’

The Bad: ‘The only downside to the story is the abrupt ending’, ‘Needs more editing. Some errors, not too bad, and too many sections that are just solid walls of text.’

The Darn Right Ugly: ‘The first half was almost painful to read.’

The Unicorns: ‘Oh. My. God. What just happened? This book. Is. Awesome.‘, ‘H.O. Charles is a genius and a brilliant writer‘, ‘One of the best fantasy books I’ve ever read!’

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[4] The Girl In Between (The Girl In Between Book 1) by Laekan Zea Kemp

(A Paranormal Fantasy, about a young girl with a rare and debilitating sleeping condition called KLS. Unlike other KLS patients, during her sleeping periods, which can last for days, she is in her own vivid dream world, where she is usually alone, until a mysterious boy appears.)

The Good: ‘hooked me in from the very beginning’, ‘this story is a crazy adventure and the cliff-hanger at the very end is absolutely insane’, ‘a fabulous book‘, ‘an original and creative piece‘, ‘suspenseful and intriguing story.’

The Bad: ‘The description drew me in but the content was a let down’, ‘While the story was quite different, it was repetitive’, ‘Not sure whether I liked it or not.’

The Darn Right Ugly: ‘If it takes so long for a book to get interesting, I probably shouldn’t be wasting my time on it.’, ‘Disjointed, garbled and almost impossible to find any direction to the story.’

The Unicorns: ‘If you’re looking for a well written, YA Paranormal with a unique concept, excellent world building, well rounded characters and HEART. pick this up ‘cos its free and so UNDERRATED!!!’, ‘This story has the makings of a motion picture’, ‘A really good book that leaves you wanting more every time you put it down.’

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[5] The Last Survivors: A Dystopian Society in a Post Apocalyptic World (The Last Survivors Book 1) by Bobby Adair and T.W. Piperbrook.

(A Dystopian Horror, set in a time hundreds of years after a zombie apocalypse, modern society has been forgotten and mankind has taken several steps backwards. Under terrible circumstances, one woman and her son decide to run away from the harsh and backwards society they have always known. They have to run, death is their only other option.)

The Good: ‘Enjoyable read! Really held my interest and kept me anxious to find out what would happen next!’, ‘well written‘, ‘Great story, great characters, great writing‘, ‘Excellent marriage of dystopian fiction and fantasy themes’, ‘It is an interesting take on where mankind could go faced with a plague.’

The Bad: ‘I love Bobby Adair and T.W. Piperbrook but for some reason I couldn’t get myself wrapped up in this world. You may like it’s just not for me……‘, ‘If you ignore the mechanics that plagued this book, the story is great, well, maybe very good.’

The Darn Right Ugly: ‘Unfortunately, this book was tedious, boring, and wrought with clichés’.

The Unicorns: ‘Hell of a good read’, ‘This book was so well written that I am buying the next in the series, like, right now‘, ‘Again another great book by both authors!‘, ‘Brilliant. Adair and Piperbrook classic.’

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[6] The Medium (Emily Chambers Spirit Medium Book 1) by C.J. Archer

(A Paranormal Romance and Historical Fiction, set before or around the 1900’s in London. The Medium is a tale about two sisters, one of whom has an unbelievable gift, contacting the dead. However, when they accidentally release a shape-shifting demon into the mortal world, The Medium is assigned a ghost to help her send it back to wherever it came from. Though she soon learns that this particular ghost is strange, and she is all too familiar with the strange.)

The Good: ‘interesting’, ‘fantastic’, ‘vivid’, ‘brilliant’, ‘fascinating’, ‘great writer’, ‘unique’, ‘no swearing’, ‘well detailed, interesting, well drawn and likeable characters’, ‘pretty funny and witty at times’, ‘compelling’, ‘enjoyable’, ‘action scenes were truly page-turners’.

The Bad: ‘it wasn’t horrible but it wasn’t good either’, ‘slow’, ‘had great potential but I lost all interest’, ‘relationship develops too fast’, ‘dialogue felt too modern in places’.

The Darn Right Ugly: ‘If I’d realized this was a teen romance, I wouldn’t have bought it.’ ‘The ending SUCKED!’

The Unicorns: ‘worth a great deal more than $0.00’, ‘Couldn’t put it down! Draws you in immediately & doesn’t let you go’, ‘Reading this book is like eating your favourite dessert. The first bite is like you have found heaven and you know you will enjoy the rest of it because its your favourite, it’s the best damn cake out there so indulge, go ahead and eat it!’

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[7] Nolander (Emanations, an urban fantasy series Book 1) by Becca Mills

(A Paranormal Urban Fantasy, where a young woman from the American Midwest, discovers she has the ability to see into a shadow world, a realm that crosses with the human world, and where powerful beings can create their own realities. She is seized by a dangerous organization and is forced to leave her normal life and deal with otherworldly politics.)

The Good: ‘fantastic’, ‘entertaining’, ‘awesome’, ‘really caught my imagination’, ‘well worth the read’, ‘very well written’, ‘extremely colourful characters’, ‘brilliant first book’, ‘great read’, ‘completely different’, ‘enthralling’, ‘richly drawn and believable characters’, ‘a unique gem’.

The Bad: ‘a little slow moving’, ‘this book should come with an adult warning content’, ‘lame’, ‘falls flat’, ‘too many loose ends’, ‘stupid cliff hanger’.

The Darn Right Ugly: ‘I’m not going to go into all the things I didn’t like because I don’t have the patience for that, so I’ll leave this as a DNF and get on with my life.’

The Unicorns: ‘I absolutely adored this book. Love, love, loved it. It’s rare I find books that inspire ME to write, and this one did.’ ‘This book is one of the flecks of gold in the pile of dross.’

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[8] Origins (Spinward Fringe Book 0) by Randolph Lalonde

(A Science Fiction set in a distant future where humans live on multiple planets and space stations. On a distant and isolated space station called Freeground, one man finds himself placed in charge of a fleet. His orders are to venture out into the more populated regions of the galaxy to acquire technology and knowledge for Freeground. However, this is a dangerous mission and power-hungry enemies are lurking around every corner.)

The Good: ‘A truly amazing book from an Indie Science Fiction writer’, ‘Truly enjoyable’, ‘I have to say that so far this is STILL the best free book I have read‘, ‘logical and easy to follow‘, ‘a very fun, easy to read sci-fi’, ‘original ideas’, ‘a phenomenal series by an independent author‘, ‘well written and innovative.’

The Bad: ‘The characters and story are a bit simplistic, but, to tell the truth, the story is actually fairly interesting‘, ‘I got bored with the perfect crew flying the perfect ship‘, ‘characters are not very believable‘, ‘although it was written okay, it was too optimistic’.

The Darn Right Ugly: ‘Even at a price of “free,” this book is not worth the time and effort it takes to read it.’

The Unicorns: ‘I LOVE this one!! It’s in my collection forever!’, ‘Lalonde has created something truly remarkable, producing a host of dymanic characters, a seamless lack of a gender divide, a well-developed and thought out universe with a complex political situation and, most importantly, a riveting story!’

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[9] Sora’s Quest (The Cat’s Eye Chronicles Book 1) by T. L. Shreffler and Linda Jay

(A Fantasy Adventure about a young girl turning seventeen. She finds her long, lost mother’s, magical pendant, and plots to run away from a planned marriage and her father’s manor. She ends up being kidnapped by a deadly assassin who is running from his own troubles and thinks he can use her pendant to save his own skin.)

The Good: Exciting’, ‘amazing’, ‘wonderful’, ‘awesome’, ‘magnificent’, ‘interesting’, ‘gripping’, ‘excellent’, ‘fantastic’, ‘a totally surprising gem’, ‘a great page turner’, ‘a joy to read’, ‘great story telling’, ‘wonderfully illustrated storyline’, ‘really fun, easy and enchanting read’, ‘I loved this book’, ‘captivating from start to finish’, ‘great writing style’.

The Bad: ‘Boring’, ‘lacks logic and plot’, ‘unanswered questions’, ‘had a few errors, but they can be easily ignored, looking forward to reading the rest of the series’.

The Darn Right Ugly: (None in my opinion)

The Unicorns: ‘I’m literally in love with this book’, ‘this becomes one of my ultimate favourite book series ever’, ‘absolutely hands down my favourite book series’, ‘a great page turner, this book is a must read!’, ‘This series simply only competes with the best’, ‘This book had me there right along for the ride and I couldn’t put it down.’

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[10] The Unfinished Song Book 1: Initiate (Young Adult Epic Fantasy Series) by Tara Maya

(A Fantasy Romance set in a fantasy world where people live in clans and magic is rife, with fairies, fairy lords and other magical creatures. It is about a girl who is determined to become a magical dancer. However, nothing ever seems to go right for her or for her clan, but when a mysterious exiled boy saves her life, her luck may be about to change, or at least become a little bit clearer.)

The Good: ‘refreshingly original world based on ancient Native American cultures and settings’, ‘Enchanting, intriguing, and beautifully written’, ‘pleasantly surprised’, ‘a brilliantly woven fantasy tale‘, ‘intriguing characters, and a great plot’, ‘Holy smoking wow. This is one of the few books I’ve read that I can honestly say was totally, 100% original’.

The Bad: ‘I just could not get on with Initiate as I did not care much about what happened to the characters, and the plot was a bit confusing’, ‘No simple names like 3 letters or common names’, ‘It was a nice book but I can’t see a point’.

The Darn Right Ugly: ‘The plot, the characters, the writing, EVERYTHING was wrong with this book.’

The Unicorns: ‘Well-written with fluid and descriptive passages, this story is one I’d recommend with the warning: Start reading it and you’ll wish to complete the series. It’s different and refreshing, and entertaining.‘, ‘Ms. Maya took a great idea, and combined it with a beautiful writing style and the perfect setting in order to make an amazing story.’

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That’s it from me today, I hope that you find some new books here that you can enjoy! One last thing before you go, feel free to check out my other websites by clicking on the links below! -C.L.

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Disclaimer: The reviews and opinions above are either from online sources or my own, and have been collaborated together for the ease and benefit of potential new readers. All ratings have been collected from the date of this blog’s publishing and will potentially change in the future.


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