Skulduggery Pleasant: Scepter of the Ancients by Derek Landy is FREE right now on Amazon (middle grade)
Meet Skulduggery Pleasant: Ace Detective, Snappy Dresser, Razor–tongued Wit, Crackerjack Sorcerer, and Walking, Talking, Fire-throwing Skeleton—as well as ally, protector, and mentor of Stephanie Edgley, a very unusual and darkly talented twelve-year-old.
These two alone must defeat an all-consuming ancient evil.
The end of the world?
Over his dead body.
The Waking: Dreams of the Dead (Waking – Trilogy) by Thomas Randall is on sale for $1.99
When Kara Foster starts her new school in Japan, she has no idea she’s about to confront an ancient evil. But before long, Kara begins to have nightmares, and soon students turn up dead, viciously attacked by someone . . . or something.
As Kara makes friends, she learns that there are secrets haunting the student body. Is the spirit of a murdered girl seeking revenge? Or is the culprit more ancient and terrifying than an American outsider can understand? A spooky new edition welcomes teen horror fans to the first book in this riveting series.
Ruling Passion (3 books in one) by Alyxandra Harvey is $7.99 ($2.66 per book) (YA)
Includes: Hearts at Stake, Blood Feud, and Out for Blood.
Readers will meet Solange Drake, her best friend Lucy, and the irresistible Drake brothers–the royal family of vampires whose matriarch is next in line for the throne. The Drakes must keep peace in their town of Violet Hill as warring vampire factions vie for power, and as Solange falls in love with Kieran Black a handsome vampire hunter and Lucy falls for Nicolas Drake. The hot romance and kick-butt action will keep readers coming back for more.
Becker Drane may have the coolest job in The World, but he’s struggling to keep up with his normal life outside of The Seems. He’s so busy Fixing that his Me-2? spends more time with his family than he does. And even though he’s supposed to keep his life in The World and The Seems separate, he can’t stop thinking about the girl he met during his Mission in Sleep.
And the Missions aren’t exactly getting easier.
When a bomb explodes in the Department of Time, Becker is called in to take over for a more senior Fixer. But the bomb has created a path of destruction Becker could never have imagined. And if Becker can’t Fix this Mission in Time, he might not have to worry about balancing life between The World and The Seems anymore. . . .
Girl in the Arena by Lise Haines is on sale for $1.99 (YA)
As a modern gladiator’s daughter, Lyn and her family live by the rules of the Gladiator Sports Association. But those rules can turn against you. When Lyn’s seventh father dies in the ring, his opponent, Uber, captures Lyn’s dowry bracelet-and her hand in marriage. To win her freedom, Lyn will do what no girl has done before: enter the arena and fight her father’s murderer-even though she’s falling in love with him.
The Night Watchman Express by Alison DeLuca is $2.99
Each night, thirteen-year-old Miriam hears the eerie whistle of the Night Watchman Express. The sound of the train gives her visions of an underground factory and a terrifying laboratory… Miriam has only her guardians’ son for company, and she and Simon dislike each other from the start. But they must find a way to trust each other, or they will end up on the sinister Night Watchman Express.
Full of danger, suspense, betrayal, and greed, this steampunk adventure is for readers of all ages.