Saturday, April 24, 2010

PERFECT CHEMISTRY, THE EVERAFTER, & INVISIBLE I [Saturday Steals]


weak·ness  [week-nis]   –noun

1. the state or quality of being weak; lack of strength, firmness, vigor, or the like; feebleness.
2. an inadequate or defective quality, as in a person's character; slight fault or defect: to show great sympathy for human weaknesses.
3. a self-indulgent liking or special fondness, as for a particular thing: I've always had a weakness for the opera.
4. an object of special desire; something very difficult to resist: Chocolates were her weakness.

See that?  It's my picture next to the definition of weakness, for I have a weakness for the Amazon Bargain Books section.  A very very special fondness, and something very difficult to resist: Bargain Books are my weakness.

First.  The one I'm most excited about.  PERFECT CHEMISTRY by Simone Elkeles.  Everywhere I turn I see raving reviews of this one.  I even bought a copy last year as a prize for someone, but haven't gotten my hands on my own copy... until now. And at $4.00, it's a total steal. ($9.99 - $4.00 = $5.99 savings or 60% off)

A fresh, urban twist on the classic tale of star-crossed lovers.

When Brittany Ellis walks into chemistry class on the first day of senior year, she has no clue that her carefully created “perfect” life is about to unravel before her eyes. She’s forced to be lab partners with Alex Fuentes, a gang member from the other side of town, and he is about to threaten everything she's worked so hard for—her flawless reputation, her relationship with her boyfriend, and the secret that her home life is anything but perfect. Alex is a bad boy and he knows it. So when he makes a bet with his friends to lure Brittany into his life, he thinks nothing of it. But soon Alex realizes Brittany is a real person with real problems, and suddenly the bet he made in arrogance turns into something much more.

In a passionate story about looking beneath the surface, Simone Elkeles breaks through the stereotypes and barriers that threaten to keep Brittany and Alex apart.

Next, I found The Amanda Project: INVISIBLE I which seems quite intriguing to me. It's a mystery, and I like mysteries... especially YA ones. So, $6.80? Steal. (16.99 - 6.80 = $10.19 savings or 60% off)

Amanda Valentino changed everything.

Callie Leary has exactly one thing, and one thing only, in common with Nia Rivera and Hal Bennett: They were each chosen by Amanda to be her guide. When Amanda arrived at Endeavor High, she told Callie she moves around a lot and always picks one person to help her navigate the choppy waters of a new school. Why did Amanda lie?

Following a course that they suspect Amanda deliberately plotted, Callie, Nia, and Hal piece together some cryptic clues. But they find more questions than answers and quickly realize that before they can figure out what happened to Amanda—the girl who changed their lives—they'll need to solve the most important mystery of all: Who is Amanda Valentino?

Last, but certainly not least, I found THE EVERAFTER by Amy Huntley. It's always intrigued me, and has only been out for eight months or so, and I was surprised to see it in the bargain section. (16.99 - 6.80 = $10.19 savings or 60% off)

Madison Stanton doesn't know where she is or how she got there. But she does know this—she is dead. And alone, in a vast, dark space. The only company she has in this place are luminescent objects that turn out to be all the things Maddy lost while she was alive. And soon she discovers that with these artifacts, she can reexperience—and sometimes even change—moments from her life.

Her first kiss.

A trip to Disney World.

Her sister's wedding.

A disastrous sleepover.

In reliving these moments, Maddy learns illuminating and sometimes frightening truths about her life—and death.

This is a haunting and ultimately hopeful novel about the beauty of even the most insignificant moments—and the strength of true love even beyond death.
I am weak.  This post is part of Archives of Our Lives' Saturday Steals roundup, so why don't you head over there and see what other deals folks have gotten, you know, besides me and my penchant for cheap books that are on my wishlist. 

4 comments:

Iffath♥Ahmed said...

Great choices! I recently had a giveaway for Invisible I, it is absolutely awesome! ;)

stiletto storytime said...

The Everafter sounds great...have to add it to my list. Thanks!

Camille said...

I like your nice little collection of Saturday Steals at the bottom of this post. I think you've been the most consistent stealer since the beginning of it! Thanks for being so faithful!

ticklepea said...

Amazing! Your penchant for buying books outstrips even my, admittedly frightening, habit! You have some amazing steals there my friend. The book shelves in your house must epic! xxx