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Bloomsbury has put a ton of its ebooks on sale over at Amazon, including some really interesting YA ones. Here’s a complete list of what’s on sale. I’d personally recommend buying the following, if you’re interested:

I’m thinking of buying a few books for myself, but I’m not sure which ones to get. Can anyone tell me if these’re books I might like? The books: Pirates!, Flawless (Cyrano de Bergerac retelling!), My Fair Godmother, In a Heartbeat, Coffeehouse Angel, Dirty Little Secrets, Rats: Observations on the History & Habitat of the City’s Most Unwanted Inhabitants

Unfortunately I don’t have enough Amazon gift cards to buy all of them! So I need to pick, like, two. Sob.

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  1. I loved MY FAIR GODMOTHER! So much fun.

  2. Ooooh cheap books. I may need to pick through them. Any one(s) you think I should pick up? [You know my taste pretty well.]

    • You’d probably like The Goose Girl! And I remember really liked Faerie Wars, although I can’t quite remember WHY. But I think it was sort of like the Artemis Fowl books, maybe?

  3. Aaaaah. These all look so tempting. But I don’t own a kindle. I just need to keep telling myself that, or I’ll cave, and I really cannot afford to spend money.

    • I really shouldn’t be buying stuff, either, but luckily I buy all my ebooks with gift cards I get from online program things, so it works out okay.

  4. Thanks for the mention, and for the link to your review of Mister Creecher. I’ll go check it out after I write up my review of it today :)

  5. I can neither recommend nor not-recommend the Rats book, but I will say that I picked it up when I was in the store and found it to be insufficiently interesting on the subject of rat communities. So if in your mind it will be like Watership Down was for rabbits, and teach you all about rats and how their lives are, then don’t get that one.

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