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Beasts and BFFs (13 to Life) [Kindle Edition]

Shannon Delany
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (153 customer reviews)

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Sold by: Macmillan

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Book Description

"Beasts and BFFs" is a bonus 13 to Life prequel story from bestselling author Shannon Delany.

Meet Jessie Gillmansen as she realizes that things might not be what they seem in the town of Junction. All Jessie wants is to avoid more change … but she has no idea what’s about to come her way.

Product Details

  • File Size: 270 KB
  • Print Length: 32 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin (December 17, 2010)
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,761 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not enough story in this short story/example March 9, 2011
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I knew this was short, but I expect at least a bit of story in a prequel. This certainly didn't give me enough of a taste of the story to want to buy the book. Even as a freebie this was disappointing. Other prequels that I've read have often left me hanging for closure, but at least there was a real plot to them. Very very unsatisfying.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not enough detail October 11, 2011
By SamCat
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I like the option of getting a sample of a book. But, two previews of other books, not a great way to intoduce the stories, at least I think it is about two other books. There was not a lot of anything.. information or the stories.
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Publishers - This is a Bad Idea September 30, 2011
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As you can see by all of the reviews and the low ranking of this title, readers do not like this marketing tactic for ebooks.

Samples may work well in the grocery store, but they do not fare the same when it comes to ebooks. We have the option to download samples to our ereaders.

Potential readers will glance at this ebook in a list of options, see the two or one star average and keep on going. In the back of their mind they will think - this author must stink. Instead, I suggest publishers offer the main title for free - even for a limited time to drum up interest.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Ok June 9, 2013
By Kylee
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I thought it was a good boo it just needed a little more added on before the next book.
I thought it was good werewolves are my favorite
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Ok. Read it May 31, 2013
By Addie
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It was ok but way to short. Possibly a very good series but not very full of heart. Do the other books cost money?
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Too boring to hold my attention September 4, 2011
By ManaB
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This book or sample of a book lost my attention within the first few pages. As a mid-twenties woman, I usually enjoy a good young-adult book, but this wasn't good. Maybe younger teens would like it...
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars not worth my time May 3, 2011
By Sorrel
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I've downloaded other short story type previews and found them an enjoyable intro to a series (even though I get addicted to the full price books), but this was ridiculously short and not nearly entertaining enough to make me want to buy the 13 to Life book. Instead of a "prequel" type of story, I felt like I was dropped into a scene in the middle of the story. And worse yet it is a deleted scene. NOTHING HAPPENS. I don't know who these characters are and I don't learn enough to care about them. I don't usually take the time to write a negative review of something free but it was just completely a waste of time.
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15 of 23 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A great intro to 13 to Life December 18, 2010
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I have not yet read 13 to Life so this was my first glimpse at the characters and the first time I've read a prequel short story before reading any of the books in a series. It was a great introduction to the series and to the three female characters - Jessie, Amy and Sarah.

The author's writing style is very easy and has a nice flow and the short story has just enough mystery to lure you into reading the full length book.

This story does not require readers to have read 13 to Life in order to enjoy or follow along.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars Boring
It's not the book to get a good laugh or cry its really boring don't recommend thus book for any middle school kids don't red this book
Published 1 month ago by surname
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 1 month ago by WAYNE EXUM
4.0 out of 5 stars My rating
The book itself was good, but it could have been longer. I generally liked the story, but felt like it could have been longer.
Published 1 month ago by Alesia Carsten
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
its a wonderful book
Published 2 months ago by Jerrie
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
so so book
Published 2 months ago by jack d ashby
2.0 out of 5 stars Too short even for a short story
Scenes from a short jog. Even for a short story, this was too short to figure out whether or not you would like it. The author should have added about 25 pages at least.
Published 2 months ago by Carolyn F
3.0 out of 5 stars Okay
Not the best book I have ever read but it is okay.
It needs pictures. In the end the book is okay
Published 3 months ago by Zebra 29
4.0 out of 5 stars Well done!
This is very well written. I loved the spooky feel.
Published 4 months ago by Voracious Reader
5.0 out of 5 stars A great book to read.
That book had interesting thing I never read before. It was mysterious and I loved it. It riches go Shannon Delany
Published 5 months ago by Billy Wayne Cosper Jr.
1.0 out of 5 stars Beasts and BFFs
It needs to be a longer book, what book has only 2 chapters?! I'm NOT getting the second book EVER!
Published 6 months ago by Conrad L Hawkins
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More About the Author

Shannon Delany believes there is no one right path to following your dreams. Previously a teacher and now a farmer raising heritage livestock in upstate New York, Shannon Delany has always been fascinated by history, myths, legends and paranormal research.

Shannon's debut series of YA paranormal romance novels, the 13 TO LIFE series, (13 to Life, Secrets and Shadows, Bargains and Betrayals, Destiny and Deception, and Rivals and Retribution) began by winning the first-ever cellphone novel contest in the western world. Her books were so well received by readers (and nominated for a YALSA Teen Top Ten) that her trilogy was expanded to five books.

Shannon has debuted in science fiction in the Leap Books charity anthology SPIRITED: 13 Haunting Tales (with "To Hel and Back" featuring augmented reality work done by Karl Gee) and her high fantasy debut occurred in Month 9 Books' charity anthology TWO AND TWENTY DARK TALES (with "Pieces of Eight" co-written with singer and songwriter Max Scialdone).

Shannon's new WEATHER WITCH series (a steampunk series through St. Martin's Press) will begin to release in 2013. Learn more about Shannon at, on GoodReads, on Facebook (13 to Life Series by Shannon Delany; and AuthorShannonDelany) and Twitter (@shannon_delany).

Explore 13 to Life's world of Junction at

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