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Initial post: Mar 16, 2012 6:55:49 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Mar 17, 2012 7:05:31 PM PDT
EDITED TO ADD: NO SOCK PUPPET OR SELF PROMOTIONS. THANK YOU.

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I know I'm always on the look out for a good deal, so I thought maybe we could help each other out when we see YA books on discount, whether for print or Kindle. Seems like having a dedicated thread is the easiest way.

(This could easily become dangerous, lol. I already have way too many books both on my shelves and on my Kindle...)

ALWAYS DOUBLE CHECK PRICES BEFORE YOU BUY. Lots of times these deals and promotions are for a limited time.

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Here are a few Kindle deals that were just posted to a blog I follow:

The Dark Divine by Bree Despain (1.79)
The Lost Saint: A Dark Divine Novel by Bree Despain (1.79)
Mad Love by Suzanne Selfors (1.99)
White Cat (Curse Workers) by Holly Black (2.99)
Finnikin of the Rock (Lumatere Chronicles) by Melina Marchetta (3.49)
The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater (3.99)
Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally (4.99)

Posted on Mar 16, 2012 1:56:26 PM PDT
kari says:
Good idea!
Here Lies Bridget (Harlequin Teen) by Paige Harbison is $3.12. This one has been going down in price a few cents at a time the last few days so may go even lower.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 16, 2012 2:40:06 PM PDT
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Posted on Mar 17, 2012 8:59:03 AM PDT
There are always a ton of YA titles in the "under $5" section of the bargain books. Right now, Clockwork Angel (Infernal Devices) is $4.36 and Beautiful Creatures (Beautiful Creatures, Book 1) is $4. That's just the front page. :)

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=sr_nr_n_27?rh=n%3A283155%2Cp_29%3ABargain%2Cp_6%3AATVPDKIKX0DER%2Cp_74%3A-500%2Cp_n_feature_browse-bin%3A618083011%2Cn%3A%211000%2Cn%3A28&bbn=1000&ie=UTF8&qid=1331999832&rnid=1000#/ref=sr_pg_1?rh=n%3A283155%2Cp_29%3ABargain%2Cp_6%3AATVPDKIKX0DER%2Cp_74%3A-500%2Cn%3A%211000%2Cn%3A28&bbn=1000&ie=UTF8&qid=1331999903

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 17, 2012 9:01:48 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Mar 17, 2012 9:02:13 AM PDT
Ooo, that link is great b/c that's largely discounts on print editions. Thank you!

Posted on Mar 17, 2012 9:05:36 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Mar 17, 2012 9:05:50 AM PDT
The Iron Witch (The Iron Witch Series) by Karon Mahoney - .99 for Kindle

Posted on Mar 17, 2012 1:23:45 PM PDT
kari says:
Here Lies Bridget (Harlequin Teen) is now down to $2.80.

Also, The Dark Divine and The Lost Saint: A Dark Divine Novel are both down a bit more to $1.31.

Posted on Mar 17, 2012 1:38:48 PM PDT
kari says:
Oppression (Children of the Gods) by Jessica Therrien is 99 cents.

Angelfall (Penryn & the End of Days, Book 1) by Susan Ee is 99 cents.

Born at Midnight (Shadow Falls) by C.C. Hunter is $2.99. The prequel short story Turned at Dark: A Bonus Shadow Falls Short Story is still free.

Posted on Mar 17, 2012 1:49:03 PM PDT
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Posted on Mar 17, 2012 5:39:48 PM PDT
kari says:
Majix: Notes from a Serious Teen Witch (Harlequin Teen) by Douglas Rees is $4.24.

Posted on Mar 17, 2012 6:37:47 PM PDT
RomanceLover says:
Dreaming Anastasia by Joy Preble is $1.99

Posted on Mar 17, 2012 7:01:22 PM PDT
Miss M says:
Free today:

Dark Remains - Victorian London
The Raven Girl - medieval Ireland

Posted on Mar 17, 2012 7:04:08 PM PDT
Oh and Jenny Pox (The Paranormals, Book 1) is free for Kindle right now too!

(It's usually low priced or free, from what I've seen.)

I've heard good things about it and downloaded it myself, just haven't gotten around to it. My TBR pile = HUGE!

Posted on Mar 18, 2012 6:25:00 PM PDT
These prices are probably higher than what I'd consider a "steal," but if anyone's looking to read the book/s before the movie comes out next week, these are good prices for such a popular (and awesome) series:

The Hunger Games - $5.01 for Kindle OR paperback
Catching Fire (The Second Book of the Hunger Games) - $7.70 for Kindle
Mockingjay (The Final Book of The Hunger Games) - $7.14 for Kindle
The Hunger Games Trilogy - $18.99 for Kindle

Also: Each of the individual Kindle editions are FREE for Amazon Prime members right now.

Posted on Mar 19, 2012 9:53:53 AM PDT
Kindle:
Gone by Michael Grant - Gone - $2.99
Witches of East End by Melissa De La Cruz - Witches of East End (The Beauchamp Family Book 1) - $3.99
The Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa - The Iron Knight (The Iron Fey) - $4.49

Print:
Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare - Clockwork Angel (Infernal Devices) - $4.35
Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl - Beautiful Creatures (Beautiful Creatures, Book 1) - $4.00 (and $4.99 for Kindle)

Posted on Mar 19, 2012 12:29:53 PM PDT
kari says:
Rage (Riders of the Apocalypse) by Jackie Morse Kessler is $2.69, although it is book 2 in the series. Book 1, Hunger (Riders of the Apocalypse) is $5.39.

Posted on Mar 19, 2012 4:11:23 PM PDT
For Kindle:
The Gods Among Us (The Divine Masquerade Series) is $1

Posted on Mar 20, 2012 7:19:26 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Mar 20, 2012 7:21:06 AM PDT
Kribu says:
For Americans (as is the case with most deals): The Knife of Never Letting Go (Chaos Walking Book 1) by Patrick Ness.

ETA ... of course I'd forget the most important part! It's currently $0.99.

Posted on Mar 20, 2012 2:28:52 PM PDT
Jred says:
Kribu, can you tell me how the E-book system works in other countries? I lived a year in France and I sometimes visit the AMAZONE.FR site but I have yet to see kindle books. How about in your country? Also, do your public libraries use the Dewey Decimal system for non-fiction books? thanks

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 20, 2012 11:50:24 PM PDT
Kribu says:
I buy Kindle books from Amazon.com, like everyone else without their own Amazon Kindle storefront (Amazon UK sells Kindle books strictly to people residing in the UK; Amazon.fr sells Kindle books strictly to people residing in France; Amazon.de sells Kindle books strictly to people residing in Germany, Austria and I think Switzerland, possibly also Liechtenstein - you need a billing address in one of those countries + a credit card issued there in order to shop for Kindle books in those stores).

(Truth be told, I also buy epub books from Kobobooks or BooksOnBoard, especially when they have a better deal on something than Amazon, which happens more often than not, but that's because I'm an evil sort of person who has no moral problems with stripping DRM off the books I've bought for my own personal consumption and converting them for the Kindle. If Amazon ever decides to stop punishing customers living in less important countries with the $2 surcharge on every book, I might buy more from Amazon again.)

I have no idea what system our public libraries use, sorry. It's been at least 15 years since I've been in one. (What I do know is that they don't stock random mainstream YA/urban fantasy/cosy mystery/anything else with the possible exception of some classics in English, and as those are the genres I prefer to read, and as the overwhelming majority of books in those genres are originally written in English, I read them in English.)

Posted on Mar 21, 2012 9:35:48 AM PDT
Kribu says:
I think most of Rick Riordan's books fall more towards the middle-grade than YA side of the fence, but in any case, The Throne of Fire (The Kane Chronicles Book 2) (second book in the Kane Chronicles) is $2.99 for Americans just now.

Posted on Mar 23, 2012 6:35:50 AM PDT
Kribu says:
The Kindle Daily Deal for Americans today is five recently released dystopian YA novels for $1.99 each:

The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
Green Heart by Alice Hoffman
The Eleventh Plague by Jeff Hirsch
Ashes, Ashes by Jo Treggiari
Empty by Suzanne Weyn

The deal page is here:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html/ref=amb_link_361507902_3?ie=UTF8&docId=1000789181&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=0S1FY6BARXYPVN7MA53Q&pf_rd_t=1401&pf_rd_p=1355321282&pf_rd_i=1000677541

Posted on Mar 23, 2012 8:47:00 AM PDT
i was just coming to post those Kirbu...lol!

Posted on Mar 24, 2012 9:40:02 AM PDT
Hope Welsh says:
Oh, these area all ones I've read--and most are $2.99 or less.
PORTAL (Portal Chronicles) Portal Chronicles -- Paranormal YA (No vampires)

Hush Money (Talent Chronicles)Impulse Control (Talent Chronicles) YA Paranormal

Shadow and Light - YA Fantasy (set in another world) Shadow and Light

These are all actually 99cents right now, I guess. Thought they were $2.99. The first two are part of a series, so I guess the first is 99cents to give them a try. I loved the Portal series, and the Talent Chronicles.

I enjoyed Shadow and Light--I like books where there is great world-building. (The world has half-dark on one side, and all-light on the other)
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