Here’s a little round up of Kindle freebies that caught my eye. Summaries are from Amazon.
The Golden Acorn by Catherine Cooper
When Jack Brenin finds a golden acorn lying in the grass, little does he know that it is the beginning of a thrilling and magical adventure. Just an ordinary boy, Jack has been chosen for a hugely important task, and enters a world he believed only existed in legend. Full of twists and turns, talking ravens and mischievous Spriggans, ‘The Golden Acorn’ is a hugely entertaining and exciting tale from a very talented new author. Your kids will love it, and so will you! This brilliant story deservedly won the Brit Writers’ Awards 2010 for unpublished writers. Jack’s adventures continue in ‘Glasruhen Gate’ and ‘Silver Hill’.
Booksurfers: Treasure Island by David Gatward
Jake, Becca, Ryan and Harriet are kidnapped by Dr Crookshanks and his accomplice, Professor Kaufman. Against their will, the gang have to jump ‘into’ the world’s best known adventure stories to steal important artefacts, using an incredible invention called the Nautilus. If they don’t get what Crookshanks wants, what will he do to their parents? And what will Becca do without her dad’s credit card?
Crookshanks explains that in order to keep their families safe, the children must bring him back the actual treasure map from Treasure Island. Their parents’ lives are in the hands of a complete madman! The Booksurfers have little time to argue. Before they know it, they are thrown into Treasure Island; they’re talking to Jim Hawkins, running away from pirates and risking their lives to get their hands on that map!
Ever wondered what it would be like to not just read a book, but actually experience it? Throughout these books you’ll find something rather ingenious: hyperlinks. They’re pretty easy to spot; look out for an underlined word or phrase or sentence. And whenever you see one, you can just click on it, and – KA-POW! – you’ll be zipped into the actual book the Booksurfers are exploring at the exact point they are discovering it! Have fun tagging along; you never know what story you’ll end up in next…
I decided to download it!
Threads That Bind (The Havoc Chronicles) by Brant Williams
At 16, Madison has accepted herself for who she is: smart and witty, but overweight with thick glasses and the social life of a Tibetan monk. Everything changes the summer before her junior year of high school when her eyesight inexplicably corrects itself, and she begins to rapidly lose weight. However, her new look comes with an unexpectedly expensive price. Madison’s first kiss with the boy she has had a crush on for years triggers powers she can’t control, almost killing him.
She discovers she is a Berserker, a powerful being chosen to guard the world from the Havocs, ancient creatures brought into our world by magic thousands of years ago. They cause destruction and death, but cannot be killed. Only the Berserkers’ life-blood can bind – and free – the Havocs. One Havoc is free and wants Madison’s blood to free another. Instead of enjoying her new look and popularity at school, Madison must now work with the Berserkers to master her powers and bind the Havoc before it kills her.
Oh, and if that weren’t bad enough, it turns out she is the first female Berserker since, well – ever.
Down The Memory Hole by Bonnie Turner
His summer vacation is ruined when twelve-year-old Buzz Collins is forced to share his room and emotional space with his grandfather, who has Alzheimer’s disease, and his parents forbid him to associate with his best friend, Mitch. The thought of giving up his friendship is heartbreaking enough. But how can he relate to someone who forgets his grandson’s name, wears adult diapers, and thinks dog biscuits are people cookies someone who could die in the night and scare Buzz right out of puberty.
Buzz thinks Alzheimer’s is caused by a traumatic event, such as the train accident that killed Grandpa’s brother Barkley. When Grandpa’s mind wanders and he mistakes Buzz for Barkley, Buzz assumes the role of his great uncle, and in the process he develops compassion and appreciation for his grandfather.
The situation turns deadly when Buzz and Mitch – whose friendship Buzz refuses to end – attempt to cure Grandpa of Alzheimer’s disease by recreating the train accident on a hot summer day.
Undermountain by Eric Kent Edstrom
In this unique and innovative debut novel, a diverse group of teens meet in the Canadian Rocky Mountains for a ten day hiking excursion. They take only their backpacks and a sense of adventure.
Danny Michaelson, nearly sixteen, just wants to get away from his mother’s boyfriend, the very man who paid for the trip. Though Danny seeks adventure, what he really must discover is man inside himself.
Breyona Lewis, sixteen, wants to leave behind the dark memory of an assault she’s never told anyone about. Though she seeks escape, she’ll find she’s a prisoner of more than her past.
Em Michaelson, seventeen, was sent along by her mother to make sure her brother Danny doesn’t get into any trouble. But in the backcountry, all Em really wants is a cell phone signal.
Joachim “Wa” Martin, nearly sixteen, came from the streets of LA, a skateboard hero and parkour daredevil. While he loves the wilderness, the main attraction for him is Em.
Shiv Malgaonkar, sixteen, pursues his passion for learning, eager to study every plant, tree and animal dropping he can find. But a terrible tragedy in his home life haunts him, leading to the toughest decision of his life.
Bronson Gerk, seventeen, came because his dad forced him to. Overbearing and rude, he tells outrageous lies to boost his own ego. And when things go bad, he does his best to make them worse.
Harvin McTavish, sixty-three, leads the youth excursions into the mountains. He knows every peak and valley like the back of his hand. Over the past forty years he’s seen things … strange things. But nothing has prepared him for what he’ll see on this trip.
The hikers arrive exhausted at camp six. But Harvin sends Danny and Breyona to collect water. Despite his weariness, Danny is excited to get some alone time with Breyona.
The hike turns into a race for their lives when the two teens encounter a creature of legend–an eight foot tall beast they tag as “bigfoot”.
Swept to the secret city of Undermountain, Danny, Breyona and their friends find themselves caught in the middle of a war–between their bigfoot captors and horrific creatures called tangoga.
Seperated from Breyona and frustrated with the intrigues of the bigfoot leadership council, Danny realizes he must act. During his desperate search for a way out, he uncovers the terrible plans the tangoga have for Earth. Plans that will only go into effect if they win the war against the bigfeet.
Breyona, held in a bare “meditation cell,” realizes she’s being brainwashed by the bigfoot leader, Hanameesovenama. She’s realizes she’s being trained like a dog, all part of the leader’s plan to bring the bigfoot race into the open, and to take over the Earth … if they can withstand the final tangoga assault.
To escape, to survive, to save the Earth, Danny, Breyona and friends face an impossible task. They must end the war … and make sure neither side wins
All books were free when I put this post together.
Are you going to download anything?