Thursday, April 12, 2012

My Support Teen Lit Day effort - #rockthedrop

It's Support Teen Lit Day.
I love this cause. I made it through my teen years in part to my rockin' thirteen year old car, Quizno's Subs and books.  How any teenager manages to live through high school without the escapism of the world of literature, well, escapes me.
But there are tons out there that either don't read, or don't have access to books. That makes me cry a little. *sniff, sniff*

I don't have the money to go out and donate books or host a Booze for Books fundraiser (YALSAs ironic suggestion, not mine) but I can gift to you my knowledge of where to find free ebooks for teens.

Here's my selection of awesome FREE books for teens, yo.
Click on the covers to link to amazon. Be sure to check the price before downloading.

Witches and Fairies and Demons. Oh, My.

The Book of Lost Souls (The Ivy MacTavish Novels)

The book of Lost Souls by Michelle Muto
When teen witch Ivy MacTavish changes a lizard into her date for a Halloween dance, everything turns to chaos. 

Beautiful Demons (Peachville High Demons #1)

Beautiful Demons 
by Sarra Cannon

In Peachville, even the cheerleaders have a dark side...

Traitor (Bridger)

Traitor by Megan Curd
Ashlyn never believed in fairy tales until she was in one. 

Soul Quest (The Soul Quest Trilogy)

Soul Quest by Amy Maurer Jones 

Try being a teenager who was born destined to 
save the world from soul sucking Daevas

Winter's Awakening: The Metahumans Emerge (Winter's Saga #1)

Winter's Awakening: The Metahumans Emerge by Karen Luellen
Created for evil. Raised to protect. Searching for truth.

Black Waters (The Songstress Trilogy)

Black Waters by Maija Barnett

The Wolves of Odin (Time Struggle)
Sixteen-year-old mermaid Abby Carson 
thought she had her secret under control.

Time Struggle 1: The Wolves of Odin by AK Forest
Chased by warriors, dwarfs and giants, the four must find a way to undo the time crime of the sinister Dr. Hardcastle.

Darkhouse (Experiment in Terror #1)

Dark House by Karina Halle
Her uncle's haunted light­house pro­vides the per­fect cat­a­lyst and back­drop for a hor­rific mys­tery that unrav­els the threads of Perry's frag­ile san­ity and causes her to fall for a man, who, like the most dan­ger­ous of ghosts, may not be all that he seems.

Her uncle's haunted light­house pro­vides the per­fect cat­a­lyst and back­drop for a hor­rific mys­tery that unrav­els the threads of Perry's frag­ile san­ity and causes her to fall for a man, who, like the most dan­ger­ous of ghosts, may not be all that he seems.

Not your average Twilight tales
Bloody Little Secrets (a YA vampire novel)

Bloody Little Secrets by Karly Kirkpatrick
Some secrets don't stay buried. Neither did Vicky.

Alchester Vampire

Alchester Vampire 
by Charles Sarland

Alchester is a peaceful country town, nothing exciting ever happens there. Then the killings start.


Witchblood by Emma Mills
When Jess steals a glance at a gorgeous guy in a Manchester nightclub, little does she realise how he is going to change her life…or should that be death? 

Every time a bell rings and angel gets his wings. 
That's like 8 new angels a day at my old highschool.

Forbidden (The Guardian Chronicles)

Forbidden by Megan Curd
The Fallen - Book OneLevi's job is to protect his human until it's their time to go. Hannah, just might be the catalyst to tipping the scales between good and evil.

The Fallen by Yas Hamood
On her nineteenth birthday, Aurora encounters 
the dark and mysterious Gabriel. 

My favorite new(ish) genre

Flash Gold (a steampunk novella set in the Yukon) (The Flash Gold Chronicles)

Flash Gold by Lindsay Buroker
Eighteen-year-old Kali McAlister enters her steam-powered "dogless sled" in a race, intending to win the thousand-dollar prize and escape remote Moose Hollow forever. The problem? Fortune seekers and airship pirates are after her for the secret to flash gold, her late father's alchemical masterpiece. 

Stories about corrupt institutions
I didn't know what genre these two books fit in so I just made my own up

Rabbits in the Garden

Rabbits in the Garden by Jessica McHugh
By thirteen, it was all over. Avery Norton struggles to prove her innocence and escape Taunton State Lunatic Asylum with her mind intact.

The Oliver HouseThe Oliver House 
by MaryBeth Smith
Fifteen-year-old Alexis Foster has never set foot outside The Oliver House basement – not once. They have sent her on a mission and 
her caregivers aren't about giving second chances.

Pirates and Princess (and the people who want to kill them)

The Assassin and the Pirate Lord

The Assassin and the Pirate Lord by Sarah J Maas
On a remote island in a tropical sea, Celaena Sardothien, feared assassin, has come for retribution. 

Aurora Abroad

Aurora Abroad by Karen Keifer

Big bad wolves, trolls, frog princes and pirates (among other things) come together in a madcap marriage of classic fairy tales. 
Hans Christian Andersen wouldn’t be proud!

The genre, not the channel - it's spelled SyFy

Night of the Purple Moon

Night of the Purple Moon by Scott Cramer
Nobody predicted the lightning-fast epidemic that sweeps across the planet on the night of the purple moon. The comet brings space dust with it that contains germs that attack human hormones. Older teens and adults die within hours of exposure.

On a small island off the coast of Maine, Abby and Jordan Leigh and a group of teens and children struggle to survive in this new world, but all the while they have inside them a ticking time bomb — adolescence.

Contemporary Short Stories
Not everything in the teen years is rainbows and butterflies

Pink Shoelaces

Pink Shoelaces by ME Buscher
The difficult subject of depression and teenage suicide is told from the perspective of Lana Flowers, the friend who finds her best friend dead.


Butterface by Gwen Hayes

When love isn't lucky...or pretty.

Just a Girl...

Just a Girl... by Sara Reid
I just want to be a normal girl, to have friends, to not have to worry, to be happy. But, I cannot sleep in my own house. Instead, I live in fear, wanting to hide, waiting for the doorknob to turn in the middle of the night, wishing he would leave me alone. I would give anything to just be like any other girl... Even though, beyond my secret, I am just like everybody else.

Now go out, drop some of these freebies on your favorite teen. If you've got the means click on the Rock the Drop pick at the top of the page, to go to the Readergrlz blog to get a bookplate. Print it out and leave a YA book in a public place for Support Teen Lit Day.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the list of free books! What a perfect way to Rock the Drop online. :)