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I think I posted before about the Broken Elements series by Mia Marshall - urban fantasy, where people have powers relating to the elements. If that's your sort of thing, they're currently 79p on Amazon (99c on the US one, I suppose) - here's the link.

If you like, you could recommend some ebooks for £2 or less in my comments, which would be great. I recently bought Farthing by Jo Walton because it was cheap, and really enjoyed it, and I'm working through St Mallory's Forever, which is not good but is still a school story. (Sam and Sarah would hate it because the introduction bangs on about how two of the authors are incredibly young. Though not as young as Jane whatsherface.)

Date: 2014-02-17 09:55 pm (UTC)
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St. Mallory's Forever is not good. The plot makes no sense. But I loved the Don and Xuan (but mostly the Don) so much that I read to the end for their sake.

I recently read Erik German's My Father's Dream which was £1.50 and is an expose of multi-level marketing - I enjoyed it a lot but then I have a weird fondness for 'I survived a cult' memoirs so make of that what you will. I also read Francine Prose's Reading Like A Writer for £0.99, which was well worth the money though I disagreed with it quite a lot in parts - she is one of those people who has convinced themselves that All Life Can Be Found In The Ancient Greeks and anyone who doesn't click with the classical world to the extent that she does is just being politically correct, which I found annoying and simplistic. ]

Also, I don't know your stance on Mapp and Lucia but Amazon has all six books for £0.77, which is bargainous.

Date: 2014-02-17 09:59 pm (UTC)
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I have a very very positive stance on Mapp and Lucia, but I also have all of the books, otherwise I would be right on that.

I have not read a surviving a cult memoir, so I might well try that and see what I think of it.

Date: 2014-02-18 02:02 pm (UTC)
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Ooh, thanks for the Mapp and Lucia pointer - I've listened to some on the radio and enjoyed it but never read any of the books. I shall download those tonight :)

Date: 2014-02-18 02:13 pm (UTC)
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If you enjoy them, then I also quite like the Tom Holt sequels.

Date: 2014-02-18 02:18 pm (UTC)
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Thanks for the tip, I've bought the first one of those Elements books too, although I currently have a pile of Georgette Heyer paperbacks on my bedside table so not sure when I'll get round to reading them.

Date: 2014-02-18 10:59 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] jinty
I enjoyed Graceling though I'm not sure whether it's your sort of thing or not.

As you liked Jo Walton, you may like Nicola Griffith: Ammonite and Slow River are both very good indeed, though a bit above your price point.

Date: 2014-02-18 02:28 pm (UTC)
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Thanks for the recs - they all look interesting! I shall check them out, possibly when I have shrunk my reading pile and can allow myself to buy properly priced books again.

Date: 2014-02-19 03:26 pm (UTC)
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Catherynne M. Valente's Deathless is currently 99p from Amazon. I've liked some other books of hers but found that one a bit hard going (it may well have been me rather than the book, though), so it's a modified recommendation - maybe try a sample or a review first.


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