Betty’s Picks for Tuesday, October 21st

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Young Adult Fantasy
13 Reviews Avg Rating: 4.5 / 5.0
Wild_Children WILD CHILDREN
by Richard Roberts
Bad children are punished. Be bad, a child is told, and you’ll be turned into an animal, marked with your crime.  Five children each tell a different story of what they became: One learns that wrong can be right, and her curse may be a blessing. Another is so Wild he must learn the simplest lesson, to love someone else. An eight year old girl must face fear and doubt as she dies of old age. Love and strangeness hit the lives of two brothers in the form of a beautiful flaming bird. Finally, the oldest child learns that what is right can be horribly wrong. Together they tell a sixth story, of a Wild Girl who can’t speak for herself, and doesn’t seem Wild at all.


$0.99 (regular price $4.99)
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#1 Amazon Fantasy Adventure*
470 Reviews Avg Rating: 4.0 / 5.0
The_Dig THE DIG
by Michael Siemsen

A mysterious woven metal artifact is found at a paleontological dig in Africa. Mystified experts call upon a stubborn twenty-something with a unique talent. Matthew Turner’s gift is also his curse: whenever he touches an object, his consciousness is flooded with the thoughts and feelings of those who touched it before him. Matt agrees to travel from New York to the forests of Kenya. There, threatened by unknown enemies, and helped by a beautiful but prickly ally, his mind journeys back in geological time to make a discovery so shocking that it forces us to rewrite all human history.


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Fantasy
2471 Reviews Avg Rating: 4.5 / 5.0
Angelfall ANGELFALL
by Susan Ee

It’s been six weeks since angels of the apocalypse descended to demolish the modern world. Street gangs rule the day while fear and superstition rule the night. When warrior angels fly away with a helpless little girl, her seventeen-year-old sister Penryn will do anything to get her back. Anything, including making a deal with Raffe, an injured enemy angel. Traveling through a dark and twisted Northern California, they journey toward the angels’ stronghold in San Francisco, where Penryn will risk everything to rescue her sister and Raffe will put himself at the mercy of his greatest enemies for the chance to be made whole again.


$1.99 (regular price $3.99)
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Dystopian Science Fiction
480 Reviews Avg Rating: 4.6 / 5.0
Ebola EBOLA
by Bobby Adair
In 1989 the Ebola virus mutated to into an airborne strain that infected humans for the first time on American soil in Reston, Virginia. Through belated containment efforts and luck, nobody died. Now, in the remote East African village of Kapchorwa, the Ebola virus has mutated into another airborne strain without losing any of its deadly potency. Terrorists stumble across this new, fully lethal strain and  only a few Americans are aware of Ebola K and the danger it poses—to be the deadliest pandemic in the history of mankind.


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NEW RELEASE

Science Fiction
The_Ignota THE IGNOTA
by Tom Calen
Assassination has rocked the Global Alliance. The victims of treason seek revenge, but the layers of manipulation and deceit thicken around them. Enemies are forced to align, though mistrust gnaws the bonds of their fragile alliances. And a divided rebellion fears the price of casting off the anonymity that has kept it safe for a century. But when the empowered clash, the weak must unite or be crushed. One decision, one impossible act, will set the resistance on a new and irrevocable course. The world will know the Ignota.


$5.99 (everyday low price)
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