Weekend Buys 9/26/2014

Haven't done a Weekend Buys for a while, so thought I'd throw one up.

“Each weekend I recommend three books. Some are books I’ve read and some are books I want to read. Some have been written by my friends. Or maybe I’ll just post a good deal I saw online. Just a little something to expose you to the kind of books that interest me.”

You might remember that back during the spring, when I last did these Weekend Buys updates, I mentioned Stephen Blackmoore's Dead Things and how it looked awesome, Stephen was a cool guy, and I wanted to read the book. Well since then I have read Dead Things as well as the sequel, Broken Souls, and both books are really freaking awesome.

I will give a content warning. The series is about a necromancer in LA, and all the horrible things that go with it. Lots of gore. But it's SO GOOD. Get both Dead Things and Broken Souls. They're $5.99 each, which really is a steal for an afternoon of fun.

This summer I took a big chunk of time to catch up on my reading, including the aforementioned Dead Things. One book I haven't gotten to yet, which I really, really need to get to, is The Emperor's Blades by Brian Staveley. Not just because he spells his first name right, but because everyone I've talked to who read it has really enjoyed it. Right now is a good time to get your mitts on the ebook of Emperor's Blades, because it's only $2.99. I have no idea how long it'll be that price.


Finally, we'll take a look at a book most of you have (or should have) already read. Mistborn: The Final Empire is the first book in Brandon Sanderson's first trilogy and it's currently on sale for $2.99. I read this book for the first time while taking his class a bajillion years ago and loved it enough to get in hardcover even though I was a poor college student. For those keeping score, the whole trilogy (Mistborn, Well of Ascension, Hero of Ages) has been out for some time, so you won't have to wait for a conclusion.