Sometimes it's really nice to start a new series that has been around for a couple of years. You know that it has to be good because it's pretty popular, and the killer cliffhanger that might be the ending of book one isn't so bad because books two, three, and four are already out!
One cool thing about this new age of e-books and e-readers is that there are some really excellent YA books available for really good prices--and no, they're not the self-pubbed ninety-nine cent "deals" on Amazon.com. HarperTeen and Macmillan especially have a really awesome selection of first books from some of their bestselling series that are $1.99 and $2.99. And these prices are set by the publisher, so they should carry across to whichever vendor you choose to buy from! Check it out:
This creepy, cool book is about a girl who has the ability to find the dead that have been murdered...and their killers. It's an ability that comes in handy and puts her in danger when a serial killer begins to stalk her community. Now it's available for only $1.99, plus this e-book contains bonus material, probably a sneak peek at the second book, Desires of the Dead. (Which, by the way, is available for under $10!)
Gone by Michael Grant
This bestseller is about what happens when all of the adults in a small town disappear, leaving everyone 13 and under to fend for themselves. It has three equally riveting sequels, and for only $1.99, this one is a steal!
Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr
Melissa Marr's books are incredibly popular, but if you haven't ever picked up on, start with her first novel, now available for 99 cents! That's cheaper than a lot of those self-published paranormals you might be tempted to buy for a cheap read, and I'm sure it'll be way better too! Plus, Marr also has some short stories, "Old Habits" and "Stopping Time", available for download for only $1.99! (Or, get both for $2.99!)
Evermore and Radiance by Alyson Noel
Evermore is Alyson Noel's popular YA paranormal series, and it's only $2.99 for an e-book download. Radiance is her MG spin-off, with Evermore's main character's little sister as the protagonist, and it's available for $1.99! Plus, both books have lending enables, so you can share them with your friends or with other readers in booklending.com!
The first book in this nine-book series by a mother-daughter duo is very engaging and will definitely suck you right in. And, it's only $2.99! I recommend grabbing this book at this price as soon as you can! This one is also lendable!
And if you are a fan of Julia Kagawa, check out "Winter's Passage", a short story available for download for $2.39.
And just a reminder that the Jessica Darling books by Megan McCafferty books are available in one big e-book, all five for only $9.99!