Pixelscroll Daily Deals for Saturday, 12/01/2012
PixelMan says: Save $12.96 (87%) on this KINDLE eBOOK!
Pines by Blake Crouch
Genre(s): Fiction, Horror, Fantasy
ecret service agent Ethan Burke arrives in Wayward Pines, Idaho, with a clear mission: locate and recover two federal agents who went missing in the bucolic town one month earlier. But within minutes of his arrival, Ethan is involved in a violent accident. He comes to in a hospital, with no ID, no cell phone, and no briefcase. The medical staff seems friendly enough, but something feels…off. As the days pass, Ethan’s investigation into the disappearance of his colleagues turns up more questions than answers. Why can’t he get any phone calls through to his wife and son in the outside world? Why doesn’t anyone believe he is who he says he is? And what is the purpose of the electrified fences surrounding the town? Are they meant to keep the residents in? Or something else out? Each step closer to the truth takes Ethan further from the world he thought he knew, from the man he thought he was, until he must face a horrifying fact—he may never get out of Wayward Pines alive. Intense and gripping, Pines is another masterful thriller from the mind of bestselling novelist Blake Crouch.
PixelMan says: Save $4.00 (67%) on this KINDLE eBOOK!
Gooney Bird and the Room Mother by Lois Lowry
Genre(s): Children’s eBooks
ooney Bird Greene knows exactly where she likes to be: “right smack in the middle of everything.” Sure enough, her colorful fashion sense, exuberant personality, and “absolutely true” stories land her at the center of attention most of the time, but as Mrs. Pidgeon’s second grade class prepares for their Thanksgiving pageant, the lead role of Squanto is still up for grabs. And so is the role of Room Mother, but with each of the children’s parents already overloaded, there are no volunteers to bring cupcakes to their play. So Gooney Bird promises to find one—in exchange for the lead. There’s just one catch: the person she convinces to be Room Mother insists on remaining incognito. As the class struggles to decorate the mural, make costumes, and learn their songs for the play, the suspense builds: will the pageant be a success? And who is their mysterious Room Mother?
Two-time Newbery Award–winning author Lois Lowry has once again captured the eager energy of an elementary school classroom and the hilarious antics and anecdotes of its students, especially those of the irrepressible Gooney Bird Greene herself. In her second literary appearance, Gooney Bird is back with more “absolutely true” stories to tell, more tips for her fellow aspiring storytellers, and a few challenging vocabulary words to share, too.
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Verso Trends Scholar Notebook Case for Kindle Fire HD 7″ by Lightwedge
Genre(s): Kindle Fire HD Case, Kindle Fire Case, Kindle Fire Cover, Kindle Fire Accessory
he Verso Scholar cover brings the iconic style of a traditional composition book to today’s digital world, complete with a marbled black and white design, “Composition” label and black spine. Once you hold it in your hands, nostalgia reigns.
The white interior is lined in blue to simulate the familiar pages of the classic notebook, bringing back an old-school look and feel we may be losing in our increasingly pixelated world.
PixelMan says: Save $0.99 (100%) on this KINDLE FIRE APP!
The Lost City
randma was right. Nobody really believed her, not even you. For years she regaled you with magical bedtime stories of her adventures as an archeologist. You cuddled closer and listened with wide eyes as she told of her most enchanting discovery–The Lost City.
A mysterious power is calling from the ruins, and Grandma knows why, but is now too old to handle the mission. Inspired by classic choose-your-own-adventure games, you must return to the sleeping ruins and bring with you the artifact that is the heart of the civilization, once wrongfully removed from the sacred land.
Returning the Sacred Heart
Legend has it, those who once lived amongst the now crumbling ruins could somehow control the seasons. You must return the missing piece and discover the magical powers that still exist among the silent and majestic land.
Shrouded by a lush forest and veiled by cascading waterfalls, The Lost City has never surrendered its location to a map. You must navigate your way through the forest, picking up clues as you go. Collect artifacts and solve puzzles to open stone doors, or safely slip beneath a waterfall, to discover another step on your journey through an ancient civilization.
Discovering the Secrets of a Civilization
As you stumble across symbols, clues, and artifacts, you’ll store them safely in your knapsack and take notes in your journal. You’ll map each new destination, so when you find the answer to a puzzle from a previous encounter, you can easily make your way back to it and reveal its secret.
Rediscovering The Lost City, last touched by your own grandmother, is a beautiful adventure. With stunning graphics and an original soundtrack that transports you through time, it’s easy to get lost in challenging yet soothing gameplay.
PixelMan says: Save $14.13 on this KINDLE FIRE MP3 ALBUM!
The Very Best of Daryl Hall / John Oates by Daryl Hall & John Oates
From an Amazon Top Reviewer:
he ’80s were filled with great songs that either touched me emotionally or made me want to dance. Hall and Oates, talented musicians whose rock ‘n soul will permeate the airwaves forever, produced some of these songs. Their newest compilation includes the beautiful ballads “Sara Smile” and “One on One” as well as “Kiss on My List,” “Private Eyes,” and “I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do)”. It also includes the one song I can listen to over and over, “Out of Touch.” Fortunately, the tracks aren’t cut off early like on some other greatest hits collections, and are the versions you’re familiar with from the radio. As a true Hall and Oates fan, this CD is a definite must. It’s more than worth the money, especially since you get 18 tracks for your listening pleasure. And you may even discover something new as you realize Hall and Oates sang a few songs you’re not as familiar with.
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