10 Lesser-Known MG/YA First-in-Series FREE Books


Do you follow all the lists about which middle grade/YA books you, your kids, or your students should be reading? Are you tired of seeing the same well-known books on all the lists? Have you tried finding lists with lesser-known books? Here is a list of ten middle grade/YA books in a series with the first book free. Each book has over 20 reviews. The way I see it, you have nothing to lose. And maybe you will find a new series to enjoy.

Go ahead. Check it out:

1. Treasure (Seed Savers) – environment, adventure,  Big Brother government,  “Fahrenheit 451 meets Little House on the Prairie”

2. Aunt Jeanie’s Revenge (The Bex Carter Series) – friendship, making choices

3. Guardians Inc.: The Cypher (Guardians Incorporated Book 1) – secret societies, magic

4. The Thirteenth Unicorn (The Ben Alderman Series Book 1) – fantasy, adventure

5. Johnny B. Fast: The Super Spy 1 – adventure, gadgets

6. The Candle Star (Divided Decade Trilogy Book 1) – historical fiction, civil war era

7. Cycles (Cycles Series Book 1) – sci-fi, action, suspense

8. Blast of the Dragon’s Fury (Andy Smithson 1) – fantasy, medieval

9. Jayden & the Mysterious Mountain (The Sanctum Series) – action, spy, sci-fi

10. Okay, well, I was looking for something that wasn’t fantasy. Something contemporary, realistic … maybe you know just the book? Leave it in the comments below…


18 comments on “10 Lesser-Known MG/YA First-in-Series FREE Books

  1. Reblogged this on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog….. An Author Promotions Enterprise! and commented:
    MG/YA READERS – Sandra did the research so YOU did’t have to – go say THANK YOU 😀

  2. Thanks so much for including my series 🙂

  3. These all sound great. I know I have Candle Star. I’m a huge Michelle Isenhoff fan. I’ll have to check out these others. I too write MG and always looking to read it as well.

  4. Thanks! If anyone reads The Thirteenth Unicorn, shoot me an email and let me know. My email address is in the back of the book. BTW, grandparents seem to enjoy the story line even more than the 8 to 12 year old target audience. Whoever gives it a try, I hope you enjoy it too.
    Thanks again!!!
    -W. D. Newman 🙂

  5. Yes, very kind of you to introduce these books to potential readers. Much appreciated.
    -W.D. Newman. 🙂

  6. Hi Sandy, Thanks for the shout out about my book. I shared on Twitter and FB. Now I’m going to check out the other titles you mention. Great blog.

  7. Well, I can’t fill that slot with The Princelings of the East because it’s only on something like 18 reviews – and its fantasy. But the first one’s free and they’ve all got good reviews 🙂

  8. Cool, lots of stuff for my to read list! Thanks!

    For the 10th book, I guess there’s always a science fiction fantasy adventure – with a dash of romance (without the squelchy bits). Most of the reviews contain the line, “I don’t normally read fantasy but…” somewhere.

    Few Are Chosen, K’Barthan Series: Part 1 is free on all platforms and has over 30 positive reviews on the zon both sides of the pond. It’s about a young outlaw, living in a parallel version of reality, who is a complete coward. He becomes a getaway driver because his custard coloured bravery genes make him very good at running away. It is a bit out there although I doubt it beats Jemima’s for out thereness because hers has guinea pigs in it! How brilliant is that?



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