Half Upon a Time by James Riley is an Amazon Kindle Book Deal of the Day today only for $1.99. It is usually in the $6-7 range and this is the first time it has been bargain priced. I didn't own it yet although it has been on my alert list since its release.
The book is the first in a trilogy that includes Half Upon a Time, Twice Upon a Time (Half Upon a Time Book 2), and Once Upon the End (Half Upon a Time Book 3). The reviews for all three books have been strong and the books sound like an entertaining read for all ages although it is marketed for middle readers up to young YA.
Life’s no fairy tale for Jack. After all, his father's been missing ever since that incident with the beanstalk and the giant, and his grandfather keeps pushing him to get out and find a princess to rescue. Who'd want to rescue a snobby, entitled princess anyway? Especially one that falls out of the sky wearing a shirt that says "Punk Princess," and still denies she's royalty. In fact, May doesn't even believe in magic. Yeah, what's that about? May does need help though--a huntsman is chasing her, her grandmother has been kidnapped, and Jack thinks it’s all because of the Wicked Queen . . . mostly because May’s grandmother might just be the long-lost Snow White. Jack and May's thrillingly hilarious adventure combines all the classic stories—fractured as a broken magic mirror—into one epic novel for the ages.