What's Hot in KU
Welcome to YA Books Central's "What's Hot in KU" post. This weekly event will highlight what's hot, new and exciting in the Amazon Kindle Unlimited Library.
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Don't miss out on these fantastic reads, available in the Kindle Unlimited library and for purchase on Amazon.com
Shock of Fate (Anchoress book 1)
by D. L. Armillei
One ordinary teenager. One extraordinary mission. And a destiny she never expected.
Like every other teenager on Providence Island, fifteen-year-old Vanessa Cross is so ready to party her summer away—until her father disappears. And rumors fly that he’s a traitor.
Plucked from her ordinary life to journey to an alternate world to retrieve a priceless relic, Van bends—okay, breaks—the rules to sneak her best friend along to help with a quest of her own. Find her father. Prove his innocence.
What she finds will test her heart, her wits, and her courage, and push her along a stumbling path toward a destiny she never expected or wanted. Failure to rise to the challenge could destroy her friends. What’s left of her family. And the people she was born to protect.
Wings & Destruction (The Vampire and Angel Wars Book 1)
By: G.K. DeRosa
First the vampires attacked.
Then the angels came.
Humans thought they were saved.
They were wrong.
Liv thought the immortals had already stolen everything from her until a warrior nephilim drops from the sky and snatches away the only person she has left. Now she must risk everything to rescue Asher from the dreaded angel tower.
Even if that means trusting Declan, a gorgeous stranger who saves her from a pair of ravenous vampires. As much as she hates to admit it, she needs him to survive the perilous trek south. Declan’s cunning, strong, and charming, but he’s definitely keeping secrets.
Those dark secrets, once revealed, will force her to question everything. Will Declan be the key to rescuing Asher or Liv's ultimate downfall?
Emerge: The Immortals of Indriell (The Collection)
by Melissa A. Craven
From Emerge: The Awakening (book 1)
Allie has always thought of herself as a loner—until she moves to a new town and finds herself caught up in a dangerous world of immortality and power she never knew existed.
Surrounded by strange new friends and even stranger circumstances, the dark void of her past casts an ominous cloud over Allie’s new life. Sparks fly between Allie and Aidan as she finds herself drawn to him and his friends in ways she can’t explain.
As Allie approaches her sixteenth birthday, a latent Immortal power awakens deep inside her. She must learn to adapt to her power before it overwhelms her. But she’s sixteen years behind her peers, and as one of the most powerful Immortals of her generation, she has precious little time to catch up.
As her first gifts begin to emerge, Allie finds her footing, but she still feels like the normal mortal girl she always thought she was.
But there is nothing normal about Allie Carmichael.
Allie’s past harbors dark secrets she can't even fathom. Secrets that could not only change her life, but the lives of everyone around her.
The Collection includes:
Emerge: The Awakening (Book 1)
Emerge: The Edge (Book 1.5)
Emerge: The Judgment (Book 2)
Emerge: The Captive (Book 3)
Emerge: The Scholar (companion novel)
Emerge: The Volunteer (short story)
Emerge: The Catalyst (short story)
Emerge: The Assignment (novella)
Glass Princess (Fantasy & Fairytales Book 5)
by M. Lynn
A shattered princess is a vengeful princess.
On the shores of Madra, rebellion has won.
Her family dead or missing, Helena seeks help from the kingdom across the sea. Bela. She knows it from stories of magic and war but now finds herself at the mercy of the intimidating Basile queen. Etta is everything Helena wishes she could have been for her family and everything she hopes to be still. Convincing the foreign warrior queen to let her stay is easy. Convincing her to train a princess she barely knows is something else entirely.
When shocking news comes out of Gaule, Helena realizes the fight for Madra hasn’t ended. It has only just begun.
Dell Tenyson left everything behind.
When the crown fell, he found himself on the unlikely side of those trying to save it.
And they’d failed.
Now, he follows Helena across the sea to help her regain what she lost. Not the crown. Her family.
But when all she wants is vengeance, will he be enough to remind her she still has a reason to live for something more?
Glass Princess is book two in a duology that is part of the Fantasy and Fairytales series.
Fantasy and Fairytales:
- Golden Curse
- Golden Chains
- Golden Crown
- Glass Kingdom
- Glass Princess
Obsidian (The Dragon Kings Book 1)
By Kimberly Loth
Aspen doesn't know how to behave in front of the shifter dragon king....
And the consequences are deadly.
But, Aspen, never one to fear much of anything, tells him to get lost. If she knew who he was, she might act differently. But to her, Sid is just a reminder of a past she’d rather forget.
Sid won’t leave Aspen alone, because she’s the one girl that might be able to help save him and the rest of the dragons.
He hadn’t planned on falling love…
Dragon School (Episodes 1-5)
by Sarah K.L. Wilson
Sixteen-year-old Amel is disabled and rejected by society. A burden to her family and ignored by her peers, Amel travels to Dragon School for one last chance. If she can find a place among the courageous Dragon Riders, she can hold her head high.
If she fails … she’ll die.
But what Amel didn’t expect was Raolcan. When this empathetic dragon chooses her it changes everything.
Will it be enough when Amel takes her final test?
This omnibus edition contains episodes 1-5 of the popular novella series:
Dragon School: First Flight
Dragon School: Initiate
Dragon School: The Dark Prince
Dragon School: The Ruby Isles
Dragon School: Sworn
Warden's Purpose (Wardens of issalia Book 1)
by Jeffrey L. Kohanek
An academy of magic and science. Another focused on military excellence.
Deadly secrets await -- secrets that lead to murder.
Quinn is bold, defiant, and will do anything to protect her brother.
When Everson is sent to an academy of magic and engineering, Quinn joins a military school to remain near her brother. However, things within the fabled institutions are not what they seem. Beneath a mantra of good intentions and the objective of a better future, spies and conspiracies lurk.
Quinn becomes embroiled in a struggle she doesn't understand -- one with dire consequences as her training shifts from difficult to deadly. Her relentless determination might help her survive.
If she only knew whom she could trust.
Within the other school, Everson learns about a dangerous power known as Chaos. Unable to wield this magic, he focuses on melding Chaos with science, dreaming up inventions that would shape the future. Perceptive, imaginative, and curious, his endeavors lead him to a revelation that could change the world.
And then, he discovers the truth.
Magical Creatures Academy: Night Shifter (Book One)
by Lucia Ashta
Rina Nelle Mont has never been a part of the paranormal world. Until now.
Well, maybe not. The Magical Creatures Academy only accepts supernaturals, and she’s been invited to the school, but she has none of the powers she’s supposed to. Blip. Nada. Not even a spark.
The school hasn’t made a mistake in a century, but she might be the first one. That’s just the kind of thing that would happen to her. Especially since no one has any idea what kind of creature she’ll be … assuming her powers ever decide to make an appearance.
The Academy is the leading institution for paranormal creatures in the world. Its students are the finest of shifters, vampires, and fae.
Speaking of fine fae … Leander Verion, prince of the elves, is off limits. Not only is he arrogant, stubborn, and totally not her style, he’s her brother’s best friend. She will not fall for him. No way. Besides, he’s not interested … is he?
When two men who head the Shifter Alliance, a rebel faction of shapeshifters who seek to escape the control of the Enforcers—the supernatural police force—find out about Rina and her potential for a different kind of magic, they hunt her. For them, the stakes are as personal as they get.
Whether she’s ready or not, Rina is about to find out what she’s made of…