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
The Impact Zone (Ryder Bay book 2)
by Jordan Ford
A nomad. A wallflower. A riptide of romance…
Savannah enjoys living in the shelter of her best friend’s shadow. But when a mysterious accident sends her BFF into a coma, Savannah is left adrift. In search of a hobby to distract her, she takes up surfing but can’t keep her eyes off the hot new guy hiring out surfboards on the beach…
Griffin dreads the impending moment when the life he left behind washes up on shore. But the more time he spends with the irresistible Savannah, the easier it is to ignore his past. As he falls hard for the newbie surfer, he hopes the undercurrent of his secret doesn’t pull them both under.
As Savannah finds her voice, Griffin’s fear forces him to pull away. Can they overcome their past to keep their passion afloat?
364 Days a Year
By: Sarah Riad
For most people,
March 29th is just another day.
For me, it’s the day I wake as someone new.
A different face and different hands,
a body that’s not my own.
And like every year, I’m only certain of three things.
It’s my seventeenth birthday.
I have no way of stopping this cycle.
And I’ll die again in 364 days.
This year, I’m Effy Garcia.
Something is different.
Something I can’t yet place.
Since the year 1909,
I have lived in 108 bodies and I have died 108 times.
Could this life be my last?
Be The Girl
by K. A. Tucker
Almost sixteen-year-old Aria Jones is starting over. New postal code, new last name, new rules. But she doesn't mind, because it means she can leave her painful regrets behind. In the bustling town of Eastmonte, she can become someone else. Someone better.
With the Hartford family living next door, it seems she will succeed. Sure, Cassie Hartford may be the epitome of social awkwardness thanks to her autism, but she also offers an innocent and sincere friendship that Aria learns to appreciate. And Cassie's older brother, Emmett--a popular Junior A hockey player with a bright future--well ... Aria wishes that friendship could lead to something more. If he didn't already have a girlfriend, maybe it would.
But Aria soon finds herself in a dicey moral predicament that could derail her attempt at a fresh start. It is her loyalty to Cassie and her growing crush on Emmett that leads her to make a risky move, one that earns her a vindictive enemy who is determined to splinter her happy new world.
Never Have I Ever Kissed My Brother's Best Friend (Book 1)
by Juliet Bardsley
She's crushed on him for the past six years. He's always seen her as his best friend's little sister. What happens when they're forced together?
Gavin Mitchell is a star soccer player, the best looking senior at Cedar Oaks High, and a potential recruit for the college of his dreams. But if Gavin doesn't raise his English grade, all his plans of playing soccer for his dream school will be crushed. Enter Kenzie Fair, his best friend's smart little sister.
Mackenzie (Kenzie) Fair has the best friend in the world, an enviable collection of books, and the highest grades in the junior class. But there's one thing she doesn't have--Gavin Mitchell--the guy she's crushed on for forever. The guy she acts like a total spaz around. The guy who also happens to be her brother's best friend.
When the two are forced to spend time together studying Shakespeare, it's only a matter of time before Gavin sees Kenzie as more than his best friend's little sister.
The problem is, she still is. Is it worth risking his lifelong friendship for the chance to date Kenzie?
My Virtual Prince Charming (Geeks Gone Wild Book 2)
By Maggie Dallen
Gamer vs Player
Some girls have a dream guy, but Suzie's ideal boyfriend is totally real. He’s just...virtual.
Suzie doesn't need to see her online gaming buddy to know that he’s her perfect match. The problem lies in reality, AKA high school. Ever since a humiliating photo of her surfaced on the first day of senior year, she hasn't been able to escape the attention of Luke Warner, the hottie player who's apparently made it his mission to annoy her. Now that they're paired together in a programming contest there's no way she can avoid him...or their chemistry. His unexpected kisses might be earth shattering, but he’s so not her type.
Luke's got a secret, and it's one that could change everything between him and his new computer science partner. Suzie thinks he doesn’t know her at all, and she seems convinced that she doesn’t like him. But what if she knew that he was her online BFF? That would change everything. But will sharing his secret bring them together or tear them apart?
by Bridget E. Baker
Lacy Shelton and her sister Hope couldn't be more different, despite being less than a year apart in age. Lacy is captain of the debate team, poised to be Valedictorian of the high school and waiting for an admission letter from Yale any day. Hope is captain of the swim team, but will be happy if she gets into community college.
Hope has taken everything Lacy ever wanted, from pacifiers to high heels. But Lacy won't let that happen again, not this time. She won't let Hope take the new guy in school, and she sure as heck won’t let Hope ruin her chances with Yale. Until a shocking death changes all of Lacy's plans. Now stuck in a court-mandated psychiatrist's office, she's forced to relive the months leading up to the tragedy to determine whether Hope will take her future, too.
Alternating between Lacy's and Hope's points of view, Already Gone pieces together a tense puzzle of sisterhood, betrayal, mistakes, and ultimately forgiving someone who can be gone in a blink.
Kissing the Boy Next Door
by Judy Cory
Talking to him is forbidden, so why can’t I stay away?
It’s been five years since Wes and I have spoken. Five years since he decided our friendship was less important than our parents’ fight. So when we’re forced to practice a duet together, I expect him to keep our contact to a minimum.
Instead, he’s telling me the feud between our parents has gone on long enough. That he misses me and wants to fix things between us.
But I’m not going to fall for it. I won’t fall for his charms like so many other girls have in the past.
If only my stupid heart would listen to my brain. Because kissing the boy next door is no way to fix a family feud.
Or is it?
Crushing on my Brothers' Best Friend
by Julia Keanini
Gorgeous, charming, and funny. Ky would be any girl's dream guy. Too bad he's my brothers' best friend.
I fly below the radar. It's kind of my thing. With twin superstar older brothers, it isn't hard to do. But when I'm epically dumped by my first boyfriend ever, it puts me right where I hate to be--in the limelight. And suddenly, everyone in Sweet Water is alerted to my love life, especially my nosy and overprotective brothers.
I did my best to manage the attention until I discover that Ky Andrews, the guy that I've crushed on since elementary school and my brothers' best friend, is also paying attention. He's recently broken up with his girlfriend and is actually talking to me...like a girl, not a bud. Just when I think this might be the happily-ever-after I've dreamed of, my brothers ruin it all. Suddenly, every boy in Sweet Water won't touch me with a ten-foot pole--including Ky.
But when I'm suddenly paired with Ky for a project in yearbook, it seems like he's struggling to keep his distance. Now confused, I have to decide if I'm willing to take the risk and fall for Ky or protect my heart and forever remain a wallflower.