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 Cities of Dead: (The Casquette Girls series, book 3)
by Alys Arden
The Cities of Dead: the highly anticipated third book in Alys Arden’s spellbinding The Casquette Girls series.
Old World witches collide with the French Quarter’s strangest denizens, setting off events that could tear the fabric of the Natural and Supernatural worlds, and only the most elusive, mischievous Voodoo lwa hold the key to stopping it.
As Adele struggles with her losses, Nicco’s secrets draw her closer, but Isaac questions Nicco’s motives and refuses to let go without a fight. While the coven works to make the streets safe from the Ghost Drinkers, Nicco’s family of vampires is ready to break the Saint-Germain curse at all costs and settle a centuries-old feud
To save her loved ones and her cherished city, Adele must unearth New Orleans’s best-kept Voodoo secret and piece together fragments of history from sixteenth-century Spain—even if it means discovering secrets she never wanted to know. If she fails, she may lose her magic forever.
Queen of Unicorns: (Kingdom of Fairytales Rumpelstiltskin Book 1)
by J.A. Armitage & Jennifer Ellison
Vale hasn’t been the same for Princess Eliana since her husband passed away. Now, left grieving and pregnant, she finds solace in the peaceful meadows surrounding her castle, taking comfort in the presence of the wild unicorns who make the meadow their home.
But Eliana’s fragile peace is splintering…
Something is out to get the unicorns. Something that has Eliana’s mother, the Queen, going into overprotective overdrive as Eliana prepares to bring new life into the world. But Eliana refuses to hunker down in the palace like a coward.
With her childhood friend Jay at her side, can Eliana protect the unicorns and find who--or what--is hunting them?
Or will the safety of the meadows be jeopardized forever?
Heiress of Gold: (Kingdom of Fairytales Rumpelstiltskin Book 2)
by J.A. Armitage & Jennifer Ellison
Fact: Unicorns can’t talk
That’s what Eliana had always thought, anyway. Until a unicorn speaks to her and shatters everything she thought she knew.
Now, with the only clue to a mysterious unicorn trapper coming from the unicorns themselves, Eliana must hide her new abilities and work in secret to discover who the culprit is.
But the situation grows more dire and Eliana can’t help but wonder...
Will she find the trapper in time?
Or will she fail the unicorns forever?
Fae's Deception (Queens of the Fae Book 1)
By M. Lynn & Melissa A. Craven
Brea Robinson is a murderer.
That’s what everyone tells her when she’s accused of killing her best friend.
Her mother always claimed she belonged in a straitjacket. Turns out, she was right.
When the man with flashing violet eyes whisks her through a portal into a world beyond her imagination, a world vicious in its beauty and wicked in its lies, Brea begins to wonder if she was ever crazy at all.
Every hallucination she’s ever had is real, but this new world has its own set of lies and questions.
Why are three royals prepared to battle over her?
Who is Griffin O’Shea, and why did he abduct her?
And does falling in love with a man trapping her in this deadly land mean she really has lost her mind after all?
There is only one thing Brea knows: She can’t trust anything.
Not her mind.
Not her heart.
And certainly not the Fae who claims he’s trying to keep her safe.
Book one in Queens of the Fae series, click now to be transported into a world where lies abound, family can't always be trusted, and falling in love is the most dangerous deed of all.
The Queens of the Fae series:
Æroreh (The Ealdspell Cycle Book 1)
by Jesikah Sundin
DREAMS ARE DANGEROUS
Unless she unlocks the powers of her mind.
He fights his Otherworld shadow self.
And with only fae magic to re-spin their tales.
Princess Æroreh Rosen was faerie blessed before her birth. To promote the New Dawn Era, the Queen coded her daughter with every feminine perfection.
Beauty. Gentleness. Obedience. Musicality. Kindness. Grace. Good cheer.
Hunger and lung sickness plague the Kingdom of Ealdspell. But Æroreh is plugged into The Dream, a program created by a sect of faeries to control the realms through illusions of beauty and contentment. All Æroreh has ever known is blissful servitude to a cursed system, and she believes her realm is prospering. Until a different faerie sect decides to wake her sleeping mind and set her true magic free.
Meanwhile, Félip Batten MacKinley holds a dangerous secret. One made more threatening by the frostbite scar across his cheek. He’s spit on, beaten, and demonized by a community that values a pretty face over all else. With no easy future in sight, he accepts that he’ll die a burden to his foster parents, his true history erased. But a tempting offer from the faerie’s Fate Maker leads Félip to cross paths with the hauntingly beautiful Æroreh—a young woman who represents all he loathes.
Yet only she has the power to awaken a new Dream.
Elfhame: A Dark Elf Fairy Tale (The Darkwood Chronicles Book 1)
by Anthea Sharp
Deep in the Darkwood, a magical gateway beckons...
Mara Geary faces a bleak future in the village of Little Hazel until, on the eve of her seventeenth birthday, strange glowing lights entice her into the mysterious shadows under the trees. She follows, hoping for adventure. What she finds is her destiny.
Prince of the Dark Elves, Brannon Luthinor has spent his life becoming a powerful warrior in order to save his people. Now on the eve of war, his fate is rapidly approaching. Brought together by prophecy, Bran and Mara forge an unlikely alliance. But in the face of evil, will they be able to trust their lives - and their hearts - to one another?
Vampire Kingdom 1: The Trade
By Leigh Walker
One life. One love. One chance…to finally get it right.
After the devastating loss of her mother and sister, high-school senior Victoria Edwards is worried she’s going crazy. First, she sees a handsome boy floating outside of her room. Then she receives a mysterious letter asking her to go to a nearby pond at midnight. I’ll be waiting for you on the other side, the side you can’t see from here, it reads. Intrigued, Tori investigates—but suddenly finds herself in a different time and place. It’s the year 3130, and she’s smack-dab in the middle of the Kingdom.
The Vampire Kingdom.
She sees him in the kingdom, the same boy from outside her window, and learns he’s a prince. Most likely a vampire prince. Against her will, Tori’s entered in The Trade, in which pretty young maidens are offered as sacrifices to the royals in exchange for crops. In a first for the competition, Prince Dominic proposes to the candidate of his choice—who happens to be a very reluctant Tori. Once she enters the royal compound, she learns that the kingdom is even more treacherous than she could have ever imagined. The prince and his family are dangerous, but Dominic holds the key to secrets about Tori’s past…and more importantly, her future.
If she lives long enough to have one.
Fallen Academy: Year One
by Leia Stone
Brielle Atwater isn't sure of much, but she knows a few things:
- Having black wings is not normal.
- Selling her soul to the demons was a mistake.
- Lincoln Grey is the biggest jerk she's ever met … but not falling in love with him might prove impossible.
When angels fell from the sky to war with the demons that ravaged Earth, their combined powers infected humanity. Now, the humans are assigned one of two fates, being either demon gifted or angel blessed.
After wings sprout from Brielle's back at her awakening ceremony, she's sure she's an angel blessed celestial. It's not until she sees black wings that she realizes something is terribly wrong.
Having sold her contract at a young age to save her father's life means she should be bound for Tainted Academy. That is, until a fallen angel unexpectedly fights for her to be accepted into Fallen Academy, the elite school for those that inhabit Angel City.
She's immediately matched with her impossibly handsome celestial teacher, Lincoln Grey. Laying eyes on him, her first thought is that her time at the academy might actually be fun, but this theory quickly fades when she and Lincoln clash on day one. To further prove her admission into Fallen Academy is cursed, the entire school is thrown into chaos when an Abrus demon reveals that he knows Brielle's secret. Now, above all else, Lincoln must fight to protect her.
To his surprise, the only thing more difficult than trying to save her … is trying not to fall for her.