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.
Amazon's Kindle Unlimited subscription is a great way to enjoy unlimited reading on a tight budget. With over a million titles and counting, we thought a spotlight on our favorite KU hits was our logical next step in sharing the book love. Check us out on Thursdays.
Have an adventure today in these sci-fi/fantasy books, available in the Kindle Unlimited library and for purchase on Amazon.com
Silver Wolf by Kate Avery Ellison
The long-awaited sequel to RED RIDER, a post-apocalyptic werewolf retelling of Red Riding Hood.
Meredith Rider, known as Red, has been captured once more by Sworn soldiers and taken to the capital of the werewolf empire. There, she is forced to train with a group of other captive girls in the arts and graces of the Chosen, the unlucky human girls whose DNA is compatible with that of werewolves.
In other words--breeders.
Red isn't about have babies for the enemy. She's going to escape or die trying.
And her conflicted feelings for the darkly handsome, cruelly cunning Vixor Rae, the Sworn champion of the Alpha who goes by the nickname Silver Wolf, are only going to get in her way.
Reactive by Becky Moynihan
AN INESCAPABLE CITY. THREE DEADLY TRIALS. ONE WAY OUT.
Lune Tatum, adopted daughter of the Supreme Elite, has lived within her father's walled city for eleven years.
But she wants out.
Except she can't leave, and not because of the clans and mutated beasts that roam beyond the impenetrable, electrified walls protecting her life. Her plan has always been to win the Elite Trials and earn Title of Choice--her only chance at freedom. And the only way to return home to her mother.
Then a boy from her past arrives on her eighteenth birthday. His presence threatens Lune's carefully laid plans and exposes memories she's desperate to forget. He can't be trusted. Especially as he possesses dangerous secrets. And what he reveals could ruin the chance at freedom she's willing to die for.
THE ELITE TRIALS trilogy is the thrilling adventure of Lune Tatum as she fights for freedom in a futuristic dystopian world plagued by danger, secrets, and betrayal.
Under Different Stars by Amy A. Bartol
Kricket Hollowell never wished upon stars. She was too busy hiding in plain sight, eluding Chicago’s foster care system. As her eighteenth birthday approaches, she now eagerly anticipates the day she’ll stop running and finally find her place in the world.
That day comes when she meets a young Etharian soldier named Trey Allairis, who has been charged with coming to Earth to find Kricket and transport her to her true home. As danger draws close, he must protect her until she can wield the powers she cannot use on Earth…and he soon realizes that counting a galaxy of stars would be easier than losing this extraordinary girl.
Kyon knows the powerful depths of Kricket’s gifts—gifts he’ll control when he takes her for his tribe and leads the forces that will claim Ethar and destroy his enemies, starting with Trey Allairis. Now, Kricket faces the most difficult choice of her life: whether to wage a battle for survival or a fight for love.
Irrelevant by Sarah Addison-Fox
Mallory's been hiding who she is for 18 years...
But now her terrible secret has been exposed.
Branded Irrelevant, Mallory is cut off from everything she knows.
Irrelevants are criminals, banished to live in the old city. But in the wasteland between the new city and the old, she stumbles on Cristan.
He's bitter, paranoid, and possibly crazy...
He may also be right about everything.
To survive, Mallory must figure out who to trust, and embrace the behaviour she's been taught to deny.
The answers may lie in a place even the most rebellious Irrelevants won't go.
Wizard's Flight by Wilhelmina Kirk
They messed with the wrong girl.
Captain Montana Cooper, runaway heiress and fugitive, has a knack for attracting trouble, but when she hires a new crew member for her smuggling operation, danger begins to plague her crew at every turn.
Montana is accustomed to evading the Empire and dodging her father, but this time, the captain can't run from trouble. Because it turns out that her new CO is a fugitive as well, and when he is captured by bounty hunters, Montana must follow them into the most lawless system in the Empire.
Pitted against mercenaries, Imperial law enforcement, smugglers, and the mysterious Galaxy Wizards, Montana will do anything to save her CO. Even if it means risking her own freedom.
But they've all underestimated Montana Cooper. Because she doesn't leave anyone behind.
Wizard's Flight is a space fantasy adventure for fans of Lindsay Buroker, Ilona Andrews, Firefly, or Star Wars. If you like snarky humor, flawed but lovable characters, breathtaking adventure, and exciting new worlds, then this book is for you!
Branded by Abi Ketner & Missy Kalicicki
Fifty years ago The Commander came into power and murdered all who opposed him. In his warped mind, the seven deadly sins were the downfall of society. To punish the guilty, he created the Hole, a place where sinners are branded according to their sins. Sinners are forced to live a less than human existence in deplorable conditions, under the watchful eye of guards who are ready to kill anyone who steps out of line.Now, LUST wraps around my neck like thick, blue fingers, threatening to choke the life out of me. I’ve been accused of a crime I didn’t commit, and the Hole is my new home. Constant darkness. Brutal and savage violence. Excruciating pain. Every day is a fight for survival. But I won’t let them win. I will not die in the Hole. I am more than my brand. I’m a fighter. My name is Lexi Hamilton, and this is my story.
The Seventh Hour by Tracey Ward
When the Earth's rotation slowed to a crawl mankind was plunged into a harsh world of burning hot days and endless, arctic nights. Some fled to the mountains for shelter. Others took to the seas, sailing forever in the perfect gold between the night and the day; a place known as the Seventh Hour.
Liv was raised aboard a ship chasing the Seventh. She's never seen the night, never known true cold, and when a storm destroys her home she’s on land for the first time in her life. She’s alone, surrounded by strangers and perils she couldn’t have imagined in her worst nightmares. Her only chance at survival is Grayson.
He saved her. He’s sworn to protect her. He hates her.
Old grudges run deeper than the sea, and Liv and Gray will have to overcome them together to make it to morning.
To survive the longest night.
Storm Fall by Tracy Banghart
In the action-packed sequel to Rebel Wing, Aris battles for life and love . . . and not everyone will survive.
Aris Haan gave up everything to join the Atalantan Military: her family, her boyfriend, even her identity. In the end, though, it didn’t matter that she was a war hero. When the all-male Military discovered that she was actually a woman, she was sent home and erased from history.
Now she has a chance to go back to the battlefield—as herself. But as hard as it was to be a soldier in disguise, it’s even more difficult now. The men in her unit undermine her at every turn. The Safaran army has spies everywhere, perhaps even on Aris’s stationpoint. And she’s falling for her mysterious superior officer, Milek. But their relationship is forbidden, just stolen moments between training sessions and missions. There’s no room for love in war.
Then Aris discovers that Safara’s leaders have set their sights on her, Atalanta’s hero. And she must find them before they find her . . .
True Calling by Siobhan Davis
★☆ Welcome to Novo: Your new home in Space ★☆
For Ariana Skyee, Planet Novo was everything it promised to be until the authorities introduced "The Calling" as their response to repopulation. Now, all seventeen-year-olds are to participate in this Bachelor-style pageant to find their perfect match, marry, and have children.
But that's not Ariana's only concern. Thanks to the government-sanctioned memory erase, Ariana has no recollection of Zane, the mystery boy who haunts her dreams. Things are further complicated when the pageant commences and her feelings for fellow Cadet Cal Remus intensify. Together, they start to realize not everything about their new home is as it seems.
Entangled in a dangerous web of deceit, Ariana sets out to identify the truth. Conflicted over warnings that Cal isn’t trustworthy and alarmed at the government's increasing interest in her, she doesn’t know where to turn. But her search for the truth comes at a high personal price.
When her world implodes, discovering the past shapes her future with devastating consequences.
The Lost Prince by Michelle Bryan
My worst nightmare just came true.
I'd lost Starke to the darkness of blood magic. My rock. My mentor. The man I loved had suddenly become my mortal enemy.
And worse, I'd made a promise to my grandmother and the clan leaders to eliminate him if I couldn't bring him back from the abyss. I didn't have a choice. It was the only way to lift the kill on sight order on his head. Still, not one of my smarter decisions.
But one thing at a time. First we needed to find the last elemental, convince him he was a magical being, get him to jump with us to another world, and fight in a war for the multiverse. Easier said than done since Starke was determined to stop us every step of the way, and we were running out of time.
If I couldn't convince Starke of who he truly was, and soon, our worlds would never be the same.