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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Arise by CK Dawn
Horseman of War’s Daughter? Check. That’s the easy part…
Half-human, half-fae, Mira Etain-Tice is all teenage angst full of awkward magic use when a cocky and way too sexy bodyguard throws a wrench into her plans of freedom. All she wants to do is feel like a normal girl, experience a little romance, and maybe explore the human world she’s been hidden away from all her life.
But when your mom’s the legendary mortal Chloe Etain who saved the realm from annihilation, and your dad's the feared Horseman of War, being normal gets...complicated.
Mira isn’t just any hybrid that was transformed through magic, though. She was born. And she’s the biggest threat to the Fates, three sister witches who mysteriously vanished the day of her birth, or so she thought. Recently, she’s felt their ominous presence reemerge, and worse still, a strange fever has consumed her and her lackluster magic.
Can she keep her newfound freedom amid such danger? Will her true power ever ARISE?
Arise is a spin-off within the Reign of Fae universe. After the Reign can be enjoyed as a stand-alone series, or read chronologically beginning with Reign of Fae Book One, Remnants of Ash.
Runaway by Melissa A. Craven
They claim her mother died a hero.
They say her grief will ease with time.
But they don’t understand the fear she lives with.
That's why Chloe had to run away.
It’s been two years since the unnatural death of her Immortal mother, but Chloe Long still hasn’t dealt with her loss. The only solace she’s found is in a group of orphans and runaways just like her, including the enigmatic Justice, a talented artist, she worries will never truly see her.
But can Chloe see herself? Caught somewhere between her warrior roots and her Scholar talents, she doesn’t fit in anywhere—except maybe with Justice.
When she sees something within his art that calls to her Scholar gifts, Chloe knows it’s time to seek guidance. But after years of running, is there anyone she can still turn to for help?
Mere miles away, Graham Loukas misses his family. For so long he’s looked forward to college, but life at MIT just hasn’t measured up to his dreams, and training with his childless aunt and uncle in their deserted mansion just gives him the creeps.
Now in his sophomore year, Graham is ready to give up.
There is nothing for him here.
When a mysterious pin shows up on his nightstand, Graham thinks it’s just another trinket his aunt has gifted him, but when a group of unknown Immortals whisk him away in the dead of night, could it be the key to his future?
With the last Queen of Indriell about to name her heir, old prophecies are now in play—but the ancients aren’t prepared for a new generation of Prophets, Techs and Scholars who are learning to see what lies beyond the coming darkness.
Prepare yourself for another rollercoaster ride of twists and turns in Runaway, a dark and gritty tale of Immortality, prophecy and fated romance that will lead readers into the explosive series conclusion in Proving, book seven.
Runaway is the sixth novel in the Immortals of Indriell Series, featuring Chloe and Graham’s points of view. (Allie and Aidan are also featured in the later chapters with several chapters from Allie’s point of view.)
Goon Squad by Robyn Wideman
The story of three unlikely heroes making their way towards a shared destiny
A girl imprisoned, a granny bent on destroying anyone who gets her way, and a boy willing to die as many times as it takes to get what he wants.
The world of New Realm Online is a gritty and rich gaming world, but it isn't for the faint of heart.
When a boy is traumatized and attacked by bullies his 'therapy' includes getting thrown into one of the most challenging and bloody Virtual Reality Games on the market. Where learning to fight isn't a choice, it is a necessity.
When a girl is tricked into servitude by a guild, she doesn't run, she doesn't hide, she finds a way to grow stronger.
When a guild messes with the wrong girl things can get ugly fast. You don't mess with John Wick's dog, and you never mess with Granny's little girl.
This book contains the classic LITRPG elements of leveling, dungeons, terrifying killer bunnies, crafting, and an AI with attitude. This is a multiple POV book.
Around Curiosity's Edge: Hidden Meridians by J.P. Hostetler
A hidden world waits, a dark society schemes, and a ship sails to protect that which cannot be lost.
Salem Swan knows none of this as he arrives in Easterly. He knows only that he misses his recently deceased mother, that his new guardian, his uncle Ulysses is unique, and that the boat which will now be his home is unlike anything he has ever seen.
Fearful of this new reality, Salem starts to ask questions that uncover the truth about his distant uncle, his long-gone father, and the true nature of the ship. The answers lead him into a place of myth and legend, where fantastic creatures wage an ages-old war with a radical group bent on eliminating them forever.
Rich with mythology from around the world, Hidden Meridians is the first installment of a fantasy series that takes readers into that place that is just around Curiosity's edge.
Daughter of Flood and Fury by Levi Jacobs
Aletheia was born a heresy: a girl with a man’s magic, in a city where monks and witches are mortal enemies. Training in her powers only under her father’s protection, head of the monastery, she shocks everyone by becoming the best seer in generations.
Until her father is murdered. A suicide, they call it, but she knows the truth: he was murdered for his heresy. For her.
Now she must make a harrowing choice: disown everything her father stood for to stay alive, or flee the temple and seek to expose his killers, even as they hunt her down.
Daughter of Flood and Fury is the gripping first book in the Tidecaller Chronicles. If you like strong female leads, clever magic and page-turning action, then you’ll love Levi Jacobs’ epic fantasy adventure. Buy it today and find out if the girl born a heresy will live to be a hero.
The Soulbound Scar by M.W. Arita
Gods and monsters. She didn't know they were real until the day she died.
On her 16th birthday, hot-tempered high school delinquent Alice gets one "present" she never expected...armies of mythological gods and creatures wanting her dead.
She was just trying to live a so-called “normal” high school life getting into trouble with teachers and punching out bullies. There’s only one problem...
Meeting a dragon, a talking umbrella ghost, and a mysterious vampire boy is anything but normal.
The vampire whisks her away to worlds beyond her wildest imagination, where the gods and heroes of mythology dwell. But they’re not the ones who brought her back to life…
Who did, and why? With her newfound powers and the vampire boy by her side, she aims to find out. But when she learns the sinister truth behind it all, she'll wish she hadn't...
The Soulbound Scar is the first novel in M.W. Arita's THE SOULBOUND SORCERESS ORIGINS, an action-packed young adult urban fantasy series with breath-taking twists and turns, an unhealthy dose of wacky humor, and a dash of romance. This book is part of a prequel storyline set before THE SOULBOUND SORCERESS series, and revolves around the exotic gods, heroes, and monsters of Japanese mythology.
If you love Jim Butcher, Kevin Hearne, Shayne Silvers, Martha Carr, A.L. Knorr, Cassandra Clare, Patricia Briggs, Shannon Mayer, or K.F. Breene, you'll get absolutely addicted to Alice’s adventures.
The Legend of the Kestrel by Peter Wacht
An only son, gifted with magic...
...challenged to free a people threatened by an ancient evil.
Will he be forced to risk everything in a battle against the forces of darkness?
At ten years old, Thomas flees his home in the Highlands as they’re ravaged by a devastating attack, and escapes to his grandparents - the only family he has left. Under their tutelage, Thomas discovers his supernatural powers and learns he’s the key to freeing his homeland and defeating a terrible foe - but at a price that could mean his life.
In order to defeat the Shadow Lord - the malevolent being intent on killing him - Thomas will require all his strength and wits. No matter the pain, he must seek his fate with courage, even if it means dying at the hands of his enemy...or the loss of his very soul. With the fate of his world in the balance, will Thomas’ first battle be his last, or can he beat back the night that threatens to envelope the Kingdoms?
This Golden Coil by Kaylin Lee
What if the Viking Age never ended?
Welcome to Alfheim, the bright, beautiful realm of the light elves. Too bad every inch of it is overrun with Vikings.
Twenty-year-old light elf Elin is just a simple flower farmer. It’s dangerous work, but gold is gold, right? All she wants is to get through the summer raiding season without losing her flower farm or herself to Viking raiders. A romance with a friendly, peaceful farmer would be nice, too.
If only the raiders were the greatest threat to Elin’s survival. But the farmer isn’t who Elin thought he was, and before long, Elin must also navigate the strange machinations of Viking kings and a keep full of backstabbing thralls. Then there’s the mysterious, matchmaking Loki, who lurks about spreading colorful mist and distracting her from her work.
Loki’s only a figment of Elin’s imagination, of course. No one else can see him, and Elin has an unfortunate habit of seeing things no one else sees. Well, there was that one time—
No, he’s only a hallucination. After all, Loki doesn’t really exist. There are no other realms.
Everyone knows that…