What's Hot in KU

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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.

Don't miss out on these fantastic reads, available in the Kindle Unlimited library and for purchase on Amazon.com

 

 

 

 

Beneath the Shine

by Sarah Fine

When a very few have everything worth living for, those beneath the shine will stop at nothing to burn it all down.

In a future United States where those who control technology control the wealth, seventeen-year-old Marguerite’s viral video propels a populist candidate to presidential victory on a platform of “tech for all.” But as the mouthpiece of the new leader determined to break the elite stronghold, Marguerite finds herself on the opposite side of the divide in a new high school full of technocrat teens.

When the enigmatic Percy, with his flamboyant fashion sense, sharp wit, and tragic past, takes an interest in her, she is suspicious. But with everyone against her, she needs an ally. Percy is drawn to Marguerite’s passion for the cause, but the legacy of his murdered scientist parents prevents him from letting her get too close.

Soon terrorists strike the capital and technocrat leaders begin turning up dead, and the two must work together to protect both their families and the country. With everyone literally plugged into technology, total domination will take only a flip of the switch. In order to preserve their freedom and the future Marguerite envisions, she and Percy may be forced to pay the ultimate price.

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A Sea of Shattered Glass: A Dystopian Thriller

by Kyla Stone

How far would you go to protect what you love? 

A ruthless rebel bent on revenge. A privileged heiress hiding a dark secret. And a brother torn between loyalty and a terrible truth.

In a devastated world, the Grand Voyager promises decadence--but only for the powerful, corrupt elite. Yet dangerous secrets lurk beneath the glittering façade. For on this ship, nothing is as it seems. 

When the Grand Voyager is hijacked, the passengers are hurled into a deadly nightmare of danger, treachery, and betrayal. Trapped, desperate, and hunted by unknown enemies, four strangers must confront their worst fears, risking everything--family, freedom, and love--to survive.

But an even greater threat looms, one that may shatter the world as they know it. What are they willing to sacrifice for safety? And what will they do when the cost is too high?

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Rebel's Blade (The Aermian Feuds Book 1)

by Frost Kay

War. Secrets. Betrayal.

Fed up with the neglect and corruption of the crown, swordsmith Sage Blackwell steps forward to challenge and spy on the crown. She knows the risks of rebellion - imprisonment or death - and yet, she's still willing to take them to protect her family. 

But when plans unravel, Sage finds herself facing the devils themselves, her sworn enemies, the princes of Aermia.

Tehl Ramses is drowning; crops are being burned, villages pillaged, and citizens are disappearing, leading to a rising rebellion. As crown prince, and acting ruler, Tehl must find a way to crush the rebellion before civil war sweeps through his beloved kingdom.

Tehl will do whatever is necessary to save his people. Yet, his prisoner is not at all what he expects...

Two Sides. One Goal: Save Aermia

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Goddess of War: An Epic Fantasy (Fallen Gods Book 1)

by K.N. Lee

After escaping the Vault, a prison for gods, twin siblings Preeti and Vineet make a desperate journey to the human world where they must impersonate the race they are meant to rule and protect.

The plan was simple: wait three years until their Enlightenment. At that point, they will be powerful enough to fight back against the Goddess of Law, the woman determined to kill them and assert herself as ruler of the gods. But, a forbidden romance with a rebellious prince has Preeti losing sight of her role as the Goddess of War.

Preeti and Vineet are thrust into a war for more than their lives, but their souls, and those of the humans they have grown to love.

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Pirate's Vengeance (The Djinn Kingdom Series Book 1)

by LJ Andrews

Someone she loves is in danger.

She'll do anything to save him.

But, can she survive long enough?

Nova has heard stories of the skies since she was young, but she dreams of the day she'll land herself a real adventure. 

Adventure soon finds her, and as is often the case, it's more than she bargained for. After someone she loves is taken, Nova is flung into the world of pirates, magic, and darkness and it will take everything she has to escape. 

Nova must depend on two unexpected men to help her: One would follow her anywhere, the other might kill her as she sleeps.

They discover there is a way out, but it's a secret too dangerous to unlock.Will she survive long enough to discover the truth that could set her free? Or will she be lost in the adventure she so desperately craved?

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Resistance (The Institute Series Book 2)

by Kayla Howarth

It’s what every Defective person wants – freedom, liberation from the Institute. 

Allira had her chance. Then why is she still working for them?

It has been three months since she first started working as an agent for the Institute. She’s good at her job. She has to be. There’s too much at stake.

After an arrest goes awry, she’s faced with the possibility of escaping again, and an offer too good to refuse.

Things are meant to be different at the Resistance, everything is meant to be better. But when life is about survival, sacrifices must be made. What will Allira sacrifice for her freedom?

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Liberated: The Sinners Series

by Abi Ketner & Missy Kalicicki

DECEPTION. PAIN. FORGIVENESS. HOPE.

Engulfed on all fronts, Lexi struggles to rebuild the broken relationships with her mom and Cole. With Wilson imprisoning Sutton, they are forced to form new alliances in order to rescue him and stop the spread of the virus. 

Choices must be made. Relationships sacrificed. 

Where every day is a fight for survival, can they finally conquer Wilson and set their friends free?

My name is Lexi Hamilton, and this is my story.

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Rebel Wing (Rebel Wing Trilogy, Book 1)

by Tracy Banghart

The Dominion of Atalanta is at war. But for eighteen-year-old Aris, the fighting is nothing more than a distant nightmare, something she watches on news vids from the safety of her idyllic seaside town. Then her boyfriend, Calix, is drafted into the Military, and the nightmare becomes a dangerous reality.

Left behind, Aris has nothing to fill her days. Even flying her wingjet--the thing she loves most, aside from Calix--feels meaningless without him by her side. So when she's recruited to be a pilot for an elite search-and-rescue unit, she leaps at the chance, hoping she'll be stationed near Calix. But there's a catch: She must disguise herself as a man named Aristos. There are no women in the Atalantan Military, and there never will be.

Aris gives up everything to find Calix: her home. Her family. Even her identity. But as the war rages on, Aris discovers she's fighting for much more than her relationship. With each injured person she rescues and each violent battle she survives, Aris is becoming a true soldier--and the best flyer in the Atalantan Military. She's determined to save her Dominion . . . or die trying.

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Moss Forest Orchid (Silver and Orchids Book 1)

by Shari L. Tapscott

What happens when a feisty adventuress, a lord looking to make his own way in the world, and a handsome sea captain set out to find Kalae’s rarest and most valuable flower?

Trouble—and lots of it.

Lucia needs a job, and she needs one fast. Looting dragon caves hasn't proven profitable lately, and she's tired of waiting tables. Her business partner usually finds the work, but Sebastian isn't speaking with her, and Lucia's getting desperate.

Luckily, Lucia finds a simple request posted on a community board. All the man wants is an orchid. Nothing to it.

Except the flower only grows in a montane cloud forest in Grenalda... And Lucia must take a ship through sea serpent-infested waters to get there... And her new helpful friend—the one and only, dashing Captain Avery Greybrow—just might be a pirate.

At this rate, Lucia's not sure if she'll ever reach the orchid. But she's determined to try.

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Visions of Pain (Capissian Order Book 1)

by Aleah Raynes

Life changing event is an understatement.

Seventeen-year-old Rylee Baker's whole life has been filled with half-truths. She knows her mother was murdered, but not why. She has never met her mother's family and has very little contact with people of her own race. 

Everything changes when her Capissian powers wake up and her father moves them to the small town of Narmik Springs, hidden in the Blue Ridge Mountains. She's pulled into a culture she knows little about and a civil war threatening to spill over into the human world. 

If that isn't bad enough, someone wants her dead. 

It's up to Reed, Sawyer, Cal, Kent, and Dalton to help her control her growing powers and ensure she lives long enough to fulfill an ancient prophecy. 

Start Reading Visions of Pain

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