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.
Don't miss out on these fantastic reads, available in the Kindle Unlimited library and for purchase on Amazon.com
One Broken Day
by Melissa MacVicar
After a notorious school shooting leaves her a shadow of the girl she once was, seventeen-year-old Lizzie Beringer moves to Nantucket Island. There, Lizzie vows to hide her identity as the shooter’s sister. All her efforts to fly under the radar, however, are complicated by her P.T.S.D. and the attention she receives from two competing boys. While fending off the not-so-subtle advances of popular athlete Michael Wickersham, she must also deal with her growing feelings for her shy lab partner Gage Pike. Gage may act like he’s all wrong for her, but the pull between them is undeniable.
Under the threat of discovery and the possibility of testifying in a televised trial, Lizzie fights to keep her secrets and start her life over.
Kissing in Cars (Book 1)
by Sara Ney
WILL SHE, OR WON'T SHE...
Studious and sensible, the only thing Molly Wakefield wants to do is get through Senior Year and graduate. That, and hit the beach in her spare time. Maybe even read a book or two.
And things are going great -- until the day she catches Weston McGrath, handsome star athlete and scholar, spying on her in study hall.
A tad creepy? Maybe.
Why? Because Weston McGrath is one guy no one can get close to.
Despite her best efforts to avoid him, Molly and Weston form an unlikely friendship.
But it's a friendship that comes with a price - because Weston cannot seem to stop screwing up.
Saying and doing all the wrong things. And who has time for an 18 year old "fixer-upper" that should know better?
Reason to Breathe
by Rebecca Donovan
"No one tried to get involved with me, and I kept to myself. This was the place where everything was supposed to be safe and easy. How could Evan Mathews unravel my constant universe in just one day?"
In the affluent town of Weslyn, Connecticut, where most people worry about what to be seen in and who to be seen with, Emma Thomas would rather not be seen at all. She’s more concerned with feigning perfection—pulling down her sleeves to conceal the bruises, not wanting anyone to know how far from perfect her life truly is. Without expecting it, she finds love. It challenges her to recognize her own worth―at the risk of revealing the terrible secret she’s desperate to hide.
by Jessica Park
Some people live their entire lives without changing their perspective. For Allison Dennis, all it takes is 180 seconds…
After a life spent bouncing from one foster home to the next, Allison is determined to keep others at arm’s length. Adopted at sixteen, she knows better than to believe in the permanence of anything. But as she begins her third year in college, she finds it increasingly difficult to disappear into the white noise pouring from her earbuds.
One unsuspecting afternoon, Allison is roped into a social experiment just off campus. Suddenly, she finds herself in front of a crowd, forced to interact with a complete stranger for 180 seconds. Neither she, nor Esben Baylor, the dreamy social media star seated opposite her, is prepared for the outcome.
When time is called, the intensity of the experience overwhelms Allison and Esben in a way that unnerves and electrifies them both. With a push from her oldest friend, Allison embarks on a journey to find out if what she and Esben shared is the real thing—and if she can finally trust in herself, in others, and in love.
Gracie (Bayside Academy Book 1)
by Scarlet Haven
Being forced to move half way around the world wasn’t exactly what I had planned for my senior year. But then again, neither was Bayside Academy.
I haven’t seen my brother in almost two years and he hates me. At least, I think he does. He goes from treating me like dirt one minute, to standing up for me the next. I wish he would just make up his mind.
And then there is Noah. My brother told me to stay away from him, but the more I get to know him, the more I like him. He’s my only friend right now and I need an ally.
On top of my crazy new life, somebody is out to get me. They’re leaving me mysterious notes, but I can’t figure out who. I need to find out before somebody gets hurt, or worse.
18 Hours to Us
by Krista Noorman
When Natalie Rhodes left her house early that fateful morning to catch the bus to her senior class trip, she never expected to end up in a car with Colton Daynes - the guy she's had a crush on since first grade, the guy who has no idea who she is. But when Colton's irresponsible driving causes them both to miss the bus, the unlikely pair set off on a road trip from Michigan to Virginia Beach to catch up with their classmates.
From the little village of Middleville, the popular football star and the quiet gymnast will navigate back roads and highways, travel from lake towns to waterfalls to mountaintops and beyond, all the while fielding texts from Colton's friends and mean girl, Lexi, who also happens to be Colton's girlfriend and Natalie's former best friend.
Hours spent together on the road will lead them to places they've never been, discovering hidden talents, revealing secrets and fears. And they just might realize they have more in common than they know.
Ann, Not Annie
by Sage Steadman
Ann, not Annie, is tired of her nominal existence and has vowed to turn things around by dating the hottest guy in school, Jacob Waters. Easier said than done since Jacob isn’t even aware she exists. The truth is, due to Ann’s lively temper she spends more time in detention with the rest of the school rejects than she does fantasizing about Jacob Waters wearing spandex.
Her best friend and devout alien believer, Lisa, doesn’t like the changes she’s seeing in her BFF. Neither does Danny Feller, a fellow detention inmate and resident lost boy who has started keeping an extra watchful and unwanted eye on Ann.
When a chance encounter in an empty hallway changes everything, Ann finds all her dreams coming true and she is well on her way to living the perfect life she’s always wanted. But appearances aren’t always what they seem and Ann is going to have to face not just cold hard facts, but also her past.
Clara's Greek Adventure
by Lacey London
Janie, an eccentric billionaire and Mykonos.
What could possibly go wrong?
Almost a year has drifted by since Suave secured the Ianthe contract and things are going very well indeed.
With the success of the partnership shooting Suave for the stars, the gang are closer than ever and living life to the max.
Enjoying their new-found wealth proves to be a fun and exciting time for Clara and her friends, but there’s one thing that’s keeping a smile from Oliver’s face…
After declaring their love for one another twelve months ago, Janie and Stelios have been loving life in Stelios’s luxury mansion in Mykonos, but not everyone is happy for them.
Oliver has made no secret of his detest for Stelios Christopoulos and that hatred seems to be growing stronger by the day. However, when the gang are invited to Mykonos to attend Stelios’s exclusive Ice Party, Oliver has no choice but to put his own feelings aside and represent Suave.
Will this trip give Stelios a chance to finally win over Oliver?
Is Janie’s love for Stelios based on more than just fast cars and money?
With five whole days under the Greek sun awaiting them, will they all leave as friends, or will the holiday be the final nail in the coffin for Oliver and his mother?
In this Moment
by Autumn Doughton
EVERY MOMENT POSSESSES ITS OWN KIND OF MAGIC
Aimee Spencer learned the hard way that for some moments, there are no take-backs, no rewinds, no do-overs. A year ago her world imploded and Aimee has been running ever since. She doesn't want to feel. She doesn't want to remember. To bury the ghosts that haunt her, she is living a life that has become unrecognizable.
Cole Everly is a golden boy with a cocky smile and an attitude to match. He's grown accustomed to girls throwing themselves at his feet, but when Aimee trips and literally lands in his lap one afternoon, she's not at all what he expects. Difficult, damaged, closed-off. If Cole needed to make a list of qualities to avoid in a girl, Aimee would probably match up with every single one of them. He knows that he should stay away but he's drawn to her in a way that he can't exactly explain.
In this honest and absorbing story, Aimee and Cole struggle to sort out the thin spaces between loss and love. Ultimately, they will need to learn how to navigate through the pieces of the past if they want to hold on to the future and each other.
Sid and Teddy
by H.D. Knightley
Sid desperately needs Teddy, but is her need too little, too late?
Sid and Teddy are best friends. Surf buddies. And they love each other. So maybe, finally, it’s time for them to be together —
Until tragedy strikes and interrupts their perfect first kiss, and they get completely stuck.
Because it’s hard to love someone when you’ve been best friends forever. It’s complicated. And the last thing Sid needs right now is complicated, right?
She needs easy.
She needs to take fate by the hand and follow.
She needs a hot rock star with a sexy British accent and a lickable jawline to kiss her sadness away.
But hot rock stars come with baggage. Painful baggage. And terrible things can happen when you're weighed down with so much baggage.
And now Sid desperately needs her best friend, because he's Her Teddy, and he's loved her since forever—