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 libraryand for purchase on Amazon.com
Burned By Magic: The Baine Chronicles book 1
By: Jasmin Walt
In the city of Solantha, mages rule absolute, with shifters considered second-class citizens and humans something in between. No one outside the mage families are allowed to have magic, and anyone born with it must agree to have it stripped from them to avoid execution.
Sunaya Baine, a shifter-mage hybrid, has managed to keep her unruly magic under wraps for the last twenty-four years. But while chasing down a shifter-hunting serial killer, she loses control of her magic in front of witnesses, drawing the attention of the dangerous and enigmatic Chief Mage.
Locked up in the Chief Mage’s castle and reduced to little more than a lab rat, Sunaya resists his attempts to analyze and control her at every turn. But she soon realizes that to regain her freedom and catch the killer, she must overcome her hatred of mages and win the most powerful mage in the city to her side.
By: Karsten Knight
A teenage vigilante and a ruthless gangster compete to follow a trail of riddles through New England and find a mythical flower.
A STREETWISE VIGILANTE
who will do anything to cure her dying sister
A RUTHLESS GANGSTER
on a grisly quest to attain immortality
A DESPERATE FATHER
who crossed oceans to free his enslaved son
A TRAIL OF RIDDLES
and the mythical treasure they all seek:
THE SERENGETI SAPPHIRE
Elementals: The Portal to Kerberos book 4
By: Michelle Madow
She will venture into hell to save the one she loves.
After being betrayed by one of their own, Nicole watches helplessly as Blake is snatched into the prison world of Kerberos—along with Medusa’s head, which is the one item they need to stop the Titans from rising again. Now Nicole and the other Elementals must enter the portal, find Blake, and bring him and Medusa’s head back to Earth before the deadly monster Typhon returns and wreaks havoc on the world. But there’s one catch—their elemental powers don’t work in Kerberos. In a dimension designed to make those within it lose touch with reality, and that’s filled with dangerous creatures who want to stop them from completing their task, will they make it out alive?
The ugly Stepsister: Unfinished Fairy Tales Book 1
By: Aya Ling
What if you are trapped in a fairy tale?
When Kat accidentally rips apart an old childhood picturebook, she's magically transported into the world of Cinderella--as Katriona, one of the ugly stepsisters! To get back, she'll have to complete the story, right to the end of happily ever after. But the odds are huge: the other stepsister is movie-star gorgeous, the fairy godmother is nowhere to be found, and the prince doesn't care about balls. Things get even more complicated when the prince starts paying attention to Kat. Can she ever return to the real world?
The Flamestone Trilogy Box Set (books 1-3)
By: Holly Hook
Elaine has spent her sixteen years proving that she's nothing like her murderous father--but no one will let her forget her dark family history. So when her best friend Talia is missing, Elaine takes the search and rescue into her own hands.
But on her quest, Elaine crosses through a portal and into a vast, pristine wilderness. She finds herself in an alien world filled with strange wildlife, sprawling forests, deep caves and immense danger.
And Elaine's the only person in it. Her phone has no bars. There's no Facebook. 911 is useless. As if that's not bad enough, she failed summer camp.
And there's the monsters underground, ready to come out and hunt as soon as night falls. In order to survive and rescue her friend from them, Elaine may have to embrace her dark family history after all.
Heart of Ice: The Snow Queen book 1
By: K.M. Shea
Rakel, a princess by birth, has spent most of her life exiled on a barren mountain, despised because of her powerful snow magic. Though she longs to be accepted, she hides in her ice-castle and lives with the fear that her brother—the King—will one day order her execution.
Her empty life changes forever when an army of magic users—led by the enigmatic Colonel Farrin Graydim—invade her home country with plans to enslave its citizens. Swallowing her fear, Rakel joins forces with her jailers and uses her magic to save the people who scorned her.
If Rakel cannot defend her homeland, the country will be lost.
Insanity: Mad in Wonderland book 1
By: Cameron Jace
After accidentally killing everyone in her class, Alice Wonder is now a patient in the Radcliffe Lunatic Asylum. No one doubts her insanity. Only a hookah-smoking professor believes otherwise; that he can prove her sanity by decoding Lewis Carroll’s paintings, photographs, and find Wonderland’s real whereabouts. Professor Caterpillar persuades the asylum that Alice can save lives and catch the wonderland monsters now reincarnated in modern day criminals. In order to do so, Alice leads a double life: an Oxford university student by day, a mad girl in an asylum by night. The line between sanity and insanity thins when she meets Jack Diamond, an arrogant college student who believes that nonsense is an actual science.
Lumiere: The Illumination Paradox Book 1
By: Jacqueline E. Garlick
Even in a land of eternal twilight, secrets can’t stay in the dark forever.
Seventeen-year-old Eyelet Elsworth has only one hope left: finding her late father’s most prized invention, the Illuminator. It’s been missing since the day of the mysterious flash—a day that saw the sun wiped out forever over England.
But living in darkness is nothing new to Eyelet. She’s hidden her secret affliction all of her life—a life that would be in danger if superstitious townspeople ever guessed the truth. And after her mother is accused and executed for a crime that she didn’t commit, the now-orphaned Eyelet has no choice but to track down the machine that was created with the sole purpose of being her cure.
Alone and on the run, she finally discovers the Illuminator—only to see a young man hauling it off. Determined to follow the thief and recover the machine, she ventures into the deepest, darkest, most dangerous part of her twisted world.
The Legacy Human: Singularity (book 1)
By: Susan Kaye Quinn
What would you give to live forever? Seventeen-year-old Elijah Brighton wants to become an ascender—a post-Singularity human/machine hybrid—after all, they’re smarter, more enlightened, more compassionate, and above all, achingly beautiful. But Eli is a legacy human, preserved and cherished for his unaltered genetic code, just like the rainforest he paints. When a fugue state possesses him and creates great art, Eli miraculously lands a sponsor for the creative Olympics. If he could just master the fugue, he could take the gold and win the right to ascend, bringing everything he’s yearned for within reach… including his beautiful ascender patron. But once Eli arrives at the Games, he finds the ascenders are playing games of their own. Everything he knows about the ascenders and the legacies they keep starts to unravel… until he’s running for his life and wondering who he truly is.
Genesis: Saga Begins
By: Kristi Lambert
It was raining the night they buried her. They threw her into a muddy hole and didn't bother covering her up. One lone figure stood in the downpour. It was the sister whose life she saved in the fire and earned Genesis her hated scar. Then, she didn't want to save her. Then, she wanted to kill her and wouldn't rest until she was dead.
No one mourned Genesis. She had to be stopped. She never cared about what she did or who she hurt. The Sentinels had no choice. It was their duty to protect mankind. She didn't go without a fight. She was a force to be reckoned with. Banded together, the Sentinels were too powerful for her. But, they didn't know who she was. They didn't know what she was.
Back on that rainy night so long ago, Genesis was very still. She hated the rain, but she wanted them to think she was dead. She wanted them to think they'd won. She waited until her witch of a sister left. Her lips curved, but her eyes stayed closed. She began to laugh. The fools thought they'd killed her. But, you can't kill something that was never alive. A lesson she was going to teach them all very soon.