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
Golden Chains (Fantasy and Fairytales Book 2)
By: M. Lynn
Never fall in love with the enemy.
If only it were that simple.
Persinette Basile has always known the ruling family of Gaule were meant to be her enemy. With no other choice, she fought to join them anyway.
And they will break her now that they know her true name.
As she sits in her prison cell, she wants one thing: for the Kingdom of Gaule to burn to the ground.
But they need her.
When the king is kidnapped, the kingdom turns to the only person who could possibly find him: the woman tied to him by magic. Etta.
Life-altering secrets. Magical duels. A love that could tear two kingdoms apart.
Inspired by the Rapunzel series, this is the golden-haired princess as you’ve never seen her before.
Strain of Vengeance (Bixby Series Book 3)
by Michelle Bryan
We had one assignment—eradicate the new threat posed by the alien parasites. And we thought we had won.
What should’ve been a joyous return home after a grueling mission has now turned into a race against time to save those we love. The Grand, our safe haven, has been invaded. Our people either dead or kidnapped.
Left heartbroken, our nightmare never seems to end. But I’m Bixby, and I refuse to let the invaders win. None of us are willing to give up until we have everyone we've lost back safe. But can our people trust us to come to their rescue when we can't even trust each other?
Luke and Sam. Sam and Luke. So many lies. So many cover ups. So much pain.
One of them will be my salvation. The other my downfall.
Emerge: The Judgment (Immortals of Indriell Book 2)
by Melissa A. Craven
The Prophecy's about you, Red...
Allie Carmichael has so many secrets, she doesn't know which way is up anymore. After dropping a huge bombshell and then leaving her in limbo all summer, Greggory McBrien still hasn't answered the questions that have haunted her for months. The knowledge that her life was built on a foundation of lies and deception has left Allie an angry, twisted mess of emotions. She still feels overwhelmed with guilt for her mistakes that left her scarred for life and Quinn, one of her closest friends, a captive of the Coalition.
When she returns to school and her normal routine, Allie finds herself constantly dancing on the edge of losing control of her power, too afraid and too angry to confide in anyone––even her handsome and broody best friend, Aidan.
A chance encounter at the Immortal club, Amrita, gives Allie and her friends the opportunity to aid in the search for Quinn. If they have any hope of ever bringing him home safely, they'll have to act quickly.
As Allie continues to struggle with the nightmares that only Aidan can keep at bay, she vows to face them on her own. But she doesn't understand what her clairvoyant gift is trying to tell her. Just when she begins to put the pieces together, she fears it might be too late––and this time the price for her mistakes will be much too high.
Last time she was afraid. This time she is angry.
The Rule of One
by Ashley Saunders and Leslie Saunders
In their world, telling the truth has become the most dangerous crime of all.
In the near-future United States, a one-child policy is ruthlessly enforced. Everyone follows the Rule of One. But Ava Goodwin, daughter of the head of the Texas Family Planning Division, has a secret—one her mother died to keep and her father has helped to hide for her entire life.
She has an identical twin sister, Mira.
For eighteen years Ava and Mira have lived as one, trading places day after day, maintaining an interchangeable existence down to the most telling detail. But when their charade is exposed, their worst nightmare begins. Now they must leave behind the father they love and fight for their lives.
Branded as traitors, hunted as fugitives, and pushed to discover just how far they’ll go in order to stay alive, Ava and Mira rush headlong into a terrifying unknown.
Storm Princess 1: The Princess Must Die
by Jaymin Eve and Everly Frost
Forbidden to love. Destined to be torn apart.
In a city beneath the streets of Chicago, the perfect storm rages, kept under control only by Marbella Mercy, the Storm Princess. Now she is of age, champions from each of the elven houses will play a game of wit and strength to fight for her hand – and for the chance to control the forces of nature.
Baelen Rath, a warrior and leader of the feared House of Rath, is the only male Marbella has ever trusted. He'll risk everything to be her champion. But what he and the others don't know? The princess is fighting too.
Because she's discovered that the winner is cursed to kill her, not marry her, and the only way to save herself is to win.
But Marbella is fighting a power greater than herself, because someone believes that the perfect storm should be unleashed and for that to happen – the princess must die.
Moon Tide (Immortal Prophecy book 1)
by Sela Croft
Destiny draws them together, but darkness forces them apart.
A vampire born of evil. A beautiful young maiden.
An ancient prophecy foretold that Mirela would unite with the vampire prince. He was her destiny and her soul mate. She vows to follow her vampire love - even beyond death. And must cross the boundaries between realms to be with him.
Will the Immortal Prophecy come true? Or will the prince’s transgressions render it null?
Dream of Empty Crowns (Chosen King Book 1)
by M.J. Sewall
The Kingdom needs a new ruler, and the lottery begins.
Gordon throws his name into the choosing tower like all the boys his age, not knowing he would be called. When his name rings out through the crowds, what should be the happiest moment of his life becomes a dark turn of fate.
He wasn't supposed to be chosen; the system had been rigged by the Firstcouncilor for years. Now, he wants blood. Before he can act against the new King, secret allies spirit Gordon away to begin an adventure that will take him all over the realm.
Pursued by the kingdom airships and the very soldiers sworn to protect him, the young king is forced to align with great warriors and unexpected allies. Gordon’s fate lies in finding enough strength to save not only his kingdom, but the entire world.
The Flame of Battle: Dragons, Vikings and War
(Dragonriders of Skala Book 1)
by Melinda R. Cordell and Pauline Creeden
In the flame of battle, even the innocent get burned…
Dyrfinna is a born commander. She bests her peers in dragon riding, sword fighting, and battle strategy. So when the Queen calls the people of Skala to battle to revenge her murdered daughter, Dyrfinna outfits a ship and brings a crew.
Once in the field, Dyrfinna leads her troops to victory in a series of hard-fought battles against overwhelming odds. Yet a commander is raised over her, and because of his clumsy leadership, a great disaster results in the massacre of a quarter of the Queen’s army. Then the commander unfairly blames a second disaster on Dyrfinna. The wrong stroke of her sword could undo everything she’s ever worked for, earn her the fury of her friends ... and exile to certain death.
But you can't keep a true warrior down. When things are darkest, a flame rises out of the desolation.