What's Hot in KU
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Mistletoe & Magic: A YA Books Central Holiday Anthology
By: The YABC Staff
(C.J. Redwine, Melissa A. Craven, Michelle MacQueen, Amalie Jahn, Patrick Hodges, Beth Rodgers, Angelan N. Blount, Bethany Wicker, Kayla King, L.J. Higgins and Stephanie Augustine.
YA Books Central presents 12 heartwarming, bone chilling, and magically enchanting stories from the award-winning, New York Times & USA Today Bestselling authors of the YABC Staff.
YABooksCentral.com is one of the leading children’s and adolescent literature sites on the web today. With much love our staff of volunteers bring our readers this collection of YA stories representing the genres we love at the most wonderful time of the year.
From Contemporary Romance to Horror, Science Fiction, Dragons and Fantasy, this exclusive collection of complete Holiday stories offers something for every YA book lover this holiday season.
The K Word: Peyton | The K Word: Cameron | Skywatchers | The Uninvited Guest: A Ravenspire Short Story | After Checkmate | In the Valley of Stars | Unexpected Christmas | Young Saint Nick | Hearts & Homes | Choices: A Joshua's Island Christmas | Krampusnacht | A Shot of Christmas Magic
The Slope Rules (The Rules Series Book 1)
by Melanie Hooyenga
Fifteen-year old Cally accepted her fate as one of the guys, so when she meets Blake, a hot snowboarder who sees her for more than her aerials on the slopes, she falls fast and hard. But their romance can only last as long as vacation.
Or so she thinks.
A twist of fate—well, her Dad opening another brewery in a new town—lands her in Blake’s school, but the charismatic boy she fell for wants nothing to do with her, and worse, the Snow Bunnies, the popular clique, claim her as their newest recruit.
Cally must learn to be true to herself—all while landing a spot on the ski team and figuring out who she is without her old friends. And when she finds out what Blake is hiding, she learns the rules on the slopes apply to more than just skiing.
My Mistletoe Mix-up
by Judy Corry
She was supposed to kiss her crush under the mistletoe. She didn't expect to kiss his bad-boy twin.
When Raven Rodgers finds out her longtime crush is back in town, she's convinced her bad luck with guys has finally changed. That is until she mistakenly kisses her crush's twin brother, Logan Carmichael, who has been her sworn enemy since childhood.
But it's been eighteen months since she last saw Logan, and he claims he's not the same guy she used to hate. When they're thrown together for a Christmas charity event, Logan seems determined to prove he's nicer than he used to be. But can a bad boy really change his ways enough to change her heart?
MY MISTLETOE MIX-UP is a standalone novella in The Ridgewater High series, a collection of simmering YA contemporary romances. If you like sweet romance with ballad-worthy chemistry, swoony kisses and endearing characters then you'll love Judy Corry's latest book.
364 Days a Year
by Sarah Riad
For most people,
March 29th is just another day.
For me, it’s the day I wake as someone new.
A different face and different hands,
a body that’s not my own.
And like every year, I’m only certain of three things.
It’s my seventeenth birthday.
I have no way of stopping this cycle.
And I’ll die again in 364 days.
This year, I’m Effy Garcia.
Something is different.
Something I can’t yet place.
Since the year 1909,
I have lived in 108 bodies and I have died 108 times.
Could this life be my last?
Love, Lust and Friendship
by Elizabeth Stevens
Meet Christopher Henderson. Kit to his friends and admirers. Hendo to the jocks who worship him. Butt-head (or Topher) to me and my best friend. AKA, the dillweed of a human being.
Meet Alexander Henderson. Ander to the people who put up with his skinny ass. Hendo Jr to the jocks sucking up to Topher. Best Friend Extraordinaire to me. AKA, the love of my life.
Meet Addison MacGuire. Addy to whoever asks because (honestly) what kind of name is Addison? Addy Mac to anyone who sees her doing stupid sh*t. And well…me to me. AKA, the girl you don’t date because... Well, who knows.
So, what happens when you take one tomboy, one best friend, and that best friend’s stupidly hot, popular older brother with a bad attitude?
That’s right, you get a story worthy of a teen rom-com.
Because, sometimes real life is a bitch. Sometimes the only guy to come between you and the love of your life is the one guy you weren’t supposed to fall in love with. But, how do you tell the difference between love, lust and friendship?
by Adrienne Torrisi
Ashley Taylor is finally a college freshman and finally back in the same state as her boyfriend, Todd Hamilton.
Todd is a star on the Penn State football team, along with Ashley’s brother, Ryan, and their best friend, Brian, who is the Penn State starting quarterback and who rounds out the “Three Musketeers,” a nickname they’ve had since pre-school.
Ashley is trying to navigate being a freshman on the swim team and making her own friends without anyone knowing her connection to three of the most famous students on campus.
Everything is finally falling into place, finally feeling the way it should—Ashley and Todd together, when the unimaginable happens, shattering their short-lived perfection.
Will what started as an accidental crush last forever? Or will one night change their destiny?
This book picks up where Unbreakable left off, but it can also be read as a standalone.
All the Little Lights
by Jamie McGuire
The first time Elliott Youngblood spots Catherine Calhoun, he’s just a boy with a camera, and he’s never seen a sadder and more beautiful sight. Both Elliott and Catherine feel like outcasts, yet they find an easy friendship with each other. But when Catherine needs him most, Elliott is forced to leave town.
Elliott finally returns, but he and Catherine are now different people. He’s a star high school athlete, and she spends all her free time working at her mother’s mysterious bed-and-breakfast. Catherine hasn’t forgiven Elliott for abandoning her, but he’s determined to win back her friendship…and her heart.
Just when Catherine is ready to fully trust Elliott, he becomes the prime suspect in a local tragedy. Despite the town’s growing suspicions, Catherine clings to her love for Elliott. But a devastating secret that Catherine has buried could destroy whatever chance of happiness they have left.
Reason to Breathe (Book 1)
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.
Reason to Breathe is one girl’s story of life-changing love, unspeakable cruelty, and her precarious grasp of hope.