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
The F word (Redefining Me book 1)
by Michelle MacQueen & Ann Maree Craven
Six lives changed forever.
Peyton Callahan refuses to let the F word define her
She has always remained body positive, never letting others’ perceptions color her view of herself. But after the accident that claimed her brother’s life, Peyton’s weight spirals out of control, and she succumbs to the label her peers forced on her years ago.
The fat girl.
In the aftermath of tragedy, Peyton’s world falls apart and worst of all, her best friend and almost-boyfriend, Cameron, leaves her behind, too damaged and heartbroken to ever see her the way he once had.
Cameron Tucker—the jock and all around track god—believes he lost everything the night a car accident sent him and his friends plunging over Defiance Falls.
His friend Cooper: Dead.
Cameron’s Olympic dream: Gone.
And Peyton: Will never look at him the same way again.
So, he does what he once did best, he runs, escaping Twin Rivers and everyone in it, never expecting to return, never imagining he’d have to face the girl he left behind.
Eighteen months later, he is no longer the boy any of them remember. Except Peyton. No matter how hard he tries to hide, she still sees him, still believes in him.
What will she say when she discovers just how broken he is?
By: Melanie Weiss
High school freshman Roman Santi has everything -- good looks, great friends, a mansion with an infinity swimming pool -- except the one thing he really wants. A relationship with his father.
When Roman’s life gets turned upside down, (thanks, Mom!?), he is forced to leave his pampered Hollywood lifestyle and move into his grandparents’ Midwestern home. Sleeping on a lumpy pullout sofa and starting at a new high school is the worst, but Roman’s life starts to look up when his pink-haired friend, Zuzu, and his crush, a classmate named Claire, introduce him to performance poetry through the high school's Spoken Word Club. While his mom is flying back and forth to L.A., trying to return them to the life they had, Roman becomes part of a diverse group of characters who challenge his rather privileged view of the world. Through Spoken Word, Roman recognizes the hole in his own life he needs to fill and discovers his voice. Spoken Word leads Roman on a journey of new friendships, first love, and finding the dad he never knew.
by Sara Jo Cluff
After a catastrophic friendship, Elinora decides that having any relationship isn’t worth the heartbreak. Her parents still want her to socialize, so she starts her Filler Friend operation, unbeknownst to them. She’ll fill-in as a friend for anyone at school, whether it’s getting a gamer out of the house or being a plus one at their parent’s boring work party.
When a client becomes a regular, the lines of fiction and reality begin to blur, making Elinora unsure of what she really wants. Adding to the confusion, she’s slowly falling for the cute guy she met at the library. Before the operation blows up in her face, Elinora will have to decide if friendship and love are worth the risk, or if she’s better off shutting out the world forever.
The Good Girl's Guide to Being Bad
by Cookie O'Gorman
Seventeen-year-old Sadie is tired of being a good girl.
Her Career Aptitude Test results say she's ideally suited for a career in the clergy (aka a nun), and on top of that, she receives yet another rejection. An aspiring dancer/choreographer, Sadie dreams of being featured on Dancer's Edge—but they say she's too sweet, needs more life experience. Her BFF, Kyle, and her oldest friend, 79-year-old Betty, agree: Sadie is in desperate need of a life makeover.
But she'll need a coach.
Sadie doesn't lie, cheat or steal--heck she doesn't even curse (part of the reason she hasn't checked off anything on her "Carpe Diem List"). Sadie doesn't know the first thing about being bad. But Kyle's twin brother, Colton, does. And he's willing to teach Sadie on one condition: she has to do everything he says for the next month.
A dazzling first kiss, two smokin' hot brothers and a bet that changes everything. In this enemies-to-more YA romance, Sadie learns:
Breaking the rules can be fun—especially when it leads to happily-ever-after.
A Mark on my Soul
by Jordon Greene
Noah Andrews hates to lie, but that's exactly what his life is. One big lie.
At least that's how he feels as a nerdy, closeted, gay high school senior in a suburban North Carolina town.
But after months of fretting and hiding behind his quotes, Noah finally does it. He comes out to the world, and realizes he had nothing to fear after all. With his lies behind him Noah is ready to take on his new future.
On the same night Noah gets a message from an anonymous boy with a crush on him, and all his dreams begin to come true.
But is Noah truly ready for what life has planned for him?
by A.R. Perry
Finish senior year by flying under the radar.
Maintain 4.0 GPA
Try not to kill boss
No boys. Period.
*Definitely don't fall for Braden DiMarco's charms... How hard can it be?
Stella Bellemore is about as interested in love as she is contracting the plague. She’s seen what can happen. At least once a week someone is getting dumped at the café she works at. And there might have been a not so little incident freshman year that almost destroyed her. That’s why she’s made a pact with herself to abstain from boys until she graduates college.
But the evil universe has other plans.
Her simple life of school, work, and her mother is about to be turned on its head when she’s forced into tutoring Braden DiMarco, resident serial dater and best friend to her ex-boyfriend AKA the devil himself.
Vanishing Summer (book 1)
by Lora Richardson
He disappeared four years ago, and I'm to blame. Now he's back.
Be the Girl
by K.A. Tucker