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
Queen of Dragons: A Sleeping Beauty retelling (Kingdom of Fairytales Book 1)
by J.A. Armitage
What happened after the happily ever after?
You all know the story of your favorite fairytale, but did you ever wonder what happened after the fairytale ending? Well we know. Not all afters end up happily, sometimes the real adventure starts much later...
No one understands what it's like when your mother is famous for her beauty and you are, at best, average. Actually I'm wrong. She wasn't famous just for her beauty, but that's how people tell the story, how people have always told the story. That was even her name for a while. No one remembered her real name. She was just the sleeping princess or Sleeping Beauty. Even all these years later, when the royals appear in the paper, my father, the king barely gets a mention and I'm only a footnote in my own life, destined to always be Sleeping Beauty's daughter.
My name's Princess Azia Rose of Draconis and here is my story...
Redefining Me (The Complete Series)
by Michelle MacQueen and Ann Maree Craven
Six frenemies. One town. Three epic love stories. For the first time, get the complete Redefining Me series reviewers call "heartwarming" and "brilliant" and "honest." This set includes two bonus novellas.
The best friend:
Eighteen months ago, Peyton's world fell apart when her brother died and her best friend, Cam, left town.
Now Cam is back, and Peyton can finally heal, or so she thinks.
Cameron never thought he’d return to Twin Rivers or that he’d ever get a second chance with the girl he’s always loved.
She’s his best friend, but it’s time for her to be more.
The Boy Next Door:
Nerds should be good at school. It’s a rule. So, why would Nari possibly need help from the Football Star next door?
And how can she keep her little nerd heart from melting at the sight of his smile?
Football Gods get all the girls. Another rule. So, why is Avery suddenly in need of a fake girlfriend to make his ex jealous? And how can he keep his jock lips to himself when Nari lets him get close?
Secrets kill. Well, they kill social lives. Addison has the mother of all secrets, but the only person she can talk to is an anonymous online friend.
Secrets heal. Well, when they finally come out. Julian has been keeping secrets from Addison for a long time.
When the line between reality and hidden internet lives starts to blur, will they hold onto their secrets or each other?
The Redefining Me series contains three complete books that will melt your heart. One-click now to join Peyton, Cam, Nari, Avery, Addison, and Julian on their journey to find each other and themselves.
The Redefining Me Series set includes:
- Dating My Best Friend
- Dating the Boy Next Door
- Dating My Nemesis
Harley Merlin and the Secret Covern
by Bella Forrest
When a rogue 19-year-old witch is recruited to help guard an ancient magical Bestiary, mystery and danger ensue...
Being an empath has its advantages.
Harley Merlin can sense people’s emotions, among other things. It’s how she snagged her first job pinpointing cheaters at a casino.
But she has no clue where she got these freakish powers because she spent her childhood jumping from home to home in the foster system, and her father left her with nothing more than a cryptic note.
Then she crosses paths with a terrifyingly real monster. Which is when a mysterious and annoyingly arrogant young warlock named Wade Crowley steps in, introducing her to a hidden world of beasts, magicals, and covens riddled with secrets—as well as clues about her murky past.
Whether she likes it or not, this new world is where she belongs. But after a disturbing twist of events, Harley quickly realizes that her past is darker than she could ever have imagined.
And that someone in the coven is out for her blood.
With the help of Wade and her new friends, she must figure out who the traitor is and why they’re targeting her... Before the human and magical worlds dangerously collide.
I Hate You More
By: Alexandra Moody
Ever heard of keeping your friends close and your enemies closer?
That's exactly what Ally Lockwood has to do when the hottest guy at Fairview High, who is also her sworn nemesis, moves in with her family for senior year.
Most girls would do anything to live across the hall from Chase Williams, but Ally isn't fooled by his good looks or brooding charm. She's been on the wrong side of him for years, and knows all too well how sly and manipulative he truly is.
She's desperate to get rid of him. Luckily, her friends have a genius plan to ensure Ally's over-protective father kicks Chase out of the house for good.
All she has to do is convince him to date her and make sure they get caught...
The Faerie Games
by Michelle Madow
I’m Selena Pearce, and in the past few days I’ve been kidnapped by faeries, gifted with powerful magic, and forced by the gods to compete in a twisted game to the death.
Growing up on the magical island of Avalon should be great... but I have no magic to speak of. And my parents forbid me from leaving.
So when I sneak out to Earth for a night and meet a hottie named Julian with ice blue eyes that leave me breathless, of course I say yes to a date with him. But when Julian pulls me through a magical portal, I realize he isn't human.
He's a half-blood faerie. Apparently I am, too. And I've been chosen to compete in the annual Faerie Games—a brutal, gladiator-like competition where half-bloods fight to the death.
Now the other players—including Julian, who still captivates me even though I should hate him—better watch out. Because I'm determined to win the Faerie Games so I can get home.
And I'll fight anyone blocking my path to get there.
by Jillian Dodd
You know, being friends with two cute boys does have its benefits.
There's Danny. Danny is a golden boy in every way. He has dreamy blue eyes and blonde hair that always looks perfect, even when it's windblown or been stuck under a football helmet. He's the boy every girl crushes on. The boy I get into trouble with, the boy I fight with, the hot quarterback no girl can resist. Being with Danny is like being on an adventure. He has a bright, contagious smile and abs to die for.
Equally crush worthy is Phillip. Adorable, sweet Phillip, who I have known since birth. Phillip has dark hair, a perfect smile, brown eyes, and the sexiest voice I have ever heard. He's the boy I talk to every night before I go to sleep. The boy who rescues me, the boy who can read my mind, the boy who is always there for me, the boy who tries to keep me out of trouble, the boy who irritatingly keeps getting hotter, and whose strong arms always seem to find their way around me. And when he gives me that grin, I can never say no.
One boy will give me my very first kiss.
One boy will teach me to make out.
One boy will take me to prom.
And finally, one boy will ask me to marry him.
They will both be my best friends.
But only one of them will be the boy I fall in love with.
Only one of them is That Boy.
If you're a football fan, love small town romance, and cute boys next door, you'll love the That Boy series.
by Ingrid Seymour and Katie French
Of course, magic is real. Everybody knows that.
Since it came out on the news that Supernaturals exist, I’ve heard they can do spells, shapeshift, live forever, you name it. Wonderful, right?
In my world—where I’m homeless and spend my time avoiding rats and meth heads—magic sounds like major BS.
But, when I’m accused of stealing and they’re about to arrest me, the item I took disappears from my hand as if by magic. WTF?
Just like that, the Supernatural Academy swoops in and recruits me. But I don’t belong there, and everyone else agrees, including, Rowan Underwood, this rich and annoyingly handsome warlock who has it in for me. He’s investigating the theft of magical artifacts, and he thinks I’m involved.
Seriously? I just got here.
But I can’t worry about that, not while dead kings try to drain my essence or a spell from these angry pixie minotaurs sends my hair follicles into overdrive until I look like Cousin It.
Yet, I can’t avoid Rowan, and while I learn enough magic to stay alive, I also need to keep myself from falling for a guy who’s clearly my worst decision ever.
The Trouble with Tomboys: Playing the Field
by Christina Benjamin
Do stolen bases lead to stolen hearts?
Tomboy Alex Prince is used to crushing her competitors, but crushing on one? That’s another story. Grant King is everything she could want in a boy; popular, handsome, funny and captain of the baseball team. Best of all, he seems to be into her. At least that’s what she thinks after their secret almost kiss on the first day of school.
Too bad they’re about to become rivals . . .
Grant King is kicking himself for making his no-girlfriend pledge when he meets sassy transfer student, Alex Prince. Not only is she gorgeous, witty and full of confidence, she’s into baseball! She’s his dream girl. But she’s also the competition!
Their budding romance is thrown a curveball when Alex finds out her new high school doesn’t have a softball team. If she wants to play, she must compete for a coveted spot on the boys’ team, against her would-be crush, Grant King.
Love is a battlefield . . . or in their case, a baseball field.
Can these unlikely enemies fight their feelings while fighting for a spot on the team, or will they break all the rules for love?