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.
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Don't miss out on these fantastic reads, available in the Kindle Unlimited library and for purchase on Amazon.com
Heiress of Embers: A Sleeping Beauty retelling (Kingdom of Fairytales Book 2)
by J.A. Armitage
What happened after the happily ever after?
With the dragons attacking and the kingdom falling apart, Azia must find out about her history to make changes to her future, but heading up the mountains to see the dragons is a downright insane idea.
Fortunately for Azia, she was never one to let a spark of insanity stop her doing anything. With a cast of characters including a witch, a seer, dwarves and of course dragons, Heiress of Embers is the second spellbinding instalment of the Kingdom of Fairytales.
Following famous fairytale characters, eighteen years after their happily ever after, the Kingdom of Fairytales offers an edge of the seat thrill ride in an all new and sensational way to read.
Dating My Best Friend (Redefining Me Book 1)
by Michelle MacQueen and Ann Maree Craven
The kiss was perfect.
The accident that followed was tragic.
Eighteen months have passed and I haven’t seen Cameron since that night. My best friend kissed me and then ghosted me.
Fifty pounds later and I’m the F word. No, not that F word. This one has three letters that have haunted me my entire life.
Now, Cameron Tucker is back.
But who am I kidding? Peyton Callahan doesn’t get the guy.
The kiss was a huge mistake.
The accident ruined my life.
I kissed my best friend and then abandoned her. Now I’m back.
I don’t regret loving her. I only wish she’d forgotten me and that incredible kiss.
Because I know her. Peyton pushes buttons and pries into secrets.
And this secret I’ve returned with?
Let’s just say my label has a lot more than three letters.
When Wishes Bleed
by Casey L. Bond
One Prince. One Witch. One Fate.
The upheaval in my life began the moment a prince stumbled into my house and asked me to read his fortune. Any other night, I might have made an excuse to get him to leave, but this was no normal visit. My fingers prickled to touch him. So, I granted his request by handing him a single wishbone. When he snapped it, the wish … bled.
Hearing me suck in a shocked breath, he asked what it meant. Such an ominous omen could only mean one thing: his death was imminent. Fate revealed that he wouldn’t die of natural causes. Someone wanted him dead. Stunned by the revelation, the man I now knew as Prince Tauren disappeared into a night I feared he wouldn’t survive.
The following day, I received an invitation to the castle. While it seemed the prince believed I could intervene and uncover who was plotting his death, his motives didn’t stop there. I was being summoned to join twelve other women in vying for the opportunity to be his wife and future queen. Going could mean jeopardizing my plans to reclaim my heritage and resurrect the House of Fate. But staying would guarantee Tauren’s death, and the blood of his wish would be on my hands.
Like (The Keatyn Chronicles Book 1)
By: Jillian Dodd
Keatyn has everything she ever dreamed. Her life is following the script she wrote for the perfect high school experience. She’s popular, goes to the best parties, dates the hottest guy, and sits at the most-coveted lunch table.
She’s just not sure she wants it anymore.
Because, really, things aren’t all that perfect.
Her best friend is threatening to tell everyone her perfect relationship is a scam.
Her perfect boyfriend gets drunk at every party they go to.
It’s exhausting always trying to look and act perfect.
And, deep down, she isn’t sure if she has any true friends.
To add to the drama, her movie star mom has a creepy stalker.
A hot, older man flirts with her and tells her they should make a movie together.
And she’s crushing on an adorable surfer. Dating him would mean committing social suicide.
So she writes a new script. One where all the pieces of her life will come together in perfect harmony.
But little does she know, there's someone who will do anything to make sure that doesn’t happen.
The Barrow King
by C.M. Carney
A Betrayed Spy Turned Noob Hero.
Betrayed by those closest to him, Finn Caldwell thought he’d escaped his life of violence and deception.
But when a frantic message from his estranged sister draws him into The Realms, the world’s most advanced holographic reality game, Finn is forced to embrace his deadly skills once more.
Armed with a mysterious artifact known as a Godhead, Finn becomes the warrior-mage Gryph. Yet, things are not as they seem and to save his sister, he must escape a sentient dungeon by defeating its master the Barrow King.
The Realms will take you back to the days when Advanced Dungeons & Dragons and The Elder Scrolls were new. Feel the nostalgia!
WARNING: Welcome to your new favorite genre.
LitRPG/GameLit is genre that incorporates gaming elements from tabletop roleplaying games like Dungeons and Dragons and Pathfinder with epic RPG video games like The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim and MMO’s like World of Warcraft and sets them in a fantasy or science fiction setting. It generally has leveling, stat tables, character sheets and skill progressions. If you’re new to LitRPG or GameLit, then The Realms is the perfect place to start. Prepare to lose sleep. You have been warned.
The Wrong Costar
by Alexandra Moody
When Teagan lands the lead in her school play, the last thing she expected was for Hollywood heartthrob and notorious bad-boy Liam Black to be cast as her costar. The whole school is buzzing with his arrival, but she couldn't be more annoyed. How can she possibly shine on stage when the limelight is focused entirely on him?
Liam might be at Lincoln High to prepare for his next movie role, but just because he can act doesn't mean he's the perfect guy for the part. He's got a bad reputation. He doesn't take their play seriously. And, worst of all, he and Teagan can't stand each other.
They'll have to learn to work together if they want the play to be a success, but the more time they spend together the harder it is to ignore the sparks flying between them on stage.
Good chemistry is just a part of acting though. Teagan and Liam are only pretending. Right?
by Shadow Trials
Ever since magic stormed the world, the price for human survival is surrendering your firstborn to the monsters.
But this year it's Nova's turn, and the monsters better watch their backs.
I am the firstborn in my family. The first of three. And today I will pay the price for my siblings' lives by surrendering control of my own. I will step through the runegate, and I will never see my family again.
What the others do with the firstborn is shrouded in mystery. All anyone knows is they are never heard from again.
I will step through the runegate willingly.
But I can keep secrets too. And I'll do whatever it takes to bring the others to their knees...
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.