Sunday KU Spotlight by KUBR + OCA

Hey, KUbbies and Addicts! Welcome back to the KU Sunday Spotlight by KUBR + One-Click Addict!  Here are two great new books to add to your TBR today!

RATING: BUY IT {Mila} – For many, many months, friends had been telling me that I needed to read the Soul Series by Kennedy Ryan. Then, in September, Kennedy was our Featured Author of the Month and I learned more about her as a person. She’s truly a 51holmkwu5lremarkable woman. Not only is she a much-beloved author (Kennedy is  a hybrid author, meaning she’s both indie and traditionally published), but she’s also the founder and executive director of a foundation serving Georgia families living with Autism, which Kennedy started after her son was diagnosed.

I bought the entire Soul Series, knowing I would eventually get a break in my TBR. When I was traveling last month, that break appeared and I jumped in. I quickly devoured My Soul to Keep, the first book in the series and then immediately jumped into Down to My Soul, book two in the series. Unfortunately, even during my travels, blogger-life showed up and different ARCs pushed to the forefront of my schedule. I have been itching to get back to the series, but have resigned myself to trusting that I’ll be able to finish it when the holidays hit and I have more time off from my day job. I know you Soul Series’ lovers are yelling at me from beyond the computer wondering how I could possibly have stopped and I’m sure that as soon as I complete the series I’ll be kicking myself for the hiatus as well. My intention was to read and review all three at once. That said, I didn’t want to hold up this review any longer {I’ll be sure to come back as soon as I finish Down to My Soul and Refrain, the third and final book in the series, and update this review.} 

My Soul to Keep is the story of Kai + Rhyson. Kai is an aspiring dancer-singer that has recently lost her mother and has moved to Los Angeles. Rhyson is a child-prodigy-turned-famous-rocker. When they meet, there is a magical, instant attraction. However, while Rhyson wants to explore that attraction, Kai is set on keeping Rhyson in the friend-zone. This sets the stage for a delicious courtship that takes the reader on a remarkable ride.

Readers of the blog know that I am vehemently anti-spoiler and I truly don’t want to give anything away. Know this – you will experience joy and angst, butterflies and full on elephants-stomping-across-your-stomach, laughter and tears. My Soul to Keep is not only an excellent story, but the writing itself truly, truly shines. Ms. Kennedy is a fantastic storyteller and a gifted writer.

Oh, and on a total side note – if she’s ever looking for another job, she could hands down add ‘talk show host’ to her resume. Go check out the Live Q&A she did in the Korner in September. She’s not only smart and funny and a joy to watch, she’s an absolute natural behind the camera.

RATING: READ IT {Robyn} – Dark reads, I like them. I admit most are surprised when they learn this about me because I’m often a light person who enjoys laughter above all else. But every now and then a girl needs to take a ride on the dark side. I’ve yet to find cookies there, but I have found some great reads! Colleen Hoover is an author not 512j6u74glgenerally known for writing dark stories. Everyone who has met her often uses the words “joyful” or “adorable” in describing her. Imagine then my surprise learning she dipped her toe in the dark side in writing Too Late.

The story of Asa, a young man living a very dangerous life, Sloan, his girlfriend who feels trapped because she needs Asa help but hates his life style, and Carter, the man sent to destroy it all. Okay, that may be a vague description, but honestly, there’s really no way to describe the story more without giving it away. We’re anti-spoiler here, but I will say there are situations that readers may find difficult to read. I personally am not a fan of warnings, but I do think it’s worth noting the topics in this book may not be for everyone.

For her first foray into the dark side, Colleen Hoover did a really good job. While I’ve read much darker, much grittier and more graphic stories, I believe Ms. Hoover’s fans will be pleasantly surprised in her trip to the grey side. It should also be noted Too Late was originally written on Wattpad, an online community for storytellers to share their work of all kinds, and the love of the story encouraged Ms. Hoover to release it as a complete story. It’s also her very first book EVER available in Kindle Unlimited!

As of 11.20.16, the Soul Series and Too late are available on Kindle Unlimited.

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