Kindle Unlimited Review

A couple of months ago I received an e-mail with a deal to try Kindle Unlimited for 2 months for $0.99. I’ve been wanting to try out KU and decided that deal was too good to pass up. I read many books that are not available at my library that I’m sure I would have never picked up otherwise and really loved a few of them. I definitely got my monies worth, but would I subscribe again? And should you? Maybe.

If you are a Romance fan – especially of the New Adult variety – than there are a TON of options. There were many books that had been on my radar from fellow bloggers that I was happy to finally be able to try. There were also many that I knew would not be for me, but if Romance is your genre of choice, then I definitely think it would be worth you to spend a little money for a month of books.

I had a harder time finding books that interested me in other genres. Most of the Mystery/Suspense titles I looked into I ended up not even reading because when I looked them up on Good Reads they had pretty bad reviews. The one book I was looking forward to the most (and the only book I’ve almost bought on multiple occasions, but never pulled the trigger) was Stillhouse Lake by Rachel Caine and I was so let down by the hype that I never even picked up the sequel during that two month period.

While I was able to read plenty of books, I also had library books come in off the Holds list and some ARCs that I had to get to, as well. If I were to pay for KU again I would try to make it a month where I didn’t have books I was waiting on from the library or any ARCs that are publishing during that time. I would suggest being able to devote all your reading time to it if you’re going to be paying money for it.

So what did I read? I’m glad you asked.

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Stillhouse Lake by Rachel Caine – 3 Stars

Dear Aaron by Mariana Zapata – 4 Stars

From Lukov with Love by Mariana Zapata – 4 Stars

Under Locke by Mariana Zapata – 1 Star

Moonshot by Alessandra Torre – 3.5 Stars

Co-Wrecker by Meghan Quinn – 3 Stars

Infinity + One by Amy Harmon – 4 Stars

The Dreamer by E.J. Mellow – 3 Stars

The Dreamcatcher by E.J. Mellow – 3 Stars

Ninja Girl by Cookie O’Gorman – 3.5 Stars

Running Barefoot by Amy Harmon – 4 Stars

My Sister’s Intended by Rachael Anderson – 3 Stars

Let’s Get Textual by Teagan Hunter – 4 Stars

I Wanna Text You Up by Teagan Hunter – 3.5 Stars

21 thoughts on “Kindle Unlimited Review

  1. I have had KU for over a year now and I love it. You might have just hit a bad month for mystery because I have found the books continually change and I have read every genre by some of my favorite authors. I would not give it up!

  2. I got KU on some deal. It was under $7/month for me. Since I do read a ton of romance, it actually has been a good thing for me even if I don’t get to many KU books in a month. I’m happy you took the chance on it and read some of the authors I really enjoy — even if they weren’t exactly your favorite.

    • That’s not a bad deal! I can see how it would really be worth it for you because of all the Romance books. I never would have read those Teagan Hunter books or those Mariana Zapata books otherwise because none of them were at my library, so I’m really glad I got the opportunity to (except for Under Locke. I wish I never picked that one up haha).

  3. It sounds like you at least got your money’s worth for sure! I am so moody that I feel like I’d rarely use it and be wasting the money. I’m trying so hard to use my library more these days.

    • I definitely got my money’s worth. I’m a pretty moody reader, too, though, so I the last week or two I didn’t really take advantage of it like I should have. All the books, though, were ones that aren’t available as ebooks at the library, so I would have missed out on a few really good ones without it (since we all know I would’ve never bought them haha).

      • Lol! I am finding out that some of the books I’ve wanted to read aren’t available at the library. But if I recommend them, the library usually buys it within a week or two. Have you ever recommended books to your library? It’s an option on the app I use on my phone (I use CLEVNET).

      • It doesn’t look like Stark is associated with CLEVNET. I use Wayne county/Dalton branch, which is connected to it. And it seems like a ton of other cities/counties use it, except Stark. 😦 That’s a bummer.

  4. I always have mixed feelings on KU also… when I have it (which I do from time to time), I always feel like I shouldn’t be reading anything BUT books from KU! I find myself passing up regular Kindle books because I don’t want to buy a book when I could be reading a book for free. And reading books from the library (my usual method) also feels like I am then wasting my KU subscription money. Over time, my system has become to have a wishlist on Amazon that is just for KU books, and every time I come across a book that is available that way (and not at the library), I put it on the list. Then, about once a year, I subscribe to KU and basically just read books from that wishlist for a month lol

    Anyway, point is, it’s fun for me from time to time, but it’s never been something that I’ve found to be worthwhile to have as a constant in my life.

    • That’s exactly how I felt about it! I just felt so guilty for reading something else when I was spending money on it (even if it was only $0.99). I think if I were to get it again I would definitely have to organize myself like you do.

  5. Oooh, I have been wondering about KU… I think if I got a deal offer I would also give it a go just to try it out first in the genres that I read, etc. I must keep an eye out for it now myself to experiment 😀 haha…

    • I definitely think it’s worth checking out if you get a deal. I don’t think I would spend $9.99/month for it, though. Maybe just one month if I had a whole list on TBR that was available through it.

  6. I wish I’d been offered this deal! There are so many books on my TBR I could’ve checked off. 🙂 Running Barefoot and Teagan Hunter’s books are on my list, too! -Ashley

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