We have been having fun with Top Ten Tuesday, so we decided we will do one every week. This bookish meme was hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, and has been going since June 2010! Since last January Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.
This week’s topic is Hidden Gems. What books deserve more recognition? I have read quite a few that I think definitely deserve more attention than they get!
This is a trilogy Isabelle and I both read and reviewed not too long after we started the blog. The Infernal Guard Trilogy is an amazing fantasy adventure and it’s a breath of fresh air. It doesn’t take place in the States and the author takes the story to a whole new level by making decisions not many authors would make for their characters.
Each author wrote one of these books, but they all fit so well together. These are all contemporary books I fell in love with and the characters all live in the same area. I think the thing most special about Mountain Creek Drive is that they take place in the early 2000s. All the references and things they do remind me of when I was a teenager. I couldn’t put them down.
Another contemporary series that I really love. All of the characters live in Rover Valley and are connected in some way. I love these stories and the love these characters have. They are fille with humor, sweet and romantic moments and characters finding their way. I am hoping the author writes some more in this series, because I need a few characters to get their own stories.
4. Fire and Bone – Rachel A. Marks
Fire and Bone is described as Gossip Girl meets Percy Jackson and I have to agree. Our main character discovers that she is the daughter of a Celtic Goddes and her world is turned upside down. There are many characters who need Sage to do what they want. This book is dark and mysterious and I can’t wait to get my hands on the second book!
The Promise One is a very unique fairytale. The Prince was in love , but the Queen doesn’t approve. He can’t seem to remember that he is on love until the one true kiss. Love is powerful and always finds it’s own way. The world this book takes place in is amazing and there are so many more secrets waiting to be discovered. I recently got an ARC of the second book and I can’t wait to read it!
I only knew this author for her romance book, but she also is writing a YA Fantasy series. The first three books are already out and number four will be released next month! I have to say that the first book started off a bit slow for me. It was too much her being in love and not a lot of worldbuilding. This changed with the second and third book. This world and its history is amazing. And just look at these covers!
If you love mysteries and family secrets, Dive Smack is for you! The main character thinks he was the reason his mother died. He doesn’t remember much, but things slowly come back to him. Dive Smack kept me on the edge of my seat and I just wanted to know what was going on. There are a lot of interesting twists in this book.
I actually think this one was also in my last Top Ten Tuesday, haha. Tradition is a hidden gem though! Tradition is a book that really shows us how society can be cruel in many ways. Guys can take what they want and it’s said “boys will be boys”, but the girls get frowned upon. This book gives light to that and I think in a very good way.
Friends to lovers and secret royalty? That definitely caught my attention. This cute story starts off with both main characters wondering if the other likes them as more than just friends. When Daniel also needs to prove he’s fit to be King in a short amount of time, the story takes a different turn. I loved that for once is was the male character that was royalty! I also loved that this book was told from both POVs.
Peyton is tall and she thinks that’s the only thing people notice about her. She also thinks there should be a rule that tall girls should get the tall guys. Peyton is looking for love, but also finds a lot more. Even the family secret that we eventually learn about isn’t like the normal things we see in a YA book.
So these are the ten hidden gems I want to share with you today! What hidden gems do I still need to know about? Feel free to leave your TTT in the comments!