As hosted by The Broke & The Bookish
Today I’d like to talk to you about some books I enjoyed that I feel are rather underrated.
Now, the original prompt was to check Goodreads for books I read that had under 2.000 ratings. However, I kind of only had about 7 of those and most were because they were Dutch books so they just have less ratings. So I am aware that yes, I read too much based on reviews and not enough on a whim. I’m working on that.
However, I do feel like I love a few books that I feel are underrated. Not necessarily because they have a low amount of ratings on Goodreads, but just because I don’t hear people talking about them as much. There is no big fandom, while I think there should be.
So please allow me to introduce you to some books I think are hidden gems:
The Elemental trilogy by Sherry Thomas
I absolutely ADORE this series, but I hardly ever hear anyone else talking about it. There’s no fanart anywhere and I feel like this is such a pity as this series is so magical and whimsical and I loved every minute of it.
The Eagle and Jaguar trilogy by Isabel Allende
To be fair, this series is over ten years old and I probably haven’t read it in almost that time. But it was one of my favorite YA book series when I was actually still a young adult myself and I loved it so much. So I think it deserves a bit more attention still.
The Captive Prince trilogy by C.S. Pacat
Ok,maybe this one is strecthing it a bit, as it has quite some hype already. But… I still don’t think it’s enough. More people should be reading this and talking about this. I will never have enough Damen and Laurent fanart. Never, I tell you!
The Tiger Orchard / Free Fall by Joyce Sweeney
Again, I LOVED these books back in my young adult days (she says fondly and nostalgically, as if she’s already 60 years old. I’m not though, I promise!). These books were published quite some years ago, but I feel like they would have a lot more hype and ratings if they had been published nowadays, when YA is more popular.
Any Nicci French book
I thought these authors (yes two – Nicci French is actually two people) were rather popular, but I never hear anyone in the book blogging community talk about them. I thought they were some of the best thriller authors out there, and I think it’s weird that I don’t hear about them as much.
The Splintered trilogy by A.G. Howard
This Alice in Wonderland retelling is creepy and delicious (just take a look at those gorgeous covers) and I just NEED MORE FANART.
The Razorland series by Ann Aguirre
I’m not usually a fan of zombie novels, but this series was just soo good. It was edge-of-your-seat, action-packed, gorey fun and I loved every minute of it. So why don’t more people talk about this series?
The Trylle series by Amanda Hocking
Just like with zombies, I never thought I’d enjoy a book about trolls. But guess what? I totally did. And then I wanted to talk about it and found that nobody else really does. I need fanart people! Why is there no fanart?