Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Top 5 Wednesday: Hidden Gems

This month is a free-for-all in the community of Top 5 Wednesday! We got to either pick a completely new topic ourselves or go back and do one that we were bummed we missed. I decided to look back at previous topics and decided to do the Hidden Gems one. It's all about books that we feel are under hyped and don't get the love that they deserve. I have a few of these, so let's go ahead and jump in!

Coming in at number 5 we have the Fablehaven series by Brandon Mull. I have seen a few people talk about this book, but it's generally not talked about by most of the book community. It was weird for me that some people didn't know what it was because it was such a staple of my childhood, but that could be because the author came to my school when his second book was releasing. I just think that this is one of the most exciting middle-grade series out there and I wish that more people read and hyped it up! It's all about a pair of siblings who goes to stay with their grandfather only to discover that their grandparents are the caretakers of a dangerous preserve for magical creatures. Everything expands from there and it's honestly just amazing. 

At number 4 we have The Veil Diaries series by B.L. Brunnemer, with the first book being Trying to Live with the Dead. It's all about a girl who can see and interact with ghosts as well as her dealing with beginning at a new school and making friends for the first time. It's so much better than I just described it, but I fell in love with this series when I read the first book and I haven't looked back. The 5th book releases in two days and I'm so excited! It's definitely one of my favorite paranormal books out there and I can't wait to see what happens in the next book because everything is just getting so intense. 

At number 3 we have the Thunder Road trilogy by Katie McGarry, with the first book being Nowhere but Here. These books are about teenagers and romance and motorcycle clubs and drama. I love them so much and they're some of the first books that I ever got signed. I think that this series definitely deserves a lot more love than it gets, as I rarely see it featured around bookstagram or booktube, but I end up seeing it in shelfies. 

Number 2 is The Host by Stephenie Meyer. We all know Stephenie Meyer from Twilight, but she's also written two books outside of that series. One was an adult thriller (The Chemist) and the other was this one, a (new?) adult science fiction novel. It's about aliens--souls--who have inhabited earth by inserting themselves in human bodies. The story starts when a soul gets inserted into a human's body, only to find that the human is fighting back. Thus begins a story of friendship, romance, and suspense. I loved this book so much, and to put it in perspective, it's a 620 page book that I read in less than a day.

My number 1 hidden gem is Hide and Seek Her and Finders Keep Her by H.B. Stumbo, the first two books in a trilogy. These books are very dear to me as they're the first book an author actually sent to me to review (which I'm so grateful for). I love these books so much because of the characters. Charlotte is amazing and the ending of Finders absolutely broke me. I can't wait for the rest of this story because I'm officially obsessed. I generally cry a little at most books, but these books made me hardcore sob. I highly recommend them. 

What are some of your hidden gems? I have a lot of books that I love that are under hyped but these are my favorites. Just talking about them makes me want to reread all these amazing stories. 


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1 comment:

  1. I agree that The Host is so much better than Twilight, but I've been waiting for the sequel for YEARS and what we got is a reimagined twilight -_- I'm still salty about it ahaha.

    Tasya // The Literary Huntress