Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week there is a new topic for bloggers to choose and list their top ten. This week’s theme is Top Ten Hidden Gem Books in … Genre.
I put a little spin on this week’s theme and haven’t selected one specific genre to feature. Instead I’ve selected the top five hidden gems I’ve read and want to recommend to everyone, and the top five hidden gems I still have to read. How have I decided which books are hidden gems? It’s been down to how many ratings they have on Goodreads and how little I’ve seen other bloggers on WordPress talking about them.
Top Five Hidden Gems I’ve Read
Gilded Cage by Vic James
It’s not exactly a secret that I don’t normally enjoy dystopian books, so the fact that Gilded Cage is on my list this week should say plenty about how amazing this series is. It’s taken me on an insane journey, and I have no idea where the third book will go but I know it will be brilliant.
Song of the Current by Sarah Tolcser
This is a rare fantasy book in that Caro’s parents are a very present part of her life, and it’s not only her parents but her extended family as well. Song of the Current was a brilliant debut, and I feel it’s left the series open to go anywhere in the second book.
The Game of Love and Death by Martha Brockenbrough
I’m genuinely surprised this book doesn’t have more ratings, then again I did keep forgetting it was on my to-read list for the longest time. The Game of Love and Death is an incredible book, one that for me brought back memories of reading The Book Thief and The Night Circus.
Wing Jones by Katherine Webber
Again this is a book I’m surprised more people haven’t read, or been talking about. Wing Jones is a brilliant book with a mixed-race main character, who has an incredible family surrounding her and a lot of important issues to overcome. Basically this is a book I’d recommend to everyone.
Defy the Stars by Claudia Gray
Everyone’s heard of Claudia Gray’s Firebird trilogy, no doubt in part because of the gorgeous covers, but it doesn’t seem like many people have heard of Defy the Stars. I wasn’t sure what to expect from this book, actually I don’t know if I had any expectations, but I was still blown away.
Top Five Hidden Gems on my To-Read List
The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco
The hype for this book in the run up to its release was unreal; it seemed like everyone was reading it and everyone was loving it. Then The Bone Witch was released and it dropped off the map. I’ve seen nothing more about it but I still remember all the amazing reviews I’ve seen so far.
The Disappearances by Emily Bain Murphy
I’ve seen two incredible reviews for The Disappearances so far, and based on what they’ve said I expect to see more hype surrounding this book because it sounds amazing. The good reviews have been enough to convince me to read this, hopefully they’ll do the same for others.
Cold Summer by Gwen Cole
The reviews for Cold Summer I have seen have been pretty mixed, but this book is a time travel story. Like with fairytale retellings any book with time travel in is something I automatically add to my to-read list. Plus it doesn’t hurt that the cover for Cold Summer is really pretty as well.
Ink by Alice Broadway
You can probably guess the main reason I picked up this book, and that’s the beyond gorgeous cover which the Goodreads picture simply doesn’t do justice to. I’ve seen exactly zero reviews for Ink so I have no idea what this book is about beyond what the blurb tells me.
Lost Boy by Christina Henry
Christina Henry’s Alice duology was incredible, so I was beyond thrilled to see she had another book out retelling another fairytale. I don’t need to see any reviews, which is a good thing because I’ve only seen one so far, to know this is going to be a book I love.
So what do you think? Did you take part in this week’s Top Ten Tuesday, if so let me know what some of the hidden gems you’ve discovered lately are.