10 Underrated Books That I Love

Tuesday, February 08, 2022

The hype is real, my friends. We all know those books that you may see somewhere on social media and everyone seems to be talking about and that you just have to read to see if you feel the same. But what about all the books that don’t get all that hype? There are so many amazing reads out there and some of the best books are the books that no one seems to be talking about online. I scoured my shelves for ten books that I’ve barely heard anyone mention online that I absolutely adore.

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week's topic is: Freebie – 10 Underrated Books that I Love:

Today Tonight Tomorrow by Rachel Lynn Solomon: The book quickly became a new favorite. Today Tonight Tomorrow captures readers from the very first page with its well-developed characters, enemies-to-lovers romance, and love letter to Seattle. You definitely don't want to miss this one!

House of Hollow by Krystal Sutherland: There was tons of pre-publish buzz surrounding this book, but I still consider it rather underrated since after it was published, I haven't heard anyone talk about it. I purchased it immediately as the atmosphere sounded spooky and intriguing. It was such a fast and amazing read, quickly becoming one of the few 5-star reads of 2021!

Dangerous Alliance by Jennieke Cohen: Dangerous Alliance by Jennieke Cohen is Jane Austen meets The Bachelor. It was a fun, riveting, and entertaining read! If you like Jane Austen, fangirling, and just an all-around amazing time, you need to pick this one up.

And the Trees Crept In by Dawn Kurtagich: Dawn Kurtagich does not get the recognition that she deserves for writing such remarkable and spooky tales. I adored The Dead House and And the Trees Crept In; they were both filled with creepy vibes that will have you questioning everything.

Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust: With gorgeous writing, morally grey characters, and a spellbinding plot, Girl, Serpent, Thorn is definitely one of the best books I read in 2020. I barely see anyone talk about this one, but it’s amazing! Inspired by Persian mythology, Girl, Serpent, Thorn is an enchanting, dark tale of demons, romance, and sacrifice.

Refraction by Naomi Hughes: This one is an alien invasion story like you’ve never read before. And I don’t even like science fiction, but I adored this one! Refraction by Naomi Hughes is a wild rollercoaster of corkscrews and loop de loops. The action sequences are phenomenal. Coupled with fantastic writing and great own voices representation, Refraction needs to be the next book on your to read list.

The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes: A Knives Out-esque mystery will most definitely have readers in tangles. It’s super fast paced, filled with games and riddles that I loved. I’m just sad that not a lot of people have picked it up.

Within These Wicked Walls by Lauren Blackwood: This was such an amazing book! Andromeda, an awesome female lead, is hired as an exorcist to cleanse the house of the Evil Eye.

Sweet Black Waves by Kristina Perez: Sweet Black Waves by Kristina Perez takes you on a beautiful journey with an inspiring and strong female lead. The magical elements, gorgeous imagery, and heartbreaking story makes for a great start to a series.

Gilded by Marissa Meyer: I read this last month and it was absolutely fantastic! I went into this one with low expectations. I didn’t like Heartless, a retelling of the Queen of Hearts, so I expected not to like this retelling of Rumpelstiltskin. Yet, I loved it so much with its whimsical writing and haunting world. 

What are some of your favorite underrated reads?

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  1. House of Hollow was amazing. I'm looking forward to Gilded and Girl, Serpent, Thorn.

  2. My daughter loved Gilded, too! I need to read it still. Nice list.

  3. This is a great and unique topic for today! Thanks for sharing!

  4. THE INHERITANCE GAMES is a fun one. I enjoyed the first book, not so much the second, but still...it's entertaining.

    Happy TTT (on a Wednesday)!