Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Top Ten Books That Are Underrated/ Hidden Gems

 

 Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week a new Top Ten list will be posted. Everyone is welcome to join. Link back to The Broke and the Bookish so everyone can check out other bloggers' lists. It's a fun way to get to know fellow bloggers.

This week's topic is Top Ten Underrated or Hidden Gem Books.  



A School for Unusual Girls (Stranje House, #1)

This is a good series with two books released so far but I think it might fly under the radar a bit. 

The Blue

 I'm not sure I've seen any other reviews of this one, and I loved it. You can check out my thoughts here. I push this one every chance I get. 

The Immortals (Olympus Bound, #1)

Greek gods and Manhattan. A modern day Artemis hunting predatory men- and ritual murders.  

Sanctuary Bay

Boarding school (on an island) plus SF elements. 

World of Water (Dev Harmer Mission, #2)

This is an excellent SF set on a water planet.  

The Complete Morgaine (Morgaine Saga #1-4)

 Morgaine must close the Gates no matter what, even if it dooms entire worlds. A great examination of dedication and ruthlessness in pursuit of a goal. 

Love & Gelato

Switching gears here- this was a cute story set in Italy about a girl who goes there to spend the summer with her father. Who she's never met. 

The Girl from the Sea

I did see reviews of this one, but not a ton. I thought this was solid but that  TWIST.   

Tides

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  1. These look like some great books! I have the audiobook of 'The Immortals', but haven't started it yet. Sounds like I need to do some more reading! ;)

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    1. I hope you like The immortals. :)

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  2. "A modern day Artemis hunting predatory men." My inner feminist likes the sound of that, haha. I do recall you mentioning or reviewing most of these. It's kinda sad how many books out there are so great but so unknown or underrated!

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    1. Right? She's kind of a badass. :) And yeah this topic was tough as I felt like I was using a lot of the same books. That's the problem with TTT...

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  3. The Immortals and Sanctuary Bay sound so good! I love the cover for The School for Unusual Girls. I need to check that one out!

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  4. The Girl from the Sea has a gorgeous cover! Intriguing subtitle as well, I'll have to check it out :)

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  5. A School for Unusual Girls is a YA that actually tempted me. I may have to follow my instincts here.

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    1. I liked it, I hope you give it a read!

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  6. I love The School for Unusual Girls series. I thought we had to stick with 2016 releases for some reason or it would have made my list too. Love & Gelato was fantastic.

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    1. I do too. And same- I really enjoyed Love and Gelat!

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  8. I want to get to Love & Gelato for sure. I always see The Girl from the Sea on your blog and I need to get in on my TBR soon. I love that cover and love a good twist. Great list!

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    1. It has quite the twist. I didn't love the book but the ending was pretty twisty.

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  9. I certainly plan to read The Immortals this year at some point. Your blog was one of those who alerted me to this in the first place and who can resist that cover?

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    1. I know I hope you get to it soon!

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  10. I've wanted to read A School for Unusual Girls since I first saw you reviewing it. Crazy thing is, I've looked it up on my goodreads shelves and I seem to own it. In hardcover I think. Need to find it....

    I just added The Immortals to my list now too, looks good! Great list Greg!

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    1. Ha you've got it around there somewhere!

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  11. I'm almost finished listening to Love and Gelato. It's giving me such nostalgia for Italy! And gelato, of course. Both A School for Unusual Girls and The Blue look like books I'd want to read.

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    1. I can see where it would definitely give one nostalgia, especially if you've been to the Florence area.

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  12. The Immortals! I love a good Greek Gods in modern times book. Another recent on I loved but seems forgotten is Gods Behaving Badly; though it is a more humorous take.

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    1. Hmm, I'll have to check that out. Hope you like the Immortals if you give it a try.

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  13. Definitely going to bump up Immortals soon. I've had it on my TBR for a while.

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  14. I love the cover for Tides - that seal is just too darn cute! I STILL need to make time for The Immortals and I've heard such good things about it!

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    1. That is a great cover! And I hope you like The Immortals.

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  15. I have Love and Gelato on my shelf for a while already - guess I have to bump it up my TBR pile soon :) The Immortals looks really good too!

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  16. I have Love and Gelato on my shelf too. I'm really curious about The Blue and World of Water too. This is a great list!

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    1. All three of those are good reads!

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  17. Damn! WHEN am I going to get to Immortals! Since you first mentioned it I had wanted to read it!

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  18. There's actually a couple of titles here that I've added to my TBR because of you (book blogging has actually been terrible for my TBR now I think of it!).

    There's some great looking covers here too. I definitely want to check out The Immortals and the Stranje House series.

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    1. Good glad I could help. :P

      The Immortals is so good, think you would like.

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  19. These are mostly new to me, but I'm really interested in The Immortals and Tides! Those both look right up my alley!! Great list :D

    Here are my Top Ten!

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  20. These are all new books to me and many of them look good to me!!

    Here's my TTT posy for this week: http://captivatedreader.blogspot.com/2017/01/top-ten-tuesday-ten-underratedhidden.html

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  21. I definitely want to read Love and Gelato-- and only part of that is because of the adorable cover!!

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    1. It is a good book- I hope you love it!

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  22. Love and Gelato sounds adorable. I think I have to have it even though I already have a million books ;)

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    1. I know! And it is good, I highly recommend!

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  23. These are all new to me, I like the look of the Blue! Thanks for sharing!

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  24. The Immortals and A School for Unusual Girls sounds good! Adding more of these books to my TBR. LOL

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    1. Good, I hope you like them. Both are top notch!

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  25. I just added A School for Unusual Girls to my TBR. I love books like this so I'm sure I will read it sooner rather than later. :)
    Laura
    My Top Ten Tuesday

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    1. I was surprised how good it was. :)

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  26. I love Italy so I'm definitely interested in checking out Love & Gelato. Such a cute cover too.

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    1. I think you would definitely like it then!

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  27. I've heard of some of these, but never read any. Thanks for sharing. I love seeing underrated books.

    -Lauren

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  28. Some of these I definitely need to try! I did read Santuary Bay and Love & Gelato and really like them.

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    1. Sanctuary Bay was great! And Love and Gelato is not half bad either!

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  29. I've seen you write about A School for Unusual Girls before and I really need to check it out.

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    1. Yeah I've featured it before (a few times lol) but I think it's really good. :)

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  30. I actually have a copy of Sanctuary Bay that I won in a giveaway but haven't read yet. Time to bump it up on the tbr, I think! I've heard such good things about it.

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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    1. Ooh I hope you like it! I thought it was a very good, atmospheric boarding school book.

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  31. I am really anxious to read The Immortals! I am also really interested in A School for Unusual Girls, partly because I think you've featured it a time or two. Someday I'd like to get around to read a Cherryh book and that series looks like a good one to start with!

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    1. I highly recommend the Immortals. I thought it was great and the next one is out in Feb- I think? And yes I've featurd Unusual Girls a time or two lol- it's really good as well. I highly recommend those books!

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  32. I didn't have the time to do a TTT post this time but i must say! These posts have resulted in my TBR growing bigger than ever :P There's a possibility that soon you might hear I was squished flat by my TBR toppling over me :P Great list Greg!

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    1. I know, I added a LOT of books this week.

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  33. The Blue is on my TBR because of you and I need to pick up a copy and read it because it sounds so good! Love and Gelato looks really cute and I love the look of A School for Unusual Girls. Great list!

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    1. I hope you like the Blue, it's kind of book you want to talk about after- or at least I did. Good stuff.

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  34. Nice picks! I really need to pick up The Immortals. :)

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  35. Love & Gelato looks like such a fun read. It's definitely one I'll be looking to pick up soon.

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  36. Ooh The Blue looks fantastic. I like the look of Love & Gelato too!

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  37. Wow! All of these books sound interesting especially World of Water!

    Here’s my TTT!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

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  38. I haven't heard of any of these except Love and Gelato! Thanks for sharing :) I am particularly intrigued about Sanctuary Bay. if only I had money. *sigh* XD
    Prabhleen @ Booksarelife987

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  39. I can't remember if I picked up A School For Unusual Girls, along the way, or not. I vaguely remember it being on sale at some point (you know how I love my Kindle sales, ha ha), I will have to check. You still have me looking at The Immortals. I interacted a lot, A LIT with the author of Tides on Twitter, Tumblr, and her blog, usually authors who are doing their own promotions at least offer an e-copy of some sort at that point, or a book to giveaway on your blog. I don't think some authors get how much bang for their buck they are getting from bloggers, especially bloggers who are really active on Twitter. It is almost like they think if they give you a review copy they have lost a sale, they need to think about how many sales that e-copy can generate in an active blogger's hands. I saw Tides at the library. I might borrow it to read sometime. Did I see a sequel at some point? I think I remember seeing a sequel.

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  40. A School for Unusual Girls sounds awesome - I've gotten really into Historical Fiction in the past year, and this one seems like something I'd love.

    Great list! :)

    Veronika @ The Regal Critiques

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  41. Just added The Blue and The Girl From The Sea to my TBR based off of your comments about them. Lots of water on these covers!

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  42. GREAT list, Greg! Most of them I've never heard of, so I'm indebted to you for putting them on my radar. I'm bookmarking this page, too, so I can start adding the whole list to my Goodreads shelves! :)

    I did read the Morgaine trilogy years ago, and LOVED it!! Well, Cherryh is an EXCELLENT writer, and I need to read more of her books. I was not aware, though, that a FOURTH volume had been added to the Morgaine books, so thanks for featuring this omnibus edition, too!!

    Thanks as well for visiting and commenting on my own WOW post!! <3 :)

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  43. The Immortals sounds great. Got to love some Greek Gods.

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  44. I haven't even heard of any of these! Excellent list. They all sound great. I love the cover of The Blue. And Love & Gelato is calling me. I don't know if it's the cover or your description, but it sounds like it is just the thing I should be reading right now. Adding to my TBR for sure!

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  45. Every time I see Love and Gelato I'm reminded that it's a MUST read. I'd say seeing it on ALL THE BLOGS is even a sign! :)

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