Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week is a perennial favorite topic of mine: hidden gems! I love talking about books I’ve enjoyed that I think deserve more love (check out last year’s post here), so here are 15 for you:
A Dash of Trouble by Anna Meriano- full of sweetness, friendship, and family magic.
The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows- an engaging YA fantasy with an excellent ship.
All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill- a twisty, heart pounding, time traveling page turner.
Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashardoust- nuanced, beautiful, and a fantastic fairy tale retelling.
Ash & Bramble by Sarah Prineas- one of the most unique villains I’ve come across in YA fantasy.
American Panda by Gloria Chao- a heartwarming and heartwrenching story full of Chinese culture and American college firsts.
The Truth About Happily Ever After by Karole Cozzo- the perfect intersection of YA/NA with a hearty dose of Disneyish charm, prickly friendships, and sweet romance.
The Secret of a Heart Note by Stacey Lee- unique, charming, witchy, & richly complex.
PS I Like You by Kasie West- my favorite book of hers by a mile, and what I consider to be her best. I can’t resist anonymous penpals!
Foolish Hearts by Emma Mills- I love all her books but this is my favorite- relatable and sweet and funny. Loved the friendships, the music conversations, and the romance.
Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman- an exciting and tense Western based on real legends.
The Epic Crush of Genie Lo by F.C. Yee- very funny and action-packed!
Daughters of the Storm by Kim Wilkins- a fierce, vibrant, Norse inspired family saga.
The Boleyn King by Laura Andersen- a twist on history that reads like true historical fiction and extremely engaging characters to boot.
The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton- often overlooked when compared to her other titles but I love how enchanting, engaging, and mysterious the story is.
What are some of your favorite hidden gems? Do we share any favorites?