Top 10 Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Basically every week there’s different topic to list your own top 10, though I do them as top 5. Todays topic is Hidden Gems in X Genre and I chose top 5 books in fantasy that I’ve read and haven’t seen any others talking about.
1. Touched by Death // T.L. Martin
This might not be any surprise to the ones that have been here. I really loved this book and I will be stuffing it to everyones faces after I get my hands on the physical copy of it! It’s a standalone new adult paranormal romance and it’s really different from other paranormal books I’ve read.
What if Death was more tempting than you had ever imagined?
2. Aversion // Kenechi Udogu
Another book I’ve received from the author? Yes, but it has nothing to do with that. I really did enjoy reading this one too and I hope that others will find and read it too! I’ve already read the second book too and liked that one too. It’s a really good fantasy series about a girl who’s an Averter, someone who changes your mind about something you’re going to do and which is probably going to kill you to something that will prevent you from doing that and save your life.
A pretty simple process given that the subject was to have no recollection of the experience. But Russ Tanner doesn’t seem to want to forget.
3. Die For Me // Amy Plum
I think this could have been about paranormal books too, lol. Because Die For Me is yet another fantasy book with something paranormal going on. It’s about immortal revenants. And of course there’s also romance happening. For me this was a nice change to YA fantasy because I had never read anything with settings like this, anything with something like revenants.
As she begins to fall in love with Vincent, Kate discovers that he’s a revenant—an undead being whose fate forces him to sacrifice himself over and over again to save the lives of others.
4. Mystic City // Theo Lawrence
I think Mystic City is the only fantasy book in this list without any paranormal aspect. Though I’m not gonna put my life in line for that, it has been four years when I read this okay. But I know that I flew through this book and loved it, I had to get my hands on the second book immediately and I’m planning on re-reading all the books in this trilogy.
Aria Rose, youngest scion of one of Mystic City’s two ruling rival families, finds herself betrothed to Thomas Foster, the son of her parents’ sworn enemies. The union of the two will end the generations-long political feud – and unite all those living in the Aeries, the privileged upper reaches of the city, against the banished mystics who dwell below in the Depths.
5. Blue Bloods // Melissa de la Cruz
This was one of the first books I read when I first started this blog last year. I found it at our local library and was quite intrigued by the synopsis. Yes it’s yet another vampire book but, at least for me, this one has an interesting twist on it. I mean yes, they are vampires, but they are not like the vampires in Twilight in example.
Schuyler is a loner…and happy that way. Suddenly, when she turns fifteen, there is a visible mosaic of blue veins on her arm. She starts to crave raw food and she is having flashbacks to ancient times. Then a popular girl from her school is found dead… drained of all her blood.
So here’s my top 5 hidden gems in fantasy books. At least for me these are hidden gems that haven’t been talked or hyped about. Not at least in those blogs and vlogs I’ve been watching!
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