Monday, September 8, 2014

Top Ten Tuesdays #29: Underrated Books

Song Of The Moment - I Think We're Alone Now 
Hosted by The Broke and The Bookish

 Topic - "Top Ten Underrated Authors or Books in X genre"
Thoughts - I am doing underrated books and I am splitting it into 3 categories; Contemporary, Fantasy, and Dystopian. Because I couldn't pick one genre! I am also going to try really hard not do books I've featured a lot in the past(which I am sure I will fail at).

Picks -

Underrated Fantasy:

The Heir Chronicles by Cinda Williams Chima
I talk about this author a lot because she's one of my favorites and her books are overly awesome.

Poison by Bridget Zinn
I talk about this all the's an awesome stand alone YA fantasy with an adorable pig sidekick.

Ashes and Ice by Rochelle Maya Cullen
I also talk about this a lot and basically it's mysteriously awesome(and possibly more paranormal than fantasy).

This is an epic 6 book fantasy series! About magic and magicians, necromancers and alchemy, and Nickolas Flamel and sorcerers and things!

Underrated Dystopian:


Dark Inside by Jeyn Roberts
I loved this book when I first read it and I eagerly awaited the sequel which was good, but didn't end... I believe the author has said that there might eventually be another book, but it's up to the publisher and everything. So, it doesn't end and there's zombies and awesome characters and lots of unanswered questions.

Proxy  by Alex London
One of my favorite dystopians and one in which the sequel does not disappoint!

Infinitude by Ruchi Banerjee
While I ended up having mixed feelings for this book it's still a really good and wholly unique dystopian type book.

Underrated Contemporary:

One Man Guy by Michael Barakiva
What can I say? I'm in love with this book.

Just One Wish by Janette Rallison
This is a really fun but serious contemporary book, it finds the perfect balance between humor and tear jerking moments. The main character, Anika's little brother is sick(like cancer sick) and Anika wants to make a wish come true for him so that he believes he will make it through surgery and be perfectly fine. She plans the perfect thing for him to wish for to convince him genies are real, only he wishes instead to met Robin Hood(who is a character on a popular tv show). So, she drives to the set to try and convince this actor to come and meet her little brother and it's just really good.

The Comeback Season by Jennifer E. Smith
You may know this author as the person who wrote The Statistical Probability Of Love At First Sight, What Happy Looks Like and The Geography Of  You And Me. But before(?) those she wrote this and it's not as light and fluffy as those three but it is just as good.

Underrated Books With Confusing Genres:

The Holder's Dominion by Genese Davis -
I don't really know where to put this book, but it's kind of contemporary I guess? Not contemporary romance though. I'm just gonna explain it real fast and then redirect you to my review. It's NA(only because that's technically the age the main character is) and it's about a girl who discovers the joys of online video games and there's these tasks she has to do in real life to join this "guild" of sorts and it's really good and really interesting.


This book is...strange. Yet really good.

So, that was 12 books not 10 and 4 categories not 3...oops.
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  1. I haven't read any of these! I'm the worst. I have Proxy and Poison on my TBR shelf...and I NEED to read a Cinda Williams Chima book. I don't know what's wrong with me! I love epic-scale fantasies. How about...I read The Heir Chronicles and you read The Thief series..? hahaha.

    Axie @ Books are Bread

    1. Haha, sounds perfect! Seriously you NEED to read Cinda Williams Chima she's just....epic. And I need to read The Thief! =)

  2. I've always wanted to read Poison!! I've seen it in a lot of blogs before. I never knew it was somehow underrated :P I really wanna buy it, but I don't know where because I can't find it. Haha.

    1. It's underrated because it is so very awesome and no where near as popular as it should be! =)

  3. Of all books you listed there I have only heard of Dark Inside but I must admit that all of them sound so good, especially the fantasy ones. Great picks :)

  4. I've heard good things about One Man Guy ... but other than that I hadn't heard of anyone on this list.

  5. Proxy has a really interesting concept, but I tried to read it when I wasn't in the mood for a dystopian so I never got very far, I will have to pick it up again!

  6. Hahahahhah I've heard of the Twelve Fingered Boy, and I was like "wut". But I'm glad you liked it. Also I've been wanting to read Poison AND ALSO the Heir Chronicles looks awesome!

  7. The Warrior Heir has been collecting dust for years on my shelf, it was a hand-me-down from my brother. I've been meaning to read a lot of these other books too!

  8. I did not ever hear of The Comeback Season!! I would love to read something deeper by Jennifer E. Smith. I've liked her books okay, but that haven't been like life changing or anything. I don't read a lot of dystopian, but Proxy does look good! Great list... thanks for stopping by mine :)

  9. I really need to read Poison! I saw it on a few people's lists this week. I have heard great things about One Man Guy too. I also want to read Infinitude and Proxy, they're on my TBR. Such a great list!!