This post is part of Top 5 Wednesday, created by Lainey , and now hosted by Sam from Thoughtsontomes, you can find the goodreads group, with all the weekly topics here.
- Starflight – By Melissa Landers
This book doesn’t get talked about a lot but I loved it. This book has a hate to respect to love romance and is set mostly on a space ship. There are even space pirates! It gave me Firefly vibes, and I need more books like this. It was such a fun read and I am very excited for the sequel coming out in February.
- Dark Days Club – By Alison Goodman
This is a little different from what I normally read, but I really enjoyed it. The combination of the fantasy/supernatural elements and the historical setting (I’ve not read much set in the Regency era) was really compelling. The sequel is just coming out now and I will definitely be picking it up at some point.
- Shades Children – By Garth Nix
This lesser known dystopian standalone novel by Garth Nix was one of my favourites in high school. Following a group of teens with special abilities as they run and hide from evil overlords who have decreed that no child shall live past their fourteenth birthday. I read this years before the dystopian trend took off, and it left a huge impression on me. I reread it recently and fell in love with this book all over again.
- Vassa in the Night – By Sarah Porter
I really enjoyed this bizarre modern-day retelling of Vasilisa the beautiful when I read it last year. The full of atmospheric imagery, beautiful writing and unexpected twists and turns, this book left a lasting impression on me. I’ve posted a full review of this book here.
- These Broken Stars (The Starbound Trilogy) – By Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner
This book follows Lilac and Tarver, who survive the wreck of the luxury spaceliner Icarus and find themselves stranded on an unknown planet. The first book in a companion trilogy, this book combines elements of science fiction, survival and a slow burn grudge to love romance, with some shock twists thrown in for good measure.
So, those are five of the books that I have loved, that don’t get a lot of recognition or buzz. What books do you feel go underappreciated? Please feel welcome to leave you’re recommendations in the comments.