I am going to catch up with all the posts I missed last week, I promise, but Top Ten Tuesdays are my favourite posts to do, so I wanted to make sure that this post at least was on time (or semi on-time anyway!). This week’s topic was supposed to be Top Ten Debut Authors Who Have Me Looking Forward To Their Sophomore Novel, but I haven’t actually read any debuts this year (or at least any debuts that were published this year), so I decided to dig in to the Top Ten Tuesday archives to find an alternative topic for this week and I’ve decided on doing my Top Ten Underrated Books, as I love to share the love for books that aren’t recognised as much.
- The Unwind Dystology-Neal Shusterman-Yes, I know, my love for this series is no secret! But it truly is brilliant and is not one of the most talked about dystopias which shocks me as I loved it far more than some of the more talked about books in that genre.
- Hate List-Jennifer Brown-This was one of my favourite books of 2014, it’s a very powerful book and definitely one that I feel should be required reading, it’s a very unique take on a school shooting, focusing more on the aftermath and the development of the main character Val, than the shooting itself. It’s not one that I’ve really heard people talk about and I don’t know why, because it’s a really great book.
- Cross My Heart-Carmen Reid-This book! It was so beautiful and plot was so gripping and it’s definitely one of my favourite WWII based books. I never would have heard of it though, if I hadn’t come across it in Waterstones, which I think is sad.
- Dangerous Girls-Abigail Haas-With that ending, I seriously do not know why more people don’t talk about this book! It’s freaking amazing, if you like YA and you have not read this book already, then do it!
- Noughts and Crosses-Malorie Blackman-I was actually unsure whether I was going to include this one or not, because it was quite a famous book when it first came out (I think!) but I feel like because it’s quite an old book now, it’s not really talked about as much and I just want to say to anyone who has not read this amazing book yet, it’s such a beautiful, brilliant, heartbreaking love story and if you don’t read it, then you are missing out!
- Pure-Julianna Baggott-Another dystopian book that I don’t feel gets enough attention, it’s such a different book, I’ve never really read anything like it. It’s slightly strange, but really good and definitely worth reading.
- Blind Beauty-KM Peyton-This is one of my absolute favourite books, it’s a beautiful, heartwarming story about a rebellious girl and an ugly horse. I dare you to read this story and not to cry.
- The Truth About Celia Frost-Paula Rawsthorne-I read this book and thought it was a brilliant mystery but it only has a 3.71 rating on Goodreads, which I think is sad because I really enjoyed it.
- The HIVE Series-Mark Walden-This series is awesome! Think Hogwarts but for young criminal masterminds rather than wizards. Definitely worth a read!
- Between Shades of Grey-Ruta Sepetys-One of my favourite reads of this year, I don’t know if this is necessarily underrated, but I don’t really hear too many bloggers talking about it, so I wanted to include it here, because I think it’s a wonderful story about part of the Second World War that is not talked about nearly enough.
So that’s my list for this week, do you agree with my choices? What underrated books would you choose if you did this list? Let me know!
I will be back with another Top Ten Tuesday next week about book to movie adaptations that I’m looking forward to, which is one that I’m really excited about! In the meantime, I will have a new Wishlist Wednesday post (the actual one for this week this time), for you all tomorrow.