WHY DOES NOBODY LOVE THIS BOOK BUT ME??-
-Is usually my reaction to reading a brilliant book with such a small fanbase.
In fact, I think one of the hardest things in life is watching or reading something and not being able to share your feelings with other people. Another hard thing is trying to look sane whilst sharing said feelings. It’s a real challenge. Most of the time I just sound crazy.
So today I’ll be sharing a list of my five favourite underrated books in the hopes that you will love them just as much as I did!
1. THE LONELIEST GIRL IN THE UNIVERSE BY LAUREN JAMES
Can you fall in love with someone you’ve never met, never even spoken to – someone who is light years away?
Romy Silvers is the only surviving crew-member of a spaceship travelling to a new planet, on a mission to establish a second home for humanity amongst the stars. Alone in space, she is the loneliest girl in the universe until she hears about a new ship which has launched from Earth – with a single passenger on board. A boy called J.
Their only communication with each other is via email – and due to the distance between them, their messages take months to transmit across space. And yet Romy finds herself falling in love.
But what does Romy really know about J? And what do the mysterious messages which have started arriving from Earth really mean? Sometimes, there’s something worse than being alone . . .
- I ABSOLUTELY LOVED THIS BOOK SOMEONE HAND ME A BOX OF TISSUES FOR ALL MY FEELINGS
- I really liked this book okay
- Basically, the blurb tells you nothing and I absolutely love it, so just stop what you are doing and go read The Loneliest Girl in the Universe.
2. THE WINTERCRAFT SERIES BY JENNA BURTENSHAW
Ten years ago Kate Winters’ parents were taken by the High Council’s wardens to help with the country’s war effort. Now the wardens are back…and prisoners, including Kate’s uncle Artemis, are taken south on the terrifying Night Train. Kate and her friend Edgar are hunted by a far more dangerous enemy. Silas Dane – the High Council’s most feared man – recognises Kate as one of the Skilled; a rare group of people able to see through the veil between the living and the dead. His spirit was damaged by the High Council’s experiments into the veil, and he’s convinced that Kate can undo the damage and allow him to find peace. The knowledge Kate needs lies within Wintercraft – a book thought to be hidden deep beneath the graveyard city of Fume. But the Night of Souls, when the veil between life and death is at its thinnest, is just days away and the High Council have their own sinister plans for Kate and Wintercraft.
- I read this series super long ago, but I remember really loving it! I even wrote a review, so feel free to check that out here
- IT’S GOT MAGIC????
- I love books with magic because surprisingly, my life is extremely lacking in that department. Trust me, I was disappointed too.
- The characters felt extremely realistic and clear. It was incredibly easy to distinguish who was who at all times.
3. THE MEDORAN CHRONICLES BY LYNETTE NONI
With just one step, sixteen-year-old Alexandra Jennings’s world changes—literally.
Dreading her first day at a new school, Alex is stunned when she walks through a doorway and finds herself stranded in Medora, a fantasy world full of impossibilities. Desperate to return home, she learns that only a man named Professor Marselle can help her… but he’s missing.While waiting for him to reappear, Alex attends Akarnae Academy, Medora’s boarding school for teenagers with extraordinary gifts. She soon starts to enjoy her bizarre new world and the friends who embrace her as one of their own, but strange things are happening at Akarnae, and Alex can’t ignore her fear that something unexpected… something sinister… is looming.
An unwilling pawn in a deadly game, Alex’s shoulders bear the crushing weight of an entire race’s survival. Only she can save the Medorans, but what if doing so prevents her from ever returning home?
Will Alex risk her entire world—and maybe even her life—to save Medora?
- Okay, this isn’t relevant to the book, but the author is such a nice person!
- HEAPS OF MAGIC
- KNIVES! Okay, that sounds bad…
- I really love the depth of the world building and history explored.
- It’s like Harry Potter crossed with Narnia and the X-men, which is freaking awesome!
- Basically, you should probably read it!
4. ALLEGEDLY BY TIFFANY D. JACKSON
Mary B. Addison killed a baby.
Allegedly. She didn’t say much in that first interview with detectives, and the media filled in the only blanks that mattered: A white baby had died while under the care of a churchgoing black woman and her nine-year-old daughter.
The public convicted Mary and the jury made it official. But did she do it? She wouldn’t say. Mary survived six years in baby jail before being dumped in a group home. The house isn’t really “home”—no place where you fear for your life can be considered a home. Home is Ted, who she meets on assignment at a nursing home.
There wasn’t a point to setting the record straight before, but now she’s got Ted—and their unborn child—to think about. When the state threatens to take her baby, Mary must find the voice to fight her past. And her fate lies in the hands of the one person she distrusts the most: her Momma. No one knows the real Momma. But who really knows the real Mary?
- Great diversity and a POC author!
- It’s a thought-provoking and hooking thriller!
- Though, I would probably recommend this one for older readers as the content can be quite heavy and dark at times.
- My only problem was with the ending, but the majority of the book was a great read.
- Would definitely recommend!
5. ALSO KNOWN AS BY ROBIN BENWAY
Which is more dangerous: being an international spy… or surviving high school?
Maggie Silver has never minded her unusual life. Cracking safes for the world’s premier spy organization and travelling the world with her insanely cool parents definitely beat high school and the accompanying cliques, bad lunches, and frustratingly simple locker combinations. (If it’s three digits, why bother locking it at all?)
But when Maggie and her parents are sent to New York City for her first solo assignment, her world is transformed. Suddenly, she’s attending a private school with hundreds of “mean girl” wannabes, trying to avoid the temptation to hack the school’s elementary security system, and working to befriend the aggravatingly cute son of a potential national security threat… all while trying not to blow her cover.
- I love this book for so many reasons but possibly the best is the humour. Its witty, funny and just a really good summer read.
- I love the romance and focus on relationships.
- It’s the spy book you never knew you wanted! (Just kidding- I totally wanted to read a book like this)
- Would recommend until the day I die. At which point I will use an Ouja board to convey my feelings.
So that brings us to the end! I hope you guys found another book to add to your TBR (or not… my TBR pile is taller than my house) or just another great read in general!
Until next Monday,