Top 5 Wednesday {#2} Underrated Books

top-5-wednesday-booktube-bannerTop 5 Wednesday is a weekly book/booktube meme hosted by Sam from ThoughtsOnTomes

originally from Lainey over @ Gingerreadslainey

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This weeks T5W I will be listing the Top 5 Books:

Favorite Underrated Books

Listed below are books I absolutely loved that I feel need to be talked about/read more & overall just need more bookish love! πŸ’•

Do you know of any books you feel are underrated? Let’s discuss in the comments below! πŸ™‚

Truest1.Truest by Jackie Lea Sommers

I read this book last year and I can honestly say this book has truly stayed with me since then and tops my all-time favorite books list! There’s so much depth and heart to this novel with topics of family, love, loss + it really takes time to discuss topics such as religion and mental illness in a very honest way. The characters, which are wonderfully written/developed will capture your heart + the writing is so beautiful and really creates atmosphere and depth to West’s (the main character) World. I know I was skeptical based on how the summary was written, but if you’ve had this book on your TBR or have been wanting to read it, DO IT!! You won’t be disappointed!

when-the-moon-was-ours-anna-marie-mclemore2.When The Moon Was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore

This is a marvelous & magical tale more people NEED to read! McLemore delivers a magical-realism story with lush and wondrous writing, phenomenal characters and storytelling! There are so many important messages of culture, identity and family. But overall its the story of Miel and Sam and the strength of their beautiful friendship. The magical-realism elements blend beautifully with the captivating writing and while reading you can feel the magic with each page. This is a very character-driven story and one that is truly unforgettable! Highly recommend!

The Forbidden Wish3.The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury

This is a book that I feel more people need to read, especially if you’re a fan of retellings! If you’ve enjoyed reading The Wrath And The Dawn, this book would be perfect for you! Khoury delivers a retelling of Aladdin w/ Zahara a jinni, who wants to be free from her lamp and a deal with the King of the Jinn may be her only way to freedom. Through her writing and wonderfully developed characters it delivers a spark that really makes this retelling her own. There is so much girl power + the romance is written beautifully!

kingdom-of-ash-and-briars-24hryabookblog4.Kingdom Of Ash And Briars by Hannah West

In this standalone YA Fantasy, West weaves together classic fairy tales. In this novel, Bristol discovers she’s an elicromancer and must use her magic to unite the three kingdoms before an evil force takes over!

The writing pulls you in from the start and West’s fantasy world of Nissera comes to life on the page! If you are looking for a unique YA Fantasy that will keep you turning the page, I highly recommend Kingdom Of Ash And Briars!

the-queen-of-blood-review5.The Queen Of Blood by Sarah Beth Durst

Its books like this that remind me why I love to read YA Fantasy!πŸ’• Durst creates a fantasy world heavily based around spirits and nature and through her writing it comes to life on the page! The characters and world are so memorable and unlike any YA Fantasy I’ve read before.

The story centers around Daleina and her journey (along with other women just like her) to becoming a queen in the magical world of Aratay. And then there’s Ven, a disgraced Champion who finds himself teaming up with Dalenia when they both realize the spirits of their world are becoming restless.

If your looking for an immersive YA Fantasy that has atmospheric writing and an engaging plot and characters, then definitely add The Queen Of Blood to your TBR!

The Reading Habits Tag

This is my first book tag! Thank you BooksaRica for tagging me :)!

Questions:

1.Do you have a certain place at home for reading?

Either on my bed or in my living room.

2.Bookmark or random piece of paper?

While I do own a collection of bookmarks, I usually just use library/bookstore receipts :’D

3.Can you just stop reading or do you have to stop after a chapter/a certain amount of pages?

Sometimes it depends on the book, but usually I just stop reading where I’m at and start again where I left off.

4.Do you eat or drink while reading?

Usually just water or a small snack, but only with library books!

5.Multitasking: Music or TV while reading?

Neither! I get distracted way too easily.

6.One book at a time or several at once?

Several! I’m currently reading 2!

7.Reading at home or everywhere?

Home b/c its more quiet.

8.Reading out loud or silently in your head?

Why would I ever want to read out loud! :’D

9.Do you read ahead or even skip pages?

Never! I would hate to spoil the book!

10.Breaking the spine or keeping it like new?

Keep it like new! :’D I pride myself in keeping my books in perfect condition :’D

11.Do you write in your books?

Only in school books!

Thanks again for tagging meΒ BooksaRicaΒ πŸ˜€

Not sure who else to tag, cause my blog is pretty new, but if you haven’t done this tag yet, what are you waiting for? Do it!!