Welcome back to my blog! Wednesday really means Top 5 Wednesday (click here to get more information about the group!) and without further due let’s dive into the topic: Favorite underrated books!
The list is in no particular order but these are all books I gave 4 or more stars, books that gave me something new and different. And I was shocked to know that these book have so few “reviews” on Goodreads. Hence I thought they needed more shut out!
This is a traditional medieval fantasy book with significant military aspect and multiple points of view, with a huge religious impact on the series – as the title of the series might suggest.
The writing is delightful, the books address political, military, religious and other themes; it deals with death, betrayal, loyalty, love, family relationships, magic, giants, angels.
It is a complex book, introducing a great world, used at its full potential the map and the world as it is built.
I am proud to say that this is a book I “found” by myself, I research a lot before giving it a go, no one suggested this book and no one I knew at the time read this book (or books of the series).
And I loved it. I just need to finish the series but if you love fantasy, traditional, with a medieval setting and with some twists to it, this is the book for you!
Fantasy readers tend not be new to Anthony Ryan; I am exception to this though because I never read anything by Anthony Ryan but I wanted to try reading this book.
I was blown away, I could not stop reading it, I could not stop loving the characters, I could not stop thinking about the book!
The story is set in a steampunk world – and I was never interested in steampunk! – where dragons and gifted people are at the center of the development of this story. I do not want to give anything away.
I am actually thinking about working on a review shortly because it was such an amazing read, it deserves more from me! In the mean time, please feel free to read my review on Goodreads!
Ah, you know I am in love with this book. I just did I a gush review of the book (here) and I cannot stop stating how impressed I am with this book. Just make yourself a favor and start this book.
This was such a gem buried under a ton of less interesting books.
Imagine this: A female 007, working for the Library (yes, it still means a place filled with books!), with intrigue, twists and dragons. Yes, you heard it, dragon, fae and other magical creatures.
The book is primarily set in a Victorian London – another delightful element, I almost felt like being in a Bronte book but with a spy as the main character – and the main character is an extremely like-able and relate-able. She gets entangled in an multidimensional mess which she needs to solve with her assistant, against another (flashier) spy colleague and several scary foes!
I will continue reading the series and I will provide you with more thoughts about the series itself during the year!
This is another book I read just in the last month and I was so obsessed about it!
I would almost say that this is heavily inspired by the French Revolution (there are so many similarities) and I just loved it. I actually was particularly inspired by the Enlightenment philosophy and the (American and) French Revolution; and I did not even know this book would be inspired by this period!
The plot is great, it keeps pulling you into the middle of things; the magic systems (yes, there are several levels of magic abilities and they are separate and work on different levels) are pure genius and the characters are just magnetic. I had a hard time putting the book down and I liked this book so much I felt like reading – and read – a prequel book which I generally try to avoid.
What are your favorite underrated books? Have you read the books I refer to? Would you agree with this assessment?