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Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish

This Week: 

Ten Hidden Gem Books in X Genre: Pick a genre and share with us some books that have gone under the radar in that genre!

OKAY I AM CHEATING!!!! I am going to pick YA in general. I am sure that I could find a way to make all of these books fit into fantasy, but I do believe some fall more towards paranormal. I am so excited to find so many hidden gems in everyone's posts today!


I will talk about this book until the end of time. I see some people haul it, but they never get around to reading it, and it breaks my heart. I love the star cross lovers plot, the family dynamic, the comedy relief, and the fun twists to a classic. My love for this book will never die. 

This is another one that seems to be on alot of TBR lists, but not enough people have actually read it. I am currently re-reading this gem, and will have a review for it in the next couple of days. 

I do think this is a standard read for hard core JLA fans, but in retrospect  it seems to be one of her books that seems to get skimmed over and it confuses me. This by far is my favorite series by her. 

It is hard for me to find a fairy book I truly enjoy. Some of the more popular ones I just couldn't get into. This book was such a fun and enjoyable read. When I went to rave about it on Goodreads, I was shocked to see how few friends had read it. I marathoned this trilogy and fell in love with it! 

A fun witchy read that reads like a contemporary. It had a unique flare to the writing style, and took a fun twist on old stories and history. 
I think finding a good siren and/or mermaid book is like finding a needle in a hay stack. It is almost impossible to do, and it saddens me. This book did unique twists on mermaids and sirens.
Because I know the struggle of finding a good mermaid book I thought I should put two on here. This one takes more of a traditional route, and I thought it was a great summer read. 
Shannon is mostly known for her amazing middle grade series, and I feel like it let her YA trilogy slip through the cracks. This elemental fantasy was fun, exciting, romantic, and unique. Also, cover lust is a real thing when it comes to this trilogy. They are so gorgeous in person! 

Another amazing author, but she is mostly known for her contemporary books. I REALLY wish she would branch out more! This book is so compelling, and it can't be described properly. I feel like this book could be categorized in so many different genres. Paranormal, fantasy, science fiction, thriller, mystery, and probably more! This book is hands down a must read recommendation from yours truly! 
I love this series. I found it to be the right amount of fluff, angst, and fantasy. The magical world in this book is so beautiful, eerie, and whimsical and I ate it up! 

I want to take a moment and say that if you live in Houston or have loved ones there I am covering all of you in prayer. My prayer is a hedge of protection is around every single one of you, and that comfort and strength surrounds you. 


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