There are lot of book out there that receive a tonne of hype, but only a few books truly deserve it. Of course it’s totally subjective whether you think a book is deserving of the hype or not, and all our opinions are different. But something we can all agree on is that some books really do not get as much love as they deserve.
Here are 5 books I believe deserve more recognition for being the beautiful novels they are!
All of Juliet Marillier’s Books
Juliet Marillier is one of my all time favourite authors! Her writing is just superb. Definitely worth checking out if you’re into historical fiction/ historical fantasy. My top recommendations are HEART’S BLOOD and THE DAUGHTER OF THE FOREST.
The Lotus War trilogy by Jay Kristoff
Most people have heard of ILLUMINAE and NEVERNIGHT, but not enough people have read Kristoff’s debut series. And it astounds me. Who doesn’t want to read a steampunk fantasy world inspired by Fuedal Japan?!?!
The Study series by Maria V Snyder
I have so many fond memories of this series. I bought POISON STUDY when I was on holidays one year, and immediately read it in less than 24hours that same day, ignoring my family. It’s so easy to read and a fun fantasy! Admittedly POISON STUDY is my favourite of them all, they are great easy reads.
Academy 7 by Anne Osterlund
This is the absolute best sci fi romance I have ever read!! I’m due for a fourth reread sometime soon, but I love this book. It was a sci fi before it became popular (#hipster) and has a slow burn romance in a competitive school and unexpected feeelllsssss. It needs more love!
Crown Duel and Court Duel by Sherwood Smith
Another fun fantasy series I didn’t expect to love so much!! It was a random obscure read I had on my kindle and I didn’t expect to love it and the main characters so much! My description may be a bit obscure/ off because it’s been a while since I read it, but I’ll try to sell it! The first book is set during a war, with the main character trying to maintain her country/ estate’s freedom (she accidentally enters enemy territory and has to go on the run). The second is all about that character navigating court and has a fantastic romance!