I saw Jamie from The Perpetual Page Turner do this about books she loved from past years that weren’t popular. They weren’t popular but that doesn’t mean that they weren’t great! Here are my choices for some great YA picks you might have missed over the years.
Fire by Kristin Cashore
I’ve seen a lot of people talk about Kristin Cashore’s Graceling book which was very good! This is a companion novel that, in my opinion, is even better. This is one of my favorite books and I have read it multiple times. The main character is selfless and that always makes me cry. If I’m crying in a book, you know I love it.
Strange Angels Series by Lili St. Crow
These books are on a little shelf in my room that is for books that I’ll never get rid of. They were so compelling that every time I got my hands on one of them, I sped through without stopping! The magic system is different than I’ve seen and it has vampires which I’ve seen more interest in the YA book community recently. If you’ve been missing vampires, I would definitely recommend this series. They are short and easy to read.
His Fair Assassins Series by Robin LaFevers
This is a really interesting Historical Fiction/ Fantasy series where these three women are “handmaidens,” that serve death. It is their religion. I love this series very very much. The settings are so atmospheric and the historical details make an amazing reading experience.
The Between Series by April Genevieve Tucholke
This series is so good. I can see why some people may not enjoy the romance- it seems instalove- but the second book really changes that aspect. The tone of the book is more magical realism than fantasy. The setting is my favorite part of these novels. The first one is set on a crumbling sea-side mansion and the second is a creepy road trip through snowy towns where the characters meet an interesting cast of new characters.
The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli
This book only had 4,900 ratings which was a lot less than most books I looked at on Goodreads. Trust me, it’s worth it! The writing style is sparse but beautiful and I loved the romance. I cannot wait for the other novels that are going to be companion novels in this series.
The Vengeance Road Series by Erin Bowman
This series is so entertaining! I had so much fun reading Vengeance Road last summer. The western setting is so cool and I’m sure that Retribution Rails is going to be even better.
Let’s chat! What are some books you like that are underrated? Let me know in the comments.
Thanks for reading!