So there are so many huge titles each year and they’re great, really. But there’s always those titles that don’t get quite as much as much attention and are super awesome. All of these are among my top books of 2010!
1. Harmonic Feedback by Tara Kelly
I absolutely LOVED this book. I begged a friend to borrow an ARC before it was out, and then reread it again once my pre-ordered copy showed up on my doorstep. It was such a moving book and I still am thinking about it, months later. It most definitely did not get the attention it deserved I don’t think – but I was super happy when it was just announced that Harmonic Feedback was a Cybils Finalist!
2. Brightly Woven by Alexandra Bracken
This book is super wonderful and I think got hidden in the shadows a bit. It was one of the best fantasies you will ever read. It will grab your attention and keep it until you finish. Between the world, characters, and plot – this is a book not to miss. <3
3. Salvaged by Stefne Miller
Salvaged was definitely a book that snuck up on me! I had it, heard about it, but hadn’t read it right away. A good friend told me it was amazing, so of course I read it very shortly after that. I regret not picking it up the day I got it! It was amazing and was very different from other books you read. The little things like the fact that Jesus was an actual character in the book pushed it above and beyond other books and made me love it even more!
4. Knightley Academy by Violet Haberdasher
Knightley Academy was a book that I thought looked good, but I wasn’t 100% certain what I would think about it. I read it and became hooked. I am now pining away for book 2. This book is so fun, and would definitely be super great for someone hesitant to read, because I would say this book is comprable to Harry Potter in the sense of the adventure and way you get caught up in it!
5. Mistwood by Leah Cypess
Mistwood is another wonderful fantasy. Fantasy books are my favorite ever, and I love when I find the absolute great ones. Mistwood was one of those. I looked forward for it for months, and I loved when I read it. It was so original and kept me guessing!
6. Where the Truth Lies by Jessica Warman
Where the Truth Lies was a book I wasn’t expecting to love to the extent I did. Where the Truth Lies is a companion novel to Breathless, a book I sadly did not finish, but I thought it looked good. I was blown away by the amazingness of the story. The writing was beautiful and it was instant love.
What books do you think people may have missed and are those “rare gems”?