Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday...

We’re joining in on the fun over at The Broke and the Bookish for their Top Ten Tuesday.  Today’s list is:
Top Ten Underrated Books (books you can't believe aren't more popular, books that are more obscure, etc.)
Monica’s List
Since I tend to read more YA, it looks like my list will be pretty heavy with it today.  And some of my choices might not be so much underrated as they just aren't as popular as I think they should be.  In no particular order:
1. The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting  This is one of my favorite YA Paranormal reads.  The idea is original and the characters are strong.  5 Stars
2. The Strange Angels series by Lili St. Crow  This series is darker than most YA, but the grit and maturity amps it up.  I can’t wait to see what happens to Dru next.  The 5th book in the series comes out in November 2011. 4.5 Stars
3. Nightshade by Andrea Cremer  What if werewolves were forced to work for someone and that someone was evil?  The good ones would fight back.  I love Calla and the little triangle she finds herself in.  Team Ren! 5 Stars
4. The Prophecy of the Sisters series by Michelle Zink  This one is full of legend, mystery, betrayal, and love.  What’s not to enjoy?  4 Stars
5. The Secret Circle series by LJ Smith  We hear so much about the Vampire Diaries, but this series is just as action-packed and entertaining.  Cassie is a great heroine and I quickly related to her.  Excellent read.  4.5 Stars
6. Persuasion by Jane Austen  Okay, so Austen is not what you would call underrated, but Persuasion is my fave novel of hers and I don't think it gets as much attention.  It's slower moving than P & P, but the love story is tortured and amazing.  5 Stars
7. A Certain Slant of Light by Laura Whitcomb  This is a hauntingly beautiful story.  I bought it because I loved the cover and ended up loving the book.  5 Stars

Lindsey’s List
1. The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale
2. The Godfather series by Mario Puzo

3.  Unwind by Neal Schusterman
4. The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare
5. The Infernal Devices series by Cassandra Clare 
6. The Darkest Powers trilogy by Kelley Armstrong
7. Iron Fey series by Julie Kagawa
8. Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr
9. The Host by Stephenie Meyer
10. Ethereal by Addison Moore 
11. Grey Eyes by Brandon Alston and Quinteria Ramey

Julianne’s List

1. A Countess Below Stairs by Eva Ibottson
2. Fire by Kristin Cashore
3. 13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson
4. Gemma Doyle Series (A Great and Terrible Beauty) by Libba Bray
5. The Mortal Instruments/ The Infernal Devices both by Cassandra Clare
6. Darkest Powers series by Kelley Armstrong
7. East by Edith Pattou
8. Books of Pellinor by Alison Croggon
9. The Maze Runner by James Dashner
10. Keturah and Lord Death by Martine Leavitt

What novels do you think are underrated?


Sash and Em said...

I loved The Body Finder!

Check out my Top 10!

Anne Bennett said...

I considered putting Persuasion on my list, too. The completely over shadowed Austen novel. I also thought about The Body Finder, so we must have had some mind meld going on. For my list check out the link.

My Head is Full of Books

Marce said...

I am loving Michelle Zink's trilogy, can't wait for the new one, any day now it should arrive.

I want to read Body Finder

Laura (The Zealous Reader) said...

I adore your choices! I loved A Certain Slant of Light and think more people who don't like ghost/paranormal books should definitely read it. It's sort of "ghost-lite".

Here's my Top Ten: http://bit.ly/qqOf7F

Alison Can Read said...

Yay for Nightshade. I loved it. I can't wait to read Wolfsbane.