Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, and has a different subject every week. This week’s subject is my top ten of underrated authors or books in a certain genre. I have decided to not pick a certain genre, but to just pick ten books that I find underrated while I really liked them. Unfortunately, I only got to five books, though if you count the series as separate books I would have gotten more than ten. Still, I decided to post this, because I want to share these awesome books with everyone!
Runemarks by Joanne Harris – There are a lot of fiction books about Greek Mythology, but not a lot about Norse Mythology. Those that are ‘popular’ are always paired with romance (at least, from what I’ve understood from their summaries) but Runemarks and Runelight do not revolve around romance that much. Mainly because in the first book, the main character is only fourteen. I loved these two books, even though they might have been a bit hard to get through. They are amazing stories about the Norse gods!
Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer – I finished this book within twenty-four hours after it’s delivery and I loved it to bits. I quickly read the rest of the series, and I am anxiously waiting for the last one to be released in paperback. It’s a great story about how a family copes with the moon getting closer to the earth and the disasters that happen because of that. It’s written like a diary which kind of is one of my favourite writing styles.
Poison Study by Maria V Snyder – Yes, the author is kind of well known, I guess, but I have the feeling not many people have read her books. I don’t think I’ve seen the more ‘popular’ book bloggers post about this book or the other books in this series, even though I personally think it’s an amazing book (ok I haven’t read the rest of the series yet, but not because I didn’t like it).
Dollhouse by Anya Allyn – This book is awesome and creepy and I really really loved reading it. The second book was even more creepy and I can’t wait to get my hands on the third book so I can continue reading this series. If you enjoy horror stories, you should definitely read Dollhouse!
Tomorrow When the War Began by John Marsden – These books are quite old already, I think they came out in the nineties, but they are still really amazing. It’s about a group of Australian kids who have to survive the war that broke out when they were out camping. They do these amazing things to stop the enemy from doing stuff and they risk their lives every time they do this. There was even a movie made of the first book, though I don’t think it was very popular (I wasn’t a huge fan of it to be honest).
So these are the five books/book series that I thought were quite underrated, even though they are all amazing! You should definitely check out these books. Leave a comment with your TTT list, I’d like to check out the books you find underrated!