top ten tuesday

TTT #104 – Fantasy Hidden Gem Books

When there are so many books publishing as there are these days, through traditional publishing or self publishing, there is a chance that you as a reader will miss out on some great reads. The majority of readers might even miss a great book. Great books with a small amount of readers and fans are considered hidden gem books. Books that deserve more attention from the general reader population.

So for this week’s top ten tuesday (as always created by The Broke and the Bookish) I will be sharing some of my fantasy hidden gem books. I am fairly certain I have mentioned a few of these in previous hidden gem topics. But since I feel they still need more attention I am repeating them here.

Some of these I have read before I started this blog and have not been reviewed on here. Would any of you be interested in my posting a review for these on here at some point?



Sunbolt by Intisar Khanani / Review
Sunbolt started out as a novella, but the sequel has since grown into a full length novel book. The books and the author herself have gained a small following but the books deserve more praise than they are getting.

Otherbound by Corinne Duyvis / Review
On the Edge of Gone by Duyvis has gained quite a bit of attention but most seem to skip over her first written book, Otherbound. An interesting fantasy book that skips between our world and another dimension


Bartimaeus trilogy by Jonathan Stroud / Goodreads
You all know by now how much I love Jonathan Strouds work and that this series is one of my favorites. The series has some loyal fans but overal this is not a serie that is often recommended or talked about and that is such a shame. There is so much to love here and to laugh as well.

Seven Realms by Cinda Williams Chima / Goodreads
Similar to the Bartimaeus trilogy, this is a series with loyal followers but overal is little talked about compared to other older young adult fantasies.


Seraphina duology by Rachel Hartman / Goodreads
While these might be a tad thick they are wonderful humanoid dragon books. I fell in love with this world and the characters. And I kind of love how the love triangle was solved. I haven’t seen that since.

Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho / Review
Why is nobody talking about this splendid book or the cuteness of Zacharias. I desperately need more people to read this, seriously.

Enchanted Inc. by Shanna Swendson / Goodreads
This series is just so cute and a very interesting fantasy chick lit. Sometimes an easy and light read like this is just what you need!


The Pyramids of London by Andrea K. Host / Review
Oh this series. I love the idea of the world. And I secretly fell a bit for the characters over time as well. I am so eagerly awaiting the sequel still. ._.

Indigo Springs by A.M. Dellamonica / Goodreads
I always hear everyone about this authors other, more recent work. But nobody talks about this gem. Sure, the sequel was a bit of a letdown but that doesn’t make this book any less amazing.

Landkist Saga by Steven Kelliher / Review
While the first book was very much a set up book, the sequel was such a step up from that. It deserves a bit more attention I feel.

37 thoughts on “TTT #104 – Fantasy Hidden Gem Books

  1. Intisar will be on my list, too, but it will be Thorn. I have On the Edge Of Gone as you know, and plan to get to the Bartimaeus series next year. I have both Seraphina books, and though humanoid dragons are not my thing, I am determined to get them read at some point. Thanks for sharing your list. 🙂

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      1. I started Serafina a couple of years ago. You could request it on Netgalley at the same time the sequel was up for request as an ARC. I didn’t realize they were humanoid shifters when I requested. I think I was in about 30% before I set Serafina aside. I did like the writing style, though. That is why I want to finish them. 🙂

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  2. Sorcerer to the Crown and Sunbolt ❤ My bookosphere loves both these, but it makes me sad they aren't more widely known – they're tremendous.

    …and Pyramids of London has been on my wishlist for about 5 years. You are bumping it firmly up!

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  3. Ahh I love Seraphina!! I still haven’t read Shadow Scale though shaaame on me. (Have you heard of her new book though!? Omg it looks SO GOOD.) And I also need to read the Bartimeus books and also Otherbound. I own them and haven’t even started yet. 😂

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    1. Noooo, how could you not have? Oh my gosh I can’t wait for Tess in Boots. I’ve been waiting on that since she first hinted at there being more in this world which was 3 years ago or so.

      Bump them up now. 😀


  4. I don’t read much Fantasy but it’s a genre I really want to explore more. I loved Jonathan Stroud’s Lockwood and Co books and should really try Bartimeus. I’m adding Seraphina and Pyramids of London to my TBR as well.

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  5. You and I need to go on an online tour and talk about Sorcerer to the Crown everywhere. That book deserves all the love. I’m a big fan of Seraphina. I loved that novel so much. I’ve been recommended Bartimaeus trilogy several times, but haven’t picked it up yet. Great list!

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  6. I’ve heard of Sorcerer to the Crown (it was maybe a Daily Deal or is on my neglected to-read list) and I’ve read Sunbolt and Intisar Khanani’s other books- she’s a gem. The rest, save for the Bartimaeus trilogy and Seraphina, I’ve never heard of. Thanks for the list!
    ~Litha Nelle

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  7. Ahh I love hidden gem books. I have so many but I couldn’t participate in this week’s TTT. I love reading other bloggers’ recs though. Thank you for sharing these books. I have never heard of them but I’ll definitely check them out. Awesome list! 😁❤️👍🏻

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