Some books get all the hype. The authors are already well known and popular or the publishers and some well known book bloggers push the book forward into the community. One can argue that hype doesn’t always work in favor of the book as it creates too high expectations. But having a nice buzz surrounding your book is generally a good thing. It means people will hear about your book and will be more likely to give it a second look in a book store.
But sometimes books fly under the radar and that is such a shame. Last year we did a similiar prompt with underrated books which was based on the amount of ratings on goodreads. I decided to list very different books though some of that list are still hidden gems for sure. Even so you can find the blog post here because those books still deserve all the attention as well.
Sunbolt by Intisar Khanani / Review
Not only is Intisar a lovely person but she also writes some great books. Sunbolt is the novella that leads us into the Sunbolt chronicles and introduces us to Hitomi, a thief with some magical skills.
Where the Stars Rise. Edited by Lucas K. Law and Derwin Mak / Review
A Thousand Beginnings and Endings got so much buzz as a diverse anthology this year but I am sad to see that Where the Stars Rise, that was released last year, never got the same treatment. It is sci-fi and fantasy anthology by Asian authors and it was so good.
Bones and Bourbon by Dorian Graves / Review
If you think the title is a little quirky just wait until you read the book. It goes all kinds of ways. But it also focuses on two brothers and a demon and that is my favorite combination.
The Many Worlds of Albie Bright by Christopher Edge / Review
This almost made me cry. Enough said.