Hidden Gems That You Need to Read ASAP!

Posted September 11, 2018 by Zeee in Top Ten Tuesday28 Comments

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Hidden Gems That You Need to Read ASAP!

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl

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I hate hype and I actually go out of my way to avoid overly hyped books! That said, I wish more bloggers, readers, and bookstagrammers would talk about these books more often!

So I hope you have read these books and if you haven’t GO FORTH AND READ!

The Falconer Trilogy by Elizabeth May

The Falconer Review

This is one series that I wish more people will read! I think it’s one of the most underrated steampunk paranormal YA books ever! The heroine is a Falconer – one who fights the fae from crossing over into the real world and she is trained by a mysterious fairy Kiaran MacKay. The end of the book is spectacular and I can’t wait to finish the series myself!


The Madman’s Daughter by Megan Shepherd

The Madman’s Daughter Review | Her Dark Curiosity Review | A Cold Legacy Review

Series Rating One StarOne StarOne StarOne StarOne Star

Here is another trilogy that totally surprised me! This was creepy and awesome and so Victorian and I LOVE IT SO MUCH! The three books are retellings of famous classic books – The Madman’s Daughter for The Island of Dr. Moreau, Her Dark Curiosity for The Mysterious Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and A Cold Legacy for Frankenstein. The trilogy is well developed with interesting characters!


Reboot Duology by Amy Tintera

Reboot Review | Rebel Review

Series Rating One StarOne StarOne StarOne Star

One of my favorite YA sci-fi dystopia books! The premise is that when someone dies, they get rebooted – the longer they rise the longer they feel less human. They’re not exactly zombies, they’re also not robots and they’re also not vampires, but something in between – like they are faster and they heal fast. Nevertheless, I love the premise and you should definitely read them!


Mila 2.0 Trilogy by Debra Driza

Mila 2.0 Review | Renegade Review

Series Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarOne StarHalf a Star

It’s no secret that I love androids and this YA series checked all the boxes! It’s a romance, too! I love the fact that Mila is an AI that doesn’t know that she is an android! Her backstory is nuts, though but I won’t spoil that for you!


My Oxford Year by Julia Whelan

My Oxford Year by Julia Whelan

My Oxford Year Review

Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarOne StarOne Star

I hardly read Women’s Fiction but this book blew me away! It’s a New Adult Women’s Fiction with elements of romance and wow! It was emotional and heartbreaking and so sweet! I wish more people talk about this book!


The Scoundrels of St. James Series by Lorraine Heath

In Bed with the Devil Review | The Last Wicked Scoundrel Review

Series Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarOne StarOne Star

I feel like nobody talks about this series a lot. It’s one of the brilliant retellings and it needs to be read ASAP! The whole series is sort of an Oliver Twist retelling and Charles Dickens actually makes an appearance in book 1! Lorraine Heath has a couple of spin-off series featuring a few of the kids in Scoundrels.


The Van Alen Sisters by Megan McKinney

Lions and Lace Review | Fair is the Rose Review

Series Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarOne StarOne Star

This is one of my favorite old school historical romances set in the United States! If you haven’t read this duology, you should NOW! Both books are available on KU and the Audible Romance Package so if you subscribe, you have no excuse not to read them! This duology is centered on the two Van Alen Sisters that lead two different lives! Lions & Lace is set in Gilded Age New York while Fair is the Rose is a Western!


Necklace Trilogy by Kat Martin

Necklace Trilogy Review

Series Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarOne StarOne Star

Don’t you know that Kat Martin used to write historicals? Well, she was my intro to the modern Regency way before I discovered Lisa Kleypas! Her Necklace trilogy is one amazing series, featuring amazing heroines and a cursed necklace that would bring bad luck to the wearer who wasn’t pure of heart or good luck and true love to those with a pure heart. If you haven’t read these books, the audiobooks are on the Audible Romance Package!


Which books/series have you read?

Which ones do you want to add to your TBR? 

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28 responses to “Hidden Gems That You Need to Read ASAP!

  1. Lover Of Romance

    The Scoundrels of St. James are awesome reads….I just love them so much. And definite hidden gems.

  2. Dani Eide

    Great list Zeee! The Falconer series sounds good as do The Reboot duology. Will add them to my TBR. I read the Meagan McKinney books when they first came out. Some of the old school romances are my favorite in the genre. Thanks for sharing! ❤️❤️

    • Zeee

      Thanks! Glad you added a few of these to your TBR! also McKinney is AMAZING! Love her other old school romance books!

  3. Aimee (Aimee, Always)

    I’ve read Reboot (book 1) and unfortunately wasn’t a fan. 🙁 I mean, yes the concept’s absolutely glorious and I loved it, but the writing was definitely not for me! I do own the second Madman’s Daughter book–I think I won it in a giveaway. I really need to get my hands on the rest of the series books and binge!
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    • Zeee

      I’m sorry Reboot didn’t work for you, Aimee! 🙁 But I know some books are not for everyone! Also, The Madman’s Daughter is an amazing series to binge read!

  4. Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

    Okay, confession. I was NOT a fan of the last book of the MILA trilogy. I loved it up until then, but the last book felt really lackluster to me, like nothing was really happening, and then that “shocking” ending felt a little too contrived. Glad you loved it, though. Just goes to show that we need LOTS of books for all the peoples. 😉
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    • Zeee

      Yeah I noticed that the series did lose it’s charm in the last book, but overall the series was A+! I really enjoyed the uniqueness of it, you know?

  5. Evelina @ AvalinahsBooks

    I haven’t read any of these, but I’ve seen some – particularly, The Madman’s Daughter and My Oxford Year. The Madman’s Daughter was on my TBR for a while, but only wishlisted. I don’t remember if I bought it or what xD I’ll have to check back and see!
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  6. Kathy @ My Nook, Books & More

    I started The Falconer series and forgot all about it (thanks for reminding me lol). I’m always looking for new historical romance authors so I’ll have to check out these series.

    • Zeee

      YES this series is amazing and creepy and MUST reads! They are very similar to the Stalking Jack the Ripper series!

    • Zeee

      They are really well done, I have to say! I wish more people would talk about it – most especially The Falconer!

  7. Amber Elise @ Du Livre

    I 1000% agree about the Falconer, that series so great and I can’t wait to read more from Elizabeth May!

  8. Greg

    Ooh you’re talking my language with those first few! I’ve been wanting to read the May series but just never have, And I like fae and steampunk stuff- it’s a no brainer! 🙂

    Mila 2.0 sounds great too because androids!

  9. Sam@WLABB

    I have both Reboot and My Oxford Year. Oxford has a better chance of being read, since it’s more inline with what I normally read though. I have heard tons of raves for The Falconer. I think I even have the first book.
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    • Zeee

      Yes! My Oxford Year was amazing! It was emotional and something that I don’t normally read, too!

      The Falconer needs more love! It’s really AMAZING!

  10. SE White

    Except for the Falconer series I had never heard of any of these! So job well done, I’m officially intrigued.