Top Ten Tuesday is a feature hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s theme is:  Hidden Gems (which books haven’t been talked about as much or haven’t been marketed as strongly that you think deserve some recognition?)

I have done this before- right here and I am trying to not repeat myself- but I also really want you to check out these hidden gems too, ‘kay? I figured I’d just look at some books that seemed to fly under the radar, check Goodreads to make sure I was right (anything with around 1,000 or so ratings or fewer qualified!), and then pick from the ones I rated 4 Stars or more. And that is how I found these books to share with you! I feel like you should read them all because I loved them all. Sound good? Great. Here we go! 

Oh, and covers link to Goodreads!! 😊

On sale for $1.99 right now- also, I just finished the companion, and it is just as fabulous, if not more so.

I know this says it’s 3rd in a series, but they’re just companions, it can be read as a standalone!

How. Is. This. Hidden!?! Go, go, go. (Also, it’s on sale so please do the thing!)


Have you read any of these “hidden gems”? Would you like to? Let’s chat about them!

Posted September 11, 2018 by Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight in Top Ten Tuesday / 36 Comments

36 responses to “Hidden Gem Books: Part 2!

  1. I agree that more people should read Cait’s book. It’s incredible! I wish more people talked about it. I have a copy of You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone which I’m excited about. Fab list!

  2. I’m ashamed to admit I *still* need to pick up a copy of Cait’s novel. I’ve seen some lovely IG photos of this one. Also heard REALLY good things about ‘Red Balloon.’ I need to give this one a closer look next Amazon book-spree. 😉

  3. I still need to get Cait’s book. The Girl with the Red Balloon makes me think of 12 Monkeys and Jennifer- thanks to that damn song! I know that has nothing to do with the book.

    Sanctuary would probably fit in with my recent SF/ thriller reads, especially since I just started a new one tonight (Obscura). And You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone has like one of the better autumn covers…

  4. I’ve got to read You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone! I had an ARC, forgot, and missed reading it early – I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Happy Tuesday!

  5. I really want to read Cait’s book but I know it’s going to break my heart, so I’m still preparing myself. XD

    You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone is on my library’s ebook website, so I’ll definitely try getting to it sometime!

    My TTT post!

  6. I have In Search of Us on my list too. That book deserves so much more love, than it has received. I got Nora and Kettle not too long ago. So I might be starting my journey with Taylor one of these days. The Girl with the Red Ballon was pretty amazing too. It was emotional and had cool magic.

  7. IT MEEEEEE *flails* Also I think people know about ATPN but don’t (won’t?!) read it because it’s not out in the US. 😭 There’s BOOK DEPOSITORY, PEOPLES, help meeeee. Haha. Ahem. *laughs but is crying* And omg hi five for both of us flailing over Stephanie Keuhn books. She is an amazing writer who I love so much and also her books freak me the heck out. Sign of good writing clearly. 😂 I also need to read You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone!!

  8. I loooooved Bygone Badass Broads and recommend it everywhere. I also bought Sanctuary the other week because it sounds amazing and I can’t wait to read it. I also really enjoyed Dare Mighty Things. And of course, A Thousand Perfect Notes was lovely ♥

  9. I can’t believe how underrated Fatal Throne is! I always love historical fiction so maybe that’s why this book is high on my tbr list, but I see a lot of people that loveees reading about the Tudor (I think Philippa Gregory’s series prove the point) yet don’t know about this book.

  10. I LOVED Fatal Thrones, and I just reviewed it today. LOL I still need to get A Thousand Perfect Notes, but seriously, more people should be reading it! I hear amazing things!! I own Bygone Badass Broads and hope to read that soon. 🙂


  11. I don’t think I’ve heard of any of these books except for Cait’s? Which I’m reading this month!! Like, in three days as a buddy read. I’m not excited or anything. I’m a big sucker for WWII HF. I’m not sure why? Probably because they tend to be heart-wrenchingly beautiful. Bought it. Looking forward to reading it! 😀

  12. Look at all those gorgeous covers! I have had The Girl with the Red Balloon from Netgalley for months and still haven’t picked it up – definitely going to go BACK to the top of my list!

  13. I’m really flabbergasted that more people haven’t read Cait’s book too. I wonder if it’s almost one of those deals where you don’t want to read a book because you’re afraid it won’t live up to the vision of the person that you have in your head? That’s all I can figure.

    You convinced me to one-click TGwtRB while it’s on sale—I’ve been meaning to get to that one.

  14. I have A Thousand Perfect Notes but I haven’t read it yet. Bad me! I do hope to read it this fall though. I have all of these library books that I reserved months ago coming in and I have to read those first. But I will.

  15. I clearly agree about A Thousand Perfect Notes! I have no idea why the book community isn’t screaming about it. D: I have an ARC of Fatal Throne, and I’ll admit I’ve been a bit hesitant to read it. Knowing you like it though, I’m curious! ♥

  16. Yes, Fatal Throne is so underrated. I hope it gets more love. I so enjoyed this delicious dark fairy tale of historical queens!

    ATPN! Argh, this reminds me. I am having the worst experience with BD or our local post, I’m actually not sure who to blame ‘coz my order of this book hasn’t arrived on my grubby grabby hands yet. I already had a replacement on the way but the long wait seems ages.

    I’ve bought an ebook of The Girl with the Red Balloon but I haven’t read it yet. I also have Breaker and the Sun which I got as an Amazon freebie a while back. Still need to pick it up and read also. 🙂

  17. This is such an amazing list, Shannon! I recently read A Thousand Perfect Notes and I loved it so, very, very much. It was beautiful and heartbreaking and filled with cake and I loved it. I also LOVED In Search of Us, such a hidden gem deserving all the love! <3

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