Ten (five…) Hidden Gem Books in Fantasy

Hello all! back with another Top Ten Tuesday for your reading pleasure. I’m having a tricky time with a few of these themes but it is fun to be challenged. This week was a particularly difficult one because I feel like I read mainly ‘mainstream’ titles so instead of 10 books I’ve chosen to share just five.

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the beyond amazing The Broke and Bookish. If you don’t already you should head over there and check out the list of all the amazing book bloggers who take part, it’s a great way to find other bloggers who might read the same books as you!

The Trees

(Goodreads) (My review)

This book was a total cover buy for me. It’s all embossed and UV gloss on my edition and it makes me happy to just stare at it. But the story is also incredibly cool, if very sinister. Imagine if you woke up one day and everywhere had suddenly been overtaken by a forest. This is an awesome example of using a fantasy scenario to expose the darker side of human nature. Top notch and not talked about enough.


(Goodreads) (My Review)

From things most definitely from the land to those of the sea, Breakwater is a phenomenal YA fantasy novel. Surprisingly, there aren’t that many well written Mermaid novels (maybe the mermaid trend is stuck in the cosmetic industry and hasn’t made it’s way to books yet?) but this is a great title and again, I love the cover.

Den of Shadows

(Goodreads) (My review)

I wanted to include a title that was strictly digital because I think that’s sometimes why great books get shunted under the radar. The weird hierarchy between physical books and digital deeply confuses me, I love to read on my phone and it saves my back stress. But I digress. Den of Shadows is a semi art-deco, semi western awesome story that has things reminiscent of a lot of my favourite books including Rebel of the Sands and The Night Circus.

The Paper Magician


This is the sweetest little trilogy with a neat magic system from the author of The Fifth Doll which I reviewed a short while back. I often pick up one of the books when I need a good comfort read.

The Magpie’s Song

(Goodreads) (My Review)

This is a recent release that I just haven’t heard people talking about that I super enjoyed. If you want to find out more I suggest heading to my review (it would take too long to type it all here).

So there you go, how many of these had you read before? Let me know in the comments and don’t forget to send me the link to your TTT!




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