Top Ten Hidden Gems of 2016
I used books that had less than 500 ratings on Goodreads as a guideline to narrow things down.
(In no particular order, except how I happened to arrange them in the pic. Links go to my reviews)
1. The Stranger Game by Cylin Busby
A twisty, mystery YA book that kept me guessing!
2. Die for You by Amy Fellner Dominy
This YA book highlights how easy and painful it is to end up in a destructive relationship.
3. Titans by Victoria Scott
I loved this YA fantasy and was surprised to see that it didn’t have more reviews on Goodreads!
4. How to Keep Rolling After a Fall by Karole Cozzo
I haven’t read many books that feature a main character with a physical disability—this YA contemp was fantastic!
5. Red Winter by Annette Marie
Not only does this YA fantasy have a gorgeous cover, it features Japanese folklore in a contemporary setting. Very unique!
6. Nora & Kettle by Lauren Nicolle Taylor
Historical fiction isn’t my typical genre, but this YA read (with a slight nod to Peter Pan) was gripping.
7. Aftermath by Clara Kensie
This story about the after-effects of a kidnapping was haunting and real and oh so good!
8. Gilt Hollow by Lorie Langdon
This little gem of a YA romantic mystery has stuck in my mind as a page-turning read.
9. Remember Yesterday by Pintip Dunn
This follow-up to YA sci-fi Forget Tomorrow was everything I hoped it would be!
10. The Lost Codex by Heather Lyons
The only adult pick on my list, this was the final installment of Lyons’ mash-up of classic retellings. All your favorite classic characters in one spot!
What books did you think deserved more love in 2016? I want to know!