I’m gonna give this theme another title: Quiet books. As in, books that seem to go under the radar or books I don’t see discuss a lot on Twitter or see pictures a lot of on bookstagram. (Or maybe I’m just behind the times?? Or read the book “too late”?? Idk!)
I think I jumped on the bandwagon a little late when it came to this series. I’ve read later works by both authors but none of their earlier stuff. This is a great sci-fi series and each book gets better as the series progresses. The covers are seriously to die for as well! I’m eager to see what Kaufman and Spooner will give us in their next book together, The Other Side of the Sky.
The Glass Alliance series is a light fantasy world on the brink of its version of World War I or World War II. Storm from the East is like a right punch in the gut that both answered questions but also caused me to ask more. I’m intrigued to see how the author will end the series, especially when I feel like our main characters, Ali and Athan, are on a crash course. Also… It may be untrue that I don’t talk about these books enough… I most likely do, but I feel like it’s one of those quiet YA books.
It’s been such a long time since I’ve seen Mafi’s YA contemporary…anywhere. She writes wonderful, hard-hitting contemporary, but I think A Very Large Expanse of Sea gets lost and overshadowed by her super popular series, Shatter Me. But the thing is… I want more contemporary from Mafi, so I’m eager to see what she will write now that the final book in the Shatter Me series released last month.
Han’s You’d Be Mine was such a powerful homage to music and losing your childhood innocence in your teenage years because you had to grow up too quick.
Noteworthy is a book I checked out from the library and instantly fell in love with it about an East Asian-American teenage girl who attends an elite boarding school. She disguises herself as a boy to try out for an all-male a capella group. Of course feelings ensue, so yeah… Just read it.
Need more diverse sci-fi by AoCs? Look no further! Seriously. Better yet, these both have sequels!
This was a really fun post, revisiting books I love so much but don’t hear a lot about or mention very much. I feel like the publishing world moves so fast that it can often be tiresome to keep up, and then I end up feeling bad for getting behind or missing books completely.
Tell me some books you love but rarely talk about! Leave your own T10T in the comments below. 🙂