My Top 5 Favourite Under-appreciated YA Books | Blogmas Day 1

While thinking about what topics to do for Blogmas, I realized that there are several YA books that I really love, but which seem to be either unpopular among bloggers/booktubers or simply have lower than I would have expected ratings on GoodReads. So, I decided to make a list of those!

Let me know if you have read any of these! ūüėÄ

Anything Could Happen

Anything Could Happen by Will Walton
Genre: contemporary, romance, LGBT+
Tagline: When you’re in love with the wrong person for the right reasons, anything could happen.
My review: Perhaps, some readers might consider this book a bit cliched. But for me, it was sweet and realistic,¬†and the plot was very well executed. If you liked “Simon vs Homo Sapiens Agenda”, you will enjoy “Anything Could Happen”. However, this book has more real-life problems in it, which I really appreciated.
My rating: 4 stars
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Hero

Hero by Perry Moore
Genre: drama, superhero, LGBT+
Tagline:¬†To survive, Thom will face challenges he never imagined. To find happiness, he’ll have to come to terms with his father’s past and discover the kind of hero he really wants to be.
My review: This book broke my heart a bit. Mostly because of Thom’s father. The plot switches between contemporary drama and superhero action, which can¬†seem a bit¬†jumbled, but it is well-written overall. Sadly, this was the only book by Perry Moore. Since it was published in 2007, I feel as if few people know of it.
My rating: 4 stars
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The Abyss Surrounds Us

The Abyss Surrounds Us by Emily Skrutskie
Genre: dystopian, sci-fi, pirates, LGBT+
Tagline: Cas has fought pirates her entire life. But can she survive living among them?
My review: This book has amazing sea monsters that are reminiscent of those in Pacific Rim. Plus, pirates. Plus, badass girls. Definitely, a must read! I had some issues with the writing at times, but it is a solid book for a debut. It is book one in duology, but I am yet to read the sequel.
My rating: 4 stars

 

 

Made of Stars

Made of Stars by Kelley York
Genre: contemporary, suspense/thriller, LGBT+
Tagline: Even the stars are lies
My review: I loved this book! I read it almost in one sitting, and I couldn’t put it down. Told from the three perspectives of three characters, don’t let it full you that it is going to be a fluffy contemporary romance. It is not. It is realistic, thrilling and the ending broke my heart. (How could you, Kelley, how could you?!) I have been wanting to re-read it for a while, but I am terrified to.
My rating: 5 stars

 

 

27 Hours

27 Hours (The Nightside Saga #1) by Tristina Wright
Genre: dystopian, sci-fi, LGBT+
Tagline: Hour zero means war.
My review: I have read and reviewed this book on my blog (LINK), and it is a new release. However, I am adding it here as it has not enough (in my opinion) positive reviews for such an amazing book. It is definitely one of my favourites of 2017.
Read it and have Beatles’ “Hey Jude” forever stuck in your head.
My rating: 5 stars
Here are all of my under-appreciated (in my opinion) YA books, and hey! All of them have queer characters!¬†ūüėÄ

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