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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Hidden Gems in the Young Adult Genre #TopTenTuesday

This is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week, they post a new Top Ten list that one of their bloggers will answer. Everyone is welcome to join!

Today's list is:

Hidden Gems in the Young Adult Genre

The Book of Ivy and The Revolution of Ivy
by Amy Engel
(The Book of Ivy, Books #1-2)
I read this duology this year, and I think it's highly underrated. I received the first audiobook for review back in 2014, and then I went on a blogging hiatus due to personal circumstances and never listened to it until this year. I was blown away, and I actually don't recall seeing any hype about this series on any other blog. I loved it, and I recommend it if you enjoy dystopia.

by Brendan Reichs
(Project Nemesis, Book #1)
This is a great fast-paced thriller, with a unique sci-fi premise. Imagine getting killed on every even-year birthday?!

by Cheryl Rainfield
This book broke my heart. It deals with sexual abuse and incest, and the teenage victim deals with it by cutting. That's the author's arm on the cover, so she knows of what she writes. **Caution: Because of the subject matter, I would say this is for the upper-end of the YA range.

Dearly, Departed
by Lia Habel
(Gone with the Respiration, Book #1)
Steampunk really isn't my thing, but throw in some zombies and - oh, yeah! This book was a pleasant surprise.

by Kassy Tayler
(Ashes Trilogy, Book #1)
I loved this YA dystopia/steampunk! The world-building is phenomenal, and this reminds me that I need to get back to this series and finish it!

by Denise Jaden
This YA novel deals with heavy themes, like peer pressure, eating disorders, abuse and sexual relationships. I wasn't expect the graphic detail, so this is a caution for YA at the upper-end of the range. The book is an emotional rollercoaster, and you'll be put through the wringer and shed a few tears.

So, what hidden gems do you recommend? Please let me know in the comments, or leave me a link to your blog post if you are also participating in the meme!


  1. I have The Book of Ivy on my shelf, can't wait to read it!
    My TTT:

  2. Scars sounds like it was a very intense read. Thanks for the recommendation.

    Here is our TTT


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