#T5W: Hidden Gems (favourite books that need more hype)

Hello Peaches! It is Wednesday again. I skipped last week’s as I was too busy, but I am back on it now. This week’s topic is “ Hidden Gems in Your Favorite Genre ~ What are some of your favorite books in your favorite genre that don’t get a lot of hype?”

As far as I am aware, these book did not get a lot of hype:

70945691. Feed by Mira Grant. I cannot begin to say how much I loved this book when I read it last year! The story is packed with action and zombie killings. The characters are incredibly well shaped up and the plot was extremely intriguing. I was not bored for one single minute. When it wasn’t a lot of action, the plot was moving forward as the characters tried to make sense of the mystery of some strange happenings. The book was great, but I do not understand for the life of me why it does not get more hype! It’s well written and engaging, so why not?

IMG_20180119_172817_783.jpg2. The witch’s kiss series by Katharine and Elisabeth Corr. Ok, so we have witches, warlocks, curses and a main character in a quest to find out who she is in a world she does not recognise anymore. The characters, for me, had depth and I thoroughly  enjoyed following them.  So why aren’t people talking about this book?

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3. Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead. Not sure if the series had a lot of hype when it was published, but now there are not many bookworms talking about one of my favourite series. What happened here?

Screenshot_20180131-210021.png4. Anna dressed in blood (duology) by Kendare Blake. This duology is simply amazing and I am absolutely in love with it. I am surprised that it does not get as much hype as the more recent works for Kendare, because this duology was amazing! I don’e need to know more than this!! “Cas Lowood has inherited an unusual vocation: He kills the dead.” (goodreads)

PSX_20171118_101010.jpg5. Bird Box by Josh Malerman. I totally loved this book. It is creepy, eerie and suspenseful. thoroughly enjoyed reading this and I am game for following Malerman’s writing because if he continues writing like this… oh man! Have you read this? Do you get where I am coming from? This book may not be on everyone’s tastes, but it’s worth it. Also… floppy paperback!

Have you read any of these? Do you agree with me? Which books do you think need more hype?

xoxo

Jane

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Anna dressed in blood by Kendare Blake

9378297Anna dressed in blood follows the story of Cas Lowood, a young hunter who inherited from his father the ability to kill supernatural beings. His next job is Anna dressed in blood, a young girl who was brutally murdered in 1958 and became a deadly ghost. But Anna Korlov is different. Even if she is a murderous ghost, dismembering everyone who crosses her threshold, she spares Cas’s life when some high school jocks want to play a prank on him. Instead, she kills one of them.

This book is beautiful and breathtaking. Cas is a strong male character, full of charisma  and spark. I got fond of him from the beginning. He is only 17, but he is mature, confident and no-bullshit. After he moves to Thunder Bay to find Anna,his character is forced to evolve  and learn not only as a hunter, but also as a boy. Used to walk with the dead and travel with his white witch mother, he isn’t used to let people in, but in order to free Anna he has to learn how to trust. 

Anna herself is a strong, amazing character. She is a deadly, murderous supernatural being, but I can’t help liking her. The instant she materialises, I am pulled towards her, just like Cas will be. Her story is fantastic and every time she is around, things spice up. She might be a ghost, but she seems more alive than most people in that town. Anna Korlov is powerful, deadly and bittersweet. Anna dressed in blood is a goddess.

In this whole ghostly mess, Cas finds himself teamed up with Carmel, the Queen Bee of Winston Churchill High-school, and a skinny mind-reader Thomas. These two side characters have a voice of their own, which is something that I liked about the story. Carmel  is a beautiful, but very smart girl who’s not afraid to show what she’s made off and proves herself throughout the story. I really liked her as she isn’t a mean girl even if she is the most popular and powerful girl in school. Thomas is a bit more on the shy side, but it isn’t deterred by Cas’ attempts to ditch him and go solo like he usually did. I’d say he has balls of steel by going inside the house and saving Cas’ life.

The story is very well written, the language itself pulls you in and beckons to be read. I loved the style and lack of cliches. The story is fresh and gripping; I had the whole thing down in two days. I absolutely loved this book with all the twists and turns. The good news is that Kendare Blake wrote a sequel for it: Girl of Nightmares and I am looking forward to sink my teeth into that.

Kendare Blake became goes on my list of favorite authors!!! 

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You can find the Anna dressed in blood on Amazon by clicking here for 2.99 on Kindle.