Top 5 Wednesday: Hidden Gems in Your Favorite Genre
January 31, 2018
What is Top 5 Wednesday?
Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly book meme hosted by Sam of Thoughts on Tomes on YouTube. Here is the link for the Goodreads group where you can find the list of topics and such.
This weeks topic is: Hidden Gems in Your Favorite Genre
My favourite genre is definitely YA Fantasy.
2. The Sin Eater’s Daughter by Melinda Salisbury
More people need to read this series. It's absolutely incredible. With every book the world expands tenfold, the characters develop and the plot has you sat thinking what on earth just happened. The Sin Eater's Daughter is full of complex characters, political intrigue and the most incredible lore. I plead with you. Pick this up.
I feel like this series is starting to get the hype it deserves. I've seen a few people mentioning that they're looking forward to the third instalment but it still needs more. I have never read a novel with this kind of premise, it's completely one on it's own. The characters are so intriguing and you want to look after all of them. With each novel the plot has thickened and the writing has improved, which I hadn't thought possible. I can't wait to see what Hero at the Fall brings.
I haven't heard anything about this book. I picked it up because I adored (and still do) The Morganville Vampires series by Rachel Caine and decided to read as much of her work as possible. Hence, why I decided to give this a go. And I adored it. I often find that the novels with the most out there plots are the ones that get the least publicity. In this world printed books are banned. Everyone has a kind of e-reader that they can access any book they desire, but they've all been doctored to tell a specific narrative the government wants to promote. There are therefore book smugglers, which are the backbone of the blackmarket. Entire families that pass this down and they're treated almost mafia-esque. It's honestly fantastic.
Like Ink and Bone I have never heard anyone talk about this series and I can't fathom why. It's absolutely incredible. Witches likes you've never seen before. In this world witches are known as crucibles an have the ability to change matter. The catch is they have to absorb it either by eating or another way. It's again such a unique premise and I really love how the traditional witch is twisted in this series.
This novel had me on the edge of me seat and struggling for breath. It's so fast paced with so many twists and turns. In this novel the Kingdom of Winter had been conquered and its citizens enslaved. Their only hope is the eight remaining refugees. One of whom is Meira, a girl orphaned during Winter's defeat and the best friend she's hopelessly in love with. Who happens to be the future King of Winter. This is YA fantasy done to perfection.