Underrated YA Fantasy Books Everyone Needs To Read (Recommendation Nation)

This all began on tumblr. I was looking for some posts about a specific book series, only to realize that no one else seems to be talking about it. So, I decided that if that fandom doesn’t exist, I will create it myself.

Thats when this slideshow was born. I posted it to tumblr, and just prayed that people would see how great these books are and join the fandom with me.

I’ve included the slideshow down below, but I’ll go into more detail after on why these books were chosen, as well as mention a few other books that deserve more hype.

Read more for even more book recommendations, plus a transcript of the slideshow!

[ Related: The Queen’s Assassin (The Queen’s Secret #1) by Melissa de la Cruz – My Expectations Were Way Too High (ARC Review) ]

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Writing Reviews: My Rating System (caitsbooks.com)

Writing Reviews – My Rating System

The longer I’ve been writing book reviews, the more confused I get with my own rating system.

Rating are hard. I really struggle with them. Since I use Goodreads a lot (shameless plug- add me as a friend), I wanted to keep things consistent and rate every book out of 5 stars. However, with so many people rating books from 1-5 stars, everyone now has their own meaning behind what a 5 star/3 star/1 star book is. Even my own meaning has changed.

So, for the sake of clarification, I want to explain what my ratings mean, and give some examples for each!

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Review: Umbertouched (Rosemarked #2) by Livia Blackburne

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Overall: 5/5 Stars
Characters: 5/5
Setting: 5/5
Writing:
5/5
Plot and Themes: 5/5
Awesomeness Factor: 5/5
Review In A Nutshell: Umbertouched is the perfect sequel and a fantastic conclusion to a breathtaking series.

“‘Our hearts are not so easily changed, nor what runs through our veins.’”

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Review: Rosemarked by Livia Blackburne

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Overall: 4/5 Stars
Characters: 5/5
Setting: 5/5
Writing:
4/5
Plot and Themes: 3/5
Awesomeness Factor: 4/5
Review In A Nutshell: Rosemarked is a fantastic YA fantasy for someone looking for political intrigue, a complex and fascinating world, and amazing characters.

“And I can’t help but think how easy it is for a thing of this world to be destroyed, and how quickly something beautiful can disappear.”

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