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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The Blood Spell (Ravenspire #4) by C. J. Redwine

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Overall: 4.5/5 Stars
Characters: 4/5
Setting: 5/5
Writing: 5/5
Plot and Themes: 4/5
Awesomeness Factor: 4.5/5
Review in a Nutshell: The Blood Spell is a fun, adorable Cinderella retelling with lots of heart, although it isn’t my favorite C. J. Redwine book.

“Grief was easier to bear when it was shared with those left behind.”

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Laia Recommends: The Shadow Queen by C. J. Redwine

The Shadow Queen is an amazing, breathtaking retelling of the classic tale of Snow White. It follows Lorelai, the crown princess and a fugitive in her own kingdom, who is determined to use her magic to put an end to the evil queen.  Meanwhile, Prince Kol of the neighboring kingdom has no choice but to make a  deal with the wicked queen, and serve as her huntsman and bring her Lorelai’s heart. Also, there are dragon people. I just had to mention that.

Make sure to check out the full Goodreads summary (link below), as well as my review here!

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Review: The Shadow Queen by C. J. Redwine

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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: The Shadow Queen is a great book (and part of a great series) to go into if you like fantasy and fairytale retellings. It’s dark and gritty but has romance and humor to keep it from being too twisted. Also, it reads as a standalone, so if you want to commit to an entire series, you don’t need to!

“You don’t go into battle because you’re sure of victory. You go into battle because it’s the right thing to do.”

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