Top 5 Wednesday -Favorite Underrated Books

It’s Wednesday!! So that means it’s time for Top 5 Wednesday and this week’s theme is Favorite Underrated Books: Give some love to those books that aren’t as widely talked about. Those hidden gems. Those books that maybe used to be popular but people have forgotten about and they still deserve some love.

I’m going to be completely honest and say that I usually choose the books i’m going to buy/read by their popularity and/or opinion of the bookstagramers I follow, though I will occasionally check out reviews. So, most of the books I own – or most of my favorites – are not underrated at all. Although I do have one that I feel is really underrated – and that is The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson.

I enjoyed this book very much and I read it pretty quickly (possibly because I was on holiday at the beach and there was not much else to do). It’s more interesting than the synopsis lets on. A great part of this book revolves around Eliza growing more confident in herself as a person and in her body (there’s the issue of body image in this book – Eliza isn’t the typically thin princess and it’s a huge issue for her). Oddly enough I didn’t actively seek to read the next book in this series but now that I’m thinking about it, it makes me want to read it. 

My Rating for The Girl of Fire and Thorns: 4 / 5 stars


Once a century, one person is chosen for greatness.
Elisa is the chosen one.

But she is also the younger of two princesses, the one who has never done anything remarkable. She can’t see how she ever will.

Now, on her sixteenth birthday, she has become the secret wife of a handsome and worldly king—a king whose country is in turmoil. A king who needs the chosen one, not a failure of a princess.

And he’s not the only one who seeks her. Savage enemies seething with dark magic are hunting her. A daring, determined revolutionary thinks she could be his people’s savior. And he looks at her in a way that no man has ever looked at her before. Soon it is not just her life, but her very heart that is at stake.

Elisa could be everything to those who need her most. If the prophecy is fulfilled. If she finds the power deep within herself. If she doesn’t die young.

Most of the chosen do.