Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday: 1/17/2017

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, asks me to let you know of all the hidden gems I read and reviewed in 2016. Now, these weren’t all published in 2016, but I did read them that year so it counts for me!

Wishes and Sorrows, by Cindy Lynn Speer


  1. Wishes and Sorrows by Cindy Lynn Speer  is a great anthology of short stories that read like fairytales – full of both happy and sad endings

The Queen's Poisoner by Jeff Wheeler


2. The Queen’s Poisoner by Jeff Wheeler is SUCH an amazing fantasy novel, I included it in my top 5 list for 2016. Just love it!

Much of Madness by SE Summa
3. Much of Madness by SE Summa was such a great refreshing paranormal read, I really wish she’d come out with a sequel already!


The Seer by Grant Palmquist


4. The Seer by Grant Palmquist, a super chilling horror story that also appeals to your nostalgia (if you’re old enough to remember the late 80s/early 90s)

The Gentleman by Forrest Leo


5. The Gentleman by Forrest Leo; yaaaas such a funny, absurd, and quirky read. I really want more people to pick this up and read it!

White Rabbit Society Brendan Detzner


6. White Rabbit Society by Brendan Detzner is a unique paranormal novel that has such an intricate and complex plot, I wanted more. Please, book 2 now?

The Telling by Alexandra Sirowy


7. The Telling by Alexandra Sirowy had everything I never knew I needed! Intrigue, murder, mystery, and love.


The Glass Republic by Tom Pollock

8. The Glass Republic by Tom Pollock; a great sequel in the Skyscraper Throne series. Better than the first. Like a junior Neverwhere.

And the Trees Crept In by Dawn Kurtagich
9. And the Trees Crept In by Dawn Kurtagich. Now, I don’t know if this is a hidden gem or not but I loved it and didn’t see much hype around it. Def great creepy story!

Chemistry by CL Lynch

10. Chemistry by CL Lynch I NEED EVERYONE TO PICK THIS UP! So much fun, an amazingly written parody but even a great book that stands on its own as well. A++


Have you guys read any of these? What were your hidden finds? Let me know below!

About Lulu

Thirty-something year old educator based in New York, Lulu loves books, blogging, gaming, and the three cats with whom she shares her life. Book reviews specialize in all kinds of fantasy, some YA, some romance, and some contemporary, especially in the gothic genre.