Top 5 Wednesday was created by Lainey @GingerReadsLainey on Youtube and is now hosted by Sam @ThoughtsOnTomes
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There’s a new topic every Wednesday, and you then list your Top 5 books related to the particular topic.
today’s topic is: Hidden Gems in the Fantasy Genre
I love the idea behind this topic, it’s fun to think of hidden gems and fantasy is my favourite genre. I love to talk about my favourite books, especially when they fly under the radar. Here are some books that I feel deserve way more love (I’m going to cheat a bit and include full series because I just can’t narrow it down). FYI, it has been ages since my last T5W (I’m sorry!)
1. Doctrine of Labyrinths by Sarah Monette
Never one to pass up the chance to sing this series’ praises I can honestly not say enough good things. Seriously, read this series. It’s amazing.
2. Lord of the White Hell by Ginn Hale
This is a very recent read (like, two days ago haha) but I was so impressed with it! I thoroughly recommend it to anyone who enjoys a rich, detailed fantasy world with a dash of romance added to the mix!
3. Tamír Triad by Lynn Flewelling
The Nightrunners series by this author has definitely found itself a niche and this series (written after the first trilogy but chronologically earlier) is just as impressive but sadly not as popular.
4. Hythrun Chronicles: Demon Child by Jennifer Fallon
I love this series so darn much! Although I have enjoyed every series by Jennifer Fallon but this is definitely the one closest to my heart. I really wish it was more well-known.
5. Princess duology by Dawn Cook
Better known for her The Hollows series (written as Kim Harrison) but this two-part series written under pseudonym Dawn Cook is an absolute delight!
This GIF has absolutely nothing to do with the topic but eh, don’t care!
Those princess models are a little creepy bc they look identical to each other! Like not even a diff pose!
Totally second the Lord of the White Hell duology. I love the world building and it was my introduction to Hale’s writing. Of the rest…I’d at least heard of a couple of them. Definitely going to go check them out, now though.