Micro Brew | Favourites
Micro Brew is hosted by Allie @ Hexen Librarian and its a fun way to promote something you love. On the 1st of each month she’ll give us 2 lots of prompts/questions for the 2 post that month.
Best thing is you can take part when you’re ready! So your answers can go live on the designated days or later on when it suits you best.
To take part all you have to do is tag Allie so she can see your responses, visit Melanie (part of the prompt creation) on twitter, include the header and an explanation, and complete the themed prompt.
February 18: Talk about your favorite underrated or lesser known book. A book you never see anyone talk about or you think has fallen to the wind. One that you just keep recommending and no one ever follows through reading.
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So the last prompt turned out to also answer this one becase everyone seemed to comment that they weren’t aware of the Wicked Lovely series. I know a few have even set out with the intention to read it too so I am feeling the pressure today to provide some more books y’all can seek out!
I decided rather than just picking out some recent reads I think are underrated that I would also vidit my Goodreads Read Shelf and organise it to show the books with the lowesta,ount of ratings first. I have so many with less than 100 so here is a small handful of them that I rated highly and think y’all need to pick up ASAP.
[related post: How To Organise Your Goodreads Shelves]
me: I wont just list my recent reads
also me: heres 2 of my recent reads
But its true okay, and maybe that does have something to do with the fact that neither of these books are released yet but I don’t care! I’m including them so you can be ready to buy them on release date ok?!
Aries 181 currently has 7 ratings and is releasing 26th March this year. No pre-order links available yet but when there are thats when my full review will exist. For now all you need to know is that if you like (queer) women who kick butt with science and are ready for your next Harley/Joker couple to read about then this is the story for you!
The Migration currently has 13 ratings and is releasing 5th March, you can pre-order here. This is perfect for those of you who like your horror a little more science based and definitely for fans of The Girl with all the Gifts! Usually I don’t find Adult books to be speedy reads but I really did devour this one. Again, full review to be posted soon~
Stake Sauce | Silver and Bone | The Dark World | Bubblegum | Fragments
Now time for a few I found thanks to sorting through my Goodreads shleves. I notice a slight theme here, the first three are all vampire books. Read more great vampire books kids!
Stake Sauce has 84 ratings and is a LGBT vampire story that deals amazingly with grief. Big fan!
Silver and Bone has 38 ratings and is a great urban fantasy + mystery read. Follow vampire detective Jennifer Jones as she uncovers who is framing her for murder and why.
The Dark World has 35 ratings and is the perfect dark fantasy / horror for you to pick up if you’re in need for a longer series to whisk you away with vampires, werewolves, dragons, and much more.
Now for a little change of pace. Bubblegum (33 ratings) is a fast paced + action packed dystopian. Follow Tiana who gives 0 fucks and is gonna murder the bad guys to help save her oddly formed family.
Lastly is Fragments (25 ratings) which I haven’t reviewed yet but now Audra’s printing issue has been solved I really should. This is a beautiful collection of sketches by artist Audra Auclair, I really love it and I’m pretty excited to flick back through and see what pages I tabbed as my faves last time.
In 2018 Tracy Banghart released Grace & Fury which I know many of you loved but honestly my love for Tracy’s work started back in 2013 with her self published duology By Blood (101 ratings) and Moon Child (66 ratings)! These can be read in any order and are YA Fantasy books.
I had a great time with both of these and found them to be very fun exploration of some fantasy elements! I don’t doubt her writing has improved over the years but these will always remain a soft spot in my heart. Click their bolded titles for my full reviews + purchase links.
As with all of these post I plan to not tag anyone specifically as I’d love for as many of you to take part as possible. These posts are perfect for days when you’re having trouble with inspiration and a great way to find out more about other bloggers .
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27 thoughts on “Micro Brew | Favourites (5)”
What an interesting selection of books! Bubblegum sounds adorable and vicious!
It was like watching an action movie!! So good :) also lgbt rep 💜
Ooh, there’s always room on my TBR for more vampire books!
You’ve convinced me so easily to put The Dark World onto my TBR and Aries 181, because that sounds so amazing I squealed like a fangirl when I read the blurb
I have read… None of these haha.
By Blood and Moonchild sound interesting.
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I love the sound of Aries 181 and The Migration! I’ve added them both to my Goodreads TBR :)
Thanks for the recs!
ah, I do remember Bubblegum as a read-along in books and tea; though Ithink it was back when I couldn’t read in english.. possibly? 🤔
Perfect idea indeed! For an underrated read, I highly recommend Secondhand Origin Stories! SO AMAZING!
*goes to add it to my tbr* i see a theme here
Excellent post! I have a copy of Bubblegum somewhere, I need to give it a read!
Yay please do :)
Wicked Lovely series is amazing I read it when I was younger! It was my first fae series.
Great post! I haven’t heard of Bubblegum before but I’m very intrigued.
I was offered Bubblegum once and I wrote back to the author but I never got a reply ever since.. hahaha. Lovely post!
That rly surprises me bc we talked a fair bit, tho she did reach out via twitter for me so the chances of my reply getting lost were smol. I ended up buying signed copies from her too bc i enjoyed it so much 😱
Ooh more vampire books to check out! I’ve been rereading some of my old faves recently :)
Thanks for the recommendations! Lots of books that sound good but I haven’t come across before. I’m definitely ready for some more vampire books as it has been a while. This is a really nice tag I will keep it in mind for next months prompt :)
Tracy Banghart! I’m still lowkey pissed I didn’t have the guts to say Hi I liked your book Rebel Wing and can’t wait for Grace and Fury. 😂😂😂 I have By Blood in my kindle though! One day I will read them. 👀
Some of these covers are STUNNING 😍
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Bubblegum is on my tbr 😊
I so love learning about lesser-known books! Thank you so much for this post. I will have to check some of these out.
I love me some vampire stories, so keep posting about them! Silver and Bone caught my attention and I am going to finding this to read ^_^
yes please do!! :)
Ohh, I always appreciate discovering some underrated books – I had no idea that Tracy Banghart self-published two books before Grace & Fury, I’d be curious to check these out! :) thank you for sharing! :D
Well she also has a trilogy too!! A scifi one :)
Ooooohhh, well I have some books to look up, haha, thank youu!!