Top Ten Tuesday – Hidden YA Gems

Top Ten Tuesday post is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Click the image down below if you want to find out more about this group and join!!


This is such a great topic, especially when it comes to discovering some new books that you’ve never heard of and the ones that especially deserve more attention! Here’s just a few of those hidden gems out there that deserve more love!

Also this isn’t exactly a Top Ten! I really need to read some more underrated books, so I can’t wait to see what books other people have in their lists so I can check them out!

How to Make a Wish

This is a YA contemporary with an adorable F/F romance that deals with some difficult topics such as parents abuse and neglect. I love Ashley Herring Blake’s writing and I can’t wait to read her other books.

Piecing Me Together

This book will definitely my Top 10 Best Reads List at the end of the year for sure. This is an important book about a black girl, Jade and is a slice of life story that deals with topics such as racism, police brutality, poverty, white privilege, body image, and family and friendship.

Under a Painted Sky

Another book I read earlier this year that I don’t see being mentioned. This is a YA Western and I appreciate that this book made me like Western and kind of makes me want to read more of them. At least ones like these with strong female characters of color as the leads and about the power of friendship.

Little & Lion

Is it cheating to put a book I’m still reading? I don’t care but I already know I’m giving this 5 stars. I love the writing and the story and characters are complex. I’m also listening along to the audiobook and it’s gorgeous narration. This is a coming of age story that deals with bisexuality, racism and bipolar disorder.

The Diviners

the diviners

It’s a huge stretch to even say that this is a “hidden gem”, since it does have over 50,000 Ratings on Goodreads but its a series that I think is underappreciated by a majority of book readers. This is a YA series that has just about everything in it. Mystery, suspense, horror, romance, and diverse representation all taking place in 1920s New York.

I never see fandom stuff for this series and its one that I would buy fandom stuff from like candles, bookmarks, and other Diviners themed stuff like that. I hope to see a subscription to have items from this series one day because this series deserves it!

Thanks for reading!


7 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday – Hidden YA Gems

    • Thanks for enjoying this list!!

      Yeah I’ve mentioned PMT enough times on my blog lol. I don’t think I’ll ever stop talking about it though. Such an amazing book.


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