Top 5 Wednesday: Hidden Gems

Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly book meme that was created and moderated by Lainey but is now hosted by Sam (not me). If you want to find out more about this group/feature or if you wanna join in on all this fun, you can visit the Goodreads group here!

I just found this group and joined! I’m excited to start getting into these weekly book memes again!

Since this week is a freebie, I’m going to do… Top 5 Hidden Gems in YA:

1.  Splintered series by A.G. Howard

Splintered (Splintered, #1)

This series doesn’t get much love. It really should. It’s an Alice in Wonderland retelling. It’s a bit out there but so worth it. The author has an incredible way of storytelling.

2. The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton

The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender

This is a great book. It’s a hauntingly beautiful story about a family and the hardships of love.

3. Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu


I’m not sure why I’m not seeing this everywhere. It’s a great book about girl power. Especially, in the Time’s Up movement.

4. Princess of Thorns by Stacey Jay

Princess of Thorns

This book surprised me and it was better than I expected. It’s about Aurora, the daughter of Sleeping Beauty.

5. Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier

Ruby Red (Precious Stone Trilogy, #1)

I really loved this series. It’s about time travel, which is a bit different than the normal fantasy book. It’s not really one that I’ve seen around much. It’s a shame because I rather enjoy it.


Any hidden gems that you love? Doesn’t have to be YA! I’d love to know.

6 thoughts on “Top 5 Wednesday: Hidden Gems

    • Yes!!! I know! I love them so much and wonder why others don’t! Maybe I’ll start featuring them on my Instagram more. It’s hard, so many good books and not enough time!


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