Highly recommended…


Every Tuesday over at the  The Broke and Bookish we all get to look at a particular topic for discussion and use various (or more to the point ten) examples to demonstrate that particular topic.  The topic this week is:

Top Ten Books We Enjoyed That Have Under 2000 Ratings On Goodreads (which is a great way to discuss those books that you loved that deserve some more attention).

  1. The Girl with Ghost Eyes by M H Boroson – this really was unexpectedly great!  If you enjoy fantasy, myth, folklore, incredible monsters, spirits, excitement and kung fu then this could be the book for you.thegirlwithghosteyes
  2. Age of Iron by Angus Watson – if you enjoy a good romping adventure, a tale of revenge, a tale of comradeship and you can stomach the more grisly side (which has been tempered by a slightly humourous take not to mention some very inventive cursing) then add to this a sprinkling of magic, some good old arena style games and an old fashioned tale involving difficult situations and heroic solutions – then give this book a try.ageofiron
  3. The Troupe by Robert Jackson Bennett – I love this book and I think everybody should read it.  Highly recommended.  Creepy gothicness (it’s a word!)TheTroupe
  4. Miserere by Theresa Frohock –  I loved it and was torn between racing to the end to find out what was going to happen next and wanting to savour each word.  I love a book that just takes my attention from the first chapter and holds it throughout and, more than that, when the last page is complete makes me want to go back and start again from the first page.miserere
  5. The St Croix Chronicles by Karina Cooper – sexy steampunk set in Victorian Englandtarnished
  6. The Rebel Angel series by Gillian Philip – Seth is an excellent character – he’s cocky and cheeky, angry, brave – and lets face it – very easy on the brain!Firebrand
  7. The Anvil of the World by Kage Baker – Kage Baker has brought to us a fantasy world filled with demons, gods, and different species.  A whole world filled with Children of the Sun and other species.  But, more than that, she’s brought us a romp of a novel.  This book is fantasy and fun combined and I loved it.  It’s like everything I love in my fantasy novels brought into a new world and looked at in a different way.  Really, I totally recommend this book without hesitation. The anvil
  8. Witch Light by Susan Fletcher – Witch Light is the story of Corrag who has been named ‘witch’ and condemned to die by fire.  As she spends her last few days in prison she agrees to tell her story to a visitor who is particularly interested in events that took place at Glencoe.  I must say that at the start of the book I thought I wasn’t going to enjoy this read but after the first few chapters I was totally taken with Corrag – in fact I was bewitched.WitchLight
  9. The Split Worlds series by Emma Newman – a very interesting concept which involves a combination of a fae world, a world of mundanes and a world that is neither one or the other known as the Nether.between
  10. The Copper Cat series by Jen Williams – What an incredibly enjoyable read. Well written, gory in parts but with a very healthy injection of humour. Does it bring anything new to fantasy – not really. But, in spite of that it’s one damned enjoyable read and anyway it has DRAGONS – or, more to the point A DRAGON – or, okay, a God who is in the form of A DRAGON! Just go read it!Thecopper promise


Top Ten Books We Enjoyed That Have Under 2000 Ratings On Goodreads

26 Responses to “Highly recommended…”

  1. Jamie Wu

    Miserere sounds like a good read. I have Copper Promise on my TBR, haven’t got to it yet. But Dragon God? Sounds like I need to bump it up the list.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yes, Copper Promise, you need to bump it up the list – it’s so good!
      Lynn 😀

  2. Jolien @ The Fictional Reader

    Your list made me add so many books to my to-read list! I’ve loved City of Stairs by Robert Jackson Bennett but I had no idea he had a book called The Troupe! I have to check it out. Age of Iron, The Copper Promise and Miserere all seem intriguing too.

    Thanks for making this amazing list! 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      The Troupe is so good and so unusual. Completely different in feel that City of Stairs and with decidedly creepy moments. Age of Iron is just brilliant and such good fun with a kick ass ending. The entire series by Jen Williams is excellent and Miserere – I really do like T Frohock.
      Lynn 😀

  3. AccountKiller

    Never heard of any of these hehe. I don’t have enough underrated books read to make my own list so I did my own topic hahah. Happy reading! http://www.curious-daisy.com/uncategorized/ten-books-you-should-read-asap-book-recommendations/

  4. Mariela

    Dude! I want a lot of the books from your list!
    My TTT.

  5. jessicabookworm

    I love the sound of The Girl with Ghost Eyes by M H Boroson 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      Its a brilliant read – totally didn’t expect to love it as much as I did.
      Lynn 😀

  6. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    Emma Newman’s is a name I keep seeing mentioned lately and it makes me quite curious, while your description of “Miserere” makes me want to go and buy the book – now! 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      I think Theresa Frohock is great and I really enjoyed Miserere – unfortunately this was one of the Strange Chemistry (which closed up shop unfortunately) books so I’m not sure what will happen to any further instalments from this world.
      Lynn 😀

  7. Carmen

    Loved your abbreviated takes on the books. You make it sound like I should read those and I’m not even that much of a fantasy fan. 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      Haha – my work here is complete *dusts off hands*
      Lynn 😀

  8. Caitlin Stern

    I enjoyed the Girl with Ghost Eyes. Have you read the short story that follows it? Also pretty nifty.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Noooooo – what is the short story of which you speak …goes away to look! Yes!!! Thank you 😀 😀

  9. sjhigbee

    I’ll echo your recommendation of Emma Newman’s Split World series – and also add her fabulous Planetfall which is one of my favourite reads so far this year. The Copper Promise is also another gem of a book:)). But – you mentioned a Kage Baker book I haven’t read! Which I MUST track down. I LOVE her writing:)) Have you read her series The Company? Brilliant concept, with some stunning writing. Thank you for sharing this awesome list:)

  10. Got My Book

    A very interesting list and I love dragons.

    Check out My TTT (guest hosted by lilybloombooks)

    • @lynnsbooks

      If you love dragons you must read Copper Promise – it’s so good.
      Lynn 😀

  11. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    Yes, so many of these books deserve more attention! Can’t agree more with Miserere…and one day I will have to read The Troupe – it’s been on my TBR for years!

    • @lynnsbooks

      It’s a really good book – definitely got me into Bennett.
      Lynn 😀

  12. mervih

    I also loved Miserere! The Troupe and the Girl with the Ghost Eyes sound very interesting. Well alright, all of these sound very interesting. 🙂

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