Hellooo lovelies! Happy Saturday! Did you guys have a nice week? Mine was…interesting. Some stuff at work left me with a lot of questions and confusion, but one thing I’m always sure about is books. I’m going to pre-apologize for how discombobulated this post may sound, I think I’m coming down with the final head cold of the season and I’m currently fighting sleep as hard as I can (and kind of losing).
Now I bet we all have a list of books that we know are fantastic, but we never hear anyone else talking about them. I know there are a bunch of backlist/older books that I thought were AMAZING, but I never heard anyone talking about. I know I have quite a few so I may talk about more in the future! Right now I want to talk about two specific books I feel are underrated.
The first is The Falconer by Elizabeth May. It was an e-book I bought on a whim and accidentally upgraded to an audible book. I was PISSED, that was like $13 bucks I could’ve put towards another book I thought I’d enjoy more… but then I listened to it. I literally spent a whole day at my old job just listening to this audiobook and I realized I LOVED the story.
One girl’s nightmare is this girl’s faery tale
She’s a stunner.
Edinburgh, 1844. Eighteen-year-old Lady Aileana Kameron, the only daughter of the Marquess of Douglas, has everything a girl could dream of: brains, charm, wealth, a title—and drop-dead beauty.
She’s a liar.
But Aileana only looks the part of an aristocratic young lady. she’s leading a double life: She has a rare ability to sense the sìthíchean—the faery race obsessed with slaughtering humans—and, with the aid of a mysterious mentor, has spent the year since her mother died learning how to kill them.
She’s a murderer.
Now Aileana is dedicated to slaying the fae before they take innocent lives. With her knack for inventing ingenious tools and weapons—from flying machines to detonators to lightning pistols—ruthless Aileana has one goal: Destroy the faery who destroyed her mother.
She’s a Falconer.
The last in a line of female warriors born with a gift for hunting and killing the fae, Aileana is the sole hope of preventing a powerful faery population from massacring all of humanity. Suddenly, her quest is a lot more complicated. She still longs to avenge her mother’s murder—but she’ll have to save the world first.
SO MUCH ANGST I DIDNT KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH MYSELF? Triple check.
I definitely recommend giving it a try and if it doesn’t sound like your thing as far as reading goes, try it as an audiobook because the narrator is fantastic! She really knows how to raise the tension in a scene and create real ANGST/emotion between characters.
The second book? Free to Fall by Lauren Miller. I actually did a full review for this beauty over on my goodreads if you want to check it out. This one was another “on a whim” buy for me that I ended up really enjoying (Can you guys see a pattern?). It had just the right about of Sci-fi and conspiracy theories. Basically this follows a girl who follows the recommendation of this program/device called Lux. It’s an app that essentially makes all the choices you need to ensure the individuals happiness. Now, our main character, Rory, gets accepted to this big, elite school and things stat to “feel wrong.” She meets this boy named North who doesn’t live by Lux’s recommendation/use Lux at all and she begins to basically follow her inner voice/instinct. And it goes on from there.
QUESTION: What books did you guys LOVE but no one talks about? Recommend me some! I’m always looking for some underrated books to read.