Hi everyone! It’s time for this month’s recommendations! For this month, I figured I’d go with more books that I think are really underrated! Let’s get started!
The first book I have to recommend is Struck By Lightning by Chris Colfer. This book follows a high school senior who, to create a literary magazine for his application to a journalism college, blackmails the most popular students in his school into contributing writing. This has to be one of the funniest books I have ever read, and it has a really interesting premise! (And the movie version is really good too!)
Second we have The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson. There’s not a lot I can say about this book without giving anything away, but just know that it follows an American girl who happens to start her first year in a London boarding school at the same time that a series of murders occur mirroring the events of the Jack the Ripper murders, and that it is way better than i’m making it sound. The story is a great murder mystery with a supernatural element, and a really solid start to a series!
The next underrated book I have to recommend this month is Trick by Natalia Jastor. This book, which follows a mysterious court jester and a princess determined to uncover his secrets, has to be one of the most adorable romance stories I have ever read! Add the fact that it has a great amount of representation and well-developed characters and you have an amazing light read!
Next up we have: The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner. This book stabbed me directly in the heart, but it’s also one of the most well written things I have read in a long time. The story follows three teenagers: one the son of a disgraced snake-handling minister who must deal with the effects of his father’s reputation, one who is obsessed with a fantasy book series, and one who is an internet-famous fashion blogger through their senior year in a small town, and you will honestly feel so much for all three of them. If you’re looking for a book that will give you a major emotional response and a great story, this is definitely one I’d recommend.
Finally we have the first book from one of my favorite series back in high school: Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins. This story follows, the main character, a witch named Sophie after she is sent to a reform school for witches, fairies, and shapeshifters, and it has to be one of my favorite series from back when I was in high school. It’s a fantasy series with a very contemporary novel-ish tone, and overall a fun series with great characters!
Well that’s about it for this month! See you next time and thanks for reading!