Top Ten Tuesday: Top Eight Underrated Books in the YA Fiction Genre

Top Ten Tuesday is a lovely original feature/weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

I bet everyone is doing YA Fiction, but I couldn’t think of anything else. After all, this blog mainly deals with YA so why stray too far from home? Hansel and Gretel strayed too far from home and look at the horrors that they experienced. No, thank you. I’d like to avoid creepy old grandmas with houses made of candy thankyouverymuch.

I’ll be talking about some YA novels that I absolutely love. I believe these need more coverage and exposure! Feeling depressed because you don’t know which book you’re going to read next? Have no fear! Take one of these novel suggestions (pun intended hahah) from your local library. Or, rather, don’t take it because that might imply stealing. And stealing, as you should know, is illegal and may get you thrown in the slammer. No, you should definitely check one out — or all of them, if you’re feeling quite ambitious — from your local library.

NOTE: All book covers are linked to their respective Goodreads’ pages so be sure to check them out! 🙂

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Review: Cutlass by Ashley Nixon

cutla2ssNotorious pirate Barren Reed has one thing on his mind: Revenge against the man who killed his father. So kidnapping his enemy’s fiancĂ© seems a perfect plan…until he actually does it.

Larkin Lee is more than a pretty face and fiancé to a powerful man. Her fierce personality is enough to make any pirate want to push her overboard.

But when the King of the Orient comes to Barren with a task—to find the Bloodstone, a powerful gem thought only to exist in legend, Barren sees another opportunity to destroy his enemy. Together, Barren, Larkin and a crew of pirates set off to find the stone, only to discover it caused the death of Barren’s own mother and Larkin’s, too. As his strongest allies turn into his greatest enemies, and the life of the girl he kidnapped becomes more important than he ever dreamed, Barren’s quest for revenge becomes a fight to save the Orient.

PUBLISHER: StarSeed Press

PAGES: 439

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I first heard of this book from YA Reads Book Tours when I signed up for the book blitz for this book. I don’t sign up for book blitzes unless I’d totally buy the book for myself. After discovering that the book was only $2.99 on Amazon for Kindle, I may or may not have given into my more impulsive book-buying side. Meaning: I spent that $2.99 before you could say the title of this book. Continue reading

Book Blitz: Cutlass by Ashley Nixon & Excerpt!

cutla2ssBook Blitz for Cutlass is hosted by YA Reads Blog Tours!

Notorious pirate Barren Reed has one thing on his mind: Revenge against the man who killed his father. So kidnapping his enemy’s fiancé seems a perfect plan…until he actually does it. 

Larkin Lee is more than a pretty face and fiancé to a powerful man. Her fierce personality is enough to make any pirate want to push her overboard. 

But when the King of the Orient comes to Barren with a task—to find the Bloodstone, a powerful gem thought only to exist in legend, Barren sees another opportunity to destroy his enemy. Together, Barren, Larkin and a crew of pirates set off to find the stone, only to discover it caused the death of Barren’s own mother and Larkin’s, too. As his strongest allies turn into his greatest enemies, and the life of the girl he kidnapped becomes more important than he ever dreamed, Barren’s quest for revenge becomes a fight to save the Orient. Continue reading