Books That Need More Attention Giveaway Hop

Books-that-need-more-attention-Giveaway-Hop 2015

Welcome to the 2015 edition of the Books That Need More Attention Giveaway Hop, hosted by Stuck in Books.

The idea for this hop is a chance to highlight books that we loved that we think have just not received the attention they deserve. You know how it goes. You read something and you absolutely love it. Then you try to shove it other people, and their reaction is “who’s that author?” or “why would I want to read that?” And you feel more than a bit crestfallen. And possibly strike that person off your list of friends.

I’m just kidding about that last bit, but for those of us who are compulsive readers, close friendship with folks who just don’t read can be…difficult. But I digress.

One book, that while it has received plenty of attention is still very much on my mind is The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, reviewed here. If you are a fiction reader and normally back away from nonfiction, this one has a story that is every bit as gripping, and as heartwrenching, as any work of fiction, and all the more so because it’s true.

But when it comes to highlighting books that need more attention, I’d like to turn your gaze upon three novels by debut authors that came out in 2015. While each of these books has received some attention, I thought they were all absolutely awesome, and didn’t get near enough.

There should be something for everyone on this list, because the three books I’m talking about, and talking up, are: 1)Unbreakable by W.C. Bauers, the first book in his Promise Paen military space opera series, 2) The Traitor Baru Cormorant by Seth Dickinson, which I sincerely hope is the first book in an epic fantasy series about economic warfare and how far do you have to go before the bloody means stop being justified by a supposedly necessary ends, and finally 3) Jade Dragon Mountain by Elsa Hart, which is a beautiful historical mystery that gives us a view of China before it was opened to the West, through the eyes of an intelligent and uncompromising seeker for the truth – an exiled Imperial librarian.

So those are my picks for unsung books that need much more singing. What are yours?

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108 thoughts on “Books That Need More Attention Giveaway Hop

  1. Unbreakable was really good. Vicious by Victoria Schwab, Cuckoo Song by Frances Hardinge and Touch by Claire North are at the top of my list. Great characters, gripping stories, well-written.

  2. I am a huge fan of Lilith Saintcrow and I always feel as though her books do not get the recognition they deserve. Her latest that I absolutely LOVE is Trailer Park Fae.

  3. I’ve recently read Alice by Christina Hendricks and it was amazing! It’s an Alice in Wonderland retelling, grittier and darker than the original!

  4. Hazel Gaynor’s book, A Memory of Violets. It was such a memorable read. Thanks for the giveaw ?
    Carol L


  5. Blythewood by Carol Goodman and The Night and Nothing series by Katherine Harbour are both AMAZING! They need so much more attention. I would also say Dark Companion by Marta Acosta!

  6. Victoria scotts books, i know a fair few blogs have reviewed them, but i’m surprised that they still havnt been made into audiobooks.

  7. Smaller and Smaller Circles by F.H. Batacan is a wonderful mystery thriller. I read and loved it when it first came out years ago, and I think it’s great that Soho Press is publishing it in the US.

  8. Hashtag by Eryk Pruitt. A very dark comedy. Pruitt is an excellent writer and needs to be recognized.

  9. I think the Sword of Truth series by Terry Goodkind don’t get any attention! It’s a truly awesome fantasy adventure series I’m reading right now.

  10. I think Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs is a book that hasn’t gotten the attention it deserves. 🙂

  11. I think I commented but I don’t know because I don’t see it here, sorry if this is a duplicate. My answer is Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs.

  12. I love the Trouble with Christmas by Debbie Mason! I feel like not a lot of people have heard of it

  13. My favourites are the old Agatha Christie mystery novels – “Murder on the Orient Express” and “And Then There Were None.”

  14. A lot of books, especially by self-published authors don’t get the attention they deserve. I found an awesome series recently called The Ghostbird Series by C.L. Stone and it’s awesome.

  15. I read about 600+ books every year and two of the best books I’ve ever read are really overlooked! The RIBUS 7 series by Shae Mills is just an awesome epic romance, with lots of emotion and erotic overtones. I think it’s overlooked because it’s a SciFi romance, and most blogs don’t ever post anything about those. I gave both books 5 Stars on both Amazon and Goodreads, and would have given more if I could!
    I am eagerly waiting for the next in the series!

  16. I think Slated by Terry Teri is a series that needs far more attention. Thanks for the givaway! 🙂

  17. I read a lot of books by indie authors and when I love them I am always surprised not more people have heard about them. Some of my favourite lesser well known authros are Susan kaye Quinn, SJ Pajonas and Siobhan Davis.

  18. I absolutely love Eileen Wilks’ World of the Lupi series, but it doesn’t get that much attention. Luckily, she keeps publishing anyway there are 10 or 11 books in the series.

  19. I recently read The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly and I loved it. A follow-up book just came out..The Curious World of Calpurnia Tate..and I can’t wait to read it!

  20. I would have to say Cate Tiernan’s books and I love C.C. Hunter’s Shadow Falls series and thanks for the giveaway!! 😀

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