Books That Need More Attention Giveaway Hop

Books-that-need-more-attention-Giveaway-HopWelcome to the Books That Need More Attention Giveaway Hop, hosted by Stuck in Books!

This hop is all about celebrating books that we loved, but that maybe didn’t (or don’t) get all the attention that we think they deserve.

banewrecker by jacqueline careyWhen this sort of thing comes up, the book, or rather books, that I think of first are The Sundering duology by Jacqueline Carey. Carey is famous for the Kushiel’s Dart series, but this pair of stories, Banewreaker and Godslayer, are awesome. It’s one of those stories not just about the ends justifying the means, but how very clear it is that history is written by the victors.

The Sundering is a reverse Lord of the Rings told from the perspective of what ends up being called evil. Except they aren’t evil. It’s not just that they are not evil by their own lights, it’s that they really aren’t evil at all. They just lose the war.

carpet makers by andreas eschbachI also asked Galen for an unsung title from his pile, and the first one on his mind was The Carpet Makers by Andreas Eschbach.  Eschbach writes in German, but the book is available in an English translation.

It is constructed like a tapestry, drawing together multiple threads, starting first with the story of a planet entirely devoted to making hair carpets for a far-away galactic Emperor.  And like a tapestry, as you step back and view the interweaving of the threads, the end result is stunning.

Sounds like one to add to my TBR pile.

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75 thoughts on “Books That Need More Attention Giveaway Hop

  1. When I Was the Greatest by Jason Reynolds is probably one of the most underrated YA books of 2014.

  2. The Book.of Secrets by Elizabeth Joy Arnold. Felt it didn’t get any of the accolades it deserved!

  3. I would have to say that Molly Moon’s Incredible Book of Hypnotism by Georgia Byng needs more attention. It came out in 2004, so it’s not new, but I never hear anyone talking about it. I read it when I was younger and loved it! Thanks so much for the giveaway! 🙂

  4. One like this one. I have not heard of this book at all. Many of the blogs have bring attention to books and authors who are not well known!!

  5. I really love the Lost and Founds series by Edmond Manning…the wordplay is great, the story arcs are so thought-provoking (you can read them in different orders to learn different things), and Vin Vanbly is such a complex character…

  6. I think Hold Still by Nina LaCour should get more attention. I found the book almost by accident and loved it so much that I’ve been recommending it to all of my YA-loving library patrons.

  7. The Nine Realms series by Mark Cole, fantasy/paranormal type read… (third book was just released!! YAY!) also, if you’re more into YA dystopian/zombie type, The Mercy series by C.C. Marks is awesome! And then there’s The Realm Keepers series by Garret Robinson and Z.C. Bolger (YA fantasy…although I believe they’re a bit more well known than the other two I listed). Raven Son by Nocholas Kotar is an intriguing read, made me want to look into Russian fairy tales/myths more. And the list goes on… I read a lot of Indie authors. :o)

  8. I recently read Knotted by Michelle Holman and was surprised I had never heard of her before because I thought the book was fantastic.

  9. I think the Parasol Protectorate by Gail Carriger should get more attention. Her writing style is very clever and witty.

  10. I think Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, by Ransom Riggs, deserves more attention 🙂

  11. The Rig by Joe Ducie, the Veneficas Americana series (The Native Star, The Hidden Goddess, The Warlock’s Curse) by M. K. Hobson and The Broken Kingdoms and The Kingdom of Gods by N. K. Jemisin

  12. I am surprised how many people are unaware of the horrors of WWII, so the one I pick is The Hiding place by Corrie Ten Boom.

  13. Spirited Away by Cindy Miles. It was one of the first romance novels I read and it’s still one of my favorites. So lovely, funny, and romantic.

  14. The Green Futures of Tycho by William Sleator 🙂 It was one of my first science fiction books that I read as a kid and it blew my mind. It’s about the downside to messing with time travel 🙂

  15. I think First Bite by Dani Harper could definitely use more attention 🙂 Thank you for participating in the fun!

  16. I think Wifey by Judy Blume should get more attention. It IS an older book, but Blume’s few adult novels (like this one) don’t get the love they should!

    Thank you for the chance to win 🙂

  17. The Sentinels of New Orleans Series (Royal Street, River Road, Elysian Fields) by Suzanne Johnson

  18. There are so many books being put out there now, I think some of the older romances get looked over. The Bridges of Madison County and The Thorn Birds are classics in my eyes. I read both of these when I was 15 and they stuck with me. A movie was made from The Bridges of Madison County several years ago and The Thorn Birds was made into a t.v. mini series and they really don’t hold a candle to the books even though I really enjoyed the mini series and the movie

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