Hello lovely readers!
There’s a group on Goodreads called Top 5 Wednesday where each Wed. they provide a topic to talk about on your blog/social media/Youtube channel. This is my first week participating, but I’m really excited to do this more often. They’ve had some fun and unusual prompts (in Dec. one of them was ‘Series that got worse with each book/season’) and goodness knows I love talking about anything/everything bookish, so here we go.
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This week’s prompt is Favorite Underrated Books:
A Modern Witch (Series) by Debora Geary
I cannot tell you how much I love these books. They’re the epitome of feel-good reading. It’s an interesting blend of technology and magic, and there’s never a distinct “bad guy”. Instead, the characters always band together to solve problems that are more community-focused. I am heartbroken that they stopped producing physical copies of these books- Debora, will you please, please print books 4-7 for me? They’re still available as a Kindle download or audio book if you’re okay with that.
Spirit Walk: Walk of the Spirits and Shadow Mirror by Richie Tankersley Cusick
This is actually two books printed in one edition, and they are both awesome. They’re spooky and mysterious, but still full of sweet and lovable characters. As of right now, there are no plans for an additional sequel, which sucks, because you’ll definitely be left wanting more! I’ve read some of Cusick’s other books (like the Unseen series) but Spirit Walk was by far the best one.
Cry Wolf (Alpha and Omega Book 1) by Patricia Briggs
I am not exaggerating when I say I’ve read this entire series (4 books so far, plus short stories and graphic novels) at least 5 or 6 times. It’s my go-to when I’m in a reading slump and want something with action, adventure and a sweet romance. Charles, the main male character is a half-Native American werewolf, and I like how Briggs weaves that mythology in with European creatures.
Witch Child by Celia Rees
If you are at all interested in the Salem Witch trials, or enjoyed The Witch of Blackbird Pond you absolutely have to read this book. I read it for the first time in middle school, and have re-read it countless times since then, and I enjoy it more and more every time. The sequel, Sorceress, is also worth reading, but for the record- I’m really mad about the new, white-washed cover (the original was much truer to how the character is described).
The Breakable Vow by Kathryn Ann Clarke
I honestly believe that this book should be required reading in high school. It’s about the progression of an abusive relationship. Clarke, who worked in criminal justice and counseling for over twenty years, does an excellent job of showing the reality of abuse, and the challenges faced by those who are trying to get out. It’s not an easy read, but so, so necessary.