You may find this hard to believe but this post is not actually about jewellery. Or gold rushes. Or burried treasure. No, I have something far better to offer than diamonds and rubies: books.
Please refrain from being too disappointed, this is a book blog after all, what were you really expecting??
Anyway, as this is a Top Ten Tuesday, here are ten hidden gems and I’m secretly hoping some of you will have heard of these niche tomes yourself.
This story, my days I loved it. All about one boy going on the crusade from his small farming village, coming face to face with a merchants son and realising the crusades were maybe not as noble as he was led to believe? Just perfect.
2. Code Named Verity
I’m never sure how niche this little gem is? Either way, you should give it a go because I absolutely adored it and there are PLANES and SPIES so what more could you want?!
3. Child X
Narrated by a girl who becomes the centre of a media scandal when her father finds out she isn’t his daughter…
4. Time Riders
Anyone remember reading about three teenagers and a genetic mutant named Bob holding up in a New York side street and travelling through time to fix messes caused by rogue time time travellers? No? Didn’t think so.
5. Heist Society
We’ve all read Gallagher girls but have you met it’s slightly less legal shelf buddy? Want to read about teenagers robbing art galleries and admire some impressive heists? Step right up.
6. Mirror Dreams
I had to include it. No one’s ever heard of it but I loved reading about Kite, his world of dreams and crazy dream magic.
7. Septimus Heap
No one’s ever read it, the plots are slightly silly and the names are very uncreative (the chief wizard is the Extraordinary Wizard, they live in The Castle, I could go on…) But this gem is just great.
A prince becomes a rebel in his own land when the Normans lay claim to Wales. A twist to the Robin Hood story we all know and love. Expect many bows and arrows.
9. Warrior Cats
Because how can you not want to read a series about cats living in clans and fighting each other for territory as a kid?!
When her sister is murdered, our protagonist is trapped between moving on and catching the killer, but when her investigations prove more fruitful than expected she finds herself faced with the same peril as her sybling…
Lets Compare Notes
Better than diamonds and rubies or a poor show? Have you read any of these? Have Top Ten Tuesday of your own to share? Would love to hear from you in the comments section!