1. Forever and One Week (Spirits of Saoradh #2) by Caroline Cairn - I received this book directly from the author and it was so incredibly good. Think of it as kind of a sexy and dark retelling of Aladdin. The chemistry between the two characters was hot and there was so much emotion in the storyline. And even though it is part of a series, it can be read as a stand-alone.
2. On The Edge of Gone by Corinne Duyvis - The main character is dealing with the inevitable disaster that will result after a comet is supposed to hit the earth and her drug addicted mother . . . oh and she's autistic, which just adds a unique twist to the usual dystopian storyline.
3. Dismember by Daniel Pyle - A boy survives a car accident that kills his entire family. He grows up and wants to replace the family he lost and he starts by kidnapping a little boy from a shopping mall. Here's a tip: DON'T READ THIS ONE AT NIGHT! I read it during the daylight and it still scared me. I read this one in one sitting because I just could not put it down. If you like thrillers, READ THIS ONE.
4. The V Word: True Stories about First-Time Sex by Amber J. Keyser - These stories were hilarious and so relatable and honest. There were also so many people represented here: lesbians and straight women and transgendered women who waited until their wedding night and women who just wanted to get it over with and even sexual abuse survivors experiencing their first consensual sexual experience. I wish I had had this book when I was growing up. I absolutely adored it.
5. How It Ends by Catherine Lo - I loved the realistic portrayal of a friendship between teenage girls. Yes, there was a little romance but the primary focus was on the friendship. I loved that!!
6. Nora and Kettle by Lauren Nicolle Taylor - This is one of the most beautiful books I have read this year. How does it have so few ratings?? People need to read this book, especially because the publisher is waiting to see how this one does before making a decision about a sequel. READ THIS BOOK!!
7. Fearless by Rafael Yglesias - Granted, it has been more than two years since I read this book, but I do remember that the story of two survivors of a plane crash moved me. Just don't read it when you are about to go on a plane. The description of the plane crash was uncomfortably vivid.
8. The Book of the Unnamed Midwife by Meg Elison - Yeah, I know it seems like there are just so many dystopian novels out there (and there are), but this one is definitely worth adding to your TBR. It's the story of a plague that wipes out most of the world's population and it kills women way more than men. This one was addicting.
9. Wives and Sisters by Natalie Collins - This one is about a girl questioning her faith and her devotion to the Mormon church after a friend disappears at a young age. Love the mystery, as well as the cult-like atmosphere of the church in this one.
10. Whisper To Me by Nick Lake - I wish this book got more love! It has a murder mystery and PTSD and mental illness and just a little bit of romance. It was such a moving book and so different from what the premise said.
11. Skyscraping by Cordelia Jensen - This is the only book written in verse that has ever made me ugly cry. I just love this book so much. It's beautiful!
12. You Were Here by Cori McCarthy - This was such a moving story about a girl still grieving for her brother. The best part of the book was that a few of the POVs were actually drawings instead of the typical narrative. I loved this book!
13. Seed by Lisa Heathfield - Am I the only one who loves books about religious cults? Maybe. This is the story of a fifteen year old girl who starts questioning everything she has ever been taught. I adored this one,
What are a few of your favorite underrated novels?