That I’ve never seen mentioned on any social platform.
If you’re like me, then you’ve probably spent ungodly amounts of time on TikTok, where you might have found yourself on the Bookish side of the app. There you might have seen the videos of readers sharing books that they’ve loved but never seen on mainstream media, and I thought I’d take a look at my shelves.
As it turns out, there are quite a few books that I’ve loved but have never seen any hype for. So, I thought I’d share 3 of them today!
Kissed by an Angel (Kissed by an Angel #1) – Elizabeth Chandler
(Trilogy Bind-up: Kissed by an Angel, The Power of Love & Soulmates)
An angelic romantic suspense trilogy in one volume!
Kissed by an Angel: Ivy and Tristan have the love of a lifetime–until Tristan dies in a car accident. Now Tristan returns as an angel, but Ivy is unable to feel his presence.
The Power of Love: Tristan has learned that the person responsible for the car crash is after Ivy. Can he cross the boundaries of life and death to warn Ivy that she is in trouble?
Soulmates: Tristan must rescue Ivy, but if he does so his mission will be finished and he will have to leave his true love forever.
The Cry of the Icemark (The Icemark Chronicles #1) – Stuart Hill
The Icemark is a kingdom in grave danger. Its king has been killed in battle, its enemy lies in wait, and its fate rests on the shoulders of one girl. Thirrin Freer Strong-in-the-Arm Lindenshield, a beautiful princess and an intrepid warrior, must find a way to protect her land from a terrible invasion. She will forge an extraordinary alliance of noble Snow Leopards, ancient Vampires, and ferocious Wolf-folk. She will find unexpected strength in her friendship with a young warlock. And she will lead her allies to victory with her fierce battle cry: “Blood! Blast! And Fire!”
Legacy (Legacy #1) – Cayla Kluver
I noticed his eyes. They were blue, sharp and intense. Despite the youthful glows of his suntanned face, his eyes were cold and unfriendly, suggesting he had great experience in the world and was now expecting the worst.
In her seventeenth year, Princess Alera of Hytanica faces one duty: to marry the man who will be king. But her father’s choice of suitor fills her with despair.
When the palace guard captures an intruder a boy her age with steel-blue eyes, hailing from her kingdom’s greatest enemy Alera is alarmed and intrigued. But she could not have guessed that their clandestine meetings would unveil the dark legacy shadowing both their lands.
In this mystical world of court conspiracies and blood magic, loyalties will be tested. Courage won’t be enough. And as the battle begins for everything Alera holds dear, love may be the downfall of a kingdom.
I now have this sudden urge to reread all of these books? I’m on such fantasy kick that I could easily go for 2 out of 3 of these books, right now. I have read all of these books, and when I read them – years ago – I loved them. I fought with a friend over the last copy of Kissed by an Angel. At the time, Target only had one copy of the book my friend bought it before I could. I definitely stole the book from her to read it first. The Cry of the Icemark is a pretty solid fantasy trilogy from what I remember, and I was obsessed when I was younger. My copies are so beat up from how much I read them and kept them with me. And, if you’re looking for a fantasy trilogy that feels The Winner’s Curse-esque, then I’d definitely recommend the Legacy Trilogy. If memory serves, it’s along the same vein and doesn’t disappoint.
Let me know if you all like these kinds of Book Rec/Radar posts. I always enjoy bringing less popular books to your attention. If you have a favorite book/series that you don’t think gets the recognition it deserves or should be on everyone’s TBR list, leave a comment. If there are enough comments, I could put together a post featuring all your recommendations and we can bring some underappreciated books to people’s attention!
I hope you all have a wonderful day!