It’s easy to fall in love with hyped books, but you know some of my favorite books aren’t hyped AT ALL. And these books totally deserve some hype! I don’t know if it’s because so many books are published all the time, or they just slip quietly under the radar.
But not today! Today, I’m dusting all these under-hyped books off and screaming about them from the top of my mountain. (which isn’t very tall, but pretend with me)
Footage of me @ the top of my mountain.
This book came out last December but I hardly saw anyone talking about it? And it’s so good? I really enjoyed reading it over Christmas break, because it’s full of Shakespeare theatre, sweet romance, and high school drama. But not too over the top.
I know a few other people who’ve read it, but it just wasn’t that talked about. Which is kind of surprising? So I’m here today to HYPE this book up.
And it has sapphic representation with two significant side characters. The PERFECT rainy afternoon read. Every time I think about this book, which is quite a bit actually, I’m reminded that I haven’t picked up Emma Mills other books, which I really want to read!
Me, picking up fluffy contemporary books.
I first read this book this summer and somehow it keeps making it on ALL my lists. Because it’s just so good!
This book is about abut Billie and her hilarious, troublemaking gang of friends. I mean, it hits everything.
🦋 Amazing gang of friends
🦋 Contests + Character development
🦋 Sapphic ships
🦋 Contemporary, (kind of obvious?)
🦋 Small town & Religious Experience
I honestly have no idea why this hasn’t been hyped MORE?
This was on my to-read list for forever and I finally read it just a week ago, and excuse me while I cry eternally.
(CW – sexual assault) This is about a girl named Mara, whose twin brother Owen, is accused of rape, by one of Mara’s friend, Hannah. This whole story is about Mara and the emotional mess that is happening all around her. It’s deep, and personal, and an extremely important read.
I’m going to write a full review of this soon, because it’s just so good. And needs more hype.
me, reading this book.
Brynn is failing at school, failing at dating, and feeling like she’s failing at life. Brynn takes a simple assignment – write an email to your hero, and turns these emails to Rachel Maddow into her personal diary.
So, reading Dear Rachel Maddow is a mix of reading a personal diary and a catalogue of high school life. Brynn is fighting privileged kids at her school, working through the grief of her brother’s death, and trying to get over her girlfriend ditching her. A lot to handle.
But you need to read it! And I’m actually surprised it wasn’t talked about more? Because it’s super great!
Ok, this needed hyped more. I know lots of people have read it, but it’s just not talked about that much? And it’s such a sweet read.
Eliza, our main title gal, is a famous online comic writer. Like super, duper famous. BUT Eliza is definitely shy – and keeps her online world veerrrryyyy separate from her real world life. So, when THE fanfic writer for her comic starts attending the same high school as Eliza, AND becomes her friend, he has no idea Eliza is the comic creator.
Secret Identity! Yay! More hype, PLEASE! Also, the romance in this book is just tender and sooooooo sweet. It’s just perfect.
My fangirling thoughts about this book’s ships.
Can you believe this was published in 2011? I actually thought this was fairly new, as in less than 2 years ago. Because I didn’t start hearing about it till this year? SO, apparently this books needs TONS more hype.
Do I need to write a snappy, short synopsis? (yay for alliteration!) Anyway, back to the question…it’s a YA retelling of the Iliad all about Patroclus and Achilles.
Go read it. Then scream with me. BECAUSE THIS BOOK IS GOLDEN TEARS AND HEARTBREAK.
I am soooo happy that I was in a group on Goodreads that recommended this book, because it deserves ALL the hype.
Cameron lives in the middle of nowhere and her life kind of sucks. As in her parents died and her aunt is a gigantic jerk. Then Cameron falls in love with a girl, and the aunt is even more of a jerk and sends her off to a Christian reeducation camp, basically.
So yeah, hard topics, but amazing read. It feels real, and I stayed up all night reading this book, so go read it. Then HYPE it up!
Well, I was originally going to post ten under-hyped books, but I only came up with these seven? At least for this post? BUT I made a youtube video and I talked about sommmeee of these books and added in some completely different books.
I feel totally successful today? Because I wrote this post, made a youtube video, went to a Volleyball game, and actually finished up a week’s worth of classes. What magic air did I breathe???
Do you enjoy hyping books? What’s the best way to hype a book – Twitter, blogs, Goodreads, instagram, or some other way?
Have you read any of the books I’d like to see hyped more? Agree that they need more hype? Why do you think some books are more hyped than others?