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2015 Summer Blogger Promo Tour – Preethi from Time Turning Reads

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Welcome to the first stop of the 2015 Summer Blogger Promo Tour, hosted by The Book Bratz! This is a summer-long tour where we’ll be introducing you to different book bloggers and their awesome blogs every Sunday – if you’re interested in learning more about the tour, click here!


Today I will be featuring Preethi from Time Turning Reads and she will be listing 5 Underrated Books Everyone Should Read.


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  1. Silent in the Grave by Deanna Raybourn

This is the first book in the Lady Julia series, and I think it may actually be my favorite Historical Fiction. There’s mystery, romance, and GYPSIES, so basically it’s quite near perfect. The book is gorgeously written, and the plot pulls you in and has you eagerly guessing at who the culprit is. And then of course there’s Nicholas Brisbane, only the most amazing book-husband ever. You want to read this book if only to meet him.

 

  1. Tiger’s Curse by Colleen Houck

I read this book/series about four years ago, and I don’t think I’ve ever loved a series more. I’m surprised it isn’t hyped very much because the writing, story-line, and romance is breathtaking. Houck really explores the Indian culture in the novel and incorporates details that attest to the amount of research she must have done while writing the novel. If you’re going to start reading this, be ready to swoon over some handsome, Indian princes, and make sure you have the rest of the books on hand – this is one series you’ll end up binge reading.

 

  1. Austenland by Shannon Hale

As you can tell by the title, this book is great for worshippers fans of Jane Austen, but I can see many different types of people reading and enjoying it. The book is chick lit to be sure, but it’s the most adorable, romantic story about an Austen addict (I may or not be able to relate to the main character). And of course there’s a Darcy-like character. Austenland is one of those books with quotable moments – it’s one of those books you can read over and over again and never get bored of. There’s also a movie adaptation that pulls a comedic twist on the book, and it’s just as good. I recommend both the book and the movie to anyone who’ll listen to me 😛

 

  1. The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson

It always surprises me how many people haven’t read this one yet because when I read it, it seemed like this was the go-to high fantasy series. It kind of felt like what Throne of Glass and Shadow and Bone is today. There isn’t a single thing I disliked about the novel, and people particularly fond of the afore-mentioned books should check this one out if you haven’t already. Having loved this series, I can’t wait to start reading Carson’s next novel, Walk on Earth a Stranger.

 

  1. The Warrior Heir by Cinda Williams Chima

I remember reading this book in middle school, and I was enchanted. The plot in the novel is unique to any other that I have read before, and I love how distinct each character is from every other. They each have their own backgrounds, and throughout the entirety of the series, it’s pretty amazing to see them all come together as one. There are many different romances in The Heir Chronicles, and they’re all so different and intriguing. The different kinds of magic – warrior, wizard, dragon – are amazing as well. The first three books in the series are must-reads.


 

Thanks so much Preethi! Visit her blog and follow her on Twitter.

Tune in next Sunday for the next stop on the tour!

3 Comments

  1. Jaime Lester

    October 9, 2015 at 9:59 PM

    I want to finish the Tigers Curse series. I started it a long time ago, when just the first two books were out. The endings were harsh, so I decided to wait. Now, I think it is about dang time! I also really want to check out the Fire and Thorns series, and The Warrior Heirs, too! I haven’t read Austenland, but I did see the movie and I LOVED it. It was incredibly adorable. It is a go to fun movie, so I need to read the book and see where the ideas came from!
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  2. vvb

    July 5, 2015 at 8:21 PM

    Silent in the Grave and Austenland have been in my reading pile, but haven’t gotten to them. I watched Austenland and loved it. In fact, just rewatched it last week 😉 I might try Tiger’s Curse as it is sounding interesting. Thanks for your list.
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  3. Pamela

    July 5, 2015 at 12:14 PM

    I LOVE the Tiger Curse series so much! And you’re right about he research part! It’s so rich in the mythological aspect that it rakes my breath away!

    I’ve seen the Austenland movie, but haven’t read the book (yikes). I’ll have to do it soon!

    And The Girl of Fire and Thorns is awesome! My fav thing about it was how the MC goes from being so afraid of everything to taking control and showing she can be important and do great things.
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