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 🍃 Hi guys! I hope you’re all having the best day and especially, enjoying your current reading. 💕 Today I had this idea to write you a recommendation post, but then something came to my mind and I couldn’t ignore it, so I think it will become a beautiful post *fingers crossed*, the idea is to highlight underrated books that have been written by well-known authors, I’ll mention the more well-known and loved works of each author as well, but I’ll focus on one book that although it doesn’t have so much recognition personally I think they’re incredible and deserve more love.

Sometimes we know an author for one of his most outstanding works, but this doesn’t mean that his other works aren’t as good or even better, each book that I’ll mention below is worth highlighting because I’ve read and enjoyed them a lot, but above all because I feel that not many people have given them a chance, so my mission here is that maybe some of these titles interest you and you decide to add them to your TBR. 🥰 You know that I love being part of the growth of your endless stack to read, so I really hope you enjoy the post and find new books. 😊 

Of course, I would love to know if you have read some of these books and I want you to give me your recommendation and your thoughts on each of the authors that I’ll mention below, without further ado let’s start! 🍃


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Evidence of the Affair by Taylor Jenkins Reid

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The repercussions of an illicit affair unfold in this short story by bestselling author Taylor Jenkins Reid.

Dear stranger…

A desperate young woman in Southern California sits down to write a letter to a man she’s never met—a choice that will forever change both their lives.

My heart goes out to you, David. Even though I do not know you…

The correspondence between Carrie Allsop and David Mayer reveals, piece by piece, the painful details of a devastating affair between their spouses. With each commiserating scratch of the pen, they confess their fears and bare their souls. They share the bewilderment over how things went so wrong and come to wonder where to go from here.

Told entirely through the letters of two comforting strangers and those of two illicit lovers, Evidence of the Affair explores the complex nature of the heart. And ultimately, for one woman, how liberating it can be when it’s broken. 

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The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein by Kiersten White

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Elizabeth Lavenza hasn’t had a proper meal in weeks. Her thin arms are covered with bruises from her “caregiver,” and she is on the verge of being thrown into the streets . . . until she is brought to the home of Victor Frankenstein, an unsmiling, solitary boy who has everything–except a friend.

Victor is her escape from misery. Elizabeth does everything she can to make herself indispensable–and it works. She is taken in by the Frankenstein family and rewarded with a warm bed, delicious food, and dresses of the finest silk. Soon she and Victor are inseparable.

But her new life comes at a price. As the years pass, Elizabeth’s survival depends on managing Victor’s dangerous temper and entertaining his every whim, no matter how depraved. Behind her blue eyes and sweet smile lies the calculating heart of a girl determined to stay alive no matter the cost . . . as the world she knows is consumed by darkness. 

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Fragments of the Lost by Megan Miranda

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From the New York Times bestselling author of All the Missing Girls and The Perfect Stranger comes a suspenseful psychological mystery about one girl’s search to uncover the truth behind her ex-boyfriend’s death. Perfect for fans of We Were Liars and 13 Reasons Why .

Jessa Whitworth knew she didn’t belong in her ex-boyfriend Caleb’s room. But she couldn’t deny that she was everywhere: in his photos, his neatly folded T-shirts, even the butterfly necklace in his jeans pocket . . . the one she gave him for safe keeping on that day.

His mother asked her to pack up his things, even though she blames Jessa for his accident. How could she say no? And maybe, just maybe, it will help her work through the guilt she feels about their final moments together.

But as Jessa begins to box up the pieces of Caleb’s life, they trigger memories that make Jessa realize their past relationship may not be exactly as she remembered. And she starts to question whether she really knew Caleb at all.

Each fragment of his life reveals a new clue that propels Jessa to search for the truth about Caleb’s accident. What really happened on the storm-swept bridge? 

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Little Monsters by Kara Thomas

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Kacey is the new girl in Broken Falls. When she moved in with her father, she stepped into a brand-new life. A life with a stepbrother, a stepmother, and strangest of all, an adoring younger half sister.

Kacey’s new life is eerily charming compared with the wild highs and lows of the old one she lived with her volatile mother. And everyone is so nice in Broken Falls—she’s even been welcomed into a tight new circle of friends. Bailey and Jade invite her to do everything with them.

Which is why it’s so odd when they start acting distant. And when they don’t invite her to the biggest party of the year, it doesn’t exactly feel like an accident.

But Kacey will never be able to ask, because Bailey never makes it home from that party. Suddenly, Broken Falls doesn’t seem so welcoming after all—especially once everyone starts looking to the new girl for answers.

Kacey is about to learn some very important lessons: Sometimes appearances can be deceiving. Sometimes when you’re the new girl, you shouldn’t trust anyone. 

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I’ll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios

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If Skylar Evans were a typical Creek View girl, her future would involve a double-wide trailer, a baby on her hip, and the graveyard shift at Taco Bell. But after graduation, the only thing separating Skylar from art school is three months of summer…until Skylar’s mother loses her job, and Skylar realizes her dreams may be slipping out of reach.

Josh had a different escape route: the Marines. But after losing his leg in Afghanistan, he returns home, a shell of the cocksure boy he used to be.

What brings Skylar and Josh together is working at the Paradise—a quirky motel off California’s Highway 99. Despite their differences, their shared isolation turns into an unexpected friendship and, soon, something deeper.

Compelling and ultimately hopeful, this is a powerful examination of love, loss, and resilience.


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Burn for Burn (Burn for Burn #1) by Jenny Han & Siobhan Vivian

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Postcard-perfect Jar Island is home to charming tourist shops, pristine beaches, amazing oceanfront homes—and three girls secretly plotting revenge.

KAT is sick and tired of being bullied by her former best friend.

LILLIA has always looked out for her little sister, so when she discovers that one of her guy friends has been secretly hooking up with her, she’s going to put a stop to it.

MARY is perpetually haunted by a traumatic event from years past, and the boy who’s responsible has yet to get what’s coming to him.

None of the girls can act on their revenge fantasies alone without being suspected. But together…anything is possible.

With an alliance in place, there will be no more “I wish I’d said…” or “If I could go back and do things differently…” These girls will show Jar Island that revenge is a dish best enjoyed together.


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The Immortal Rules (Blood of Eden #1) by Julie Kagawa

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To survive in a ruined world, she must embrace the darkness…

Allison Sekemoto survives in the Fringe, the outermost circle of a walled-in city. By day, she and her crew scavenge for food. By night, any one of them could be eaten. Some days, all that drives Allie is her hatred of them—the vampires who keep humans as blood cattle. Until the night Allie herself dies and becomes one of the monsters.

Forced to flee her city, Allie must pass for human as she joins a ragged group of pilgrims seeking a legend—a place that might have a cure for the disease that killed off most of civilization and created the rabids, the bloodthirsty creatures who threaten human and vampire alike. And soon Allie will have to decide what and who is worth dying for…again.

Enter Julie Kagawa’s dark and twisted world as an unforgettable journey begins.

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Hopeless (Hopeless #1) by Colleen Hoover

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Sometimes discovering the truth can leave you more hopeless than believing the lies…

That’s what seventeen-year-old Sky realizes after she meets Dean Holder. A guy with a reputation that rivals her own and an uncanny ability to invoke feelings in her she’s never had before. He terrifies her and captivates her all in the span of just one encounter, and something about the way he makes her feel sparks buried memories from a past that she wishes could just stay buried.

Sky struggles to keep him at a distance knowing he’s nothing but trouble, but Holder insists on learning everything about her. After finally caving to his unwavering pursuit, Sky soon finds that Holder isn’t at all who he’s been claiming to be. When the secrets he’s been keeping are finally revealed, every single facet of Sky’s life will change forever.


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Don’t Look Back by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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Samantha is a stranger in her own life. Until the night she disappeared with her best friend, Cassie, everyone said Sam had it all – popularity, wealth, and a dream boyfriend.

Sam has resurfaced, but she has no recollection of who she was or what happened to her that night. As she tries to piece together her life from before, she realizes it’s one she no longer wants any part of. The old Sam took “mean girl” to a whole new level, and it’s clear she and Cassie were more like best enemies. Sam is pretty sure that losing her memories is like winning the lottery. She’s getting a second chance at being a better daughter, sister, and friend, and she’s falling hard for Carson Ortiz, a boy who has always looked out for her-even if the old Sam treated him like trash.

But Cassie is still missing, and the truth about what happened to her that night isn’t just buried deep inside of Sam’s memory – someone else knows, someone who wants to make sure Sam stays quiet. All Sam wants is the truth, and if she can unlock her clouded memories of that fateful night, she can finally move on. But what if not remembering is the only thing keeping Sam alive?


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I hope you liked the concept and the idea, that you enjoyed it and, above all, I hope you could find new books that interest you! ❤️ 

 🍃 Now, I would like to know your opinion about each of these authors!
Have you read any of these books? What do you think about them? & What’s your favorite underrated book? 🍃 

Let me know everything in the comments, you know I always love to know what you think

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70 thoughts on “Underrated Books by Well-Known Authors || 🍃

    1. I’m so glad you like the idea, I thought it would be something fun and different for recommending books that I love 😊
      OMG, YES!! I do the same, I’m always telling people to read it, it’s also so short, it’s worth it, no doubt. I’m so glad you love it as well ❤️

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  1. This is such a wonderful idea. I still need to read both of Taylor Jenkins Reid’s well known books but I’ve added the one that you mentioned to my TBR too. It sounds really interesting to learn about an affair entirely through letters. I really need to get on with her books soon! I loved And I Darken (but am hopeless and still need to finish the series 🙈) but wasn’t as keen on Slayer so I really hope that I enjoy Dark Descent, which I actually brought recently as an ebook. I also have high hopes for the authors newest book so fingers crossed it’s good. I’m definitely going to have to get Burn For Burn out of the library along with TATBILB; both sound amazing (: and I really hope to get on with Don’t Look Back. I’ve actually borrowed it twice before then not read it which is ridiculous as I love the sound of it.
    I’m not sure if I can think of many underrated books by popular authors off of the top of my head. Suzanne Collins has a series for younger readers which I’ve heard is good. I really enjoyed Red Letter Days by Rachel Caine from what I remember but it’s probably the series by her that I see mentioned the least.
    I hope you enjoy whatever you read next (:

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    1. I’m SO glad you liked the idea! 🥰
      Oh, totally, I’m sure you’ll enjoy Taylor Jenkins Reid’s books, she’s an amazing writer & I hope you enjoy all those books you hope to read at some point as well, I promise I mention them just because I loved them, so I hope your experience to be positive too!
      Happy reading, honey!! ❤️

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    1. I’m so glad you like it!! I hope you love The Dark Descent, it’s a bit slow-paced but it’s so atmospheric and dark, I just love it 😍
      I already added Stormdancer to my TBR just because of your rec, and I haven’t read anything from the author (I know, shame on me) so if I like it now I’ll have more to choose from 💕

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  2. Kara Thomas!!! I actually just recently realized who she is! I went to high school with her. So bizarre.
    I was a little confused because the title said underrated books by popular authors and the first book that came up in the preview (?) image was Daisy Jones and the Six and I thought for a minute you were going to say DJ was underrated…..i need a nap.

    This was a really great idea though! I loved your choices and think it’s fun to point out :]

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      1. Absolutely! Especially because a lot of people after discovering a new author like to read their entire backlogs, but never know where to start! At least I never do… this is an awesome resource for people like that :]

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  3. Yes, amazing post! I’m always looking for more underrated books and there’s definitely a few surprises on here! I actually have a few on my TBR already too such as Fragments of the Lost, The Immortal Rules, and The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein. I also just love Kara Thomas she’s a fantastic author “Little Monsters” was so twisted! 🙂

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    1. Heather!! I’m SO glad you liked it and even more glad that you found some new books for your TBR ❤️
      Yes, totally!! Little Monsters was amazing, I didn’t see that ending coming at all and I love that. I hope you enjoy all those books once you read them, I would love to know your opinion & I hope you’re having a great month 🥰

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  4. I haven’t read anything by Kiersten White yet, but Elizabeth Frankenstein is on my tbr and I’m very curious about it! And I definitely want to read more of Taylor Jenkins Reid after loving both Evelyn Hugo and Daisy Jones, so thanks for giving me a place to start with that! 😄

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  5. OH YAYY! The Evidence of the Affair is actually on my tbr!😍😍😍 I AM SOO VERYYYE EXCITED TO READ IT! 😍😍 The cover is soo veryy mysterious in a not in-your-face kinda way, isnt it?!😍

    DAISY JONES & THE SIX TOOO!! 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍 I JUST…ITS SOO VERYY BEAUTIFUL!! Ahhhhhhh!!! 💕💕🌟🌟🌟💎💎💎💎

    And OH MY GODDD LOOK AT The Cheerleaders! 😱😱😱😱 *shudders* 😱😱😱😱😱😱

    I LOVE THIS POST SOO MUCHHHH, Sofii!!! 😍😍😍😍😍❤️❤️❤️❤️💕💕💕💕💕💕 I have added all of these to my thr and hopefully will et a chance to read them soon! YOUR POSTS ARE ALWAYS SOOOO AWESOMEEE!! ❤️❤️❤️😱💕💕💕😘😘😘😘😘🌟🌟👑💎💎💎💎💎💎

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    1. Super excited to know what you think about The Evidence of the Affair, I have that feeling that you’ll like it *fingers crossed* 💕
      OMG, that makes me SO SO happy, that you liked my post means everything to me, thanks, love! & I hope you love all your readings this month and the next one and also the next one 😄 💕

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  6. To go back to some classics, Melville’s “Billy Budd” is much better than “Moby Dick” — it captures all the powerful symbolism about deep human struggles but without all the 100-page digressions about how to tie sailors’ knots. Henry Fielding is famous for Tom Jones (published 1749 but the 1962 film won best picture of the year), but his lesser known “Joseph Andrews” captures all the value in half the pages (and the jokes in Joseph Andrews are more timeless and thus more suited to those unfamiliar with the likes of the Jacobite Rebellion 🙂 )

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  7. I can’t express how much I love this. Such a great way to highlight authors and their work. JLA is one of my FAVORITE authors. If you love her work then check out her Wicked trilogy. It’s self-published. Very spicy and a great twisty fae-tale. I couldn’t get into Kara Thomas. I need to give one of her other books a read to fully decide. Such a great post.

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  8. Hi Sofi,
    I’ve actually heard about “The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein” and i really want to read it. I read “Frankenstein” last year and now i need retelling. Ither than that i also have to read “And I Darken”, it seems to be right up my alley.
    Oh well I surely didn’t know about “Don’t Look Back”, although I’ve read the Lux series, the first volume of the Covenant series and “White Hot Kiss”. But this one doesn’t seem to be something for me.

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    1. I can’t wait to know what you think about The Dark Descent, it’s an amazing book and I really can’t believe doesn’t have the recognition it deserves 🥰
      Oh, I get that completely, I really want to read White Hot Kiss, since the new covers were released, I’m in love 😍

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  9. AH I LOVE THIS! Such a great idea for a blog post and I love all of your recommendations. That cover of Don’t Look Back seemed familiar and I realized I had added this book to my goodreads TBR… ages ago hahaha. Seems like I’ll have to bump it up the TBR 😀

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  10. OH!!! This is a lovely post! OMG you never realise how much you hadn’t heard of these other books until you see them!

    Omg! Saaaame! Don’t Look Back and Cursed are such underrated JLA books!! I’m trying to figure out how to promote them! ALSO. I LOVED Hopeless. It’s probably one of my favourite CoHo reads though it isn’t as widely proclaimed.

    ♥️♥️

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    1. SO SO happy that you like the post!! 💕 I thought it could be a good way to recommend these books that I love so much 😍
      YAY! It makes me so happy that you also love Don’t Look Back & Hopeless, both are on my fav list, they deserve ALL the love and greater recognition 👏🏻

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    1. I’m SO glad you enjoyed the post!!!❤️, it was very fun to do & I feel happier even to know The Immortal Rules is one of your favorite series, it’s also one of mine and I think it deserves all the love and recognition, it’s just brilliant 😍

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  11. This is a great post and one which I would think would mean a lot to the authors you mentioned, as it shows they are about more than just their ‘bestsellers’.
    It would be great to have a similar post about lesser known authors with great books too.

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    1. I’m so happy you like it and your words mean a lot, it makes me happy to be able to highlight some books by these incredible authors & in fact, I’m already thinking about doing something like that, I would love to highlight new authors who have come out with first incredible books, so I’ll be doing it next year, for sure 😍 😍

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