Books I loved But Never Reviewed – Top Ten Tuesday!

There are sooo many books out there that i LOVED but never got round to reviewing. Most of these are books/series I read before I started blogging and others are books that I just didn’t felt I could do justice/ couldn’t find the words to review it at the time of reading. I do hope to re-read and review these books at some point, but with my ever growing TBR pile, that might take a little while. Have you read many books that you haven’t reviewed?

Top Ten Tuesday is run by Jana over at That Artsy Reader Girl and you should definitely go give her blog some love.

A Darker Shade of Magic

I am definitely due a re-read of this series soon so hopefully that will give me the chance to review them. ADSOM was my first real foray into adult style fantasy and I will forever be grateful to Victoria for inviting me into that world. If you love snarky, kick ass characters, brilliantly rendered worlds and writing to die for, then you should definitely give this series a go.

Air Awakens

I adored this series when I read it for the first time and literally flew through the 5 books in a week. Vhalla and Aldrick are my OTP and their romance is just sooo heart wrenching and swoon worthy. Add in a bunch of side characters that I defy you not to fall in love with, my favourite being Jax, and this is one series you shouldn’t miss.


If you want world building to die for and a fresh magic system, as well as kick ass Heroines who have THE BEST sister like bond, an anti-hero I defy you not to fall a little in love with and plenty of twists and turns, well then… this is the series for you.

Traitors Blade

I tell everyone I know to read this book! De Castells Greatcoats is an all time favourite of mine and I will live and die for Falcio, Kest and Brasti. The sarcasm and wit in these books is off the charts, as well as a group of characters that try their absolute best to do the right thing, even if they F up more often than not.

Rebel of the Sands

Now Amani and Jin are the OTP to rule them all! Man I lived for their scenes together in this series. Add in a lush and vibrant world filled with magical creatures, treachery and some of my all time favourite literary friendships. Fast paced and emotional this series is my comfort read and one I go back to time and time again.

Throne of Glass

I think the sheer amount of books in this series are what puts me off reviewing them. That being said Maas is a master at making a literally squad I will ride or die with. If you want a snarky, witty, completely kick ass heroine/anti-hero, swoon worth romance and some territorial male Fae… well then look no further.

A Court of Thorns and Roses

I actually prefer this series over TOG. I would kill to be part of the Night Court and Rhysand is just *Swoon!*. I love all the relationships in this book whether they are romantic, familial or simply friendship and they never fail to make me a blubbering mess.

Ninth House

I honestly do not remember why I didn’t review this? I think I thought I couldn’t do the book justice and that would make sense because this is one hell of a book. Dark, twisty, with a main character who isn’t the hero everyone wants her to be. I have never read anything like this book, it creeped me out in all the right ways and I am desperately awaiting the sequel.

The Final Empire

This is another series I read before starting my blog and I think that is my main reason for not reviewing. My other reason is that I simply cannot find the words to do it justice. Epic fantasy at its best, with one of the most completely rendered magic system that jumps off the page. It shows the reality of war and I got FAR too invested in the outcomes of our main characters. I still need to read the follow on books but they are high up one my TBR.


I love this series far too much and Captain Carswell Thorne can just come and marry me right now… sorry Cress. Really fun and fresh re-tellings I got swept away along with the Rampion crew. I would love for a follow up series in this world to find out where everyone is now.

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  1. Gosh I hadn’t even thought of doing a list like this, but perhaps I should. I always feel guilty when I read a book and I have so many thoughts on it that I can’t really organize them into a review. I have a few modern classics (The Handmaid’s Tale, Slaughterhouse-Five, The Bluest Eye) that blew me away when I read them (around 2014) and at that time I was a newbie blogger/reviewer, and I couldn’t come up with anything really good to say about them other than “wow this book was beautiful” and so I never posted anything. The most recent book I read that I struggled with, The Memory Police by Yoko Ogawa, I felt conflicted about it (skilled writing, interesting plot, but so slow and so depressing). I finished the book November 2019 and didn’t write a review until last month, it took me almost a year to write about it, but I kept thinking about it and looking back at my highlights. Yikes!

    Almost every book on your list are on my TBR or I own in some form but haven’t read. Whoops! Maybe I should get to them soon haha. Thank you for sharing this!

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    • Hahaha. It’s a weird kind of struggle writing reviews for books you loved. For one you want people to pick it up but you don’t want to write a review that just says ‘pick this up it’s amazing’. I also really struggle sometimes in thinking I just won’t do the book justice 🤷🏼‍♀️

      Most of the above I read before I was a blogger so would need to re-read them to write a proper review! They’re all awesome though, that much I do remember so I hope you enjoy them when you pick them up ☺️

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  2. Aah, I’ve got so many of these favourites unreviewed as well. I was shook to realise just how many I haven’t written reviews for all because I read them before I started blogging 🙈 I feel like this definitely calls for some re-reading LOL

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  3. I feel like if I don’t review a book that’s part of a long series before starting the next one I totally forget everything lol. I don’t even remember if I ever ended up reviewing ACOTAR or the one after that. But I know I’m slowly inching around the 3rd book — I’m scared something bad is gonna happen cause you know, Tam has no idea what personal choices is and all.

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  4. So much yes to Rebel of the Sands! I don’t think I ever reviewed the series, either? Or I certainly don’t remember reviewing it, but that’s maybe not so surprising, given my memory (or lack thereof). xD I really need to read Truthwitch still (and boy do you sell it haha).

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