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I wanna add The Rise of Renegade X to this list. If you're a super-villain/hero nerd and love humor, then READ THIS BOOK. It is great.
Tales of the Otori by Lian Hearn. And do you know Kai Meyer? Here in Germany he's kind of a big deal, I don't know about the US. He's brilliant.
I've just finished (and ADORED) The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern.
I Know!!!! So good and fantastic descriptions of everything. I really felt like the circus was real/want it ot come to my town! :)
Not sure if these are undiscovered but:
- The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky.
- Rainbow Boys by Alex Sanchez.
1. Perks is AMAZING and I love it. And more people should read it so it totally counts.
2. My friend swears by those books but I haven't gotten time. So maybe I will start!
I love perks as well! Did you hear about the movie? And I'll try Rainbow Boys, it looks good. :)
So, I think this might be discovered because it was on a list of 100 books you should read before you die but I don't hear enough people talking about it. SO.
The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
It's a BEAUTIFUL book about books and about Spain and about growing up and falling in love and bad shit stuff that happens to people.
One of my favorites is the entire "His Dark Materials" series. tHe movie that came out a few years ago really trned people off from reading the whole trilogy, but they're very good. Also, try "The Night Circus" or "why We broke Up".....good stuff. :)
Umm... Miss Invisible was a favorite of mine. Honestly, I fell in love with Laura Jensen Walker as an author. She's fantastic for women in their older teens and twenties. :)
I am never certain how well known House of Leaves actually is. That's what comes from being so immersed in internet communities. If you haven't read it, the book is so strangely wonderful and uses a meta formula that jumps right off the pages and into your mind, destroying both.
After by Amy Efaw
Bunheads by Sophie Flack (not related to the new show)
Model by Cheryl Daimond
North of Beautiful by Justine Chen Headley
The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart
Handle With Care by Jodi Picoult
Peeps by Scott Westerfield
Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie by David Lubar
My Life as a Rhombus by Varian Johnson
I don't know how "undiscovered" any of these really are - I tend to like popular books and I know some of these are very well-known authors. Also, this list is a bit mixed. Some are books I read in middle school, others I'm reading in college. Some are sci-fi, others autobiographical, some are light reads while others really make you think.