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    Indie Reading Challenge 2020: Little-Known Books

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    Little-known books can still be totally worth it! The fact is, it is tough out there for the self-published author, with many books available on Amazon to compete with. So, just because a book doesn’t have that many reviews, doesn’t mean it’s not good. Still, reviews are extremely important for authors, as the more reviews a book has, the more the algorithm picks it up and shows the book to customers.

    Little known books fantasy indie reading challenge

    To check out all the challenges, click here. For instance, check out the other July Challenge for some quick reads, or the one from June, with some debut novels of Indie Authors.


    How to participate

    I’ll keep this short: it would be great if you could leave a comment to let me know what book you chose and what you thought about it, but don’t feel obliged to do so. And, if you have any other suggestions for this list, please let me know!


    Little-known books: with 5 reviews or less on Amazon

    To clarify: these books had 5 reviews or less at the time of writing this post. I hope, over time, they’ll get more reviews! And to say it again: if you know (or have written) a book that is not getting many reviews, please just shoot me a message in the comments, and I’ll add it to the list! Also, don’t forget to leave a review of your own after you’ve read one of the books! That said, let’s see my suggestions for little-known books!


    Vi’gosh The Wanderer (Sasharian Saga Book 1) – Sheri Brown

    Little known books vi'gosh by sheri brown book cover

    Vi’gosh, a Sasharian, is sent on a quest to travel the lands for vengeance for his clan. They were invaded by their enemies: humans. He needs to bring peace to his people, but time is running out. The ritual needs to be performed before the clans’ Sacred Alishaerian tree perishes. Will he be able to bring peace to his people and avenge their deaths?

    Genre: Epic action fantasy

    Audience: Uncertain, possibly both YA and adult

    Page length: 341 pages

    Buy on Amazon | Check on GoodReads

    READ MY REVIEW FOR VI’GOSH THE WANDERER


    Princess of Frost: A Snow Queen Retelling – Mila Young

    Princess of frost book cover

    Licia is imprisoned within the castle, being the servant of a cruel prince. She’s got snow magic but is forbidden to wield it. However, the fate of the Kingdom might lie in the truth of her past. She must learn all that came before and harness her power as the Kingdom falls under a curse. And she needs the help of the dark Prince.

    Genre: Paranormal Romance; Fairytale retelling

    Audience: Young Adult

    Page length: 236 pages

    Buy on Amazon | Check on GoodReads


    Unbound: Mage’s Academy I – Finley Morrow

    Little-known books unbound book cover

    Esther Crenshaw is not your typical teenage outcast. If only she could stop causing supernatural mishaps… This changes when she’s accepted into a special academy to learn to control her powers. However, Esther soon senses something’s off when she’s pressured to bind with a powerful deity, and there are some rumors about a malicious demon. Can she control her powers without binding to a monster?

    Genre: Supernatural, Urban Fantasy

    Audience: Teen & YA

    Page length: 156 pages

    Buy on Amazon | Check on GoodReads


    All The Crown’s Shadows: The Wicked Flames Saga Book 1 – Emily Rose

    Little-known books all the crown's shadows book cover

    Ruby is forced to fight for her life when she gets kidnapped by the King’s men. Yet something strange happens: she thought the Gods have abandoned Aslan, taking magic with them. However, Ruby sees the Gods are interfering with destiny. She finds something darker lies within the Capital walls, but can she discover the truth over the evil in Aslan?

    Genre: Dark Paranormal & Urban Fantasy

    Audience: YA

    Page length: 146 pages

    Buy on Amazon | Check on GoodReads


    Wolf Unleashed (Hybrid Prophecies Book 1) – Luna Weathers

    Wolf unleashed book cover

    Zara is part wolf, part witch, and a total badass. On the other side is Atara, who has trained hard to get the position of the Enforcer to uphold Werewolf laws. When these two meet, secrets are exposed, and dark forces are working hard to ensure that the fulfillment of a prophecy does not happen. Are the secrets going to cost them their lives?

    Genre: Paranormal & Urban Fantasy

    Audience: 18+

    Page length: 194 pages

    Buy on Amazon | Check on GoodReads


    The Queen’s Alliance (Kingdoms of the Ocean Book 1) – Jessica Gleave

    Little-known books the queen's alliance book cover

    Evelda was forced to become a Queen at a young age after her parents’ death. She’s pushed all her emotions aside, wanting to be strong and fearless. When war looms closer, she turns to her neighboring Kindom to forge a marital alliance. However, while she didn’t count on love, Thain might be the only merperson Evelda ever shows her true self to. But marital alliances are tricky, and it could actually mean the undoing of them al…

    Genre: Paranormal Romance

    Audience: Uncertain; probably YA, maybe even Teen

    Page length: 170 pages

    Buy on Amazon | Check on GoodReads


    Challenge discussion questions

    That was my pick for little-known books! It would be great if you could let me know which book you chose for this challenge, and what you thought of it.

    Here some example questions you could use to share your experience:

    What book did you read for this challenge?

    Why did you choose this one?

    What are your thoughts on the book you read?

    Are you going to leave a review on Amazon? Why, or why not?

    Would you recommend the book?


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