Top 5 Indie Books I Want to Read

Top 5 Indie Books I Want to Read.pngThis Top 5 series started back in October and I kind of lost motivation for making it every week. But it’s back! This is a series of books that I want to read that all have a common theme. Previously on the blog I have focused on witches, werewolves, thrillers, faeries, fairy tale re-tellings, high fantasy and many more. I am going to try and bring this series back for every Saturday.

The Upcoming Schedule Is:

11/2/19 — Indie Books

11/9/19 — Books with a Survival Theme

11/16/19 — Books by Unread Authors You Want to Read

11/23/19 — Books with Fake Love Couples

11/30/19 — Books to be read by the end of the year



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Indie Books

When I first starting reviewing books I read a lot of indie books and I found so many incredible books that no one knew about. Now that my blog is a bit bigger I have gotten away from reading so many indie books because I can now get a lot of review copies from bigger publishers. I do miss reading more books from authors that are underappreciated and telling people about books they’ve never heard of. These are my top 5 indie books that I want to read.

The Girl of the tower.jpgThe Girl of the Tower by Paula Ottoni

For ten years, Sophie has been confined on the Island of the Tower.

For as long as she can remember, she has patiently accepted her isolation, though she craves freedom. She serves a greater purpose and her yearning for freedom will soon be satisfied. At least that is what Dorian tells her — her only visitor, whom she loves deeply and trusts blindly. In a few days she will turn seventeen and, on this day, she will finally leave the Tower to achieve something great.

However, when she learns that her fate will be much crueler than what Dorian made her believe, Sophie realizes that he is not the Prince Charming from the fairy-tales she has been reading. Even worse, Sophie seemingly can do nothing to change her bleak future, as the tremendous powers trapping her on the Island are far too strong for her to break through.

Believing everything is lost, Sophie’s hope is reignited when two mysterious men manage to reach her in her beautiful prison, just a few days before her Last Day. To them she is an integral part of a greater plan. To her, they are a way to escape, so Sophie agrees to flee with them to Tornnis, the magical lands across the sea.

On her journey, Sophie will have to run from a tyrant king and his massive army of soldiers and wizards while discovering a frightening yet amazing new world, brand new feelings, and powers she never imagined possessing. Allied with a band of outcasts she equally admires and despises, Sophie will struggle to become the hero they expect her to be. After all, saving Tornnis won’t be easy when it means loving a family member she has no memory of, as well as giving up on the only person she ever loved.

The Girl of the Tower is an epic adventure loosely inspired by the Rapunzel fairy tale, full of magic, romance, battles, drama and thrilling escapes, perfect for those who like YA high fantasy series such as Eragon, The Remnant Chronicles, Falling Kingdoms, Throne of Glass and Red Queen.

This Rapunzel re-telling looks SO good. There are hardly any reviews for this book out there either! I would love to read this one and be able to share my thoughts with others.

Stolen by Kess GoldlandStolen by Kess Goldland

The stunning debut novel from Kess Goldland:

How much would you steal if you knew you could get away with it? Ten million? A hundred? A billion?

Four lives crash together in a breathtakingly audacious heist, the scale of which dwarfs anything history has seen before. With greed and fear rife amidst a collapsing capitalist system, each of the four ­– a girl who stole the life she’d always dreamed of, a wannabe master-of the-universe hedge fund manager, a beautiful master thief and a deep-in-debt computer-whizz gambler – must risk everything they have and everything they are – if they are to survive, win, and take everything they want…

Stolen exposes the greed, fear and self-deceptions that hide in us all – those dark, secret truths we dare not whisper – revealing how the lies we tell ourselves can be just as powerful, profound, and destructive as the lies we tell each other.

This is a heist novel, so of course I’m interested. I love books about thieves and am always fascinated by a heist plot that is done well. The only reason I haven’t read this one is that it’s over 500 pages long, but some of the reviews say that this is a fast paced read.

lingering by melissa simonson.jpgLingering by Melissa Simonson

Death doesn’t have to be the end.

With Lingering, your departed loved ones are only ever a phone call or text message away.*
Say all those things you should have said. Get their advice, hear their comforting words. Let them celebrate your achievements and soothe your fears like they used to.
Everyone is welcome, and consultations are always free.

*Some conditions may apply. Please call our office for details.

I have this on my TBR, but haven’t read it just yet because I feel like it might be a sad read. I am really intrigued by the concept behind this book.

The Girl who sees.jpgThe Girl Who Sees by Dima Zales

I’m an illusionist, not a psychic.

Going on TV is supposed to advance my career, but things go wrong.

Like vampires and zombies kind of wrong.

My name is Sasha Urban, and this is how I learned what I am.

This is an urban fantasy, which is a genre that I used to read a lot, but have kind of gotten away from. The cover and the blurb grabbed my attention, and the reviews say it’s a fast paced fun read.

the reluctant assassinThe Reluctant Assassin by Thomas K. Carpenter

The best assassins learn their magic at the Academy of the Subtle Arts. Everyone joins for their own reasons: to give death her proper due, to acquire outrageous fortunes, or to know that history bends to their blade.

Zayn Carter joined the Academy to save his family.

In the sleepy town of Varna, an ancient evil lurks, preying on the townsfolk and keeping them enslaved by her poison. This arrangement has lasted for centuries because to kill the Lady is to guarantee the death of every man, woman, and child in the town. Faced with this impossible conundrum, Zayn vows to take down the Lady, and all that support her. He’ll save his family from this horrible fate—or die trying.

Thomas Carpenter’s Hundred Halls series is one of my favorite indie series that I’ve ever read. This series is set in the same world, but with different characters that are focused on.


Brigid @ Brigid L Downey

Mads @ Mads Media

Toya @ The Reading Chemist

Jocelyn @ A Little Nerd Told Me

Sam @ Some Books & Ramblings

Mina @ My Fangirl Chronicles

Check out other Book Blogger’s Top 5


Let’s Chat!

Do you love  indie books? Who are some of your favorite indie authors? Should I move any of these up my TBR? What about indie reads do you love? Make sure to comment below so we can chat about indie books!

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