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BBAW Day 4: Forgotten Treasure

BBAW 2010This one has been tricky for me.  Here’s the prompt:

Sure we’ve all read about Freedom and Mockingjay but we likely have a book we wish would get more attention by book bloggers, whether it’s a forgotten classic or under marketed contemporary fiction.  This is your chance to tell the community why they should consider reading this book!

One of my favorite books from my childhood is called Princess Nevermore by Dian Curtis Regan.  It’s not the height of literature, or even the height of YA, but it was one of the few young adult books that held up to a reread recently.  It’s about a princess, Quinn, who lives inside the earth, where time moves slower, and as a consequence she and the rest of her kingdom are still in the middle ages.  Above her kingdom is a wishing well, and one day she finds herself atop the wishing well in our ordinary world.  What I love the most about this particular book is Quinn’s view of the world from a medieval perspective.  The theme park is terrifying, she gets a couple of local boys to joust over her, high school pizza is incredibly delicious, and it doesn’t end the way you’d suspect.  When it comes to forgotten favorite books, this one may just top my list.

To balance it out, I’ll mention a book I loved that I haven’t seen around enough, and that’s Lady of the Butterflies by Fiona Mountain.  It only recently came out, but it hasn’t received anywhere near the buzz that such a wonderful book about a fascinating woman should have!  Just because it’s not in the current mania for 15th-16th century historical fiction doesn’t mean it isn’t fantastic.

What book do you wish others paid more attention to?


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