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Fantasy Books That Take You to Another World

By: Hidden Gems | Posted on April 9, 2024

Venture into worlds unlike our own in these 5 fantasy titles recently read and reviewed by Hidden Gems ARC readers – and remember, if you want to receive free fantasy books like these – or others from 15 different genres – just sign up today and select your favorites. Bonding Fire by Ava Richardson When Prince Tagaris arrives at Gwen’s door seeking aid, she’s tempted to turn him away. Despite being banished from court with her mentor for failing to save the king years ago, Gwen can’t refuse his plea. Tagaris’s niece, Comnena, suffers from the same fatal illness that claimed the king’s life. Gwen soon discovers Comnena has been poisoned, a fact hidden by the dragon queen. To conceal Gwen’s true mission, Tagaris proposes a fake courtship. Though Gwen harbors no love for Tagaris, she must rely on him to cure Comnena. As they grow closer, their sham courtship… Read More >

Romantic Novels to Add a Little Spring To Your Heart

By: Hidden Gems | Posted on April 2, 2024

Are you looking for some romances to add a little spring to your heart? Today we’ve rounded up a collection that includes 5 romantic novels that have been popular and well-liked by Hidden Gems ARC readers recently. Ruthless Saints by Ella Jade Luciana convinces herself that her arranged marriage is merely a guise for espionage, but once drawn into Romero’s world, she realizes he exerts control over every aspect of her existence. Despite her initial resistance, she finds herself drawn to him. Is she becoming just another possession for a man accustomed to getting everything he desires, or is she an unwitting pawn in a dangerous game? As she spends more time with Romero, she discovers his disdain for traitors, a perilous revelation given her true motives. Saying no to her family seems dangerous, but the stakes intensify when Romero learns she’s there to set him up. “This is a… Read More >

Sci-Fi Novels To Explore This Year

By: Hidden Gems | Posted on March 26, 2024

We’ve compiled 5 out-of-this-world titles that took Hidden Gems ARC readers on a captivating journey to extraordinary dimensions. Explore this list and get ready to embark on your next exhilarating journey with these top-rated reads. The World Isn’t Ready by Kevin Mitchel It’s the year 1959, and Arnie Gibson, an amateur archaeologist, stumbles upon a mysterious artifact while walking his dog. Intrigued, he brings it home and, during examination, unwittingly activates it. Little does he know that the peculiar dust within the artifact, upon touching his fingers, triggers a profound transformation in his life. Enhanced eyesight, newfound mathematical prowess, and heightened physical capabilities all result from the powder, whose exclusive intent is to uplift humanity. “I wasn’t sure what to expect but decided to give it a whirl (this genre is far outside what I normally read) and I am glad I did,” wrote Jessica P. in her four-star review…. Read More >

Kids’ books for spring break reading

By: Hidden Gems | Posted on March 19, 2024

Do you have a young reader in your life? Or maybe you’re looking for a great bedtime story to enjoy with your youngest book lovers. Are you heading out for a Spring road trip? If so, we have a handful of kids’ books to add to your reading list! Our Hidden Gems ARC readers loved the following titles, and we bet your young bookworm will, as well. When You Have a Brother by Debra Hewitt With 15+ ratings and a 4.4 average star rating, When You Have a Brother is a charming picture book recommended for children 2-8 years old, and describes the amazing adventures you can have with a brother. “This is the cutest book. An endearing look at the bond of brothers from early on. As a mom of 4 boys, this is perfect for little ones to enjoy the closeness of brotherhood and to encourage care, cooperation,… Read More >

Best Mystery Novels to Spring You Into Next Season

By: Hidden Gems | Posted on March 12, 2024

Are you looking to read some of the best mystery novels that have come out lately?  We have page-turning mysteries that will spring you right into next season, and we’ve rounded up some of the best that have recently been sent to our ARC readers.  The Pike: A Lancashire Detective Mystery by JJ Richards DCI Walker and newly promoted DC Briggs investigate the death of a young girl at Pike Tower on Winter Hill. Initially perceived as a party gone wrong, the case unravels into something much darker, threatening the local community and Walker’s team. A cat-and-mouse chase takes them to Manchester, with more women attacked. As Walker escalates the manhunt, the grim urgency grows, and the team discovers a darkness closer than expected. “Couldn’t put it down!!!!” writes Anonymous in their five star review. “Rich plot (and a few twists I didn’t see coming lol), well developed team of… Read More >

Romances to add to your 2024 TBR list

By: Hidden Gems | Posted on March 5, 2024

If you’re a regular on the Hidden Gems blog, you’ll know that romance is the most popular genre in our popular ARC program. Whether you enjoy paranormal romance, mafia romance or sweet contemporary romance, there’s a love story out there for you. So if you’re looking for a new read to sink into this month, or just add to your TBR, check out this collection of recent faves from our Hidden Gems ARC readers! Rough Score by Kenna King With over 375+ ratings and a 4.2 star average on Amazon, Rough Score is a marriage of convenience hockey romance with all the instalove vibes.  South African Romance Junkie raves in their five star Amazon review, “I think Ryker is my new favourite! I loved the way they met and everything that follows. Juliet is really sweet but no pushover and together they are magic. Ryker’s family is the best and… Read More >

YA Books For Spring Break

By: Hidden Gems | Posted on February 27, 2024

Are your middle-grade or young adult readers looking for books to occupy Spring Break? Our Hidden Gems ARC readers recently loved the following titles, and we bet the middle-grade or young adult reader in your life will, as well. Who knows – you may find yourself a fan of the following titles, too.   The Teenage Wealthypreneur by E.T. Mulloney With 100+ ratings and a 4.9 average star rating, The Teenage Wealthypreneur will help your teen learn budgeting and other money management skills. “I bought The Teenage Wealthypreneur by E.T. Mulloney for my grandchildren, and I’m thrilled to report that it not only met but exceeded all my expectations. What truly stood out for me was the book’s practical and hands-on approach, which effortlessly translates intricate financial concepts into easily digestible, actionable steps. Mulloney’s own journey from adversity to triumph added a deeply relatable and inspiring dimension to the book’s… Read More >

Out of this world Fantasy Novels

By: Hidden Gems | Posted on February 20, 2024

If you are looking for an out-of-this-world escape from the cold of winter, this list is for you. We’ve got one for everybody on this round-up of recently top-rated fantasy novels that our Hidden Gems ARC readers raved about. Sword and Sorcery: Frostfire by Ethan Avery In the streets of Bogudos, scarred swordsman Erevan faces a dilemma when his friend lands in jail. A mysterious courier offers a chance to fix things, prompting Erevan to embark on a perilous journey. At the prestigious magical school of Darr-Kamo, Aireyal lacks magical abilities but uncovers world-altering secrets. The narrative intertwines the stories of Erevan, Aireyal, a Spiritualist, and a Scholar, all seeking help to achieve their desires amid adversaries and hidden truths. As their paths converge, the characters must grapple with the sacrifices they are willing to make in a world where assistance comes at a cost, revealing the intricate connections between… Read More >

Romance Novels to Spice Up Valentine’s Day

By: Hidden Gems | Posted on February 13, 2024

If you’re a regular on the Hidden Gems blog, you’ll know that romance is the most popular genre in the Hidden Gems ARC program. Our readers know that no two love stories are the same, so they scoop up new books every chance they get. If you’re looking for a new read to chase away the winter chill and get in the mood for Valentine’s Day, there’s something for every romance reader on this list! The Care of a Cowboy by Elsie Davis With over 50+ ratings and a 4.5 star average, The Care of a Cowboy is the fourth installment of the Crossroads Creek Cowboys series, which takes place in the Texas countryside. Christine P. raves in her five star Amazon review, “…Well-written story with lovable characters. Lots of humor, romance, family dynamics, and faith aspects…” “A clean romance that highlights the values of hard work, forgiveness, family, and… Read More >

Beautiful Children’s Books To Read During The Winter Chill

By: Hidden Gems | Posted on January 30, 2024

Do you have a young reader in your life? Or maybe you’re looking for a great bedtime story to enjoy with your youngest book lovers. Stuck inside by the winter chill? We have plenty of beautiful children’s books to add to your reading list! Our Hidden Gems ARC readers loved the following titles, and we bet your young bookworm will, as well. Grandma’s House is Haunted by Stephen Bowling With 40+ ratings and a 4.7 average star rating, Grandma’s House is Haunted is recommended for children 5-7 years old, and describes all the spooky sounds that occur at Grandma’s house. “Grandma’s House is Haunted has quickly become a favorite of my 18 month old. He loves to listen to the story and will spend time after I’ve finished reading the text taking in the pictures. He loves to point at different things he sees and learn what they are called…. Read More >