I quite like what Nikki included for this post, so I have to make sure what I do is good too. I don’t think this for #BookADayUK yet but I have to include it because I really do think of it as a hidden gem!
I first came across this book on Facebook whilst browsing Tor.Com’s page and I saw it crop up many times. My local library in Oxford had it so I just picked it up one day (not expecting to be wowed but to enjoy it, simply put). What I didn’t expect was to sit for 4 to 5 hours straight, not budging, barely eating or moving, so that I could efficiently devour this book. I had exams during this time and I totally forgot all about them. Either way, I consider this a true hidden gem.
You, dear reader, continue at your own risk. It is not for the faint of heart—no more so than the study of dragons itself. But such study offers rewards beyond compare: to stand in a dragon’s presence, even for the briefest of moments—even at the risk of one’s life—is a delight that, once experienced, can never be forgotten. . . .
I’m going to go with something I found in a bookstore as opposed to everything else that “hidden gem” could possibly mean. I can’t think WHY I ever picked up Revenge of the Mooncake Vixen (it was probably just the name?), but it became a total unlikely favourite.