Sunday, June 10, 2018

My Favorite YA One-Hit Wonders

Happy Sunday, bibliovores! Today is another day in which I didn't feel like writing/posting a review, but did feel like posting something... so I'm doing another favorites post! You can check out my other favorites posts in a previous posts (for example). 

Here are some of my favorite YA one-hit wonders! Ever read a book, love it, and can't wait for the author to write something new (whether related to the original book or not)? And then years pass and you realize that the author hasn't written a book since? Yeah... that's what this post is all about. Whether a single book, or a series, the books in this post are one-hit wonders. Authors, please give us more! (Or me, at the very least.)

Myra McEntire's Hourglass series
(I don't think I ever read book three. But I loved book one and book two.)

Hourglass (Hourglass, #1)  Timepiece (Hourglass, #2)  Infinityglass (Hourglass, #3)

Carrie Jones's Need series
(Yes, she wrote a book after this. I still consider the Need series a one-hit wonder!)

Need (Need, #1)  Captivate (Need, #2)
Entice (Need, #3)  Endure (Need, #4)

Flynn Meaney's The Boy Recession

The Boy Recession

Elizabeth Norris's Unraveling series

Unraveling (Unraveling, #1)  Unbreakable (Unraveling, #2)

Lisa Cach's Wake Unto Me

Wake Unto Me

Kathleen Peacock's Hemlock series

Hemlock (Hemlock, #1)  Thornhill (Hemlock, #2)  Willowgrove (Hemlock, #3)

Gina Rosati's Auracle


Sara Walsh's The Dark Light

The Dark Light

Maurissa Guibord's Warped and Revel
(Throwing in both books, even though they aren't related.)

Warped  Revel

Tell me some of your favorite YA one-hit wonders!


  1. I haven't read any of these books/series, but Need and Hemlock sound so interesting to me. Maybe I'll check them out eventually. Thanks for sharing this list.

  2. I've heard such great things about Hourglass, I had no idea it was a full series! Thanks for sharing Alyssa!

  3. I've always wondered if some of them were an alter-ego name for another writer who usually writes a different genre or age range or something. Though, that said, I was sad when the Dearly Departed series by Lia Habel ended at book two with one more book left when she had to quit for health reasons.

  4. Yes! Such a great post! There is one author for sure I can think of, the Past Midnight series by Mara Purnhagen. I loved the series, devoured it and she's not written anything since 2011. I've been friends with her on FB since I discovered the books, and I've even asked her, but it sounds like she won't be writing anymore. :-(

  5. I've only read Unraveling from this list, still need to read the second book!

  6. This post is awesome! My #1 YA one hit wonder is Terra by Gretchen Powell. The sequel was supposed to come back in 2013 but it never did and she's never published anything else. :(

  7. Oh this is a fun topic! I havent read any of these but I have been meaning to read The Dark Light for years now!

  8. Hourglass was really good. I haven't read any of the others, but they've all been on my goodreads tbr shelf for years.
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  9. I'm not sure I ever realized Hemlock was a series. I liked the first one!!


  10. I love those Hourglass covers!

  11. Loved the Elizabeth Norris' series, like you I needed more.

  12. YES! Oh my gosh, i always wonder about Myra! Where is she?!? Why isn't she writing!? I need more from her!

    Same with Tara Hudson author of the Hereafter series.

  13. Oh my gosh, the Hemlock books! I remember being obsessed with them when they came out, but now that you mention it, I haven't heard a peep from or about the author since. One hit wonder, indeed!

  14. Ahh, this post. Sigh. I miss Kathleen. <3 I had the worst luck with the Hemlock books, lol, but she was so sweet about it, and I very much want to try other books by her :D Thank you for sharing lovely. <3


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