Historical fiction is one of my favorite genres, although I don’t read it as often as some others. But today (hehe it’s Tuesday) I’m going to rattle off the top historical fiction/time travel books that I’ve been wanting to read.
I think this genre is one that’s going to *hopefully* be more explored in young adult fiction, because there’s just SO much room for exploration. The different time periods and cultures could inspire millions of amazing novels, and I just get so excited thinking about it. Hopefully, guys… hopefully.
Passenger by Alexandra Bracken
Alexandra Bracken is a well-loved author from her Darkest Minds trilogy, which I haven’t read yet (the shame is real), but this new release from her about a treasure hunt through time sounds amazing. Also, #thecoverloveisoverwhelming.
The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Andieh
We all know this is based on A Thousand and One Nights, a few stories of which I actually did read a loooong-ass time ago. Starring a vengeful mistress and decietful prince, it sounds badass and sexy and maybe even creepy? A little?
The Diviners by Libba Bray
I don’t even know what time period this takes place in, but I saw it in the YA Historical Fiction list on Goodreads, and I’ve wanted to pick it up ever since I discovered anything about books ever. BUT I AM DAUNTED BY THE SIZE. MUCH PAGES.
A Madness So Discreet by Mindy McGinnis
So, I know. I know this book gets some fairly horrible reviews. I KNOW. But I still can’t resist this creepy, pyschotic-looking story set in an asylum. How can you not? I’ve been more into creepy young adult novels ever since reading The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, and anyways, all books deserve a chance.
Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
I AM THE MOST GINORMOUS FAN OF RUTA SEPETYS. Her book Between Shades of Grey was soooo sad and interesting and gripping and beautiful. So this new release by her about World War II can only be magical. YES.
Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers
A little-known fact about me: I have been a very big fan of Robin LaFevers ever since I was eight years old and read her middle-grade series, Theodosia and the Serpents of Chaos. BUT – I had no frigging idea she also wrote a young adult novel about an assassin. I LOVE ASSASSINS. *and other sentences I’ve said* I MUST READ. AND IT’S HISTORICAL FICTION. OH. MY. GOD.
The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski
I actually started reading this book waaaay back in… May of 2015? I couldn’t get into it, but I definitely want to come back, because a lot of people love this historical-fiction trilogy. There’s some sort of slave/owner love complex, and… more cool stuff? IDK
The DaVinci Code by Dan Brown
Dan Brown is Christine’s (@PolandBananasBOOKS) favorite adult-fiction author of ALL TIME, and I am so ashamed that I actually own this book and haven’t read it yet. It just sounds so amazing. A code that has always been hidden within the DaVinci paintings = #mustread.
The Paper Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg
Again, here’s a book that I started, but couldn’t fall into. The fact that I started it on my vacation in Vermont was probably why it didn’t work for me, because I tend to have trouble reading when I’m distracted by road trips and hiking and relaxing. I know, it doesn’t make any sense, but… leave me alone. I’m weird.
The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffeneger
JUST NOTHING BUT RAVING FOR THIS NOVEL. I have nothing further to say. I don’t even know the synopsis.
Have you read any of these books? Do you like these authors? Do you enjoy historical fiction? I’m so glad that I’ve finally gotten to appreciate my inner historian. #sohappy