Historic fiction is one of my favourite genres to read. Idk if it’s because of all those history courses I took in highschool that made me want to tear out my hair or if I just enjoy going back in time, but historic fiction is just magical.
So, my current list for top 10 historic fiction books (in ya) is. . .
10. Passenger by Alexandra Bracken
After hearing many, many, many mixed reviews about this book, I decided to give it a go, and I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. Yes, the pacing is slow, yes, they don’t travel until nearly 50% but once you get past the initial hurdle and you’re immersed in the world, you aint getting out.
9. Prince of Shadows by Rachel Caine
I read this book from a recommendation from one of my closest friends and though I’m usually not a fan of Shakespearean tales (blame school) but this book was so much more than just a retelling of Romeo and Juliet.
I think the reason why I enjoyed it so much was bc 1) historic Italy and 2) the book focused on characters related to Romeo and Juliet and not the couple themselves.
8. Masquerade by Kylie Fornasier
Goodness, I read this so long ago, but I just remember that my love for historic Italy shone through. Also the ending left me like ???? whut ??? where is my refund ???
7. Scarlet Series by A.C. Gaughen
I LOVE THIS SERIES WITH ALL MY HEART. The covers captured my initial attention, the characters and plot captured my fangirl heart. I seriously adored this series.
6. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
This. Book. Is. Nothing. More. Than. Pain.
5. And I Darken by Kiersten White
I don’t think there is a more beautiful, perfect cover out there. I could stare at this book all day. Not only that, but the setting, taking place in the Ottoman Empire was absolutely enchanting (and v v unique).
4. My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows
I LOVE THIS BOOK SO MUCH. Not only did my history lessons finally aid me for the first time in my life (i was able to understand history ???) but IT WAS HILARIOUS AND CHARMING AND JUST OVERALL STUNNING.
3. Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco
You. Need. This. Book. In. Your. Life.
2. Salt to Sea by Ruta Sepetys
Gosh, this book was amazing. It took from the viewpoints of multiple people during the second World War, all of them different in their own ways, but their voices all so strong and resonating. Definitely one of those books that never leaves you.
1. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
I don’t think I need to convince anyone to read this book, like just jump aboard the pain train cause why not?
That’s all I got for this week. Do you enjoy reading historic fiction? If yes, which books are your favourite?
Until the next post,