Top Ten Tuesday, a concept started by The Broke and the Bookish, is a themed post that connects bloggers to bloggers, bloggers to readers, and readers to readers. Every Tuesday has a special topic, and this Tuesday is Top Ten FREEBIE. So what did I choose? Top Ten YA Historical Fiction on my TBR, mostly because I’ve recently acquired quite a lot of YA historical fiction.
Take a journey to . . . Tudor England.
I stumbled upon The Lacey Chronicles while browsing Book Outlet, and asked a couple historical fiction bloggers if they’ve read or heard of it. This trilogy came out a few years ago, all set during Elizabeth I’s reign, and each with intriguing heroines and good romances. Sounds about right for a Tudor court!
Katherine Longshore was the reigning Tudor writer in my eyes, but I think that’s only because her books were more recently published. Of them all, I’m most interested in Brazen, set during Henry VIII’s reign and around the time of the marriage to Anne Boleyn.
Take a journey to . . . France and Denmark.
Belle Epoque is a repoussoir, a book about a girl who’s not just a companion but the person who stands by her mistress’s side in order for the mistress to appear more interesting and beautiful. A far more serious version of a DUFF, in a way, and a true trick used in history among the aristocracy.
For all those Shakespeare lovers out there, Ophelia is a historical retelling of Hamlet, and it sounds epic. I’m all for Shakespeare retellings, and Ophelia’s character is quite possibly one of the most haunting of all.
Take a journey to . . . the early- to mid-1900s.
Who says YA historical fiction doesn’t sell? Clearly these books are showing them who’s boss!
What are some of your favorite YA historicals? What did you choose for your TTT this week?