Tag: historical fiction

Ink, Iron, And Glass Review: Travel To A World With Scriptology, Mechanists, and Alchemy

Ink, Iron, And Glass Review: Travel To A World With Scriptology, Mechanists, and Alchemy

I enjoyed Ink, Iron, and Glass! It comes off as a bit of a quieter historical fantasy, but it promises nonstop adventure and a cast of delightful characters that work together to pretty much save the world. The setting was pretty extraordinary: we’re looking at the Victorian era of Italy, around the late 1800’s, where […]

February 9, 2018 | 17 Comments
Hexenhaus Review: Ding Dong the Witch is Dead

Hexenhaus Review: Ding Dong the Witch is Dead

Three women, from three different timeframes have only one thing in common – they are condemned for being witches. From 17th Century Germany, to 18th Century Europe, and modern day Australia in a small regional town, we hear from Veronica, Katherine and Paisley. They are each teenage girls with their own hopes and dreams, from worrying about […]

February 10, 2017 | 13 Comments
Chatterbox: Why I Read Historical Fiction

Chatterbox: Why I Read Historical Fiction

We’ve done a series of Chatterbox posts on this blog discussing why we love and read a certain genre and I thought I’d tell you a few reasons why I read historical fiction. I’ll also give a few YA historical fiction recommendations at the end of this post. Check out our other posts in this […]

October 12, 2016 | 17 Comments
By Jenna
Posted in Chatterbox, Features
Fantasy Reviews #4: The Girl From Everywhere & A Thousand Nights

Fantasy Reviews #4: The Girl From Everywhere & A Thousand Nights

With time travelling pirate ships, a lush tropical Hawaiian setting and multi-cultural characters, The Girl From Everywhere had many interesting elements, but unfortunately the sheer volume of these things made it messy, unfocused and hard to follow at certain points. The journey featured the search for a map to guide the time travelling locations of the pirate ship, but […]

Madame Tussaud’s Apprentice by Kathleen Benner Duble Review: Whoa… those severed heads

Madame Tussaud’s Apprentice by Kathleen Benner Duble Review: Whoa… those severed heads

This was an enjoyable historical fiction novel set during the French Revolution. Even though I love my historical fiction, this is the first one that I’ve read about 18th century France, and I found it to be highly fascinating. In this book, our protagonist, Celie, is an orphan living on the streets of Paris with […]

January 13, 2016 | 28 Comments