Reviews

Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books

The Red Umbrella

By Christina Diaz Gonzalez - Published 2010

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

(1) Lucia likes bright red nail polish and skirts that swing. She reads Seventeen Magazine like a typical American teenage girl. But she is ...Read Review

Faithful

By Janet Fox - Published 2010

Genres:

Children/Young AdultMystery/CrimeRomance

This gentle young adult story by a debut novelist is a refreshing change from the dark, often violent and highly sensual tales in ...Read Review

The Green Bronze Mirror

By Lynne Ellison - Published 2009

Genres:

Children/Young AdultTime-slip

This is a reprint of a story originally published in 1966, written by Lynne Ellison who was fourteen at the time. A young girl, ...Read Review

Candle Man

By Glenn Dakin - Published 2010

Genres:

Children/Young AdultFantasy

Teenager Theo has led a dreary and isolated life until he discovers he has the power to melt people just by touching them. ...Read Review

Journey to LaSalle’s Settlement

By Melodie A. Cuate - Published 2010

Genres:

AdventureChildren/Young AdultTime-slip

It’s another typical contemporary day for Hannah, Jackie and Nick. Hannah’s in big trouble over a paper that’s due, Jackie’...Read Review

The Queen’s Daughter

By Susan Coventry - Published 2010

Genres:

Biographical FictionChildren/Young Adult

(1) Eleanor of Aquitaine, Henry II, and their sons strut across the stage of medieval history, completely overshadowing the rest of their family—not ...Read Review

Greeks, Beasts and Heroes: The Magic Head

By Lucy Coats - Published 2010

Genres:

Children/Young AdultFantasyShort Stories

In this, the second of Lucy Coats’ re-telling of Greek myths and legends, she begins with stories of the gods and goddesses: how ...Read Review

Greeks, Beasts and Heroes: The Beasts in the Jar

By Lucy Coats - Published 2010

Genres:

Children/Young AdultFantasyShort Stories

(1) This is the first in a series of twelve books of myths and legends from ancient Greece retold for younger readers. The tales ...Read Review

Prisoner of the Inquisition

By Theresa Breslin - Published 2010

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

Set in 15th-century Spain at the height of the Inquisition, this novel skilfully weaves a complex plot of punishment, death and betrayal with ...Read Review

The Education of Bet

By Lauren Baratz-Logsted - Published 2010

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

Sixteen-year-old Bet yearns to go away to school like her friend Will, but in 19th-century England girls are barred from traditional education. Will ...Read Review