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Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books
By Christina Diaz Gonzalez -
(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
By Janet Fox -
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
By Lynne Ellison -
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
By Glenn Dakin -
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
By Melodie A. Cuate -
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
By Susan Coventry -
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
By Lucy Coats -
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
(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
By Theresa Breslin -
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
By Lauren Baratz-Logsted -
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
Over the last 20 years The Historical Novels Review (the society's print magazine for our members) has published reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books.
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