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Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books
By Shanna Swendson -
It’s 1888, and 17-year-old Verity Newton is traveling to New York to interview for a governess position. On her train, however, she encounters ...Read Review
By Ronald Welch -
August, 1914. Second Lieutenant John Carey is twenty-one, and he’s crouched in a trench near Mons with shells exploding over his head. It’...Read Review
By Ronald Welch - By Victor Ambrus (illus.) -
England, 1853. Young William Carey is hard-working, when he wants to be – like becoming an expert billiards player. Otherwise, he’s lazy and too ...Read Review
By Eleanor Herman -
In the second book of the Blood of Gods and Royals series, sixteen-year-old Alexander is a long way from sweeping across the east ...Read Review
By Destiny Soria -
This historical urban fantasy is aimed at ages 13 and up. Corinne Wells and Ada Navarra are best friends in Boston, just before Prohibition. ...Read Review
By Alan Gratz -
In 1943 Berlin, if you’re a boy, you’re in the Hitler Youth. Although Michael O’Shaunessey is the son of the Irish ...Read Review
By Deborah Kalb - By Robert Lunsford (illus.) -
This is the story of a fifth-grade boy, Sam, and a magic hat. When Sam’s class is visiting Mt. Vernon, the boy ...Read Review
By Gabriele Goldstone -
In 1931 Russia, Stalin’s ruthless machine catches an innocent family of poor farmers in its iron grip.The father is reported as anti-Communist, ...Read Review
By Edith - By Philippa Pearce (original author) -
Published 1958 (original)Published 2016 (adaptation)
This beloved children’s book – one of the most re-read classics ever – is here brought up to date with a graphic novel treatment ...Read Review
By Michael Livingston -
There is certainly much to commend in this alternate history/fantasy series where Livingston imagines how the presence of divine artifacts of power, ...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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