Category Archives: historical fiction

The Pearl Thief by Elizabeth Wein

The Pearl Thief by Elizabeth Wein Julia begins her summer vacation by waking up in a hospital with no hair and a terrible headache. Initially anonymous, nurses quickly discover that she is Julia Beaufort-Stuart, 15-year-old granddaughter of the Earl of … Continue reading

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Daughters Unto Devils by Amy Lukavics

Daughters Unto Devils by Amy Lukavics About: When sixteen-year-old Amanda Verner’s family decides to move from their small mountain cabin to the vast prairie, she hopes it is her chance for a fresh start. She can leave behind the memory … Continue reading

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Victoria Rebels by Carolyn Meyer

Victoria Rebels by Carolyn Meyer About: Through diary entries, reveals the life of Britain’s strong-willed and short-tempered Queen Victoria from the age of eight through her twenty-fourth birthday, up to her third wedding anniversary with her beloved Albert in 1843. … Continue reading

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The Love Curse of the Rumbaughs by Jack Gantos

The Love Curse of the Rumbaughs by Jack Gantos Ivy loves her mother. Ivy and her mother live an idyllic life in a hotel in small town Pennsylvania. Ivy doesn’t know who her father is and she doesn’t care. She has … Continue reading

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Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco

Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco About: Stalking Jack the Ripper is a cross between A Taste for Monsters, Frankenstein, and Sherlock Holmes. Audrey Rose will not be held back by silly social ideals that women are meant to … Continue reading

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A Taste for Monsters by Matthew J. Kirby

What a treat! Ofilia, Debbie, and Lauren all read and reviewed: A Taste for Monsters by Matthew J. Kirby  About: In 1888 seventeen-year-old Evelyn Fallow, herself disfigured by the phosphorus in the match factory where she worked, has been hired … Continue reading

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The Smell of Other People’s Houses by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock

The Smell of Other People’s Houses by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock Reviewed by Stephanie ABOUT: In Alaska, 1970, being a teenager here isn’t like being a teenager anywhere else. Ruth has a secret that she can’t hide forever. Dora wonders if she can … Continue reading

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