Category Archives: historical fiction

Mary’s Monster: Love, Madness and How Mary Shelley Created Frankenstein by Lita Judge

About: This free-verse biography with black-and-white watercolor illustrations depicts “Frankenstein’s” young author, Mary Shelley. Ofilia’s Thoughts: This year marks the 200th anniversary of the publication of Frankenstein so this biography of Mary Shelley comes at a perfect time. This is … Continue reading

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Mapping the Bones – Jane Yolen

Mapping the Bones by Jane Yolen What’s it about: It’s 1942 in Poland, and the world is coming to pieces. At least that’s how it seems to Chaim and Gittel, twins whose lives feel like a fairy tale torn apart, … Continue reading

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Murder, Magic, and What We Wore by Kelly Jones

Murder, Magic, and What We Wore by Kelly Jones – YA F JON (currently in NEW) What it’s about: As our story opens, sixteen-year-old Annis has just learned that her beloved father has mysteriously died while away on one of … Continue reading

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The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice & Virtue by Mackenzie Lee

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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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