Entries tagged: Historical Fiction

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Would You Like To Know More? The Spear Grips The Hand
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Would You Like To Know More? Come On Baby, Light My Dial
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Would You Like To Know More? It Was A Pleasure To Burn
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Would You Like To Know More? Give Ground to Hope
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Would You Like To Know More? We’re All Mad Here

We’re All Mad Here

Mindy McGinnis’s A Madness So Discreet is an intensely dark and unapologetically feminist take on the Sherlock and Watson trope.

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Would You Like To Know More? You May Be Seated

You May Be Seated

Kiersten White’s The Conqueror’s Saga continues with Now I Rise, which is half-Bridge Book, half-exciting adventure.

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Would You Like To Know More? All That Glitters
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Would You Like To Know More? Portals And Plot Holes
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Would You Like To Know More? Light It Up

Light It Up

The first in Renée Ahdieh’s new series, Flame in the Mist, is a lush, powerful, swoony tale that incorporates aspects of both Mulan and Robin Hood while standing on its own two feet.

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Would You Like To Know More? Hancock County Prison Blues
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Would You Like To Know More? The Other D&D

The Other D&D

Cindy Anstey, fan of alliteration, brings us Duels & Deception, a tale of ladies, law clerks, and licorice. I mean love.

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Would You Like To Know More? Spill The Wine, Take That Pearl
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Would You Like To Know More? The FYA Beginner’s Guide to Historical YA
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Would You Like To Know More? Falling Off The Edge Of The World
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Would You Like To Know More? Hold Me Closer, Tony Danza
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Would You Like To Know More? Let Your Freak Flag Fly

Let Your Freak Flag Fly

In the summer of '76, two boys form a friendship born of tragedy and sealed with the promise of excitement, first loves, and alternate uses for mini golf statues. Setting Free the Kites by Alex George.

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Would You Like To Know More? When History Is Buried Alongside The Bodies
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Would You Like To Know More? Princess Valiant

Princess Valiant

Lesley Livingston’s The Valiant proves that you can take a girl away from her warrior clan, but you can’t take the warrior out of the girl.

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Would You Like To Know More? I Fell On Black Days

I Fell On Black Days

In The Dark Days Pact, Lady Helen returns to find that even when one is spending their summer at the beach, dastardly and devious plots lurk just beneath the waves.

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Would You Like To Know More? Play Me Like A Song
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Would You Like To Know More? Free to Fly

Free to Fly

Sherri L. Smith's Flygirl is a World War II-era tale of a young black pilot who will do whatever it takes--including presenting herself as a white woman--to be allowed to fly.

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Would You Like To Know More? Road Trip 1880

Road Trip 1880

Brian and his ten-year-old daughter Sophie review Varmints, the perfect graphic novel to read when firing your pistol into the saloon ceiling while spitting tobaccy and dealing poker.

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Would You Like To Know More? There’s A Chill In The Air
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Would You Like To Know More? While the War is Raging
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Would You Like To Know More? Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451

Things get heated in The Burning Page, the third book in Genevieve Cogman’s The Invisible Library series.

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Would You Like To Know More? Let Me Entertain You
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Would You Like To Know More? The Most Depressing War Novel Ever
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Would You Like To Know More? Jane Austen: Teen Detective
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Would You Like To Know More? I’ve Got A Fever, And The Only Cure Is More … Gold
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Would You Like To Know More? Nowhere To Run To, Nowhere To Hide
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Would You Like To Know More? Off To Rescue The Prince
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Would You Like To Know More? Time Loops And Tide Taming
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Would You Like To Know More? Jenny, The (Mostly) Friendly Ghost

Jenny, The (Mostly) Friendly Ghost

Get to know more about 926 Augur Lane’s resident specter—and the evil that lurks in the shadows of New Fiddleham—in Ghostly Echoes, the third book in William Ritter’s Jackaby series.

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Would You Like To Know More? Why You Should Read: Susanna Kearsley
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Would You Like To Know More? Whip It Good

Whip It Good

Debutantes, dances, and demons, oh my! In The Dark Days Club by Alison Goodman, Lady Helen will never forget her first Season.

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Would You Like To Know More? Windfall At Walthingham
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Would You Like To Know More? Death Be Not Proud
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Would You Like To Know More? Daughter Of The Dragon

Daughter Of The Dragon

Kiersten White’s And I Darken, the first book in her new Conqueror’s Saga series, examines what life might have been like for a female Vlad the Impaler.

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Would You Like To Know More? Words Are Power

Words Are Power

Go on an adventure through alternate universes to procure obscure books in Genevieve Cogman’s The Invisible Library.

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Would You Like To Know More? Chim Chim Cher-ee

Chim Chim Cher-ee

Investigate murder and a missing gem in A.J. Hartley’s Steeplejack, the first in the new Alternative Detective series.

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Would You Like To Know More? A Truth Historically Acknowledged
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Would You Like To Know More? It’s (Not So) Good To Be Queen
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Would You Like To Know More? Across The Miles, Across The Years
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Would You Like To Know More? I Feel The Earth Move Under My Feet
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Would You Like To Know More? Something Rotten Is In The State of Oregon
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Would You Like To Know More? The First Voyage Of Amani The Sharpshooter
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Would You Like To Know More? Sisterly History
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Would You Like To Know More? She’s Been Everywhere, Man
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Would You Like To Know More? What Lies Beneath
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Would You Like To Know More? They Can Do It!
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Would You Like To Know More? Going Under

Going Under

Once again, Ruta Sepetys' beautiful book is going to make you ugly cry.

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Would You Like To Know More? Watch Me Pull A Mobster Out Of This Hat
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Would You Like To Know More? Secret Agent Ma’am

Secret Agent Ma’am

Fans of The Diviners and Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries will love The Secret Life of Anna Blanc, about a 1907 Los Angeles socialite who wants to solve murders.

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Would You Like To Know More? Time After Time
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Would You Like To Know More? She’s Not There
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Would You Like To Know More? Say, Don’t Get Sore, See?
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Would You Like To Know More? The Man Behind The Monster
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Would You Like To Know More? I Beg Your Pardon, I Am A Mountain Tiger
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Would You Like To Know More? You Can’t Dig Up Dirt Without Getting Dirty
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Would You Like To Know More? What Is and What Should Never Be
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Would You Like To Know More? What We Want Most
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Would You Like To Know More? Taking Matters Into Her Own Hands
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Would You Like To Know More? Good As Gold

Good As Gold

Go back to a time when traveling 20 miles per day was extraordinary and the Oregon Trail was (much) more menacing than a 2-D video game with Rae Carson’s Walk on Earth a Stranger.

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Would You Like To Know More? There Be Monsters

There Be Monsters

Abigail Rook and R.F. Jackaby are back on the case in William Ritter’s Beastly Bones, a no-less delightful follow-up to his debut novel, Jackaby.

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Would You Like To Know More? Saddle Up

Saddle Up

Fill up yer canteens and oil up yer Colt pistols before you head out on the trail with Erin Bowman’s Vengeance Road.

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Would You Like To Know More? And Into the Light
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Would You Like To Know More? Love, Peace, and Literature
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Would You Like To Know More? In The Midnight Hour
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Would You Like To Know More? Thicker Than Water

Thicker Than Water

Blood might be thicker than water, but as the charming heroines of Jessica Day George's Silver in the Blood find out, that might not be such a good thing...

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Would You Like To Know More? Life With Louisa

Life With Louisa

Michaela MacColl returns with another mystery based on the real life of a literary lady with The Revelation of Louisa May.

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Would You Like To Know More? The Great and Powerful
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Would You Like To Know More? Springtime is Coming
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Would You Like To Know More? You Haven’t Died of Dysentery. Yet.
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Would You Like To Know More? Up Where The Air Is Clear
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Would You Like To Know More? A Shave And A Throat Cut

A Shave And A Throat Cut

Look past the odd character names in Justine Larbalestier’s Razorhurst, and you’ll find an action-packed historical novel with a little paranormal business thrown in for flavor.

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Would You Like To Know More? The Leopard Sleeps Tonight

The Leopard Sleeps Tonight

Other leopard-based wordplay considered for the title included "a leopard can't change its spots," but when the leopard is a princess as badass as Nzingha: Warrior Queen of Matamba, she can do whatever the hell she damn pleases.

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Would You Like To Know More? The Land Where Palm Trees Sway
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Would You Like To Know More? A Man, a Plan, Canal: Panama
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Would You Like To Know More? The Lioness in Winter
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Would You Like To Know More? The Summer of Songwriting

The Summer of Songwriting

In her debut novel, I'm Glad I Did, acclaimed songwriter Cynthia Weil gives us a taste of what life was like for aspiring young female songwriters in the 1960s.

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Would You Like To Know More? The Strength in Our Stars
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Would You Like To Know More? My God - It’s Full of Stars!
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Would You Like To Know More? Visions of Sugar Plums (and Giant Rats)
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Would You Like To Know More? Keep Your Gargoyles Close
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Would You Like To Know More? The One with the First Thanksgiving
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Would You Like To Know More? She’s the Man(arch)
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Would You Like To Know More? I Had a Vision of War
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Would You Like To Know More? Truth: None of Them Can Touch Me

Truth: None of Them Can Touch Me

Robin Talley's debut is nuanced, compassionate and powerful, and manages to skillfully balance a compelling story with two very difficult historical and cultural subjects.

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Would You Like To Know More? My Anacaona Don’t
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Would You Like To Know More? Netflix Fix: Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters
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Would You Like To Know More? Home is Where the Crazy Is

Home is Where the Crazy Is

If you’re looking for a retelling of Edgar Allen Poe’s The Fall of the House of Usher that is a little less bleak than the original … Bethany Griffin’s The Fall is not it.

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Would You Like To Know More? The Cure for Feminism

The Cure for Feminism

A turn-of-the-20th century father will do anything to cure his daughter of a dreaded curse, which dooms her to think for herself, in The Cure For Dreaming.

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Would You Like To Know More? I’ll Meet You at the Flirting Bazaar
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Would You Like To Know More? Whatever Remains Must Be The Truth
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Would You Like To Know More? Long May She Reign
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Would You Like To Know More? Of All The Ale Joints In All The Towns In The World
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Would You Like To Know More? Quiet Tup Does Not Get Eaten
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Would You Like To Know More? Mawage! That Bwessed Awangement, That Dweam Wifin A Dweam
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Would You Like To Know More? Tranquil As A Forest, But On Fire Within
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Would You Like To Know More? Choosing Their Own Paths