Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys Rating: 4 Stars Release Date: February 2, 2016 Genre: YA Historical Fiction World War II is drawing to a close in East Prussia and thousands of refugees are on a desperate trek toward freedom, many with something to hide. Among them are Joana, Emilia, and Florian, whose paths … Continue reading Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys // Prussian spies, stressful tension, and many tears.
These Shallow Graves by Jennifer Donnelly Rating: 4 Stars Release Date: October 26, 2016 Genre: YA Historical fiction Jo Montfort is beautiful and rich, and soon like all the girls in her class she ll graduate from finishing school and be married off to a wealthy bachelor. Which is the last thing she wants. Jo … Continue reading These Shallow Graves by Jennifer Donnelly // Victorian murder mysteries + swoony reporters = heaven.
All The Truth That's in Me by Julie Berry Rating: 4.5 Stars Release Date: September 26, 2013 Genre: YA Historical Fiction Four years ago, Judith and her best friend disappeared from their small town of Roswell Station. Two years ago, only Judith returned, permanently mutilated, reviled and ignored by those who were once her friends … Continue reading All The Truth That’s In Me by Julie Berry // Harrowing, hopeful, and beautiful.
The Passion of Dolssa by Julie Berry Rating: 5 Stars Release Date: April 12, 2016 Genre: YA Historical Fiction Dolssa is a young gentlewoman with uncanny gifts, on the run from an obsessed friar determined to burn her as a heretic for the passion she refuses to tame. Botille is a wily and charismatic peasant, … Continue reading The Passion of Dolssa by Julie Berry // Please excuse me while I cry in this corner.
Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco Rating: 2 Stars Release Date: September 20, 2016 Genre: YA Historical Fiction / Murder Mystery Seventeen-year-old Audrey Rose Wadsworth was born a lord's daughter, with a life of wealth and privilege stretched out before her. But between the social teas and silk dress fittings, she leads a forbidden … Continue reading Stalking Jack The Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco // Yes, dear book, we know you’re gruesome. // Audrey Rose, dear, SHUT UP.
The Cure for Dreaming by Cat Winters Rating: 5 (million) Stars Release Date: October 14, 2014 Genre: YA Historical Fiction Olivia Mead is a headstrong, independent girl—a suffragist—in an age that prefers its girls to be docile. It’s 1900 in Oregon, and Olivia’s father, concerned that she’s headed for trouble, convinces a stage mesmerist to … Continue reading The Cure for Dreaming by Cat Winters // I am hopelessly in love // There is an almost-French hypnotist in this book
Blood Rose Rebellion by Rosalyn Eves Rating: DNF Release Date: March 28, 2017 Genre: YA Historical Fantasy Sixteen-year-old Anna Arden is barred from society by a defect of blood. Though her family is part of the Luminate, powerful users of magic, she is Barren, unable to perform the simplest spells. Anna would do anything to … Continue reading Blood Rose Rebellion by Rosalyn Eves
In the Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters Rating: 5 (million) Stars Release Date: April 2, 2013 Genre: Historical Fiction In 1918, the world seems on the verge of apocalypse. Americans roam the streets in gauze masks to ward off the deadly Spanish influenza, and the government ships young men to the front lines of a … Continue reading In the Shadow of Blackbirds // I Need MORE
Midnight at the Electric by Jodi Lynn Anderson Rating: 4.5 Stars Release Date: June 13, 2017 Genre: ... something awesome?? I actually have no idea. Kansas, 2065 Adri has been handpicked to live on Mars. But weeks before Launch, she discovers the journal of a girl who lived in her house over a hundred years … Continue reading Midnight at the Electric by Jodi Lynn Anderson // *weeps quietly*
The Diviners by Libba Bray Rating: 4 Stars Evie O’Neill has been exiled from her boring old hometown and shipped off to the bustling streets of New York City—and she is pos-i-tute-ly ecstatic. It’s 1926, and New York is filled with speakeasies, Ziegfeld girls, and rakish pickpockets. The only catch is that she has to … Continue reading Review: The Diviners by Libba Bray