Tag Archives: Historical Fiction

Review: Bo at Ballard Creek by Kirkpatrick Hill

Bo at Ballard Creek by Kirkpatrick Hill. Henry Holt and Company, 2013. Currently available. Age Level & Genre: Middle grade historical fiction Face Value: LeUyen Pham created phenomenal illustrations for the whole book, and the cover is the crown jewel. … Continue reading

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Review: Blythewood by Carol Goodman

Blythewood by Carol Goodman. Viking, 2013. Currently Available. Genre: Historical Fantasy Face Value: Solid cover, nothing amazing. It reflects the story, looks intriguing, but doesn’t do too much to grab your attention either. I really enjoyed this first book in … Continue reading

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Review: Seven Stories Up by Laurel Snyder

Seven Stories Up by Laurel Snyder. Random House Books for Young Readers, 2014. Available January 28, 2014. Genre: Time Travel / Historical Fiction Face Value: I have to admit, I’m a little disappointed in this cover. It’s not that it’s … Continue reading

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Review: The Clockwork Scarab by Colleen Gleason

The Clockwork Scarab by Colleen Gleason. Chronicle Books, 2013. Currently Available Genre: Historical Fiction / Steampunk / Alternative Fiction / Time Travel Face Value: Oh HEY Twilight hands! It’s not that it isn’t a good concept – I’ve gone on … Continue reading

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Use Your Gray Matter: Were the (original) American Girls Slatebreakers?

It must be nice to retire at the young age of 27. In turns out that in doll years, however, 27 is ancient. I recently learned that Molly McIntire, one of the fictional girls of the American Girl series and … Continue reading

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Review: The Dark Between by Sonia Gensler

The Dark Between by Sonia Gensler. Knopf, 2013. Currently Available. Genre: Historical Fiction, Ghost Story Face Value: This cover is suitably creepy, period appropriate and intriguing. While it’s not the most original I’ve ever seen, it’s more than acceptable. Does … Continue reading

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Review: Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein

Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein. Hyperion, 2013. Currently Available. Genre: Historical Fiction Face Value: This is a lovely piece of cover artwork that absolutely captures the story. When you have a book that deals with horrors like a concentration … Continue reading

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