Tag Archives: Historical Fiction

Review: The Boneshaker by Kate Milford

The Boneshaker by Kate Milford. Clarion Books, 2010. Currently Available. Genre: Steampunk, Science Fiction, Historical Fiction Face Value: This cover does a great job of capturing the specific creepiness of this story. I love that it’s illustrated (middle grade covers … Continue reading

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Review: Cinders & Sapphires by Leila Rasheed

Cinders and Sapphires by Leila Rasheed. Disney-Hyperion, 2013. Currently Available. Genre: Historical Fiction (or is Downton-Abbey-inspired its own genre yet?) Face Value:  This cover is unsurprising. It doesn’t do much for me, as a reader, but it also doesn’t turn … Continue reading

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Review: One Came Home by Amy Timberlake

One Came Home by Amy Timberlake. Knopf, 2013. Currently Available. Genre: Historical Fiction Face Value: This is an excellent cover, the kind of cover that people ask you about, because it’s intriguing. But at the same time, it’s a cover … Continue reading

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Review: The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano by Sonia Manzano

The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano by Sonia Manzano. Scholastic, 2012. Currently Available. Genre: Historical Fiction Face Value: Powerful image that reflects the content and location of the story, and hints at one of the central metaphors in the book! Love! … Continue reading

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Review: Hattie Ever After by Kirby Larson

Hattie Ever After by Kirby Larson. Random House, 2013. Available February 12, 2013. Genre: Middle grade historical fiction Face Value: Hattie is looking good! Immediately her outfit cues us in to the era in which we will be reading, and … Continue reading

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Review: Scarlet by A.C. Gaughen

Scarlet by A.C. Gaughen. Bloomsbury, 2012. Currently Available. Genre: Historical Fiction / Retelling Face Value: I’m neutral on this cover, which doesn’t have any major flaws but is boring. Sure, the girl looks appropriately androgynous and is a fair match … Continue reading

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Review: The FitzOsbornes at War by Michelle Cooper

The FitzOsbornes at War by Michelle Cooper. Alfred A. Knopf, 2012. Currently Available. Genre: Historical Fiction Face Value: I love this cover. Like the content of the books, they’ve gotten better each time, and I think that the cover of … Continue reading

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Review: Uprising by Margaret Peterson Haddix

Uprising by Margaret Peterson Haddix. Simon & Schuster Books for Young People, 2007. Currently Available. Genre: Historical Fiction Face Value: I listened to this book on audio, so I didn’t have as much face time with the cover as I … Continue reading

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Review: The Lions of Little Rock by Kristin Levine

The Lions of Little Rock by Kristin Levine. Penguin, 2012. Currently available. Genre: Middle grade historical fiction. Face Value: Hurrah! An illustrated cover! I’m happy to see this cover because it is gender neutral and a graceful representation of interracial … Continue reading

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Review: Splendors and Glooms by Laura Amy Schlitz

Splendors and Glooms by Laura Amy Schlitz. Candlewick, 2012. Currently Available. Genre: Historical Fiction, Fantasy, Gothic Novel Face Value: This cover is exquisite. First, the dark colors and brooding artwork perfectly capture the gothic tone of the story. Then, when … Continue reading

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