Tag Archives: Historical Fiction

Review: Starstruck by Rachel Shukert

Starstruck by Rachel Shukert. Delacorte Press, 2013. Currently Available. Genre: Historical Fiction Face Value: I totally get what you were going for, cover artists. But it doesn’t work. I feel like this illustration is trying to evoke both a contemporary … Continue reading

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Review: The Broken Lands by Kate Milford

The Broken Lands by Kate Milford. Clarion Books, 2012. Currently Available. Genre: Historical Fantasy Face Value: Andrea Offermann’s illustrations are beautiful, and add so much to the telling of this story. Accordingly, her cover is outstanding, and really reflects the … Continue reading

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Review: Belle Epoque by Elizabeth Ross

Belle Epoque by Elizabeth Ross. Delacorte., 2013. Currently Available. Genre: Historical Fiction Face Value: It’s pretty and dreamy, just like the setting of the book.  It has the feel of a historical painting. The rumpled sheets and bodice askew make … Continue reading

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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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