The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle takes you through a young girl’s story in the Victorian Era. With exciting plot twists and a fun storyline, she learns to think for herself and who she truly is, even though the people around her might not approve. On a voyage to America, she discovers why she is on that ship, followed by a mystery. I enjoyed reading this book because of its wonderful storyline and mysterious foreshadowing. I can connect with the characters and it is easy to follow along.
Reviews by Category: Historical Fiction
Projekt 1065By Alan Gratz
Title: Projekt 1065
Author: Alan Gratz
Daisy Jones and the SixBy Taylor Jenkins Reid
Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid is an historical fiction book.
When Daisy Jones, a talented and lively up-and-coming singer, moves to L.A., her producer sets
her up with a new blues-rock band, the Six. There she butts heads with Billy Dunne, the broody
lead singer, and discovers their odd connection. Thus, legends are made.
This book is a great read if you just want to escape reality for a little bit. I loved the
Alex & ElizaBy Melissa de la Cruz
Alex & Eliza, by Melissa de la Cruz, tells the story of Alexander Hamilton and Eliza Schuyler’s
romance. Set in the late eighteenth century, Eliza is the daughter of a high standing family that
has lost most of their money. She meets Alexander, a poor young soldier from the West Indies,
at her family’s ball. The two immediately disagree and separate as enemies. As one of three
oldest daughters, it is Eliza’s duty to bring her family back to its former legacy by marrying rich.
SulaBy Toni Morrison
Sula is the child of a small town in Ohio, of a complicated family past, of racial inequality,
of motherhood, and of a burning desire to see the world for herself. Years after an abrupt
disappearance from her childhood hometown, Sula returns and meets her former best friend -
Nel. Their lives have been so different since their separation, yet they meet once again and
immediately reconnect. However, their vastly different lives will lead to unique consequences for
The Underground RailroadBy Colson Whitehead
The Underground Railroad, by Colson Whitehead, is a creative imagining of the Civil
War. Whitehead takes the concept of the Underground Railroad, which is ironically visualized as
a real railroad that runs under America. The novel follows a young slave, Cora, after her
mother’s escape from their plantation. After years of torment and abuse, Cora and a new slave,
Caesar, escape the plantation and make their way North by underground trains. Throughout her
The Book ThiefBy Markus Zusak
Liesel Meminger’s life changes after her brother dies and she moves in with a foster family.
This book covers her adventures with her best friend, her struggles and a secret she had to
keep. From the point of view of the narrator Death, Liesel experiences Germany during World
War II and steals books to read thus becoming “The Book Thief”.
Travelers Along the Way: A Robin Hood RemixBy Aminah Mae Safi
Just excellent. Action, suspense, wit, an amazing setting, and great characters.
Safi reimagines the Robin Hood legend during the height of the Third Crusade in "the Holy Land, with all its names for God and all its pilgrims and all its war" with a female Muslim protagonist.
Last Night at the Telegraph ClubBy Malinda Lo
Malinda Lo’s Last Night at the Telegraph Club is a touchingly
bittersweet novel about young, forbidden love in the 1950s. Lily Hu is a
Chinese American teenager living in San Francisco in the midst of the Red-
Scare panic of 1954. One day, she starts talking with her classmate, Kath
Miller, and feels a spark of true connection between them. Their
relationship starts to blossom through the course of the novel as they
The Blood of FlowersBy Anita Amirrezvani
The Blood of Flowers displays a young girl, unnamed and desperate for marriage
However, fate seemed to have other plans as her father injures himself and soon falls sick. Days
go by as the girl and her mother aid to her father’s sickness but it does not do well, as he falls
dead within the arms of his wife. Stricken by poverty and grief, the girl and her mother have no
choice but to reach out to her mother’s long lost brother, who was a rich carpet maker in the rich