Reviews by Category: Historical Fiction

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The Blood of Flowers by Anita Amirrezvani

The Blood of Flowers

By Anita Amirrezvani
4
Rated by
Iqra N.
Dec 7, 2022

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

Teen Review
Macbeth by William Shakespeare

Macbeth

By William Shakespeare
3
Rated by
Kayla F.
Nov 7, 2022

Macbeth is a tragedy written by Shakespeare, loosely based on Scottish history. It follows
Macbeth and his wife Lady Macbeth on their trials of prophecy. The Macbeth’s deal with a
self-fulling prophesy of gaining and loosing power as foretold by the staple three witches.
Personally I believe that Macbeth is an important piece of literature. Its historical impacts and
influences made it an important piece of work at the time, and it still has reference to today. But

Teen Review
Foul Lady Fortune by Chloe Gong

Foul Lady Fortune

By Chloe Gong
3
Rated by
Anonymous
Nov 7, 2022

I’ve read Chloe Gong’s previous duology, but I wasn’t aware she was coming out with a new
book with the same setting and (roughly) same characters. After seeing multiple reviews of this
book on Goodreads and having it recommended to me by a friend, I was eager to read it.
There are spoilers for her original duology (These Violent Delights and Our Violent Ends).

Teen Review
Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys

Salt to the Sea

By Ruta Sepetys
5
Rated by
Isabel P.
Oct 21, 2022

I have never heard about the story of Wilhelm Gustloff. I think that this story talks about a very
important event in history that we should all know about. And this book fantastically incorporated the
story of Wilhelm Gustloff in this historical fiction novel. The author shows you such diverse, different,
characters that are so unique and love able. The book describes the tragedies that happened in one of
many of the heartbreaking events that happened in World War 2. This book rotates between several

Teen Review
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

A Thousand Splendid Suns

By Khaled Hosseini
5
Rated by
Amanda
Oct 16, 2022

A Thousand Splendid Suns follows the story of two women between 1960 and 2000. ese
two women have different upbringings and are from two different generations but still end up in
the same place. They endure many heartbreaking events and sufferings. However, they learn
and teach each other their ways, ultimately forming a loving relationship. Before reading this
book, I knew nothing about Afghan's history or current events. However, it opened my eyes to

Teen Review
The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck

The Good Earth

By Pearl S. Buck
5
Rated by
Anonymous
Sep 30, 2022

The Good Earth is a classic of historical fiction over Chinese history and how it affects a farmer
named Wang Lung written by Pearl S. Buck. This book illustrates the farmer’s journey from
looking for a wife and working hard every day on the farm alongside the hardships of dry land
and poor conditions as their family struggles until they finally gain luck by earning money to
continue their farming and livelihood and continue to become richer until Wang Lung becomes a

Teen Review
A Separate Peace by John Knowles

A Separate Peace

By John Knowles
3
Rated by
AN
Sep 30, 2022

A Separate Peace is a historical fiction novel written by John Knowles. This
novel is about students attending a school called Devon in New Hampshire in
1942. This book goes over a 16 year old student who grows at the school, through
experiencing many different situations. He tries to make a relationship with his
best friend Finny, and tries to cope with all the situations he goes through with
him. The main characters are Gene Forrester, who's experiencing these emotions,

Teen Review
Ground Zero by Alan Gratz

Ground Zero

By Alan Gratz
4
Rated by
AN
Sep 15, 2022

Ground Zero is a historical fiction novel written by Alan Gratz. This novel is
about Brandon, who goes to work with his dad at the World Trade Center on 9/11.
This book shows two views about Brandon Cruz’s life and a Pashmina’s life. One
takes solace in New York and the other in Afghanistan. They both have different
stories but face the same issues, about making the right decisions when the
outcome is unpredictable. Reshmina wants the world to be a better place and

Teen Review
The Poetry of Secrets by Cambria Gordon

The Poetry of Secrets

By Cambria Gordon
5
Rated by
Anonymous
Sep 6, 2022

Introduced as a historical fiction romance, The Poetry of Secrets by Cambria Gordon
becomes much more than just a love story: it is the story of identity, family, loyalty, feminism,
religion, and internal conflict, all during the Spanish Inquisition in Spain in 1481. This novel follows
Isabel Perez, a converso, or a Jew forced to convert to Catholicism. But like many conversos in Spain
during that time, her family, although attending church every Sunday, still practices Judaism in the

Teen Review
She Who Became the Sun by Shelley Parker-Chan

She Who Became the Sun

By Shelley Parker-Chan
5
Rated by
Anonymous
Aug 22, 2022

Written by Shelley Parker-Chan, She Who Became the Sun is an exhilarating and emotional
read, especially if you like queer historical fiction and fantasy. It follows the growth of a young
woman who takes her brother’s name, a name destined for greatness. In Mongol China, peasants are
starving, famine is commonplace, and bandit attacks are frequent. When a bandit attack leaves both
children without a father and eventually takes the life of the brother, Zhu--the name the young

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