Reviews by Tag: historical fiction

Teen Review
Valiant Ladies by Melissa Grey

Valiant Ladies

By Melissa Grey
5
Rated by
Claire A.
Aug 12, 2022

Valiant Ladies, by Melissa Grey, is a stunning story of love, mystery, and finding
yourself. Kiki is a rich girl who only wants to sword fight and be with Ana, she doesn't
want to be married and have to stay at home. Ana grew up on the streets until she
found Kiki. She now lives in a beautiful house and might soon lose Kiki. After Kiki’s
brother’s sudden death, the girls decide to find the murderer and the culprit of the other

Teen Review
Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys

Salt to the Sea

By Ruta Sepetys
4
Rated by
Victoria O.
Jul 24, 2022

Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys is a historical fiction book that takes place during World War II.
This book is told from four perspectives. Each is hunted by guilt, fate, shame, and fear. Each is
from a different homeland. Each is in search of a different destiny. But, they all share the same
goal: survive for those you love. Joana is a nurse in search of her mother. Florian is a Prussian
soldier with stolen Nazi treasure in search of his sister. Emilia is eight months pregnant and in

Teen Review
Queen of Ice by Devika Rangachari

Queen of Ice

By Devika Rangachari
4
Rated by
Eva K.
May 12, 2022

Queen of Ice is a fiction mystery book. This book is an amazing read if you are interested in learning about other cultures. The information about the culture in the book is not direct but as you read you start to get an insight on other cultures, making the book informative. The overall storyline of the book is great and attention-getting since it’s very unpredictable. The mystery aspect of the book is tied in smoothly to the other themes making it so that the book isn’t exactly a thriller but not just fantasy fiction either.

Teen Review
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

All the Light We Cannot See

By Anthony Doerr
5
Rated by
Grace K.
Apr 4, 2022

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr is by far one of the best books I have ever read. Set in WWII, this historical fiction novel is narrated from two different perspectives; one from Werner, a German boy, and Maurie Laure, a blind French girl who remarkably cross paths. There is so much anger and conflict created between the contradicting backgrounds of the two characters, but their personal interactions with each other tell a much different story.

Teen Review
Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo

Last Night at the Telegraph Club

By Malinda Lo
4
Rated by
Tyler H.
Apr 2, 2022

Last Night at the Telegraph Club is a story about Lily Hu in 1954 Chinatown. She’s stuck between complications with Red-Scare paranoia affecting her family, and her friend Shirley trying to set her up with Will, a boy from school that she has zero interest in. But everything gets turned upside down when Lily meets Kathleen Miller and realizes that there’s an obvious reason why she isn’t interested in Will.

Teen Review
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

By Taylor Jenkins Reid
3
Rated by
Rhea S.
Mar 15, 2022

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, by Taylor Jenkins Reid, is a historical fiction novel set in the mid to late 1900s. The novel tells the tale of a famous Hollywood actress, Evelyn Hugo, as she narrates her story to a journalist. Evelyn Hugo is seventy-nine and has made the decision to finally open up about her mysterious and scandalous rise to fame, including the stories of her seven husbands. She chooses to tell her story to Monique Grant, a relatively unknown magazine journalist.

Teen Review
Annexed by Sharon Dogar

Annexed

By Sharon Dogar
5
Rated by
Anonymous
Feb 3, 2022

Peter Van Pels is a boy who goes into hiding as the Nazis take over Germany. With the help of three people, Peter and his family, along with another family, hide in what is called “The Secret Annex.” The Van Pels family hid with the Frank family. While they are in hiding, Peter tries to be happy. He tries to forget what is happening, but things become worse after they are found.

Teen Review
Moon Over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool

Moon Over Manifest

By Clare Vanderpool
4
Rated by
Emily N.
Dec 7, 2021

This historical fiction book is a profound narrative that recounts the story of Abilene Tucker’s move to Manifest, Kansas. In moving to Manifest, Abilene soon discovers that the town is full of secrets, many that include her family. With her newfound knowledge, Abilene is determined to uncover the truth of her ancestors and Manifest.

Teen Review
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

All the Light We Cannot See

By Anthony Doerr
5
Rated by
Ayan A.
Oct 1, 2021

This novel is about two characters and their stories while living through the Second World War. Marie-Laure is a young, blind girl who lives with her father in Paris but is forced to move to Saint-Malo after German occupation. Werner is a young orphan from Zollverein with incredible talent who is enlisted in the army after attending a Nazi training school. Ultimately, their paths collide and they try surviving the devastation of the war.

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