12 Days of YA Book Recommendations

12 Days of YA Book Recommendations: Day 8 – Historical

December 20, 2016

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On the eighth day of YA Book Recommendations, I am sharing a favorite historical fiction novel!

And I Darken is the story of a gender-swapped Vlad the Impaler, and it is just as badass as it sounds. So much research was put into this novel, and it shows with how well-written it is. The characters were great and my heart broke watching some of the decisions they made. There was a focus on politics, which I loved, and a surprising focus on religion. Still need more convincing? Read my full review here.

Follow along during the 12 Days of YA Book Recommendations!

Day 1 – High Fantasy           Day 2 – Paranormal

Day 3 – Dystopian           Day 4 – Thrillers

Day 5 – Contemporary         Day 6 – Time Travel

                          Day 7 – Sci-Fi               Day 8 – Historical Fiction

                 Day 9 – Retellings             Day 10 – Book to Movie

Day 11 – 2016 Debuts               Day 12 – Holiday ……

Check out last year’s historical recommendations!

What are your favorite historical fiction novels? Let me know below in the comments!

6 Comments

  • Reply Kate L December 20, 2016 at 9:40 AM

    This 12 days of book recs is SUCH a creative idea! I personally LOVE historical fiction so much I basically live in the past…thanks for sharing your favorite Historical Fiction YA! I’ll have to check it out 🙂
    Kate @Read and Dream

    • Reply Jordan December 21, 2016 at 10:09 PM

      Thank you so much! I’m having such a fun time with it! Code Name Verity is one of my favorite books ever, so you need to check that one out if you love historical fiction! I also really enjoyed Vengeance Road! What are some of your favorites?

  • Reply Lefty @ The Left-Handed Book Lover December 21, 2016 at 10:02 AM

    I don’t read much historical fiction, but I just adore And I Darken. Ahhh. One of my favorite books I read this year. My Lady Jane was also wonderful, but does that even count??

    Lefty @ The Left-Handed Book Lover

    • Reply Jordan December 21, 2016 at 10:12 PM

      It was so good! I can’t wait for Now I Rise! I’ve been wanting to read My Lady Jane for awhile now! I’ve heard such great things about it!

  • Reply Sophia @ Bookwyrming Thoughts December 21, 2016 at 4:37 PM

    I feel like a black sheep every time someone mentions And I Darken – I actually didn’t like it as much as everyone else did, unfortunately, but I do love the covers. As for other historical books… well… Hidden Gold by Ella Burakowski is a great one for those interested in holocaust related books. In The Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winter is really creepy, but I liked it for a some strange reason.

    ~Sophia @ Bookwyrming Thoughts

    • Reply Jordan December 21, 2016 at 10:13 PM

      I’m sorry you didn’t enjoy And I Darken. I tend to like reading WWII books, so I’ll definitely check out Hidden Gold. Thanks for the rec!

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